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TONI&GUY's Chie Sato Crowned Queen of the AIPP

Friday, 27 March 2015 17:40

Chie Sato has been crowned absolute winner at XVIII edition of the AIPP Grand Trophy at the award ceremony held on Sunday, March 22th at Cosmoprof Worldwide 2015 in Bologna, Italy.


The presentation was made by Roberto Pissimiglia, AIPP President, who welcomed on stage the winner, accompanied by Toni Mascolo, Founder and CEO of TONI&GUY, who was present during the ceremony and was very proud to participate in Chie’s success.

Chie Sato admitted to being very moved and proud to be recognized by the editors of the best professional magazines in the world and shared her excitement with the audience. An incredibly gifted member of the TONI&GUY International Artistic Team, Chie Sato began working in the hairdressing industry 14 years ago. Originally trained in Tokyo, Chie joined the TONI&GUY family 10 years ago and remains an integral part of the team.

Chie is renowned for her creative ability and was crowned ‘Avant-garde Hairdresser of the Year 2014/15’ at the British Hairdressing Awards. Her individuality and imaginative approach to session hair pushes the boundaries and positions her as a leading member of the TONI&GUY Session Team at London Fashion Week. Chie’s session hair talent is recognised by many designers and she remains a regular request for shows each season. 

With this sought-after acknowledgement Chie Sato joins the Hall of Fame of the AIPP Grand Trophy winners on which shine the names of the best hairstylists in the world:

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)


Hundreds of hairdressers around the world are already preparing their dossiers with their spring-summer collections to compete in one of the five categories at the AIPP AWARDS 2015-2016: Best Commercial Hairstyles, Best Avant-Garde Hairstyles, Best Photography, Best Men's Hairstyles and Best Video.

The deadline for receiving the collections is June 30th, 2015.

  • TONI&GUY's Chie Sato Crowned Queen of the AIPP

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  • Hair: Chie Sato @ TONI&GUY

  • Hair: Chie Sato @ TONI&GUY


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