2014 International Visionary Awards finalists announced

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After receiving record-breaking submissions for 2014, the finalists for the International Visionary Awards have been announced by the Alternative Hair Show.

Created to identify and encourage new talent in the UK, the International Visionary Awards has grown to give hairdressers from all over the world the opportunity to showcase their artistry on stage in their own show as part of the Alternative Hair Show, Equilibrium.

For the first time, this year there are two categories for the awards: Commercial Cut & Colour and Avante-Garde.

Anthony Mascolo, President of Alternative Hair, said, “Adding the commercial Cut & Colour section to the Visionary Awards has taken the competition to a new level. We have seen some beautiful colours and great techniques. In the avant-garde section we were thrilled to see the detailed work and skill of many of the entries. Seeing the live final will be very exciting.”

The finalists who will present at the award’s finale are:

Ah Kim Anthony Tan, Australia
Anteo Geminiani, Italy
Alexander Kiryliuk, Belarus
Ashleigh Hodges, UK
Christoph Skoff, Austria
Dean Bradwell, UK
Edel Jones, Ireland
Emmanuel Esteban, UK
Gino Fung, Taiwan
Hu Fong-Wei, Taiwan
Joe Raad, Lebanon
Kilian Garrigos, Spain
Kurtis Blissett, Wales
Kobi Bokshish, Australia
Lenka Hajsove, Czech Republic
Matthew Whiting, UK
Mirko Battipaglia, Italy
Nadia Semanic, Australia
Nuru Perkins, UK
Orifici Tindaro, Germany
Paweł Babicz, Poland
Puck Essers, Netherlands
Richi Grisillo, Australia
Ramona Malaguti, Italy
Roberto Marcon, Italy
Roberto Baiocchi, Italy
Rossa Danagher, Ireland
Tony Ricci, Canada
Valeria Barba, Italy
Zfofia Eszteri, Hungary

Tony Rizzo, Founder of Alternative Hair, said, “The shortlist this year was truly impressive and competition to select the finalists was fierce. We have some amazing hairdressers in the final. It will be exciting to see who wins the International Visionary Awards, securing their opportunity to present at the 2015 Alternative Hair Show.”

The 32nd Alternative Hair show ‘Equilibrium is on Sunday 12th October at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall.  Tickets are available via Alternativehair.org