TIGI European Release 2010 – CIRQUE DE TIGI

A Great night the Yazz team had at the infamous Roundhouse in Camden

Frivolous Fun at the Cirque de TIGI
Hair industry showmen, the TIGI international creative team, treated guests to a colourful and creative extravaganza at the TIGI European Release, held at the infamous Roundhouse in Camden.
Entitled Cirque de TIGI the evening was a fascinating montage of shows, ranging from the designer couture of Christopher Kane to the make-belief world of the Circus all seemlessly held together by Anthony Mascolo.

The evening began with the launch of Anthems, TIGI’s latest collection. While looks varied from short crops in bright copper and chocolate, to long layers with eyelash skimming fringes and soft, whimsical waves, all shared TIGI’s young edgy vibe.

“This collection is about having fun – the looks are daring, fun, flirtatious and adventurous,” explained European creative director Nick Irwin. “It’s all about individuality.”

Boys Boys Boys
And showing that men are just as important as women, the latest B for Men collection was unveiled with a high octane performance by boy band Vice. “We have taken influences from the 80s for our men’s collection,” Nick added. “Men are a big part of our business so it’s important that we are innovative with styles and products.”

Haute Couture
Since the re-launch of the Catwalk range, the international creative team have worked closely with designer Christopher Kane to style hair on his catwalk shows – and the audience were treated to an exclusive presentation of the collaboration’s work.

Dresses in the season’s must-have gingham were beautifully complemented by big editorial hair that used curls, crimping and textures to create playful girly looks.
“It has been great working with Christopher Kane as he is elegant and motivational,” said Anthony.
After an awards presentation that recognised the outstanding TIGI salons of the last 12 month, celebrated TIGI’s inspirational Youth and presented two of the industry’s up-and-coming stars, Alfie Booth from Andrew Collinge and Skyler McDonald from seanhanna, it was time for the fun to begin.

The Cirque de TIGI
As the ringmaster welcomed guests to the Cirque de TIGI, the audience were captivated by Pierrot-esque clowns, who hang from the ceiling.
Further segments featured trotting horses with long silky manes, a parade of big cats that used brilliantly constructed hair pieces to create lions’ manes, tigers and leopards and a jaw-dropping display by trapeze artists.

A video showed The Puppet Master – Anthony Mascolo – carefully crafting beautiful dolls from wood, before holding the puppet strings to move the models below.
After the serenity of the dolls came the madness of the clowns. Models dressed in colourful couture dresses were accompanied by creative team members Nick Irwin and Akos Bodi, who were dressed as the circus favourites and spray-painted the models hair much to the delight of the international audience.
“Where would we be without jokes or jesters? The planet would be a duller place without colour,” concluded the ringmaster as the team returned to the stage to accept the rapturous applause of the audience.

TIGI Awards winners:

    • TIGI Retailer of the Year – Hatstand Nelly
    • Celebrity Hairdresser of the Year – Richard Ward
    • Belgian Hairdresser of the Year – Tony Kalin
    • TIGI Artistic Hairdresser of the Year – Simon Cawthorne
    • Colour Salon of the Year – Deep Hairdressing
    • TIGI Salon of the Year – Browns

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