Celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year the Alternative Hair Show is charged with inspiration, celebration and imagination. Delivering performances and memorable hair artistry the Alternative Hair Show embraces new talent and showcases established industry personalities.

This year the opening of the show began with a special video montage celebrating their anniversary and included a special tribute to Worldwide Honorary Patron, the late Vidal Sassoon CBE. Following on from this, was the incredible Alternative Hair International Visionary Awards, in which 22 participating teams presented their individual interpretations of this year’s theme ‘Legends’. Varying from avant-garde creations to beautiful structured cuts the 22 entrants from across the globe, made a strong on-stage presentation.

For 2012 the Alternative Hair Show reached a new high in its campaign to raise money for the newly recognized Alternative Hair Charitable Foundation, raising £193,000 this year and taking the total raised close to £9 million.

The winners for 2012 were:

Best Commercial Category: Rizos, Spain
Best Avant-Garde Category:
Indira Schauwecker, Toni&Guy, UK
Best Photo Category:
Caterina Di Biase, Heading Out, Australia
Best Men’s Category: Klaus Peter Ochs, Germany
Best Video: X-Presion, Spain