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Intercoiffure WA Hosts 2019 Congress

Long-standing industry association Intercoiffure has re-instated its culture of sharing world class education on home soil, with a stellar gala night and education congress held in Perth over October 26 and 27, writes Cameron Pine.

Intercoiffure has always stood for a vision of the elite and a unique kinship and collective of creativity in hairdressing – bringing hairdressers and the iconic influence of fashion a little bit closer. In a fragmented industry Intercoiffure’s aim has and always will be to bring creative energy back into hair salons and Perth’s gala – the largest of its kind in Australia for some time both re-instated their position and impressed.

At the Sunday night Gala night Perth’s Crown Casino was overrun by more than 400 hairdressers and industry advocates, proving Intercoiffure’s unique ability to bring together a celebratory culture of hairdressers and salons from all corners of the industry – the association’s mission well and truly supported by local, interstate and a bevy of international guests.

Opening the cocktail event at the illustrious Crown Towers ballroom was a welcome ritual from a native Aboriginal community member Warren Punch playing tribute to the land in which we reside – preparing guests for a night of entertainment and an awakening of hair culture like no other, but most importantly instilling a culture of respect – the foundation on which Intercoiffure and its iconic Mondial event is built.

Germany’s Klaus Peter Ochs presented an intergalactic ‘Cyborg’ themed show – futuristic haircuts, geometry, space inspired ‘out of this world’ costumes and laser lights impressed the audience and got them in the mood for a night to party with fellow Intercoiffure salon members.

With a more colourful and earthy take on hair design and true avant-garde artistry the Swedish Art Team presented ‘Allegro’ – bright colours with an almost ethereal element of ‘wizardry’ – models took on another dimension, fusing hair design with fashion and fantasy.

Lastly the Guillaume Australia team made up of Intercoiffure salons from across the country presented ‘Underwater Wonders’ – a representation of the extraordinary young talents and mentorship culture prevalent within the Intercoiffure network.

Guests then partied the night away with DJ JCal, some guests hit the floor – literally, showing us their dance moves and enjoying an impressive flow of food and drinks from Crown.

The next day many guests had to get back on top to share a culture of sharing with a two hour cutting workshop from Klaus Peter Ochs and the German Artistic Team – encouraged to share their learnings via social media and especially Intercoiffure Western Australia Facebook and Instagram accounts for hosting the event.

The South African team also presented an impressive array of commercial cuts – encouraging open and friendly conversation between guests, the look and learns were intimate and comfortable for all involved – free of ego and celebrating the true teamwork required by everyone involved and within Intercoiffure to make such events happen.

A bunch of prizes and product gifts from sponsors including Wella Professionals, Taylor Weir School of Hairdressing, Sustainable Salons, Australian Institute of Trichology, Hairdreams and Pierrot’s education was also on offer. In addition, a ‘Gossip Girls’ Art Piece painted by famous WA Artist Gavin Pound was auctioned to raise money for the Education for Life Charity. Stay tuned for the Photographic Competition Winners and images – a key part of the Monday education day – leaving many on a high and primed to share and put their best work forward for the next event.

Intensifying the passion of the young generation and providing a safe place and meeting point for sharing without judgement, Intercoiffure continues to celebrate the core foundation of hairdressing.

Congratulations to the competition’s photographic winners, listed below:

Femme Style Cut, Senior – Runner up – Mat Johnson, MJ Hair, SA

Femme Style Cut, Senior – Winner  – Mat Johnson, MJ Hair, SA

Homme Style Cut, Senior – Runner up – Jennifer Yealland – Dale James & Co, WA

Homme Style Cut, Senior – Winner – Mat Johnson, MJ Hair, SA

Colour Technical – Junior – Runner up – Oliver Pearson, Hartleys Hairdressing, WA

Colour Technical – Junior – Runner up – Jennifer Huppatz, Zak’s Salon, SA

Colour Technical – Senior – Runner up – Mat Johnson, MJ Hair, SA

Colour Technical – Senior – Winner – Terrina Brown, Zedz, WA

Editorial – Junior – Runner Up – Nikita Pearce, Fon Salon, SA

Editorial – Junior – Winner – Angela Ghersini, The Maxx, NSW

Editorial – Senior – Runner Up – Mat Johnson, MJ Hair, SA

Editorial – Senior – Winner  – Mat Johnson, MJ Hair, SA

Avant Garde – Junior – Runner up – Oliver Pearson, Hartleys Hairdressing, WA

Avant Garde – Junior – Winner – Jade Richards, The Salon on the Boulevard, WA

Avant Garde – Senior – Runner up – Mat Johnson, MJ Hair, SA

Avant Garde – Senior – Winner – Ah Kim Anthony Tan, Art of Hair, NSW

Overall Winner – Mat Johnson, MJ Hair, SA

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