SoCal’s Best Fashion & Beauty Events- 2018

California has long been known as a Mecca for fashion, beauty, and everything stylish! Colleen O’Hara’s Beauty Academy has been a staple of the Orange County beauty education sector for decades, and part of that is staying up-to-date on the latest trends, events, and happenings in the world of fashion and beauty.

That’s why we’ve compiled a list of some of the must-attend events taking place in SoCal in 2018. Unlock your inner beauty guru and check out the list below!

Fashion Week San Diego

Fashion Week San Diego has been a long-running staple of the SoCal beauty industry. It focuses on helping to develop brands and designers and in its early days became a driving force for the cultivation of the fashion and beauty industry.

a runway during a fashion show featuring models in a variety of dresses

It seeks to highlight the best of the best in San Diego fashion design, and best of all, it’s open to the general public! 2017 marked the 10 year anniversary of the event, and this October’s event is sure to bring even more fun, flare, and fashion.

BeautyCon Los Angeles

BeautyCon is all about the artistry and self-expression that makes the industry so great! Their mission is to “challenge traditional beauty standards and redefine what beauty means.”

BeautyCon connects brands, artists, and fans of makeup and beauty across the globe in order to strengthen the community of beauty mavens and fashionistas, and expose consumers to trendy styles and tips, new and emerging brands, and more!

Make sure to sign up for email updates on their website (at the link above) to keep yourself informed about dates, events, and more!

The Makeup Show

The Makeup Show, running in LA in November, is perfect for students and professionals alike. This event is not open to the general public, so you’ll need professional credentials or proof that you’re a student to attend.

a display of different makeup products

The Makeup Show focuses on helping to develop the careers and skill sets of aspiring and professional cosmetologists, estheticians, makeup artists, and really all kinds of beauty pros! It covers business development, building the perfect kit, presentations from industry heavy-hitters, and more!

We can’t recommend this event highly enough to our students and alumni!

Phame Hair and Makeup Expo

Running since 2012, Phame is focused around the big and trendy. While some of the other events featured on this list are centered around emerging brands and skill development, Phame is great for the beauty lovers that want to stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest brands and styles within the industry.

Phame covers products, styles, and brands across all corners of the beauty world, so whether you’re a skincare expert, a hair and makeup pro, or just a trend hunter, Phame is the perfect event for everything beautiful!

Did we miss any of your favorite events? Have you attended any of these before? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to share this on social media!