Davines proposes the best of international coiffure with an extraordinary hairdressing event at the historic Orpheum Theatre located in downtown L.A.
Los Angeles is one of the most active and diverse American cities from an artistic and cultural point of view where over 2,000 attendants showed up to the three-day (January 17-19) Davines 2016 annual event –World Wide Hair Tour) and competition (World Style Contest). The fusion of art, dance, light and color breathed life into the creations of Davines’ most renowned hairstylists in the world. ESTETICA was at the heart of at the City of Angels with exclusive content on all of our social media, and we have compiled the best of what we saw from the stage at World Wide Hair Tour.
The number one star of the show was of course the genius of Angelo Seminara, Davines Artistic Director since 2011, who performed in two amazing shows –Monday & Tuesday– that simply mesmerized his audience. Angelo took this opportunity in the spotlight to present Davines’ new line Your Hair Assistant, conceived and designed by himself: the creative experience of Seminara has been synergistically brought together with the scientific excellence of Davines Research Laboratories to fulfil the dream of creating every day fine-art blow-dries throught a unique range of styling products.
Among the talent that was gracing Orpheum Theatre was legendary cinema hairdresser Aldo Signoretti, amazing Canadian hairstylist Anna Pacitto, Danish dynamic duo Brian & Kirsten, the sublime team of ION Studio NYC, the extraordinary Anthony Polsinelli, UK London’s education gurus Allilon Education Team led by Johnny Othona and Pedro Inchenko, and the Davines North America Artistic Team led by Francesco Ferri. Davide Bollati, the Owner/Chairman of Davines, shared with the audience his project I Sustain Beauty, a callout for everybody to participate in making the world a more beautiful place. We also got the chance to see the granting of honors at I Sustain Beauty Awards. The winners were hairdresser and educator Salvatore Giaquinta, for his social project to educate and improve women’s lives in Lima, Peru; and Nguyen Thi Minh Ngoc, passionate sustainer of Vietnamese traditional theater.
Another notable moment of the WWHT is the World Style Contest, an event where ten stylists participate in the timed creation of a look as they face each other to interpret their style and to win international recognition. This fierce competition was judged by Danish hairstylist Kirsten Demant, Davines North America Artistic Director Francesco Ferri, Davines Master Session Ambassador Joseph DiMaggio, and our very own Sergi Bancells, the General Manager of Estetica Magazine USA, Latin America, and Spain. It was a long and hard decision, however, Canadian hairstylist Maggie Semaan was named Overall Winner of the World Style Contest 2016. The other winners were South African hairstylist Ryan Bush, Best Cut Winner, and British hairstylist Bec Sun, Best Color Winner.
If you did not make it, make sure to stay tuned for ESTETICA’s exclusive interviews coming in the next few days and take a sneak peek at our gallery below for the coolest looks at Davines World Wide Hair Tour 2016!