The 2015-2016 AIPP Awards Ceremony was held last Sunday, October 11th night during the world’s most renowned hairdressing event, the Alternative Hair Show at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
An enthusiastic audience of more than 5,000 hairdressers from all around the world honored the artistic achievements of five internationally acclaimed hairstylists: Philip Bell @ Ishoka (UK), Angelo Seminara (UK), Marvin Lin @ Flux Reel (Taiwan), Uros Mikic (Australia) and Carol Bruguera (Spain).
The AIPP and the Alternative Hair Show, also had the grand pleasure of presenting the coveted International Legend Award to the world-acclaimed hair icon Robert Lobetta (UK/USA). Renowned for his unique style, eye for detail, and his compelling, thought-provoking ideas, along with his modern and daring photographic imagery, Robert Lobetta has become an internationally recognized icon in the hair and beauty industry. With the AIPP and the Alternative Hair Show award recognized his outstanding line of creation during the last 40 years and incalculable legacy in the world of hair, Lobetta was presented the award by Anthony Mascolo, president of the Alternative Hair Show, and Roberto Pissimiglia, president of the AIPP (Association Internationale Presse Professionnelle Coiffure).
Hosted by Linda Evans & Roberto Pissimiglia, at the 19th annual AIPP Awards Ceremony event; Philip Bell @ Ishoka (UK) won the Best Commercial Award for his beautiful collection shot in black & white last year; Angelo Seminara (UK) grabbed the Best Avant-Garde Award for his fascinating collection ‘Souls’ –as Angelo was working in Prague, Mr. Davide Bollati received the award on his behalf–; Marvin Lin @Flux Reel (Taiwan) earned the Best Photography Award for his awe-inspiring collection ‘Dhyana’; Uros Mikic (Australia) won the Best Men Award for his ‘Streets of New York’ collection made of appealing male styles; and Carol Bruguera (Spain) conquered the Best Video Award for a very original and creative video showing his latest collection, ‘Flora’.
Award recipients were voted by the AIPP Magazine Members throughout the world over last month. This year participation was impressive, having received 647 photo collections from 36 countries all around the globe!!!
Photos: Alex Barron-Hough