Des Moines Art Center Big Hair Ball

  • Des Moines
  • Art Center
  • 4700 Grand Ave
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • 515.277.4405
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  • John & Mary Pappajohn
  • Sculpture Park
  • 13th and Grand Ave
  • Downtown
  • Des Moines, Iowa
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7th Des Moines Art Center Big Hair Ball
Saturday, August 15, 2015
8 pmmidnight

Presented by the Des Moines Art Center's Art Noir

The Big Hair Ball, which began in 2004 and occurs every other year, is one of the most highly anticipated events in the Des Moines area and statewide. Known for its modeled hairstyles, live music, and special performances, which celebrate hair as a form of artistic self-expression, the Big Hair Ball has been profiled extensively in local, state, and national media. The highlight of the evening is an hour-long choreographed runway program, produced entirely by local salons and a volunteer committee. Local boutiques also participate in the event by offering hair, nail, and make-up artistry to event attendees, which average more than 750.

The Big Hair Ball is organized and presented by Art Noir, a member group of the Art Center whose mission is to engage people in Des Moines Art Center programming through entirely unexpected events. 

Art Noir is currently seeking entries from Iowa-based retailers, makeup artists,
and entertainers interested in participating through a boutique at the event.

Boutiques - Call for Entry


Contact Art Noir for more information about the Big Hair Ball. For event updates and announcements, follow Big Hair Ball on Facebook and Art Noir on Twitter.