News added 21/01/16: #WWHT2016
The gritty yet glamorous Downtown district of Los Angeles proved an ideal setting for the Davines World Wide Hair Tour 2016 this weekend. We relished the programme of shows, presentations and parties which enthralled some 1800 delegates. At the iconic Orpheum theatre, the days rolled out shows ranging from the presentation of the World Style Contest final (UK’s Bec Sun picking up prize for Best Colour) to Angelo Seminara’s encounter with a beach girl, and Allilon Education’s 14 ‘Change’ models. Thrilling indeed! Check out our top 10 favourite moments pictured here and thanks to Stefania Rosini for all photographs:
News added 24/06/15: Los Angeles – the creative capital of the world – will play host to the annual Davines World Wide Hair Tour (WWHT) from 17 – 19 January 2016.
Taking place at the iconic Orpheum Theatre, the Davines WWHT promises a mix of creativity, education and innovation for the most inventive professionals and hair aficionados in the business, with more than 1,600 hairdressers from over 40 countries heading to the City of Angels.
The three-day event will commence with a glittering welcome dinner at the Loews Hollywood Hotel Ballroom; then Monday and Tuesday will showcase spellbinding shows from some of the top names in international hairdressing, including Brian Suhr and Kirsten Demant from Denmark, the globally renowned Allilon Education team and Davines Artistic Director and three-time British Hairdresser of the Year, Angelo Seminara.
The event will also play host to the World Style Contest Grand Final, where young emerging international hairdressing talent will have the chance to compete for international recognition in a bid to take home the trophy.
Davines Artistic Director, Angelo Seminara, said: “We are delighted to be bringing the Davines World Wide Hair Tour to Los Angeles, a place with an array of iconic landmarks and a hive of creativity, culture and cutting-edge style. This event promises to be the best yet, with world-renowned experts, fresh new faces and the top talent in the business, all under one roof.”
News added 05/10/14: London hosted the Davines 2014 World Wide Hair Tour; a two-day event held at the Freemason’s Hall Grand Temple in the heart of Covent Garden for an audience of more than 1,500 hairdressers from 40 different countries. Wow! A sustainable haircare brand, Davines gave stylists the opportunity to discover new trends, share ideas and see breath-taking shows from some of Davines’ most representative international stylists. Allilon Education Art Team, headed up by directors Johnny Othona and Pedro Inchenko, launching their latest collection, ‘Okafor.’ Co-founder of Pure in Canada, Anna Pacitto, was amongst the international artists on stage, as were French haute coiffure master, Samuel Rocher and Danish Duo, Brian Suhr and Kirsten Demant. The Worldwide Hair Tour also played host to the annual World Style Contest, a platform for young, emerging international hairdressing talent to shine. The winner of the World Style Contest was awarded to Anthony Polsinelli from Canada, the Best Cut award went to Sophie Harris from Blue Tit in London and Best Colour went to Keegan Nelson from New Zealand. A true highlight to this event was seeing Angelo Seminara, Davines Artistic Director and three times British Hairdresser of the Year, who created looks from his latest collection, Woodland. Along with International Creative Colour Ambassador, Edoardo Paludo, Angelo presented these new looks, which create the perfect balance between natural harmony and avant-garde expression. During this two-day event guests had the opportunity to discover the Davines Essential Haircare range, and to view the communication campaign called, ‘I Sustain Beauty’, launched by Davines to inspire the global Davines community.
News added 14/10/2014: For an international brand with global appeal, the Davines World Style Contest (WSC) is an important date on any Davines salon calendar. Earlier this year, for the first time, the UK ran a national heat to find a competitor for the international final, which takes place in London on October 19th. Competition was fierce and the battle deservedly won by Sophie Harris at Blue Tit, London. As she prepares for her appearance on stage next week, she tells us about her competition experience and what she has planned for the World Wide Hair Tour, which encompasses the international final of the World Style Contest, now only days away:
Congratulations Sophie on your win at the very first UK WSC. Is this the first time that you’ve done hair on stage at a competition? This was the first time, but it definitely won’t be the last. I have had such a great experience with this competition and it has opened so many doors for me in my career.
What compelled you to enter the competition? I wanted to take this opportunity to push myself and to be given the chance to showcase my work to a professional audience. When it comes to my career I like to keep myself busy and working on all sorts of fun and exciting projects.
