2014 Alternative Hair: Equilibrium

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The 32nd Alternative Hair show, 'Equilibrium,' took place on October 12, 2014, at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Guests were able to help out a good cause in fundraising for Fighting Leakaemia as well as enjoy a dazzling show full of creativity and ingenuity. 

Twenty hairdressing teams from around the world helped raise an impressive £214,000 for the Alternative Hair Charitable Foundation, raising the bar of total donations from Alternative Hair to over a whopping £9.5 million!


Founder of Alternative Hair, Tony Rizzo, and Worldwide President of Alternative Hair, Anthony Mascolo, welcomed the audience before presenting the 2014 Artistic Teams. The evening begain with the Alternative Hair International Visionary Awards, showcasing 32 finalists in 2 different categories: Cut & Colour and Avant Garde.

From beautifully executed and finished cut and colour models, to fantasy styling that reached new heights; the 32 participants made a strong on-stage presentation. First place in Cut and Colour went to Rossa Danagher from Ireland, with Runner Up: Anteo Geminiani from Italy. First place Avant Garde went to Pawel Babicz from Poland; the Runner up was Richi Grisillo from Australia.


The evening also included the AIPP finale presentation. The winners of the 5-categories were each presented with their trophy by Roberto Pissimiglia, President of the AIPP and guest of honour,revered Sassoon colourist, Annie Humphreys, who was herself, presented with the AIPP and AHS Legend Award. Annie dedicated her award late Renato Brunas.

Top creative teams from around the globe – including the UK, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Spain, Austria, Australia, Czech Republic, Russia and Japan – then presented their incredible interpretations of Equilibrium – this year’s Alternative show theme.

Before the interval, a poignant film launched the evening’s Appeal and gave the audience a glimpse into the research being done to win the battle against child blood cancers. The work of Fighting Leukaemia was brought to life with the introduction on stage of special guests 6 year old, Blue Tobin and 12 year old, Lucas Sutheren, both showing how Leukaemia can be fought and won.

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