The great Antonio Bellver (1948-2021), one of the most brilliant hair creatives of recent decades, has sadly passed away in Mexico City at the age of 73.
Master of masters, genius of hair fashion as well as a pioneer of avant-garde in Spain, Mexico and Latin America. World hairdressing icon Antonio Bellver died yesterday in Mexico City at the age of 73. A great friend and collaborator of Estetica magazine, he was also the promoter of our Mexican edition. He was always a presence in our pages, having had several images featured on our covers.
Antonio Bellver was an artist of irrepressible personality, with the soul of a poet and the hands of a sculptor. He had several books to his credit, as well as hundreds of publications and thousands of illustrations on the art of hairdressing. Forged in the effervescent Barcelona scene of the 70s and 80s, Bellver quickly made a name for himself throughout Europe. This was thanks to his creativity, passionate interpretation of the hairdressing craft as well as his groundbreaking shows and performances.
His wife, Marien Vera, was his inseparable life/work companion. Antonio wrote some of the most brilliant pages in the history of Spanish hairdressing, influencing countless stylists of different generations. These featured important English and French colleagues who did not hesitate to open up to him.
“I met Antonio Bellver forty years ago when he was working in Barcelona and sent the images of his collections to Estetica,” explains Roberto Pissimiglia, Publisher EsteticaNetwork. “They were black and white photographs of rare beauty and with absolute avant-garde cuts. The pages of Estetica have always supported his fashion messages. Then I saw Antonio again in Mexico City: the collaboration with him was continuous, friendly and representative of his great visionary ability.”
Rest in peace Antonio, you will remain forever in our hearts.