The 26th Alternative Hair Show raises £176,000.
This year’s charity sponsors were:
Ales International, Aston & Fincher, Davines, Medavita, Schwarzkopf,& TIGI.
The 26th Alternative Hair Show was held at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 19th October to a thrilled audience of over 5,000 people. This enduring event has raised over £7Million for its designated charity, Leukaemia Research, funding vital research and also giving support to sufferers and their families.
Fittingly, this year’s show was entitled ‘Emotions’. The participating hair teams had been asked to use this concept as the theme for their shows, and certainly showed their creativity with their interpretations of love, anger, jealousy and anarchy.
The show also played homage to its International Patron, Vidal Sassoon who thrilled the audience with his presence and was sent birthday wishes from many of his former Vidal Sassoon Art Team.
During the event 12 hairdressers competed for the Visionary Award demonstrating their own interpretation of Vidal’s work. The standard was exceptionally high – from the hair to the makeup and styling, it was very obvious that each of the finalists had paid great detail to the given brief. The winner, Ken Picton of Ken Picton Salon was announced by Anthony Mascolo, Alternative Hair’s President. He will be invited to appear at next year’s Alternative Hair Show in Vienna, Austria on May 3rd, 2009.
The 12 finalists of the Visionary Award were:-
The teams appearing at this year’s Alternative Hair Show were, (in alphabetical order):-
Alan Edwards – Scotland
- Anne Veck from Anne Veck
- Yesmin O’Brien from Sean Hanna
- Adam Harris from Martin Gold Salons
- Andreas Gresiak from Tom Co
- Kelly Blaylock from Hair Ott
- Charles and Karen Dodds from Cutting Room Creative
- Alex Green from HOB Salons
- Ken Picton from Ken Picton
- Paul Corbett from the Francesco Group
- Tommy Van Der Veken from Tommys Hair Company
- Toby Brown from Browns
- Tracy Devine from Angels
One special moment of the evening was entertainment from Italian opera singer Francesco Malapena, who hails from the Campania area of Italy, (as do the families of Anthony Mascolo and Tony Rizzo.) He opened the evening and sang the beautiful “Nesun’ dorma” to close the evening.
The evening raised £176,000 for Leukaemia Research.View Picture Gallery Buy The DVD
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