The Alternative Hair Show is always an enormous celebration of the artistry and dedication of hairdressers: for 2017 ‘UTOPIA’ pushed back the extremes of creativity, as each of the 20 Artistic Teams filled the stage of London’s Royal Albert Hall in showcasing their interpretation of the theme.
Alternative Hair is really all about raising much-needed funds for Fighting Leukaemia and host for the evening, Linda Evans, joined Alternative Hair Trustee, Douglas Osborne, on-stage for a touhing film of this year’s Children’s Party The appeal wasn’t just about asking people to give generously, but was also an appeal to register as a stem cell donor with www.dkms.org
Premier sponsor Wella Professionals, was thanked for the enduring support the company has given since the beginning of Alternative Hair, and presented on stage the 10 winners of the International Trend Vision Awards.
This was followed by the International Visionary Award, sponsored by TIGI and presented by Anthony Mascolo, International President of Alternative Hair, together with Chairman & Founder, Tony Rizzo. Each of the finalists in the categories: Cut & Colour, Men’s and Avant-Garde, presented one model in what was a colourful and impressive show. It had proven to be an incredibly difficult task to select the winners and all the finalists were congratulated on their entries.
Over the next 3 hours the Artistic Teams from across the globe showed their fantastic work to a totally enthralled audience.
The second half of the show opened with the AIPP International Awards. Roberto Pissimiglia, President of the AIPP and Publisher of Estetica Network announced the Alternative Hair & AIPP Legends Award that was presented to Patrick Cameron by Robert Lobetta. Patrick then presented the AIPP awards to: Sanrizz, Mark Leeson, Candice McKay, Amparo Carrantala and Jason Hall.
At the end of a wonderful evening, the teams paraded on stage for a final applause as Tony and Anthony thanked everyone for attending the show. Blue Tobin presented the cheque for an incredible £280,626.00 raised by the night!
INTERNATIONAL VISIONARY AWARDS RUNNERS-UP
Cut & Colour: Ryu Kyogoku
Mens: Jonas Wixner
Avant-Garde: Chrystofer Benson
INTERNATIONAL VISIONARY AWARDS WINNERS
Cut & Colour: Lucian Busuioc
Mens: Chris O’Riordan
Avant-Garde: Jose Garcia Benitez
THE 2017 ALTERNATIVE HAIR TEAMS
From the UK SEBASTIAN CREATIVE TEAM
From Ireland HUGH CAMPBELL
From France CYRILL BRUNE
From the Czech Republic PETRA MECHUROVA
From the UK SACO
From Austria BUNDY BUNDY
From the USA CHARLIE PRICE
From the UK ANNE VECK
From Italy GOGEN
From the UK TIGI CREATIVE TEAM
From the UK SASSOON
From Japan KOHSUKE VISUAL NETWORK
From Austria FEHRINGER
From the UK HOB
From the USA ROBERT CROMEANS
From Austria KLAUS PETER OCHS
From the UK ALAN EDWARDS
From Russia DMITRY VINOKUROV
From Italy CARLO BAY
From the UK SANRIZZ
Photos: Alex Barron-Hough