The AIPP Grand Trophy Award Ceremony was carried out yesterday at this weekend's Cosmoprof Worldwide trade show in Bologna, Italy.
Considered the International Oscar of Hairdressing, this most famous of all hair trophies voted for by the world’s professional press, was handed over to its winner by Roberto Pissimiglia, AIPP President and Sergi Bancells, AIPP General Secretary. Angelo acknowledged that he was very proud to be recognized by the editors of the best professional magazines in the world and shared his excitement with the audience. “I can’t describe what an immense joy this is for me. I am so honored to have received the AIPP Grand Trophy for the third time,” said Angelo.
Angelo Seminara is one of the most captivating and original hair stylists of our time. His work is hugely influential and is avidly followed by hair professionals, photographers, stylists and models the world over. Angelo Seminara began his career as a trainee Barber in his home town in Italy at the age of 11. Five years later he moved to Rome to take up a job with Toni&Guy, but with his sights firmly set on London he became Trevor Sorbie’s protégé in 1995 and went on to become his International Creative Director. Admired for his imagination, skill and creative drive, Seminara’s work defies categorization. His approach is that of an artist, designer or inventor, imaginatively translating observations of the world into stunningly original shapes and colours.
In January 2011 Angelo started as the new Art Director for Davines Spa. Angelo has been an integral part of Davines. The role of Artistic Director has seen him involved in international events such as World Wide Hair Tour and Hair on Stage, and in the development of the Davines Collections. Wholly absorbed in his work and delighting in the creation of new shapes and textures, Angelo consistently pushes the boundaries.
Seminara’s work is increasingly seen in the sphere of culture and arts. Since 2010 Seminara has worked closely with the fashion curator Judith Clark to create beautiful and distinctive hair installations that have featured in exhibitions including the Chloe Attitudes at the Palais de Tokyo, the Diana Vreeland retrospective at the Museo Fortuny in Venice, the Simone Handbag Museum in Seoul, the Dresses of Frida Kahlo, in Mexico and Louis Vuitton’s La Galerie in Asnieres.
With this sought-after acknowledgement Angelo Seminara conquers his third AIPP Grand Trophy in the last six years – check the AIPP Grand Trophy Hall of Fame:
1997-1998 Joan Anglada (Spain)
1998-1999 Jean-Claude Gallon (France)
1999-2000 Anthony Whitaker (Australia)
2000-2001 Andrew Collinge (UK)
2001-2002 Trevor Sorbie (UK)
2002-2003 Charlie Miller (UK)
2003-2004 Trevor Sorbie (UK)
2004-2005 Errol Douglas (UK)
2005-2006 Tono Sanmartín (Spain)
2006-2007 Robert Lobetta (USA)
2007-2008 Tom Kroboth (Austria)
2008-2009 Petra Mechurova (Cezch Republic)
2009-2010 X-Presion (Spain)
2010-2011 Rush (UK)
2011-2012 Angelo Seminara (UK)
2012-2013 Indira Schauwecker @ Toni&Guy (UK)
2013-2014 Christophe Gaillet (France)
2014-2015 Chie Sato @ Toni&Guy (UK)
2015-2016 Angelo Seminara (UK)
2016-2017 Angelo Seminara (UK)