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Alternative Hair Show – International Visionary Awards Finalists 2014 Announced!

Friday, 19 September 2014 13:39

The names of the Alternative Hair Show International Visionary Awards Finalists for 2014 have been announced. Sponsored by TIGI, the competition was created to encourage and identify new talent!

The International Visionary Award gives hairdressers the opportunity to show their artistry on stage in their own show, as part of the Alternative Hair programme. Marking a new era this year, there are 2 categories: Commercial Cut & Color and Avant-Garde

Originally a small UK-based competition, over the last few years the International Visionary Award has resulted in regional shows in Russia, Italy and Ireland. Entries are received from all over the world, resulting in fierce competition and an exciting mix of creative and Avant-Garde hairstyling.

The finalists who will present at the award’s finale are:

  1. Ah Kim Anthony Tan (Australia)
  2. Anteo Geminiani (Italy)
  3. Alexander Kiryliuk (Belarus)
  4. Ashleigh Hodges (UK)
  5. Christoph Skoff (Austria)
  6. Dean Bradwell (UK)
  7. Edel Jones (Ireland)
  8. Emmanuel Esteban (UK)
  9. Gino Fung (Taiwan)
  10. Hu Fong-Wei (Taiwan)
  11. Hattie Stokes (UK)
  12. Joe Raad (Lebanon)
  13. Kilian Garrigos (Spain)
  14. Kurtis Blissett (UK)
  15. Kobi Bokshish (Australia)
  16. Lenka Hajsove (Czech Republic)
  17. Matthew Whiting (UK)
  18. Michael Bosacki (UK)
  19. Mirko Battipaglia (Italy)
  20. Nadia Semanic (Australia)
  21. Nuru Perkins (UK)
  22. Orifici Tindaro (Germany)
  23. Paweł Babicz (Poland)
  24. Puck Essers (The Netherlands)
  25. Richi Grisillo (Australia)
  26. Ramona Malaguti (Italy)
  27. Roberto Marcon (Italy)
  28. Roberto Baiocchi (Italy)
  29. Rossa Danagher (Ireland)
  30. Tony Ricci (Canada)
  31. Valeria Barba (Italy)
  32. Zfofia Eszteri (Hungary)

Tony Rizzo, Founder of Alternative Hair, commented: "The International Visionary Awards received record submissions this year. The shortlist was truly impressive and competition to select the finalists was fierce. We have some amazing hairdressers in the final. It will be exciting to see who wins the International Visionary Awards, securing their opportunity to present at the 2015 Alternative Hair Show".

Anthony Mascolo, President of Alternative Hair, added, "Introducing the commercial cut and colour section to the Visionary Awards has taken the competition to a new level. We have seen some beautiful colors and great techniques. In the avant-garde section Pat and I were thrilled to see the detailed work and skill of many of the entries. Seeing the live final will be very exciting.”

The 32nd Alternative Hair show ‘Equilibrium is on Sunday 12th October at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall, London, UK.

Tickets are available at

  • Alternative Hair Show Int'l Visionary Awards Finalists '14


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