The Bronner Brothers International Hair Show was in Atlanta from August 4 to 6th, and I was in the house at the Georgia World Congress Center on Sunday for the Super hero contest and the finale team barbering competition. The hair shows were amazing, and the exhibitions were fun to see.

This year’s show had 300 vendors and 100 classes, a comedy show, a concert, and several hair battles. About 30,000 people usually attend the event. As far as celebrities are concerned, I saw Just Brittany, Remy Ma, Papoose, and Dwight Eubanks (Real Housewives of Atlanta).

Just Brittany at Bronner Brothe rHair Show

Just Brittany is a musical artist with hits like Mama Should’ve Told MeThat’s My Sis, and more. I’ve watched her on the reality TV shows Love and Hip Hop Atlanta and Signed (she was Rick Ross’ protege).

Dwight Eubanks at the Bronner Brothers Hair Show

Dwight Eubanks from the Real Housewives of Atlanta was at the Bronner Brothers International Beauty Show in August 2018.

What was it really like? It was hype.  It was loud, full of bustling people. Sometimes the stylists or models would parade through the conference room chanting, dancing or posing. So, that made the trade show an entertaining for a non-stylist. If you like to shop, you’ll see a lot of products to buy, not just hair products. T-shirts with sassy expressions, shoes, and clothes were for sale at a few of the booths.

Models at the Bronner Brothers International Hair Show 2018

Models with fabulous costumes and hair walked through the convention area. Visitors often asked them to pose for photographs, which helped market the stylists and salons.

Image of Model at the 2018 Bronner Brothers Hair Show

The figure on the top of her head is made of hair. This look took the stylists hours and hours of work.

Easy Tips for Attending the Bronner Brothers International Hair Show

This was my first time attending the hair show, and I learned a few handy tips that made it easy to get there. It was easy register for the hair show online. Just be sure to keep the QC code that you receive safe. I had mine saved on my phone, and I had it ready to show the attendant when I reached the counter. There was no line on Sunday; the show actually started on Saturday and continued through Monday.

Bronner Brothers 2018 Hair Show in Atlanta
Bronner Brothers Hair Show 2018 Superhero Model

The stylists made a few finishing touches to his model in the Superhero (hair) competition on Sunday.

Bright colors and shades of blonde were an important component of many of the looks seen at the hair show.

Parking at the Bronner Brothers Hairshow in Atlanta

Parking could have been a hassel had I not read the parking information on the Bronner Brothers site. First of all, the Gold Parking is the closest to the C Building of the Georgia World Congress Center (where the events were held). This parking garage is literally right next to the C Building. If you pre-order your parking space before your arrive, you’ll receive a reservation through e-mail.

Parking was about $15, and I printed the reservation (which had another QC code for an attendant to scan). When I arrived to the Georgia World Congress Center, I presented my print-out. The parking deck attendant seemed relieved. She scanned my QC code, and I parked in an empty spot. Pre-paying for parking reserved my space and eliminated my apprehension of finding a parking space.  Locating the correct parking deck was a bit challenging since my GPS steered me  to the wrong  side of the road.  I ended up having to turn around. Other decks are a short walk to Building C, but you’ll be very happy if you reserve the Gold Parking Deck. There are no streets to cross. You merely walk next door.

What to Wear to the Bronner Brothers Hair Show in Atlanta

The hair show is held in Atlanta twice a year. I attended in the summer and it was hot, but it was chilly inside the Georgia World Congress Center. I wish that brought my matching jacket, especially for the night time events. Most of the ladies were wearing jeans and shorts. Dress comfortably. A lot of women wore sandals, but I wore some cute sneakers (and I was glad that I did). There was a lot of walking back and forth through that convention center.

If you can go back to your hotel and change, wear something that’s very casual for the daytime events, and you might want to change it up for the evening events. These events are still very casual. You can wear shorts, or jeans or whatever, but I recommend that you at least bring a light sweater or matching jacket. It might be hot and humid outside, but it could possibly be downright chilly inside.

Ashtae Products won the Hair Battle

Claudine Williams

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