[EXCLUSIVE]: Everything you Need to Know About the Alternative Hair Show 2019
Alternative Hair Show 2019 founder Tony Rizzo reveals his all-time favourite moments and why 2019 is set to be bigger and better than ever.
What can we expect from the Alternative Hair Show 2019?
This year’s theme is Parody and we expect to see interpretations based on avant garde, couture, glamour and prêt á porter. There is always an element of surprise from our international artists who will be travelling from Russia, Germany, Spain, Italy and Hungary. There will also be a minimum of 36 finalists competing in the competition where we hope to find this year’s creative artist.
Can you tell us about your new partnership with Salon International?
The Alternative Hair Show has been going for 37 years. It’s always been a standalone event that happens around Salon International but this year visitors at the exhibition can enjoy the show in the auditorium at ExCeL London. We hope to create a Royal Albert Hall-style atmosphere within the auditorium with a large audience. We’ll be doing this with lots of music, lights and incredible performances.
Who will be performing at the Alternative Hair Show 2019?
There will be 50 top names within the hairdressing industry performing at this year’s show. UK teams will include HOB, Sassoon, Marc Antoni, Anne Veck, Sanrizz, TIGI Creative Team, Toni & Guy and of course Saco Academy.
What’s your standout moment from an Alternative Hair Show?
Our legends show with our worldwide patron Vidal Sassoon at the Royal Albert Hall was a highlight for me and for the entire hairdressing industry. Another outstanding moment was when a child came on stage to receive the cheque for Fighting Leukaemia and he was cured five years later.
What’s your relationship with Fighting Leukaemia?
All of the ticket revenue will be going to our charity Fighting Leukaemia. If you purchase a ticket to this year’s show, you’ll get a two-day ticket to Salon International, which is fantastic. We’ve been asked by many trade shows around the world if we would partner with them but Salon International is the perfect fit and it’s given us a great opportunity to be under one roof.