Secret Richards’ Business: Get Ready for Ssh 2016!

In 2016 Ssh! brings to the stage two globally recognized artists who will amaze, inspire and stimulate with their editorial, commercial wearability, salon translatable, and contemporary looks & work.

Australia’s revered and admired session stylist Richard Kavangh will provide an insight into the world of session styling, focusing on everything from how concepts and briefs come together, sharing inside secrets on creating great hair for photographic images, and addressing the fundamental differences between runway, photographic and red carpet hair.

“I can’t wait to join the lineup at Ssh! this year! I want to drill down into the methods that my clients fly me around the world for – and [explore] how these can translate from the pages of a magazine, to behind the chair. I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve, that I’d like to share – but more than anything – I’m looking forward to sharing the stage with these incredible artists!”

Richard Kavanagh will be joined by another globally lauded one – Richard Ashforth of SACO Academy renowned for his directional, forward thinking ideas, his belief in simplicity and commitment to beauty – reflected in everything he does. Richard will bring to center stage his flair for masterful technique, editorial & session work, and precision cutting.

“It’s a pleasure to be returning to Ssh! in 2016 – we had a great time in 2014, and this was largely down to the very warm and welcoming audience. SACO Academy will have a brand new collection to share both at the Show and the Seminar . We have just shot it, and are very much looking forward to sharing!

This duo will provide the inspiration you will need to fuel your salon teams and inspire your clients. You’ll see fundamental hairdressing techniques and imagination with a commercial wearability.

Save the dates for Sunday 13th, Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th November 2016 – Ssh! Australia is back in all its enchanting glory and maintaining the underground vibe that continues to intrigue so many. Ssh! fuses passion, unity, education, legends of the industry and raw talent to provide our audience the ultimate in creative inspiration.

Sunday SHOW

Ssh! is a global event, based purely on the idea of bringing the best in the business together through a neutral platform in Creative Collaboration with the single desire of Sharing and Contributing to the industry. Teams from across the globe come together to provide inspirational education on a creative level – a unique, interactive and experiential series of presentations designed to delight and inspire the audience. Each team presents a 15-minute visual journey into their creative world.


Ssh! The MASTERCLASS is a full day event where the audience will witness each participating creative team present a 55-minute presentation providing an in-depth look into the workings and inspirations of their creative process. Attendees get up close and personal with the creative teams in an “UNPLUGGED” seminar designed to share ideas, influences and techniques in a more intimate setting. It provides an intimate environment with Q&A and photographic opportunities with each team.


Dates to remember:

Sunday 13th November – Ssh! 2016

Monday 14th November – Ssh! 2016 Masterclass

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