Stylist Info

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art is pleased to announce an open call for entries for the fifth celebration of Hair Affair: The Art of Hair, to be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The theme of the 2017 event is Myths and Monsters.

This event showcases artful hair designs celebrating the intersection of art and hair. The over-the-top hair sculptures, displayed on live models at Hair Affair, will take center-stage in a runway show in the museum’s stunning lobby and on its glass staircase. The evening event will also feature a live DJ, seasonal hors d'oeuvres, signature cocktails, and a raffle. MMoCA looks forward to working with the style community to present a high-quality event that reflects its own artistic standards, as well as showcase the participating designers through this display of innovative, creative, unique, and fantastical hair creations… the more extreme the better!


Click here to view and download the 2017 application. Applications are no longer being accepted, as the deadline was January 12, 2017.


  Application deadline

  Thursday, January 12, 2017

  Notification of acceptance

  Monday, February 6, 2017

  Mid-process plans submitted by
  accepted designers

  Thursday, March 2, 2017

  Hair Affair dress rehearsal

  Monday, April 24, 2017

  Hair Affair: The Art of Hair

  7-10:30pm, Thursday, April 27, 2017

Ticketing/Reservation Policy

To ensure that Hair Affair is a successful fundraising event for MMoCA, we must adhere to a ticketing reservation policy. No exceptions will be made.

  • Participant: Each participating designer/design team will receive a total of (2) two complimentary standing-room-only reservations to the event.
  • Model: Models that will be in the runway show will not need a reservation; they will be admitted free.
  • Participant Support Team/Guests: Each participating designer/design team will have the opportunity to purchase up to (4) four additional standing-room-only reservations at the discounted rate of $35/each.

Frequently Asked Questions
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General information

Questions? Please contact:
Cassie Naughton,
Events & Volunteers Assistant
608.257.0158 x 230