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Nov 032020 Gossip

The first virtual Alternative Hair Show aired as planned across social media on Sunday 11th October with huge success.  To date it has reached over 250,000 views and the numbers are still rising. In fact, only a few minutes into the show the Alternative Hair website crashed as 1000s of people tried to view the show

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After months in planning and a last-minute hitch when long-term producer, John Walford, had to go into self-isolation, the 38th Alternative Hair Show went live at 4pm UK time, watched by an ever-increasing Global audience and presented by Alternative Hair Founder, Tony Rizzo, Alternative Hair Global President, Anthony Mascolo and Alternative Hair PR, Linda Evans.

International artistic teams, most of whom had previously appeared at the live shows in London, created presentations in their own countries with their personal interpretation of the theme: IMAGINE.  From fields and studios, to salons and historical buildings including the magnificent Duomo in Florence, the backdrops themselves were inspiring and the work showed an incredible attention to detail and the vision to create something amazing within the close confines of today’s world.


The International Visionary Award finals have become an increasingly important part of the event and this year the finalists each created their look and filmed their model as part of their entry. Judged by an international panel of top hairdressers the winners were announced live over Zoom. It was great to see the response on the faces of this year’s winners:

Cut & Colour – Xavier Arcarons, Spain
Men’s – Carles Sanchez Congost, Spain
Avantgarde – Eugene Low Wai Ket, Malaysia

Leading on from the Awards was the exciting announcement of the NEW VISIONARIES a new show element to be launched in 2021. To illustrate the concept Rudi Rizzo, Tony’s youngest son, showed a short presentation for Mr Rizzo.


Of course, Alternative Hair is about creativity, inspiration and entertainment but at its heart is fund-raising for Fighting Leukaemia, Blood Cancer UK and World Child Cancer.  The audience was reminded throughout the Show that even the smallest donation can change lives with films and appeals emphasising the ultimate goal of Alternative Hair – to find a cure to guarantee every person suffering from blood cancer survives.


Sanrizz – Anne Veck – Beauty Underground – Carlo Bay – Dmitry Vinokurov – Gogen  – Ken Zhou – Klaus Peter Ochs – Kohsuke Visual Network – Mikel Luzea – Robert Cromeans – Saco – Sebastian Artistic Team – Rudi Mostarda – Stevo Pavlovic – TIGI Creative Team

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Oct 082020 Gossip

THE ALTERNATIVE HAIR SHOW e GLOBElife sono lieti di invitarvi al primo hair show virtuale

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Condividere questo evento internazionale significherà aumentare in modo significativo il numero di persone che avranno la possibilità di guardare lo spettacolo e, di conseguenza, aiutare nella raccolta di fondi per il fantastico ente di beneficenza, FIGHTING LEUKEMIA, che appoggia la lotta contro la leucemia.

L’evento mondiale sulla moda-capelli sarà trasmesso in diretta su GLOBElife.com
sulla pagina facebook GLOBElife hairfashion

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Oct 062020 Gossip
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HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards is going live to a global audience for the first time in its 36-year history. “As the prospect of ‘live’ events continues to be shrouded with uncertainty, we have made the positive decision to keep to our date of Monday 30th November and in the style of the world’s biggest events in 2020, we shall hold the awards online. With the British Hairdressing Awards being THE hairdressing event of the year, we feel strongly that it should go ahead and we are confident we can still celebrate together but in the 2020 way,” comments HJ’s executive director Jayne Lewis-Orr.

Each and every year since its inception, the British Hairdressing Awards event has been held in the glorious surroundings of the Great Room at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London attracting 2,000 guests including 100 finalists in 17 categories culminating in the most coveted of all titles, British Hairdresser of the Year. As this spectacular moves onto a virtual stage, the 2020 awards format is representative of both the current times and also reflective of the dynamism and creativity of an industry that adapts and embraces change.

