Ace Hair Styles by Leading Teams at Alternative Hair Show

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Ace Hair Styles at Alternative Hair Show

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TIGI presented outrageous, jaw-dropping, and super-cool hair styles at Alternative Hair Show this year.

2012 Alternative Hair Show 'LEGENDS'

Alternative Hair Show 'Legends' was presented at the Royal Albert Hall, with globally renowned teams exploring inspiring styles using a 360-range of techniques, sure to tickle your imagination. Below is a pictorial summary of the teams' presentations.

Hair by Gogen and Sassoon

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Gogen's hair presentation 'Ritual' (above left) and Sassoon's 'Mono Couture' (above right).

Gogen from Italy showcased the hair presentation 'Ritual', which was inspired by Catholic liturgy, combining tradition with modernity; Alternative Hair Show at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

The Sassoon team from the UK presented 'Mono Couture' which featured the trademark Sassoon shape in a mixed avant-garde display of graceful minimalism, decisive individualism and a hit of bondage strength; Alternative Hair Show, London.

David Murray's Brilliant Hair

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David Murray's Alternative Hair Show presentation 'Infinity'.

Entitled 'Infinity', David Murray's Alternative Hair Show presentation was heavily inspired by the fashion designer John Rocha. David mirrored tailoring techniques, adding plenty of texture to the hair to give it a warrior-like feel. As always, the anticipated hair presentation didn't fail to impress.

David Murray's hair presentation on video.

Energetic Performance by Kohsuke Visual Network

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'Thunderbird' by Kohsuke Visual Network.

Alternative Hair Show presentation entitled 'Thunderbird' by Kohsuke Visual Network (Japan). This was an exciting native and original artistic display, crafted with precision. Braided sections framed the heads of models who gave an energetic performance.

Video of hair presentation by Kohsuke Visual Network (KVN).

Lazlo Hajas's Confident Sharp Haircuts

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Lazlo Hajas's Alternative Hair Show presentation 'Demonic Dazzle'

Lazlo Hajas's (Hungary) Alternative Hair Show presentation 'Demonic Dazzle' focused on creating a dark fantasy landscape, the shapes of models' black PVC inflated costumes echoed a variation of strong, confident sharp haircuts.

Lazlo Hajas's hair presentation on video.

Petra Mechurova's Extravagant Hair Display

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Petra Mechurova's presentation 'Vivat Legends'

Petra Mechurova from Czech Republic presented 'Vivat Legends'; an extravagant display echoing legends of the past and those of the future, patterned against grey clothing with a nod to classic Hollywood hair.

Hair by Alan Edwards and Gerry Santoro

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Alan Edwards's 'A Man Who Fell To Eearth' (above left) and Gerry Santoro's 'The Body' (above right).

Alan Edwards's 'A Man Who Fell To Eearth' presentation delivered hair inspired by legendary musicians and designers of the 70's, 80's and 90's. UK's very own Alan Edwards created a collection of colourful, bright, structured shapes and textures.

Italian Gerry Santoro's Alternative Hair Show presentation 'The Body' was inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci. Santoro presented a remodelling of woman while retaining the purity of her form – just as Leonardo did.

Watch videos of Alan Edwards and Gerry Santoro's Alternative Hair Show presentations.

Mario Krankl's Avant-Garde Hair

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Mario Krankl's Alternative Hair Show presentation 'Cybergold'.

Mario Krankl from Australia presented a world where the mechanical and the romantic collide, modern sounds joined a classical voice to highlight centrally illuminated avant-garde hair. Mario Krankl's Alternative Hair Show presentation was entitled 'Cybergold'.

Hair by Klaus Peter Ochs - Legends of Purity

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Klaus Peter Ochs's presentation 'Legends of Purity'.

Klaus Peter Ochs's (Germany) Alternative Hair Show presentation 'Legends of Purity' was inspired by the beauty of snowflakes, water trickling in a stream and fog rising on a misty sunrise as showcased by an array of models legendary for their everlasting beauty.

Video of hair presentation by Klaus Peter Ochs.

TIGI - Outstanding Hairdressing

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'Homage' by TIGI.

TIGI (UK) - Alternative Hair Show presentation 'Homage'; an outstanding and thought-provoking homage to Alexander McQueen, proving just how pivotal great hairdressing is to avant-garde fashion design.

Eclectic Hair Presentation by Rizos

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Rizos's Alternative Hair Show presentation 'Metropolitan Air Up'.

Rizos's Alternative Hair Show presentation 'Metropolitan Air Up' (Spain) was inspired by Fritz Lang's film Metropolis and silent movie Legend. This eclectic presentation recreated a universe of production chain androids at work.

Watch the video of Rizo's hair presentation.

Intriguing Hair by Stevo

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Stevo's presentation 'Tech Glam'.

Stevo from Slovenia presented 'Tech Glam'. In Stevo's Alternative Hair Show presentation models with a mystical edge managed to cleverly connect two worlds – vintage antique and a voyeuristic future – to create an intriguing forecast.

Hair Presentation by Saco

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Presentation by Saco.

Alternative Hair Show presentation by Saco (UK) entitled 'Still'; graphic lines in both hair and costume along with simple, strong silhouettes and gentle choreography made for a cool, calm and still presentation.

Fehringer's Remarkable Hair Presentation

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Fehringer's Alternative Hair Show presentation 'Mechan X'.

Fehringer's Alternative Hair Show presentation 'Mechan X' was about making the art of hair central to everyone's well being. The Australian team's presentation showed how moving hair reflects the everyday motion of ever-moving heads.

Watch Fehringer video from Alternative Hair Show.

Hair by Sanrizz

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Alternative Hair Show presentation 'Cut The World' by Sanrizz.

Hair by Sanrizz (UK) - Alternative Hair Show presentation entitled 'Cut The World'. Geometric shapes and a rainbow fusion of primary hues showed how shape and colour bring a delightful, enlightening and optimistic vibe to life.

Hair by Carlo Bay and Mahogany

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Carlo Bay's 'Circular Emotions' (above left) and Mahogany's 'Legends Of The Catwalk' (above right).

Carlo Bay's 'Circular Emotions' (Italy) - an agile acrobatic performance at the heart of this presentation put the focus on how Italian flamboyance can elevate style into beautiful femininity.

Alternative Hair Show presentation by Mahogany (UK) entitled 'Legends Of The Catwalk' was, as the title suggests, focusing on the protagonists of the catwalk. From Coco Chanel to Cindy Crawford, Mahogany showed how designers, creatives and models each play their part to create legendary fashion.

Watch Carlo Bay and and Mahogany videos.

Dmitry Vinokurov's Hair with an Ethnic and Spiritual Overtone

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Dmitry Vinokurov's Alternative Hair Show presentation 'Synthesis'.

Dmitry Vinokurov's Alternative Hair Show presentation 'Synthesis' (Russia): The deconstructionist movement of the 20s combined with ethnic oriental motifs combined to present models with a distinctly spiritual overtone.

Video of Dmitry Vinokurov's Alternative Hair Show presentation.

Trevor Sorbie's Masterpieces

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Trevor Sorbie's divine masterpiece.

UK's Trevor Sorbie presented masterpieces, quite literally. Trevor Sorbie's Alternative Hair Show presentation entitled 'Masterpieces' saw statuesque models wheeled out as works of art (seemingly floating on air against Doric columns). The gracious models wore exquisitely dressed Grecian-type up styles.

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