22 - 24 June 2024
O2 Manchester

The O2 Victoria Warehouse, location of HairCon

Event Information

HairCon, Britains premier trade event for the professional hair industry, takes centre stage in the heart of Manchester at the O2 Victoria Warehouse

Getting here

The O2 Victoria Warehouse is a landmark in South West Manchester, the only surviving building of its kind, it stands tall on the edge of Trafford Park, between the River Irwell and the Bridgewater Way. Easily accessible by Car, Rail, Tram or Taxi.

By Rail

Manchester Victoria and Salford Crescent provide close access to the venue. Manchester Piccadilly is three miles away, more suited to passengers arriving from the North East, Midlands and further south in the UK. Manchester Oxford Road is on the same line – it’s only 2.3 miles from the Warehouse.

By Car

Drivers can arrive via the A56 leading from Old Trafford, A5081 or A5063. It takes around 15 minutes to get here from the city centre. Parking is limited and subject to availability, payable on the day, with additional public car parks nearby. Please check out our FAQs for more information

By Tram

The venue is located a two minute walk from the new Wharfside tram stop on the Trafford Park Line (Red Line). With trams every 12 minutes, the new Metrolink line will give you fast and frequent transport links to and from the city centre. For more information, visit the Metrolink website.

By Taxi

Taxis can pull up at the venue itself. Local service Street Cars (0161 228 7878) are one of the cheapest, most reliable firms. A taxi from Victoria Station shouldn’t cost more than £5-7.

Hotel bar in Midlands Hotel, Manchester. Manchester is the location of HairCon 2024


Make a weekend of it with our exclusive hotel offers with locations across the city. Settle in in the heart of the City Centre; enjoy all that’s on offer in the Northern Quarter, or book a room just across from the venue in Old Trafford. There are plenty of affordable options such as Premier Inn and Travelodge. With varying room options and rates, there is something to suit every visitor.


HairCon brings Britain’s first cutting edge trade show to Manchester, a diverse city that has always led the way in industry and art. A cultural trailblazer, Manchester launched some of the worlds most iconic bands, along with 80’s dance music and 90’s BritPop. The home of Coronation Street and now Salfords Media City, it’s no surprise that Manchester was the first industrialised city in the world, the first to launch a professional football league in the UK and the first city to open a LGBTQ bar. Manchester blends history and heritage with modern innovation and offers everything from world class museums and galleries to trendy bars, restaurants and nightlife in a city that buzzes with energy along its vibrant canals and streets.