The Spanish hairdressing team X-Presion, made up by Jorge Cancer, Jose Almendral and Marco Antonio Restrepo, was crowned absolute champion at the last edition of the AIPP GRAND TROPHY 2009-2010, becoming the youngest hairstylists to win the most coveted award in the hairdressing industry worldwide.
X-Presion won over Desmond Murray (UK) who came in second and Sacha Mascolo-Tarbuck @ Toni&Guy (UK) who took third, so gaining the recognition of the international trade press.
The Award Ceremony was held Sunday April 18th at Cosmoprof Worldwide fairground in Bologna (Italy), inside the exclusive hall of the On Hair Studio. The Ceremony was presented by AIPP President Roberto Pissimiglia, who welcomed on stage the thrilled members of X-Presion accompanied by AIPP General Secretary Sergi Bancells. The three young hairstylists admitted to be very moved and proud to be recognized by the editors of the best professional magazines in the world and shared their philosophy with the audience: “Those who think everything is done are wrong – all things are possible if you keep your dreams alive”.
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)
And now the starting bell for the new edition, AIPP AWARDS 2010-2011! Hundreds of hairdressers around the world are already preparing their dossiers with their spring-summer collections to compete in on of the five categories at their first stage of the prize: Best Commercial Hairstyles, Best Avant-Garde Hairstyles, Best Photography, Best Men’s Hairstyles and Best Video, a category rewarding the best video-clips presenting new trends and collections (max. 3 minutes).
The deadline for receiving the collections is June 30th, 2010.