We empower each other. We love hair. We are ambitious. We learn from each another. We cultivate friendships. Intercoiffure Mondial is a beauty community that is passionate about its work. A force for good. Elite hairstylists from all parts of the globe are constantly enriching the industry with their new hair fashion inspiration. Collections are created as a visionary oeuvre and draw their fashionable influences and inspiration from all continents. The home of all our members is the House of Nations on Rue Saint-Martin in Paris. This is where trends are set, workshops are held and styles are showcased. It is also the scene of a lot of laughter, hard work and celebration – the collective creative energy of the global community is palpable. Welcome home, to this special place of transnational friendships. 12,000 salons worldwide carry the star symbol of Intercoiffure Mondial – the label is regarded as an international trademark for the highest quality craftsmanship and further training. Salons with the Intercoiffure stars shine like fashion guideposts on the world beauty map.
Discover our vision of global beauty.
Klaus Peter OCHS
President Intercoiffure Mondial
Couples were dancing the Charleston in ballrooms; women were having their hair cut into short bobs – the “Roaring Twenties” were renowned for their exuberant and extravagant parties. It was at this time, in 1925, that hairstylists from Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Denmark and England established the L’Association Internationale des Maîtres Coiffeurs de Dames (I.C.D.). Five years later, in 1930, France created its own “Section”. And it was Parisian hair artist and sculptor Guillaume Guglielmi, who took the destiny of Intercoiffure Mondial into his own hands after the Second World War, succeeded by John Pfeil, Alexandre de Paris and Maurice Franck. In 2000, Klaus Peter Ochs was appointed World President of Intercoiffure Mondial. He manages the association with creative strength and business expertise and has turned it into a global organisation.
Under his auspices, one of the biggest goals of Intercoiffure Mondial is promoting the future of the industry – together with highly valued partners. The global support, friendship and appreciation between the hair industry and Intercoiffure Mondial enable salons to grow. This also includes intensive junior training: through the activities of the Fondation Guillaume, Intercoiffure’s Juniors are empowered, inspired and given the opportunity to keep developing. Another goal and matter close to our hearts is social responsibility. Every year, Intercoiffure Mondial increases its support for socially disadvantaged youths with the “Education for Life” programme.
Shaping the future and shaping beauty – Intercoiffure Mondial lives vicariously through its members and uses the positive strength of its global network. As a prestigious association, Intercoiffure Mondial is meanwhile synonymous with “The World’s Most Beautiful Hair – Vision of the Elite”, all hairstylists with the highest quality standards who have committed themselves to the same set of common values: dedication to creativity, the art of excellent handcraftsmanship and a passion for beauty. Intercoiffure stylists thrive on communication and networking. The active exchange of fashion inspiration, business know-how and employee development represents our passion and curiosity. Visions are developed at national and international ICD events. Intercoiffure hairstylists want to make a difference and look to the future with unbridled energy and vision. They are image changers, style experts and business leaders. And they all share the same spirit: “We want to grow together, support each other and empower ourselves through our friendships.”
Here we are! Online, offline, print or digital. Intercoiffure Mondial is represented on a variety of platforms – at events, on the internet, in photo shoots, workshops, newsletters or in fashion magazines. Each member can make use of Intercoiffure Mondial’s various marketing tools to draw attention to their creativity and quality. A strong brand with magical appeal.
What is on trend? What is influencing the fashion lifestyle right now? Artistic teams from the ICD Sections and Intercoiffure members capture their visions of beauty on camera and reflect the zeitgeist. Collections by Intercoiffure Mondial present photo editorials with cool cuts and creative colour statements. Photo shoots as a global hair fashion journey.
It’s a blast! THE digital highlight for stylists and fashionistas and an annual mega event in Paris. Intercoiffure Mondial initiated the TRENDblast Competition: hair looks captured in a one-minute video submission by participants all over the world, followed by an innovative competition with a live finale on the show stage. The winning video is picked out by a renowned international panel of hair masters and industry experts.