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Robert Eaton pictured at the 2019 awards after winning HJ’s British Hairdresser of the Year
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Sep 082020 Gossip

PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY WORLDWIDE is the online event for hair, beauty, spa and aesthetics

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PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY WORLDWIDE, the International Manufacturers & Distributors Forum and Cosmetics Ingredients & Packaging International will deliver three days of unmissable online insight, networking and discussion.

The global online event dedicated to business growth, will connect users with the industry and offer international training with:

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Jul 032020 Gossip

Salon International returns to ExCel London from 10-12 October 2020 to support the hairdressing industry after a challenging year

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Salon International is back doing what it does best: celebrating the art, talent and community of hairdressing and reaffirming the business value of the industry.

With British hairdressing widely accepted as the best in the world, Salon International has long been at its heart. And, while the last few months have seen business put on hold, the coronavirus lockdown has also seen hairdressing in the spotlight more than ever, as clients across the country realised just how much they relied on professionals to make them look good and feel fantastic.

Salon International takes place at ExCeL London from 10th – 12th October 2020

Now, as salons prepare to reopen there are new challenges; from running a safe, socially-distanced salon to finding creative solutions for clients and teams.  Such creative solutions are found by joining together.  Salon International returns to help the industry to navigate this new landscape and provide a platform of inspiration for salons and hairdressers to boost their business in a post-lockdown world with education, trends and products to put them ahead of the game.

SALON INTERNATIONAL LONDON 2020 : a Celebration of Colour

Colour has always been the biggest profit driver for salons, and in a post lockdown world it’s more important than ever. Salons will be facing drastic root regrowth and colour corrections galore and reassessing clients who have decided to grow out their greys gracefully during three months at home. With this in mind, Salon International will, this year, feature its first ever bespoke Colour Stage: a dedicated stage with open prep area and a schedule of education and experts talking about all aspects of the colour business. The show will also welcome colour houses from across the world as exhibitors, from big names to indie brands offering something new.

Colour has always been big business for salons and that’s never been more true than now, when clients are desperate to get back to the salon. Going forward, salons will need to think creatively about the colour services they offer, the products they’re using and how they can continue to provide dynamic and exciting results for clients. That’s why we’re putting colour at the heart of Salon International this year, with more education and inspiration than ever. Our guest artists and brands will be providing no shortage of creative solutions and ideas, from the commercial colour business through to inspirational looks, all of which reminds hairdressers why they love what they do!

Jayne Lewis-Orr, Executive Director of Salon International

Safety Measures for Salon International 2020

The Salon International team continues to consult as the event approaches to ensure the most up to date measures are in place. The team will implement changes steered by Government requirements along with ExCeL London and industry expert advice.

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May 252020 Gossip

IMAGINE : sarà il nuovo tema per lo show dell’ALTERNATIVE HAIR SHOW di LONDRA

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ALTERNATIVE HAIR SHOW 2020 annuncia la data di quest’anno:
lo spettacolo “IMAGINE” avrà luogo Sabato 11 Ottobre 2020 !

Presto avremo nuovi dettagli sul NUOVO SHOW.
Anche quest’anno l’intento è di raggiungere nuovi record per la raccolta fondi riguardo l’Alternative Hair Charitable foundationFighting leukaemia“.

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Mar 202020 Gossip
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Julian Crane, Schwarzkopf Professional General Manager UK and Ireland; Laura Husband, Editor Hairdressers Journal Magazine; Sophie Gibson, Jonathan Turner, and celebrity host Rylan Clark-Neal

Sophie Gibson and Jonathan Turner from Newcastle were named the UK’s best colour experts. The colourists from Hooker & Young won the coveted title of Schwarzkopf Professional Colour Technicianof the Year at HJ’s renowned British Hairdressing Awards 2019.

Sophie and Jonathan beat five other category finalists in the national awards, dubbed the ‘Oscars’ of the hair world, to claim the accolade of being the country’s leading and most inspiring hair colourist.

Now in their 34th year, HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards celebrate the people producing the very best hairdressing work across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Sophie and Jonathan’s prize was one of 18 trophy wins on the night in a line-up of ten regional and eight specialist awards, including two new categories of International Collection of the Year and Trend Image of the Year.

