Featuring a roster of some of the hair industry’s best, more than 800 hairstylists from around the world descended to the land down under for Ssh! Australia 2016. Led by Australian Hairdresser of the Year alum, Emiliano Vitale and Bennie Tognini, this year’s lineup included UK artists, Jean-Baptiste Mazella and Dove Palmer and Richard Ashforth and Pierre Saint Sever along with Peter Gray, and Robert Lobetta.
Each presentation challenged minds by taking distinct and unique artistic approaches. From Mazella & Palmer’s dream-like world that played with the movement of shadows to the striking colours and contemporary interpretations of classic shapes in Richard Ashforth’s presentation of their I.D Collection, the audience was compelled to discover new ways of approaching their craft. For Peter Gray, Ssh! Austrailia is a way to push boundaries in a bold new way, and he did just that with a striking presentation that shone a spotlight on human trafficking with the final model intertwined in a “web.”
Along with the presentations Ssh! also delivered three days of experiential education master classes for hair, makeup, fashion and design professionals that was live streamed and intended to unite the industry’s best from around the world.
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