After 2 years of online, virtual shows, Alternative Hair went live with its 2022 show ‘Legends’ – just in time to celebrate its 40 year milestone!
The Alternative Hair Show presented ‘Legends’ at an exciting Art Deco gem of a venue – the Troxy Theatre in London’s Limehouse. The prevailing feeling among everyone was how wonderful it was to be meeting again in person, thanks to the fantastic support from sponsors and, of course, the creative hairdressing teams that appeared on stage. As always, the Alternative Hair Show was all about giving and sharing, inspiring and entertaining and most importantly, raising funding for a variety of Leukaemia and Blood Cancer charities. This year’s Alternative Hair Show raised a staggering £103,000.
The original Alternative Hair Show back in 1983 was created to raise money for Leukaemia Research in memory of Valentino Rizzo, Tony and Maggie Rizzo’s young son, who had sadly lost his life to blood cancer. That core aim and belief remains the same, but as the years have passed, this enduring event focuses on showcasing the artistry of hairdressing teams from every corner of the globe, as well as finding and promoting new talent, because Alternative Hair is not just about raising money, it’s also about raising the status of the hairdresser. The hairdressers showing their work on stage are absolute craftsmen, artists and visionaries. Beyond that, they show true dedication and embrace the freedom of creativity afforded them by Alternative Hair.
This year’s show entitled ‘Legends’, was made up of 14 teams – 12 shows (see below) + 2 video presentations:
New for this year was the New Visionaries Show, a presentation of the creative work of 18 hairdressers who had previously won the Alternative Hair Visionary Awards. The final 3 places of the International Visionary Awards were also announced during the show, with Founder, Tony Rizzo and Alternative Hair Worldwide President, Anthony Mascolo, announcing the winners: Avant Garde: Lorenzo Marchelle; Cut & Colour: Laurentiu Bostan; Men’s: Wei Wei Chuang.
The New Visionaries: Chrystopher Benson, HC Salon, Experimento No Name, Pino Troncone, Shogo Ideguchi and Victoria Vradii.
The 2022 Legends Artistic Teams: Sassoon, Babicz, Carlo Bay, Sanrizz, Gogen, Marc Antoni, Sebastian Artistic Team, Klaus Peter Ochs, Saco, Anne Veck, Rudy Mostarda, Laszlo Hajas, Dmitry Vinokurov (video) and Stevo Pavlovic (video).
Photos: Alex Barron-Hough