Hair Wars 2013 at Cobo
“I really didn’t have much expectation for the hair segments at the parties in 1985,” says creator David Humphries, who created Hair Wars as a short-term event at a Detroit nightclub. “All I wanted was an exciting four-week hair promotion for the hairstylists who came out to my parties, then we were (planning to move) on to the next gimmick.”
Humphries’ gimmick took on a life of its own and quickly became an annual must-see extravaganza at Cobo and in cities around the country. Over the years, Hair Wars has grown into a nearly theatrical event in which stylists use live models to create works of hair art.