Beauty West Africa is back for 2019. The beauty conference features international companies, Nigeria’s finest enterprises, celebrity stylists and lots more. It’s time to take a look at what local and global businesses are exhibiting and what key beauty influencers are attending – exploring the different networking opportunities visitors will have at BWA 2019. 


With the huge market for makeup artistry and permanent brows, it is only fitting for Beauty West Africa to have BM PRO exhibit. This proudly Nigerian company has over 20 years’ experience in redefining makeup artistry to a plethora of discerning global customers who have come to associate its products and services with creativity, excellence and detail orientation. This household name caters to all skin types and has specially blended formulas for African queens. The team at BM PRO offer bridal makeup, photography, hair styling, permanent brows, spa treatments and many other beauty regiments and the CEO of BM PRO Banke Meshida Lawal will also be at the BWA exhibition and conference. 

Another exciting exhibitor and a big contender in the makeup industry is Distrimarq Global, an exclusive distributor of leading makeup brand Revlon. The team at Distrimarq will be showcasing Revlon products as well as Black Up hair care and several other luxury perfume brands in Nigeria. 


For beauty professionals interested in importing and distributing fragrances, Beauty West Africa has a host of perfume exhibitors who will be displaying premium products and looking to make the right business connections. Fragrance extraordinaire, Lyla Blanc, is one of Beauty West Africa’s Gold Sponsors and will be presenting a bouquet of the finest contemporary fragrances with mesmerizing scents. The products at Lyla Blanc are known for their high-quality aura and international packaging to reflect the value-oriented fashion-conscious consumers of today. 


Beauty West Africa will also feature a tantalising range of hair care brands, with one of the impressive exhibitors being the show’s other gold sponsor, a local favourite, Cantu. This award-winning business is up there with the best as it accommodates the versatility and diversity of hair. With a collection of award-winning products inspired by beautifully textured hair, consumers can achieve any look they desire, making them a highly lucrative choice for importers and distributors. Cantu’s products keep straight strands soft and lustrous, and curls conditioned and defined – the business’s one-of-a-kind formula helps achieve everything from cutting-edge looks to classic styles. 

Another international business in attendance is Wahl Global Corporation which has overseen its hair products sold in over 165 countries worldwide. Another exciting hair care exhibitor who will also be at Beauty West Africa is Design Essentials, twenty-nine-year-old American family business McBride Research Labs who manufactures multi-award winning Design Essentials® Haircare Systems for all hair types. 


For importers and distributors looking for the ultimate skincare brands – BWA 2019 has a wide variety of local and international skincare companies who will be showcasing their latest skincare solutions. Bareskinnaturals, a skincare company that specialises in producing clean, safe and effective skincare products will be bringing its products and expertise in the industry to Beauty West Africa. Their team incorporate local plant extracts, cosmeceuticals and natural ingredients as Actives and are dedicated to promoting healthy skin sustainably and responsibly.

Another skincare business set to exhibit at BWA is AMPAC USA, a vitamin C skincare company located in sunny California. AMPAC aim to provide the same quality cosmetic products found in upscale spa and salons but at affordable prices for the mass market. 

One international business that will be launching its services to Nigeria is Golden Pearl Cosmetics, an independent company in Pakistan. It formulates and manufactures beauty enhancing and skincare products and is a pioneer in the whitening and beauty creams market in Pakistan as well as being ranked No. 1 in the beauty industry in Pakistan. The business’s wide portfolio of beauty and professional salon and spa products sell through multiple distribution channels across Pakistan and also exported in different regions of Asia, the Middle East and Europe. 

Beauty Media Organisations

For professionals who require the services and press coverage from media outlets, BWA is also the place to go. With a host of media organisations including Exquisite Magazine, a fashion and lifestyle magazine for the unlimited 21st-century woman. The team at Exquisite are the organisers of The Eloy Awards and Conference and The Emac Smearit Walk for cervical cancer prevention.

BWA 2019 Conference Speakers

One fabulous element of BWA 2019 is its educational conference which will play host to an impressive selection of celebrity stylists and beauty influencers. Guest speakers include talks from BM PRO CEO Banke Meshida Lawal, award-winning celebrity stylist Dionne Smith, CEO of the SFX Store Lola Maja, celebrity makeup artist and CEO of flawlessfacesbyjane Jane Ogu, lead clinician and aesthetic physician of SKIN101 Dr Hilda Titiloye, Compass Global Business Services CEO Tokunbo Chiedu, BeautyInLagos’s Ezinne Alfa and many more. The Conference will explore a range of hot topics in the beauty sector, advising visitors on how to accommodate changing trends in the industry and provide in-depth beauty masterclasses and live demos over the three-day schedule. 

Nigerian SME Zone

One exciting element of the Beauty West Africa Exhibition is its Nigeria SME zone, housing over 20 local start-up businesses showcasing the best products from across the country. These home-grown companies will be offering some great deals on site and have some highly requested beauty products on show. 

Another fantastic part of the Beauty West Africa Exhibition is the impressive array of country pavilions from across the world who will be showcasing. Countries such as Egypt, Indonesia, China and Pakistan will be showcasing the best that they have to offer for industry professionals within the cosmetics and beauty sector.

With an extensive array of local and international businesses who can help your business achieve its full potential and give you access to a sophisticated suite of leading beauty products, BWA represents the next generation of beauty in Nigeria. 

Beauty West Africa runs from November 20th to 22nd 2019 at the Landmark Centre, Victoria Island in Lagos. FREE admission.


Visitors are advised to pre-register here.


The BWA Conference programme can be found here.

Date and Venue

Date: November 20th to 22nd 2019

Venue: Landmark Centre, Lagos

Admission is totally FREE!

Phot0 credit: Beauty West Africa