This piece was first published in The Times of Israel.
No one can beat Israel when it comes to fantasy hairstyling… at least not this year. In early May, Israeli hairstylists Alon (Alexei) Selezniov and Hai Shooshan took the gold and the silver respectively at the OMC Hairworld World Cup in Frankfurt, Germany, wowing judges and spectators with their eye-popping creations.
OMC, founded in 1946, is the largest professional hairstylists’ organization in the world, with members in 50 countries.
Part hairstylists, part sculptors, Selezniov, Shooshan and their fellow creators combine technical skill and artistry to construct over-the-top, colorful hair styles that make the models who don them resemble otherworldly creatures.
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