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Japanese Wonderland! The Magical Success of the Intercoiffure World Congress in Osaka/Kyoto

Thursday, 18 May 2017 12:02

An overwhelming amount of more than 1,000 international elite hair pros gathered in the magical cities of Osaka/Kyoto to enjoy the 22nd Intercoiffure World Congress! The association’s top stylists and global leaders came from all five continents, who over flocked to Japan from May 15-17.

Planned as an itinerant event, the Intercoiffure World Congress is organized every four years and this time took place in the majestic Rihga Royal Hotel in Osaka where a plethora of events occurred all over the venue, filling up the location with hair masters from all over the world!

"Intercoiffure Mondial knows no boundaries and thrives on beauty and fashion inspiration from all corners of the globe," said Klaus Peter Ochs, President Intercoiffure Mondial. "Our Japanese friends have organized a forward-thinking and spectacular global hair fashion event with international prestige and gala shows." For the first time, all presentations and shows were broadcasted live! on YouTube.

Together with Eizo Kakimoto, VP Intercoiffure Mondial & President Intercoiffure Asia Region, and Junji Yamano, President Intercoiffure Japan, Klaus Peter Ochs presented a unique, extraordinary program that kicked off on Monday 15th with the Prestige Shows including the extraordinary demonstrations of the Intercoiffure national teams of the Nordic Region, Chile, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, France and China. Also, Intercoiffure partners L'Oréal Professionnel, Hoyu, Milbon and Shiseido Professional starred amazing onstage presentations. On Tuesday, the Prestige Shows included the Intercoiffure national teams of Bulgaria, Europe represented by Austria, Germany and Switzerland, Taiwan and Japan, besides the bold and dynamic show of the young talents of the Fondation Guillaume – a presentation full of creative power, lively, nonconformist and trendsetting.

On Tuesday night, the Intercoiffure Awards Ceremony took place to make honorable recognition to international members of the association and beauty related people who contributed to Intercoiffure. This year, Estetica International Network received the coveted Global Press Award: Klaus Peter Ochs, President Intercoiffure Mondial presented the award to Sergi Bancells, General Manager of Estetica USA, Spain & Latin America, who received the beautiful trophy in representation of the 22 international editions worldwide of the Estetica International Network.

The Awards Ceremony was followed by a spectacular Gala Night including the amazing Gala Shows onstage by Intercoiffure Japan –Hiroyuki Ohbayashi, Ken Kitamura and Koji Furukubo–, the French master hairstylist Christophe Gaillet presented by L'Oréal Professionnel, and Klaus Peter Ochs, President Intercoiffure Mondial himself.

After an unforgettable visit to the ancient Japanese capital of Kyoto, the Intercoiffure World Congress closed on Wednesday 17th with the exceptional One Night in Japan dinner – including a brilliant fusion of traditional art, future beauty technology and creativity onstage.

L’Oréal Professionnel and Wella Professionals were again the privileged international partners/sponsors of the 22nd Intercoiffure World Congress, while Gold Partners included Shiseido Professional, Milbon, Hoyu and Takara Belmont. Intercoiffure Mondial Global Partners present in Osaka/Kyoto were Hairdreams, Davines, United Salon Technologies and RefectoCil.

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  • Eizo Kakimoto and Klaus Peter Ochs

  • Intercoiffure Switzerland

  • Kimono Show

  • Intercoiffure France by Raphaël Perrier

  • Intercoiffure Chile

  • Intercoiffure South Korea

  • Daniel Galvin for Hoyu

  • Intercoiffure Japan

  • Intercoiffure Thailand

  • Masa Ohtake for Shiseido Professional

  • Intercoiffure China

  • Intercoiffure Bulgaria

  • Intercoiffure Taiwan

  • Intercoiffure Japan

  • Intercoiffure Austria

  • Fondation Guillaume

  • Global Press Award to Estetica Network

  • Christophe Gaillet for L'Oréal Professionnel

  • Klaus Peter Ochs Show

  • Klaus Peter Ochs, Intercoiffure Mondial President, and the World Congress Organization Team on stage


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