Coty Professional Beauty Announces Partnerships With Salon International and Alternative Hair Show for a Weekend Full of Inspiration in London
March 17th, 2017
Coty Professional Beauty announced today two exciting partnerships that will bring to life an unforgettable VIP experience in London, one of the world’s capitals of Fashion, Trends, Beauty and Hairdressing.
We are delighted and proud to partner with two institutions of British hairdressing and have exciting plans in place behind them, seeing all our brands – Wella, ghd and OPI – come to life. These partnerships are a great example of Coty Professional Beauty’s commitment to celebrate and elevate our unique industry of passionate and extremely talented individuals" - Sylvie Moreau, President Coty Professional Beauty.
For the first time, the new Coty Professional Beauty division is partnering with Salon International, the UK’s largest professional exhibition for the hairdressing sector with a truly global reach. Held at ExCeL London, Salon International will provide an exclusive platform for Wella’s International Trend Vision Awards (ITVA) 2017 as well as a star-studded line up of shows and features from all Coty Professional Beauty brands – Wella hair portfolio, ghd and OPI on Saturday, October 14th. The ITVA finalists from all over the world will finalize their model preparation on the floor of the Salon International exhibition, with the final competition and its iconic Walk of Fame, Parade of Nations and Awards celebration taking place in the Salon Live theatre, reserved exclusively for Coty Professional Beauty guests. Additionally, the Coty Professional Beauty division will be exhibiting at the Salon International exhibition itself from the 14th – 16th October 2017.
“We are delighted that Coty Professional Beauty has chosen to partner with, and host ITVA at Salon International 2017. This collaboration will deliver inspiration, education and excitement to thousands of hairdressing professionals from around the world and this together with their exhibition presence will make for a truly exhilarating weekend "-Jayne Lewis-Orr, Executive Director of Salon International.
Continuing the journey of inspiration and creativity, on Sunday October 15th, Wella will be the headline sponsor of the iconic Alternative Hair Show at the Royal Albert Hall. Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, the show will feature an exciting array of hairdressing talent drawn from some of the world’s foremost salons who each stage their own theatrical interpretation of this year’s theme, Utopia.
Founder and Director of the Alternative Hair Show, Tony Rizzo commented: “It is wonderful news in this very special anniversary year. Wella were right behind us at the very first Show in 1983 and with their backing over the years we have gone on to be one of the leading lights in the global hairdressing calendar”.
“Wella is pleased to return as the headline sponsor for the 35th Anniversary Alternative Hair Show. There is simply nothing like it in our industry. It’s a grand example of beauty professionals coming together to celebrate and liberate the diversity of their artistry all in the name of a good cause and making the world a better place”
-Michelle Mason, Senior Vice President Education, Coty Professional Beauty.
A truly inspiring occasion and the perfect celebration of the diversity of hair and beauty without borders, this is a must-attend weekend filled with creativity, imagination, excitement and entertainment, inspired by today’s leading stars from the world of hairdressing.
About Salon International
Hosting 38,876 visitors in 2016 and over 400 brands, showcasing hundreds of new products, live stages, demonstrations, free educational seminars and interviews with industry icons, Salon International is the UK's largest professional exhibition for the hairdressing sector. For more information, please visit http://salonexhibitions.co.uk/site/home.
About Alternative Hair Show
It was in 1983 that Tony and Maggie Rizzo were devastated by the loss of their first-born child, Valentino, to the ravages of leukaemia. They responded to this tragedy by seeking out some of the world’s foremost hairdressers to help create a unique charity fundraising event at London’s Camden Palace. From this event the Alternative Hair Show was born. It has gone on to raise millions for the leukaemia cause and at the same time has become an enduring headline event in the international diary of hairdressing. For more information, please visit http://www.alternativehair.org/.