Specialist Category Winners 2019

  • British Hairdresser of the Year: Robert Eaton, Russell Eaton, Leeds
  • Afro Hairdresser of the Year: Rick Roberts, Rick Roberts, Beverley (East Yorkshire)
  • Artistic Team of the Year: Mark Leeson Artistic Team, Mansfield
  • Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year: Hayley Bishop & Sophie Springett, TONI&GUY North Audley Street, London
  • Men’s Hairdresser of the Year: Jim Shaw & Daisy Carter, Essensuals, Billericay
  • Newcomer of the Year: Alex Morton, Jamie Stevens, London
  • Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year: Sophie Gibson & Jonathan Turner, Hooker & Young, Newcastle
  • Trend Image of the Year: Federico Patelli, TONI&GUY Victoria, London

Regional Winners 2019

  • Eastern Hairdresser of the Year: Nathan Jasztal & Zoe Jasztal, Silhouette Du Barry, Chelmsford
  • London Hairdresser of the Year: Andy Heasman, RUSH Victoria, London
  • Midlands Hairdresser of the Year: James Earnshaw, Bad Apple Hair, Wolverhampton
  • North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year: Alexander Turnbull, Alexander Hair & Beauty, Hull
  • North Western Hairdresser of the Year: Jon Wilsdon, TONI&GUY Deansgate, Manchester
  • Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year: Sharon Malcolm, Sharon Malcolm Hairdressing, Co. Down
  • Scottish Hairdresser of the Year: Jason Hall, Jason Hall Hairdressing, Edinburgh
  • Southern Hairdresser of the Year: Andrew Smith, Andrew Smith Salons, Portsmouth
  • Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year: Martin Crean, MODE, Chipping Camden, Gloucestershire

International Collection of the Year: Jacky Chan, Oscar Oscar Chadstone, Melbourne, Australia

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Jan 242020 Gossip

Headmasters is set to open a new London Academy in February 2020. For the first time in its history, it will teach its education programmes to the hairdressing industry. Entering its 38th year and with over 60 salons, Headmasters will offer courses to independent hairdressers and salons wanting to benefit from the expertise and hands on experience of the Headmasters creative team.

Led by Andrew Barton and creative ambassadors Gareth Williams, Jonathan Soons, Nicole Iroh, Alfie Pfeffer and Clare Hansford, the salon group aims to provide informative and inspiring education that can be taken straight back to the salon floor.

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Jan 022020 Gossip

TOM CONNELL is the new Davines Art Director

He will play a leading role in creating photographic collections and training hairstylists, as well as appearing in hair shows across the globe.

ANGELO SEMINARA (ex Art Director for Davines) therefore leaves his position to a great creative.

TOM grew up in the salon owned by his parents who are both hairdressers. He transferred to LONDON to develop his expertise in styling and worked at Trevor Sorbie for the past 10 years and spent four of those years as Trevor Sorbie’s artistic director. Speaking about his creative process Tom said:

“I keep a document with me to write down things that catch my attention: an haircut, a piece of forniture, a film clip. Once a month, I read it and see a connection between all the elements and I develop all of my ideas from there.”

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Dec 112019 Gossip

HOB Salons has been named as Best Salon Group at the Fellowship for British Hairdressing’s Luncheon & Award 2019, beating the best of business in the hairdressing industry.

Directors Akin Konizi, Clive Collins and Paul Simbler collected the award in front of their peers at a glittering lunch at the Intercontinental Hotel in London’s Park Lane. HOB Academy head of education, Jake Unger, also picked up the award for Snapshot Image of the Year with a beautiful copper style.

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Jake Unger Look

HOB Salons, which has some 25 salons and employs more than 480 team members, celebrated its 35th anniversary last year and adds these trophies to their collection of 60 other creative, business and international awards.

Akin said: “We are delighted to win the Salon Group award, which is for everyone that works for HOB Salons. We have some amazing people within the company and we are very proud they have been recognised for the work they do.”

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