Alternative Hair 2014 - 20 incredible international teams appearing in EQUILIBRIUM!

The Alternative Hair Show 2014 takes place on Sunday 12th October, at 8pm at The Royal Albert Hall, London, celebrating the artistry and pure creativity of hairdressing teams from across the globe, whilst raising much-needed funding for "Fighting Leukaemia”; a charity set up by Tony and Maggie Rizzo to support Leukaemia sufferers, primarily children and their families.

This is the 32nd London Alternative Hair Show and marks an exciting 12 months during which Alternative Hair has also had a highly successful show in Rome, Italy; has welcomed John Frieda as Global Patron and has joined with Hair Raising to organise a charity fun-run "Race For The Kids” on the 8th June 2014 in Battersea Park, Central London.

The Alternative Hair Show has established itself as an enduring charity event, much loved by the 5,000 audience who annually attend the show during the weekend of Salon International. Importantly, the wonderful hair teams who appear in the show self-fund their individual presentations. Without their commitment, the evening could not take place. Annually, Alternative Hair is supported by the global trade media, both before and after the event.

An intrinsic part of the evening is the Visionary Award. Inspired by an idea of Anthony Mascolo’s the Award seeks and recognises new talent. It has grown over the last few years into an international photographic competition. The finalists are each invited to present a model during a separate part of the show. 

Alternative Hair is so much more than a charity event, so much more than a hair show. It is about an event that is close to the heart of many people within the hairdressing profession, inspiring, enthralling and entertaining; a ‘not to be missed event’ on the hairdressing calendar.

"I am truly delighted with the support the hair teams give Alternative Hair each year. We have 20 very exciting teams including the Toni&Guy Artistic Team led by Sacha Mascolo. It will be wonderful to have my niece on stage with her team for the first time since I have been Global President,” says Anthony Mascolo. "It’s going to be a brilliant night.”

The 2014 Line Up is:

Anne Veck UK

Bundy Bundy Austria

Class Italy

Dmitry Vinokurov     Russia

E Salon Australia

Fehringer Austria

Gerry Santoro Italy

Klaus Peter Ochs Germany

Kohsuke Visual Network Japan

Lazlo Hajas Hungary

Mahogany UK

Paul Mitchell, Robert & Angus USA

Petra Mechurova Czech Republic

Saco UK

Sanrizz UK

Stevo Slovenia

TIGI Creative Team UK

Toni&Guy UK

THE ALTERNATIVE INTERNATIONAL HAIR VISIONARY AWARD

Judged by top hairdressers and journalists from across the globe, the winner and 2 runners-up are announced during the evening. This year, for the first time, there will be 2 categories: Avante-Garde and Cut & Colour.

"With the growing success of the Visionary Award, we felt that we needed to broaden the criteria to allow more hairdressers to showcase their work,” says Tony Rizzo, Alternative Hair Founder. There is so much exciting work being done today, I wanted to give hairdressers the opportunity to show their creative cuts and colours. I am sure this allow us to see some new talent from across the globe.”

Alternative Hair is so much more than a charity event, so much more than a hair show. It is about an event that is close to the heart of many people within the hairdressing profession, inspiring, enthralling and entertaining; a ‘not to be missed event’ on the hairdressing calendar.

e·qui·lib·ri·um

A physical sense of being able to maintain bodily balance.

An emotional state of calmness and composure

A situation in which opposing factors balance each other out and stability is attained