Cosmoprof Bologna was the venue where the French Stylist received the 2013-2014 AIPP Grand Trophy.
Christophe Gaillet was crowned the absolute winner of the AIPP Grand Trophy 2013-2014. This is the first time that the famous French hairdresser has taken home the most-coveted award in the international hairdressing industry. The AIPP Grand Trophy Award ceremony took place on 6 April at Cosmoprof Worldwide in Bologna, Italy, one of the most important events in the world of beauty. The event was emceed by Roberto Pissimiglia, AIPP President, and by Sergi Bancells, AIPP Secretary General, who welcomed the winner on stage. Christophe Gaillet made a special trip to Bologna to receive the prestigious AIPP Grand Trophy Award.
Christophe was moved and excited: “I am so proud to be here. This trophy is significant for the art of hairdressing because it comes from an absolutely impartial jury and it not linked to any brand name or company. This an award presented before the entire world of hairdressing! Moreover, knowing that one of the finalists was Angelo Seminara, an artist that I hold in the highest esteem, together with Frank Apostolopoulos, Cyrill Hohl and Rustam Mirasov, made it a wonderful surprise that made me feel very proud. This is a moment that fills me with joy and consolidates everything I’ve ever done during by hairdressing career, since I began at the age of 15.”
Thanks to this award, Christophe Gaillet will be inducted in the Hall of Fame of AIPP Grand Trophy winners, where other hairstyling stars from around the world already shine.
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 (Czech 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)