Extensions Expo Press Release

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Extensions Expo


Tomeka James Presents The 9th Annual Extension Expo 2018 at The Marriott Hotel at Newark Airport


September 30th - October 1st Trade Show Presents Hair Stylists With Education and Break Out Sessions on Weaving, Hair Replacement, and Hair Extension Techniques


(Newark, NJ) September 20th, 2018-  Extensions Expo 2018, ( http://www.extensionsexpo.com/), announced today their 9th annual event presented by international stylist Tomeka James. The two-day expo will take place from September 30th, 2018 to October 1st, 2018 at The Marriott Hotel at Newark Airport, 1 Hotel Road, Newark, NJ 07114. Attendees have four ticket options available for purchase through the website. A 1 Day Pass for $50, 1 Day VIP Pass for $80, 2 Day Pass at $75 or a 2 Day VIP Pass for $145. VIP passes include a hot lunch, a free digital download from Tomeka James Beauty and access to Sunday evenings roundtable discussion. If purchasing a VIP ticket for Monday it will include access to the Monday morning VIP Speed networking event.


The Extensions Expo is an educational trade show for styling professionals and students to receive quality hair extensions training, beauty processes, and business training. The event offers a full and diverse range of hair weaving classes and access to vendors all designed to assist stylists, students, and beauty entrepreneurs in reaching their extreme potential. The event will not only feature a wide VIP speed networking opportunities, vendors on site, and classes, but will also include an on-site Employment Lounge connecting stylists with job opportunities.


With a total of 53 exhibitor/ vendor tables at the expo, the exhibit hall will be open from 9am-6pm. Break out sessions for the expo will take place daily and be spread across multiple breaks out rooms and stages with ample opportunities for continued styling education and learning for hair stylists and cosmetology trade professionals. Attendees will have access to top industry experts and insiders teaching classes that will run all day on both Sunday and Monday. Class schedules found on the site include over 50 class sessions each day with exciting topics that include DSW Bob Action w. Lace Closure, Make-Up 3 Ways to a Flawless Face- Contouring, The Bevel Cutting Technique, Vivid Color Pop for Weaves, Color Shadowing Track Placement, Latch Hooking for Closures in less than an hour, Cutting Weave Secrets, How to Build A Million Dollar Brand, Buying Commercial Hair Wholesale, Crochet Natural Hair Weave, Frontal Action-Customizing Frontals, 6 Main Causes of Hair Loss, What Lies Beneath,  Faux Locks and many more.


Sponsors, presenters and educators for the event include: Weave X-Perts international team, Outre, Janel Sealy Smith, Tish Sutton, Patric Antonio Bradley, Dondi Martin, Donyelle V. McBride, Dr. Tiana Von Johnson, Torain, Doris Mosley, Robin Honey George, Total Media Group, Image America, Roslyn Steward, Kristy Béké, Angela Crawford “Ms Hair Doctor”,Yancey Edwards, Empire Beauty Schools, Freddie J., Dave Ray, Keya Neal, Candra Ward, Nikita Smith, Ekeena Majors, Chloe Dixon, Elisha Monique, Nydia Figueroa, Alfred Nartey, and Doreshea Dye “Lady Dye”.


“We are thrilled to present this event for the 9th year in a row. Beauty, extensions and styling are fast moving industries nowadays. Styles and techniques are literally changing overnight.” States Tomeka James CEO of The Extensions Expo. “Continuing your education as a stylist or cosmetologist is imperative to remain competitive and to really ensure that you are providing your customers with what they demand as they walk through your door. I am very proud to say that we have everything you would want and need to learn trend, hair health and business wise at our 2018 Extensions Expo.”


The Extensions Expo, like any other large-scale hair expo, will also include exciting styling contests. Planned contests include:


Rep Your School: Stylists must work to match the style to a provided celebrity pic on the spot.
The Chair Hopper: The stylist stands in one spot behind a chair and as the music changes then the model must get up and dance her way around until the music stops...she sits in the chair next to her...that stylist must work on the model until the music changes again.
Fantasy Competition: Stylists must arrive with their model's hair already styled by 10 am. Judges will determine the winner based on the most creative, neat, largest and most futuristic hairstyle.


Lyrical Hair and The Extensions Expo have also partnered to include a charitable aspect with “Give a Wig!”. Cancer survivors and Single Moms can receive a free wig that's cut/styled by a professional stylist at Extensions Expo by simply registering online at bit.ly/giveawig.


Founder of The Extensions Expo, Tomeka James is a true renaissance woman and with extreme styling credentials making her the perfect person to present an extensions expo of this caliber to the masses.  In addition to the expo James is also the owner of Tomeka’s Beauty a hair replacement /styling center in Maplewood, N J., The President /Founder of the Stylist and Salon Owners Network which is an organization that brings the beauty industry together as well as the the creator of the “DSW” the Detachable Sewn Weave, The Mekani weaving technique, Roll-N-Sew and the Wig molding process.  James is also a published author of "Braiding Patterns for Weaving".  Her resume continues as a past educator at Dudley’s DCU and a platform artist for several companies such as Outre Hair, Sensationelle, Harlem 125, It's a Wig, Hair Art, and more. She can be seen at most of the major shows. Tomeka has been featured in Salon Sense Magazine as Professional of the Month. She received the Educator of the Year Award being honored by Bronner Bros Co. Her techniques have graced the pages of many publications such as Style Q, Hair Gallery and more. Tomeka has trained thousands of stylist with Hands-on Instruction in many states and countries including but not limited to Paris, Bahamas, Haiti, Curacao, Canada, and more. Her behind the scenes styles for celebrities and models for t.v. and photo shoots have made her one of the most sought-after stylists in the industry. Tomeka J. shares her creativity with the world through her extensive step by step line of Instructional DVDs/ downloads featuring wig making, weaving, cuts and more. She has a cd collection—9 strategies for instant success, building a high-performance team and how to hire an assistant. She also has a salon forms booklet which contains the forms needed for day to day salon functions. The MEKA line consists of weaving tools, hair, and beauty supplies. Tomeka and her staff are available for individual and group trainings as well and hosts her own seminars and may be in a town near you soon.


For more information in The Extensions Expo, media access, or to interview Tomeka James please contact tomekasbeauty@msn.com.



Tomeka James, founder of The Extension Expo is an international stylist and the owner of Tomeka’s Beauty based out of Northern NJ specializing but not limited to hair replacement, styling, and business. James founded the Extensions Expo in 2009, an educational trade show for professionals and students to receive quality hair extensions, beauty processes, and business training. The event offers a full and diverse range of hair weaving classes and access to vendors all designed to assist stylists, students, and beauty entrepreneurs in reaching their extreme potential. For more information on the Extensions Expo please visit http://www.extensionsexpo.com.​