In the World of Hairdressing, Vidal Sassoon’s global Influence Is utteriy extraordInary. the legacy of thIs trailblazing hero has a value beyond measure. A creative genius, charmIng, charismatic, inquisitIve, Inteligent, gracIous, kInd, philanthropIc, blessed wIth an impeccable sense of style, a wry wit and not a trace of hubris. As the followIng tributes and personal anecdotes from just some of those whose lives He touched attest, Vidal is a legend wIthout compare. HIs name wIll blaze forever.
I have known and worked with Tony Rizzo since 1972 and was only too pleased to be involved with the very first Alternative Hair Show, something I have continued to do ever since. Although I have not been officially connected with the Sassoon company for several years, my love for both it and Alternative Hair has never waned.
Throughout all of this time, my late wife Marsha continued to support the Alternative and today, on its 39th anniversary, our daughter Jacqueline and I are delighted to support Alternative Hair in Marsha’s honour.
Annie began her illustrious career with Vidal in the 1950s and spent over 40 years in the industry that she loved specialising in colour and education.
Annie's vivacious personality and love of people made her the most sought after educator around the globe. Annie is now proud to be an honorary patron of the AHS to help and support Tony Rizzo in his fantastic efforts to raise much needed funds in fighting Leukaemia.
When I was asked to work with Anthony Mascolo and Tony Rizzo on the Charity it was both heart-breaking and inspiring to learn the work that goes on behind the glitz of the Alternative Hair Show.
By attending the Show, you too, are helping to make a real difference. What you will see is huge creativity and incredible dedication from every hairdresser who participates in the show, making an entertaining and inspiring evening, but please, do remember why we do it....
W Your support can make changes to the survival rate of childhood Leukaemia.
Since that day we have raised money through several projects. A very special one will be presented this year: Paint for Life. For a quarter of a century we have asked 33 members of The Alternative Hair Show to participate by creating a work of art. These unique paintings and drawings will be auctioned and all proceeds will go to The Alternative Hair Charitable Foundation.
We want to thank all the hair artists who have taken the time to create these special works of art. We are very grateful. A small artwork of our own has been added to each painting. We look forward to continuing the journey of fighting leukaemia together. Because no foot is too small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world.
Wiel and Ell Essers
Initiators ‘Paint for Life’ and Honorary Patrons of The Alternative Hair Charitable Foundation
• Experience in the field of technical and stylistic training realized in about 35 foreign countries
• Experience in the field of medium and large distribution and import all over the world
• Photoshooting and development of fashion collections
• Training program from entry level to top level (technical – stylistic – up-to-date fashion)
• Design and development of brands and services
Art & Science
Brooks & Brooks
Bumble & Bumble
Hair Studio Mario
Klaus Peter Ochs
Park jun Mijang
S & A Group
TIGI Creative Team
Toni & Guy
Wiel & Ell Essers
Za Za International