Sunday 15th October 2017 marked 35 years of the Alternative Hair Show, an event renowned for both its creativity and charitable drive within the hair world. Founded in 1983 by hairdresser Tony Rizzo of Sanrizz, the Alternative Hair Show gathers hair creatives from across the world to raise money for Leukaemia research. Hosted at London’s Royal Albert Hall, the annual spectacle showcases work from some of the most creative hairdressers in the industry. This year’s show saw 20 International Creative Teams develop concepts relating to the theme Utopia. The night kicks off with the International Visionary Awards, a global competition that provides a platform for new talent in the hairdressing industry. INFRINGE went backstage to document the creation of this year’s pieces.
Photography Aris Akritidis Words Alex Mascolo Special Thanks Tony Rizzo Websitealternativehair.org
Hair Teams Sebastian Artistic Team (UK), Hugh Campbell (Ireland), Cyrill Brune (France), Petra Mechurova (Czech Republic), Saco (UK), Bundy Bundy (Austria), Charlie Price (USA), Anne Veck (UK), Gogen (Italy), TIGI Creative Team (UK), Sassoon (UK), Kohsuke Visual Network (Japan), Fehringer (Austria), Hob (UK), Robert Cromeans (USA), Klaus Peter Ochs (Germany), Alan Edwards (UK), Dmitry Vinokurov (Russia), Carlo Bay (Italy), Sanrizz (UK)
International Visionary Award Finalists Shogo Ideguchi (Japan), Alessandro Santi (Italy), Misha Cadnova (Czech Republic), Ryu Kyougoku (Japan), Nuru Perkins (UK), Luigi Martini (Italy), Lucian Busioe (Romania), Follonier Nadege (Switzerland), Oka Hu (Taiwan), Mirko Schioppa (Italy), Sophie Hung (Taiwan), Ciaran Cannon (Ireland), Hakkan Ipekel (Turkey), Gorka Aitor Nevado Hornas (Spain), Lucia Illie (Romania), Franco Bono (Italy), Jonas Wixner (Sweden), Jordi Perez (Spain), Jose Garcia (Spain), Yuki Kano (Australia), Ting Lang Hong (Taiwan), Marjus Mazuraitis (Lithuania), Tyker Ho (Taiwan), Rodrick Samuels (USA), Chris O’Riordan (Ireland), Christopher Gatt (UK), Zhilinskiy Sergey (Russia), Alexander Turnbull (UK), Jose Garcia Benitez (Spain), Dylan Mconnache (UK), Shelley Pengilly (UK), Brandon Messinger (UK), Chrystofer Benson (USA), Hiroki Matsuki (Japan), Orifici Tindaro (Germany), Carlo Valiente (Spain), Ah Kim Anthony Tan (Australia), Alison O’Brien (Ireland), Huseyin Alkan (Turkey)