Last Minute Hair Presents: Beauty Expo and pitch competition is unlike any beauty expo, as this is more than just setting up shop and selling your products.
Here you have an opportunity to demonstrate live what makes your product one of the best in the market. Do you have hair that is specifically catering to African American hair textures? Did you create a skincare line that treats scars on the skin or a nail care line that moisturizes the nail with each application? Have you created an innovative hair tool that is a lifesaver?
Now is the time to turn the spotlight on you, show the market why you are the next best thing.
Three beauty vendors are chosen to pitch their business to industry experts and one will win capital towards their business and a year of free distribution through the Last Minute Hair Platform.
How it works
- To become a beauty vendor you will need to submit your brand to be considered.
- If selected you will need to send in the samples of your beauty brand. (If your product is for licensed beauty professionals only please state that. These products will be sent out to our lifetime members to test your product and provide feedback).
- Products should be sent to P.O. Box 19505 Chicago, IL 60619
- Attendees vote for their favorite beauty brand and the finalists are will have 3 minutes to pitch with 2 minutes for questions.
- Winner will become Last Minute Hair’s Beauty Brand of the Year!
Guidelines for becoming a vendor
- Must be an emerging beauty brand not currently being sold in retail stores
- Making no more than $100,000 a year in revenue.
- Must be original formula and not a resell of an already established product line.
- Must have products available for purchase.
- Products must have clear visible labels with ingredients use listed on the containers.
- Your business must be registered and in good standing with an EIN number that matches the company’s name.
- Must be able to provide 50 samples.
- Counterfeit products are not allowed.
- Must submit a pitch deck with submission outlining the following
- Becoming a beauty vendor does not automatically enter you into the pitch competition.
- Pitching is not mandatory
- Samples are required in order to secure slot
To be considered as a beauty vendor your product line should fall under any one of the following categories: All coupons should be valid for the minimum of 6 months.
- Hair lotions
- Hair creams
- Hair Oils
- Shampoo/ Conditioner
- Hair color
- Hair treatments
- Hair regrowth systems
- Holding Sprays
- Chemical treatment
- Hair tint
- Sun Protectant
- Skin treatment/ Medicated
- Body wash
- Body scrubs
- Acne treatment
- Cleansing brushes
- Microdermabrasion device
- Exfoliator (tools)
- Lip gloss
- Sponges/ Applicators
- Make-Up Remover
- Face powder
- Facial hair tinting/dyes
- Hair Removal
- Pre/Post treatment
- Cutting Tools (25 samples accepted)
- Clippers/ attachments
- Styling Tools (25 samples accepted)
- Innovative tools
- Flat iron
- Curling iron
- Spray bottles
- Hair steamers
- Hair Extension
- Braiding hair
- Raw bundles
- Clip ins
- Press on nails
- Innovative DIY nail care products/kits
- Nail treatments
- Hair Scarf
- Hair bonnets
- Hair caps
- Hair Protector
- Body jewelry
- Hair accessory
- Custom accessories (coupon allowed in place of samples)*
- Face mask
- Innovative gloves
- Feminine Care
- Kegel weights
- V-steam herbs
- Yoni eggs
- V-steam chairs (coupon allowed in place of samples)
Are you ready to capture the heart and eyes of your target market?
This is your moment to share your “Why”, your moment to set your products apart and grab the attention of industry leaders and experts.
You will get three minutes to explain the following topics and showcase your brand in the best light and become Last Minute Hair Beauty Brand of the Year.
Use this moment in your slides to educate the market on your company’s mission and vision
Your Special Sauce
What makes your product unique and why does the market need this product.
This is the moment to close strong. What is the market saying about your product, what is your revenue and growth plan.
2022 Rewards for
Last Minute Hair Beauty of the Year
- $1000 Capital towards your beauty brand ( Sponsored by Greenwood Archer Capital)
- 1 hour with CPA
- 1 year free distribution through Last Minute Hair
2021 Rewards for
Last Minute Hair Beauty of the Year
- 1 Year mentorship in global manufacturing
- Lifetime access financial and funding coaching through the 100k Incubator
- (Sponsored by 100k Incubator)
- 1 year free marketing/ branding coaching
- (Sponsored by Ifundwomen)
- 1 year FREE distribution through the Last Minute Hair platform
- (Sponsored by Last Minute Hair)