Beauty lovers take note. This winter, the hottest ticket in town is NZ Fashion Weekend at the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre, where the most coveted brands in the beauty business will be showcasing standout products and hosting exclusive seminars and tutorials. Held on Friday 28th, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th August, NZ Fashion Weekend is the public’s chance to immerse themselves in the energy and glamour that surrounds the biggest week on the fashion and beauty calendar, while learning tips and tricks from industry insiders.
One of the NZ Fashion Weekend’s most popular sessions, Smashbox Presents is back for 2015. Created by senior pro artists Nadia Henry and Sam Hart, the session begins at 10.30am on Saturday 29th and will explore the latest inspiration and trends, showcase new collections and teach step-by-step application techniques from catwalk-ready to a natural everyday look. The Smashbox Pro team has crafted special NZ Fashion Weekend combo kits – the ideal selection of products to create the perfect pout, sultry eyes and great brows, or killer cheekbones. Buy your VIP Designer Pop-Up Sale ticket to gain free entry to this session.
Cult make up brand M.A.C is hosting an unmissable M.A.C Technique Beauty Session at 2.30pm on Sunday 30th, led by new M.A.C Senior Artist Kiekie Stanners. This interactive workshop will be a fusion of backstage tips; top model secrets, runway trends and international inspiration translated into wearable looks and applications - a must-attend for aspiring makeup artists. You can also shop M.A.C Cosmetics’ on-site store to snap up the latest limited edition collections.
One of last year’s star attractions - The Beauty Hub, is back and bigger than ever before. This one-stop beauty mecca gives event-goers the chance to sample prestigious local and international brands and learn catwalk-ready tips and tricks from industry experts.
Experience the contemporary elegance and quirky pairings of Jo Malone London fragrances at the Beauty Hub. For the perfect introduction, guests can try their bespoke scent service and create their own sensory statement.
Natural beauty lovers will be spoilt by the Eco Minerals’ pure 100% mineral make-up. Attendees can ensure they are Instagram ready with a complimentary beauty touch-up or colour match consult from make-up artist Asrita Singh, the make-up winner from the 2010 New Talent Competition.
The Glam Squad team will be on-site to expertly style hair with the season’s latest looks for just $10, with attendees going in the draw to win a full Glam Squad hair and make-up session.
Shiseido’s beauty lounge offers expert skincare consultations using exclusive skin diagnostic devices, and free samples of the high-performance formulations.
Attendees can try out the top model life with the fashion makeover portrait specialists at Studio 81 pro studio and go in the draw to win a fashion shoot of their own valued at $3000.
Global high-street favourite, The Body Shop will be showcasing new products and providing personalised skincare advice and express make-up applications.
For a glamorous finishing touch, guests can stop by eyelash experts GLAM for $5 luxe lash application, with an extra pair to take home.
To complete the look, beauty lovers can indulge in an express manicure from OPI for just $10.
Acclaimed brand Triumph & Disaster will be on site to ensure there is something special for the boys as well. They will be showcasing their grooming products in the hub – a must have for every modern man. All are infused with bespoke aromas and contain products derived from nature, and engineered with science.
NZ Fashion Weekend offers guests the chance to experience the very best of fashion and beauty. From rubbing shoulders with some of beauty lovers' favourite faces and bloggers, learning from celebrated professionals and treating themselves to pampering sessions, NZ Fashion Weekend is not to be missed.
Don’t miss out on everything NZ Fashion Weekend has to offer. Go to www.iticket.co.nz to get your tickets now!
Here is a full list of who is in the Beauty Hub:
Jo Malone London
Nude by Nature
Sovereign Action Unit
The Body Shop
Triumph & Disaster