The Alternative Hair Show 2011 raises the roof at the Royal Albert Hall.
The 29th Alternative Hair Show triumphed yet again at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 16th October 2011, presenting awesome shows and raising £190,600 for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, a terrific sum to augment the £8 million raised over the past 28 years.
18 creative show teams from England, Australia, Ireland, Russia, Italy, France, Japan and Hungary took to London’s Royal Albert Hall stage to present their individual interpretations of the 2011 Alternative show theme: Illusion.
Dedicated this year to the late, great Honorary President of the Alternative Hair, Joshua Galvin, the event saw the introduction of a new annual initiative – the Joshua Galvin Award – to be presented to someone whose efforts are truly outstanding, someone going the extra mile.
Joshua’s brother Daniel Galvin announced the first recipient of this esteemed award: Dmitry Vinokurov of Russia for his extraordinary efforts working with Russian authorities to ensure the Alternative Hair Show premiered in the country notably at the State Kremlin Palace on 28th September 2011.
“Joshua was a massive supporter of the Alternative and a great inspiration to us all, said Daniel. “He did more than anyone to unite us all as an industry and he’d have been so proud to know there’s now this award in his honour.”
|The creative teams showing during the evening were:-|
Klaus Peter Ochs
TIGI Creative Team
Then it was show time. “Get ready to see incredible hair, incredible shows and incredible costumes presented by the best artists in the world,” said Alternative Hair Founder, Tony Rizzo, who also gave profuse thanks to the show’s many manufacturer and media sponsors.
Alternative Hair President, Anthony Mascolo had equal praise for the show teams. “Thank you so much for generously giving your time, money, passion and energy to share your artistry with us all, while raising awesome amounts of money for the charity,” said Anthony.
The 2011/2012 Association Internationale Presse Professionnelle Coiffure (AIPP) Award Winners were also announced at the event. 400 entries from 21 countries were received this year, and the winners were awarded by AIPP President and Estetica Network Publisher, Roberto Pissimiglia. The 2011/2012 winners are:
- Best Commercial Category: é Salon, Australia
- Best Avant-Garde Category: Angelo Seminara, UK
- Best Photo Category: Antonio Bellver and Roberto Robbie, Mexico
- Best Men’s Category: Anne Veck, UK
- Best Video X-Presion, Spain
And to compete for the Alternative’s International Visionary Award (which showcases fresh creative talent) 15 models presented a myriad of outstanding avant-garde creations, from huge furballs and exaggerated Mohicans to sleek colourful geometrics and asymmetric towers of hair. First place went to Marco Lamberti, Italy; second place to Bruno Marc Giamettei, UK and third place to Sonia Danaher, Ireland.
Presenting a cheque for £190,600 to Leukemia and Lymphoma Research Chief Executive, Cathy Gilman, closed the evening. “Children’s treatment can last between two and five years, so your help is unbelievably appreciated – all the teams, hairdressers, sponsors, Tony, Anthony – everyone and every single penny is massively appreciated by us all.”
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Illusion 2011. Kremlin, Moscow, Russia
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Kaleidoscope 2009. Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
Kaleidoscope 2009. Eventhotel Pyramide, Vienna, Austria
Emotions 2008. Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
Elements 2007. Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
Regalia 2006. The Grand Temple, Freemason’s Hall, London UK