We LOVE your winning look. Tell us about your inspiration when preparing to enter? My show look was based on Asia – the continent’s architecture, fashion cultures and history. I follow Japanese fashion blogs, street-style and designers and I’m constantly inspired by their use of simple lines creating bold and over-exaggerated shapes, which I portrayed in my final look.
How did your look evolve as you worked on it? I like to focus the cut and colour in harmony in all of my work. I love combining cut and colour techniques to produce an exciting look, especially playing with shine lines and graduation.
What was the best part of the experience for you? My favourite parts were seeing the look develop throughout the day and the reaction of the crowd.
Did the experience teach you a lot? Yes – especially as it was my first competition. It was tough controlling my nerves on the day. Taking part has made me feel more confident to present at more competitions.
Can you give us a taster of what you are planning for the World Wide Hair Tour and World Style Contest? You will see on the day, but the look will definitely be more refined and have a greater impact than my previous style.
Are you looking forward to it? I can’t wait… and I’m excited to see the other competitors’ entries as well.
Good luck Sophie!
News added 07/08/2014: 2014 World Wide Hair Tour details are released!
The Davines WWHT returns to London on 19-21 October 2014 and will be a wowser 3-days packed with opportunities to network, swap trend ideas and project, while celebrating the fantastic talent of the industry through live shows and contests.
The venue is the historic Freemasons Hall, Covent Garden, London – WWHAT is only held annually in the most cosmopolitan cities around the world (previously held in Berlin, Miami and Paris). London is this year’s host with the most.
What to expect? The three-day event will begin with a welcome dinner at the Park Plaza hotel, offering guests a chance to network and also explore the vibrant city. Monday and Tuesday will showcase shows from Davines’ interational stylists including Danish duo Brian Suhr and Kirsten Demant, The Allilon Education team and Davines Artistic Director and three times winner of Hairdresser of the year, Angelo Seminara.
The event will also include the 10th World Style Contest Grand Final and the Ecosalon Contest for salons truly dedicated to sustainability. On Monday night guests can also enjoy a party at London’s infamous Fabric nightclub, with a costume theme of “Kings and queens for the night.”
Davines Artistic Director, Angelo Seminara says:“We are delighted to be bringing the Davines World Wide Hair Tour to London; a place with one of the most famous Fashion Weeks in the world and a hive of creativity, culture and cutting-edge style. This event
News added 25/06/2014: After plenty of teasing in recent weeks, we were rapt to see at last the inaugural British presentation of Davines Hair On Stage, played out to a packed audience in London’s Central Saint Martins a few days ago. The night embraced the UK final of the World Style Contest (scooped by Blue Tit salon’s Sophie Harris – yay!), and shows from Allilon Education (whoop whoop), Blue Tit (big respect), and Angelo Seminara (the ultimate). We partied late, and returned to our desks inspired.
News added 27/03/2014: So exciting! The deadline for submitting entries to the UK round of the latest Davines World Style Contest is nearly here. Get your photographs in by 4 April (scroll down to see how to download entry forms and all details) and you could be in with a chance of bagging a place at the national final in London this June. The big prize at stake is a place in the international final in October, plenty of exposure and our full admiration. Check out these pix from the 2013 Grand Final and World Style event… now admit it, you must feel inspired! Good luck…
Coolio! The Italian brand Davines is bringing the 10th edition of its World Style Contest to London, and any Davines salon is invited to join in. This is an annual hunt for exciting, emerging talent, and kicks off now with the first stage entry procedure. This is the important bit: The World Style Contest invites Davines clients to present their vision of fashion forward, presented as a total look that best suits their model.
Okay? Now how to do that:
You need 5 photos of the same look showing before then after front, profile and overall look. Send them off with a video of you creating the look – low res on a phone is fine – plus a picture of you and a completed entry form and consent form. All available here:
Check List – application form
Consent to publication
Davines World Style Contest Rules
Essentially, World Style Contest is split into 3 stages:
• enter now with a finished look photograph, plus video showing you creating the look
• get through to phase 2 in London in May and bring your look to life on a model to impress the judges
• win this national stage and you could find yourself in the spotlight for the international grand final in October.
For inspiration, here’s the winning look from Paris 2013 by Christilene Erasmus Bush
• Candice Wyatt Minter winner of World Style Contest WWHT Berlin 2010. ‘Lineweight’ collection here as shown at the in Miami WWHT 2012
• James Abu Ulba winner of World Style Contest WWHT Miami 2012: photography by Coby
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