Press Releases

Date of Release: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Contact Info: 

Erika Monroe-Kane, Director of Communications
608.257.0158 x 237 or erika@mmoca.org

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Be Dazzled by Cirque des Cheveux, 2015 Hair Affair

Be Dazzled by Cirque des Cheveux, 2015 Hair Affair
the Grandest, Most Outrageous, Most Artful Hair Design Show in Town

MADISON, WI—High flying sculptures, gravity defying concoctions, and awe-inspiring visual delights await attendees to the 2015 Hair Affair: The Art of Hair. The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art presents the fourth biennial of this popular fundraiser, with the fantastic theme of Cirque des Cheveux. At center stage of this event is the runway show, with models gliding down the museum’s own soaring, iconic stairway.

Hair Affair supports the museum’s free exhibitions and education programs, while showcasing the skill and creativity of premier salons and stylists from the Madison area. Inspired by the theme of Cirque des Cheveux (Circus of Hair), participating stylists will wow attendees at the museum on Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 7 to 10:30 pm.

Invention and creativity are key in creating incredible coiffures, such as these examples from years past:

  • An alluring black hole design radiating five feet around the head of a stately model. Designer: Rejuvenation Spa.
  • A steam-punk goddess design, blending science-fiction and neo-Victorian elements. Designer: Adrian b.fix Salon.
  • Fifteen feet of braided golden hair interwoven with ribbons, flowers, pearls and fresh baby’s breath to suggest a modern-day Rapunzel. Designer: RZ & Company.
  • A windswept design incorporating leaves and twigs, evoking Red Riding Hood’s escape through the woods with the Big Bad Wolf in pursuit. Designer: Blues Hair Studio.

A slideshow of styles from the 2013 Hair Affair may be viewed on the museum’s website, www.mmoca.org.

Hair Affair 2015 will feature 14 models representing 13 participating stylists and salons: Anaala Salon and SpaAveda Institute MadisonBang SalonBella; Brandee Danielle Huston, Stylist; Hybrid SalonJulia Grace SalonLUST BeautyworksNew Concepts SalonRejuvenation SpaRZ & CompanyTemptd Salon & SpaThorps Haircuts & Color.

Guests will enjoy delectable seasonal hors d’oeuvres from Fresco, cocktails, mixes from DJ Nick Nice, and a silent auction offering amazing and amusing items.

Reservations are now available. The member rates are $60 (general admission). Non-members may purchase tickets for $70 (general admission). Contact the museum at 608.257.0158 x230, x224 or x229, or visit mmoca.org to reserve tickets or for more information.

Generous support for Hair Affair 2015 has been provided by Summit Credit Union, MINI of Madison, The Century House, Brava Magazine, 622 Press, Yelp, and Think Ink & Design.

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Housed in a soaring, Cesar Pelli designed building, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art provides free exhibitions and education programs that engage people in modern and contemporary art. The three galleries offer changing exhibitions that feature established and emerging artists. The Rooftop Sculpture Garden provides an urban oasis with an incredible view. The museum is open: Tuesday-Thursday: noon – 5pm; Friday: noon – 8pm; Saturday: 10am – 8pm; Sunday: noon – 5pm; and is closed on Mondays.  

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