A celebration of trends: Intercoiffure members and beauty experts from all over the world meet every year at the two-day Spotlight event in Paris. The line-up includes the prestigious Chevalerie Awards, hair fashion shows, performances by juniors from the Fondation Guillaume and the TRENDblast finale.
Night of the Stars
Spectacular hair fashion event from the capital of fashion: for one whole night, Intercoiffure Mondial celebrates the art of hairstyling in Paris with gala shows, captivating stage entertainment and personality awards. Industry greats and style legends are honoured in an official ceremony and presented with L’Ordre de la Chevalerie.
Global glamour at the industry’s most well-known and visionary get-together: the Intercoiffure Mondial World Congress takes place every four years, alternating between Europe, America and Asia. A global summit where the most creative hairstylists in the hippest cities meet up to take part in the ultimate celebration of friendship across all borders.
Intercoiffure on social media
#intercoiffuremondial. On our Instagram profile we post daily content and provide hair fashion updates 24/7. Check out @icdmondial for trend inspiration, fashion news, before/after styles and backstage stories.
We like! The Intercoiffure Mondial members are just one click away from their fans: www.facebook.com/intercoiffure.mondial.
And you can find even more photos and information on our website: www.intercoiffure-mondial.org
What’s happening? What’s next? Get the lowdown from Intercoiffure Mondial on the latest fashion news, salon shoots and World Academy news and admire photos from all ICD regions. Plus: reviews and previews of international and regional events and activities. Make sure you’re always in the know!
Trend guide, event reports and a celebration of fashion. Intercoiffure Mondial’s online magazine celebrates the creative diversity of its hair artists and their shared passion for art, fashion, architecture and hair.
The power of beauty and hair fashion by the best hairstylists in the world. Intercoiffure Mondial shares it visions through its global PR and communications. International glossies and leading women’s magazines love the photos by Intercoiffure artists, whose trendsetting fashion editorials are published all over the globe – everywhere from Brazil to Japan, China, South Africa, Australia and Europe. Intercoiffure Mondial enriches the press with its artistic fashion creativity and elevates its media profile to the next level.
Intercoiffure hairstylists live and breathe authenticity, identity, international flair and individuality. 55 nations have committed to the same values and created regional structures around the international exchange between Europe, Asia, America, Africa and Australia. The future of beauty, fashion and hairstyling is in diversity.
Klaus Peter OCHS - President Intercoiffure Mondial & IMM SAS - Germany/France
Eizo KAKIMOTO - Vice-President Mondial/President Asia Region - Japan
Frank GAMBUZZA - Vice-President Mondial - USA
Dr. Karl SCHROEDER - Legal Advisor & Treasurer ICD Mondial - Switzerland
June WILDE - Member of the Working Committee & Chancellor of the Chevalerie - Australia
Alain ZINZIUS - Member of the Working Committee, President ICD France - France
Ignacio ROMERO - Working Committee Member – Spain
Martin PETERER – President ICD Mond SA, President ICD Switzerland – Switzerland
Peter PFISTER - Chairman of Education, Communicator Europe Region - Austria
Markus HERRMANN - President ICD Germany - Germany
Manfred HOHMANN - Central Committee Member - Germany
Hiroaki KAGA - Board Member ICD Japan - Japan
Jamie CARROLL - President Oceania Region - Australia
Christer HERTZBERG-HADDAD - President Nordic Region & ICD Sweden - Sweden
Oliver BOHN - President Fondation Guillaume - Germany
Miguel ESTELRICH - President Latin America Region - Brazil
Günter EHRLER - President Europe Region - Switzerland
Chung-Wei CHENG – Communicator Asia Region – Taiwan
Lucia LABRA – Central Committee Member – Chile
Laiz PREZIOSI – Central Committee Member – Brazil
Bruno SOMMER – Managing Director Fondation Guillaume – Switzerland
Junji YAMANO – President ICD Japan - Japan
Oddbjørn JAKOBSEN - Member of the Council of the Chevalerie – Norway
Sheila ZARICOR-WILSON - President ICD America-Canada - USA
Hiroyuki OBAYASHI - Vice-President ICD Japan – Japan