For President Klaus Peter Ochs, the inauguration of the new Maison des Nations calls for celebration that also marks a union among federations.
The inauguration of the new Maison des Nations at 249 rue Saint-Martin in Paris was an opportunity for World President Klaus Peter Ochs to gather together all the member nations of Intercoiffure for two days dedicated to creativity. The opening ceremony was entrusted to theGuillaume Foundation. The President stated: “This new site represents the new generations, because for the next twenty years it will welcome the greatest talents in hairdressing.”
The new facility covers three floors, where the young people of the Fondazione Guillaume, as well as members, can meet to participate in training and group work, thanks to equipped technical spaces as well some reception halls for more festive events. These new headquarters reflect the value of the association, like the sharing and diffusion of technical know-how. Klaus Peter Ochs officially thanked professional partners (L’Oréal Professionnel and Wella Professionals), Ms. Noriko Tsubouchi and Ms. Masako Tanaka, who participated in the renovation of the rooms and Otto Sommer and Manfred Hohmann.
Sunday was “Fashion Day”, alternating shows with training workshops: nine international teams each proposed 30-minute technical demonstrations with improvised themes on two models. These performances revealed some of the youthful talents from the Guillaume Foundation. The French team of Xavier Scordo and François Cannizzo from Fondazione Guillaume followed, delighting the audience with a fabulously fashionable show.
The Austrian team – with Peter Pfister and Andreas Paischer – focused their work on short hair; Rob Peetoom – from Holland – created glamour with a soft and naturally undone look; Gunilla Bergfeldt, also Dutch, chose curls with with wonderful waving; Peter Wesolowski and Christian Feldker – a German team – set their sights on internationality with two different hairdressing influences: Italian Moove and Short Scandic, for short super-colourful styles.
The Western European team, including Bert de Zeeuw, once again highlighted how to adapt hair to the style of fashion and accessories: with a few quick brushstrokes he transformed a hairstyle into three different looks. The stage was also graced by the presence of the Asian group under the direction of Hiroyuki Obayashi, who wielded various styling accessories to transform a look in a flash: more than ten styles in a record time of 30 minutes! The day concluded with a presentation by Julio Camacho and Samuel Rubio – from Latin America – and a bridal chignon.