Barber & Beauty Expo attracts a big crowd in Peoria

Published: Jul. 24, 2022 at 9:38 PM CDT
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PEORIA (25 News Now) - Hundreds gathered at the Peoria Civic Center Sunday afternoon to buy, sell and discuss all things hair and beauty.

The ‘Pressure Makes Diamonds’ Barber and Beauty Expo featured some big-name barbers and beauticians, along with several speakers who talked about keeping up with the business and culture.

There were also a number of vendors selling hair care products, combs, razors and other styling equipment.

Organizers say while this was the first year they have held the event, they hope to keep it going to inspire younger generations.

“I see diamonds everywhere. I see beauticians - I see barbers. I see kids that will grow up to be beauticians and barbers,” one speaker said. “They’re going to shine - their lights are going to shine.”

Some small business owners and entrepreneurs also took the stage to share their words of wisdom.

This was the second large-scale hair care event held in Peoria in just the last few months.

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