|Birth: ||Feb. 14, 1940|
Provincia di Milano
|Death: ||Nov. 21, 2013|
Provincia di Milano
Italian hair stylist,Born in Milan in 1940, he was the son of a barber, Aldo Coppola began to work with his father at twelve, at fifteen he gained the title of Master of Arts at the Unasas Hair Stylist Academy, after studying and training there. He was a child prodigy in the hair-dressing sector, he even won the Italian Championship for Female Hairstyling in spite of its young age.The turning point came in 1961, when the Italian hair stylist invented the first layered cut in an era when square bobs where a must among celebrities. Elvira Leonardi Boyeure, the famous Italian women hairdresser best known as Biki, noticed the talent of the young Aldo Coppola and introduced him to the magic world of catwalks and models. He debuted on the runways of Florence, during a fashion show at Palazzo Pitti, and his haircuts and style caught the eye of the international public, whose focus went from the dresses to the combings.In 1965, after having started a successful collaboration with the magazine Vogue, just one of the many agreements he had signed for international fashion magazines, Aldo Coppola, in partnership with his brother, opened his first salon in Milan. Being always a step ahead of the contemporary fashion and trends, the Italian hair stylist soon understood find the way to leave his mark on Italian fashion and hair styling history. Noticing how his clients' cuts were always perfect besides being under particular conditions, he started to work with the only help of his hands and scissors, leaving aside driers and classic curlers.
Aldo was taking a big risk, but it was that same risk that brought him to success. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, was his motto. He undoubtedly liked to risk, and like to win too. This revolutionary method brought to his salon more and more clients, so that he was almost obligated to open new salons, first in Milan than Rome, Parma, and many towns all over the country, and soon to spread its creative flair all over the world. In 1986, thanks to the help of his son Aldo Jr., Aldo Coppola became a franchising brand, with boutiques and Beauty Ateliers (the new conceptual salon developed in collaboration with the famous interior designer Philippe Starck) present all over the globe, from Montecarlo to Moscow, from Japan to Korea.During his career, the international famous brand L'Oreal has held an important role. The collaboration between the Italian creative hairstylist and the French beauty care firm started in the 80's, and brought to big results such as the show that Aldo Coppola still holds for L'Oreal, the calendars or the books published under their names, a real icon and example of style. Apart from the French brand, Aldo Coppola worked side by side with the most important names of the Italian, and international, fashion system. From Moschino to Krizia, from Versace to Armani, every famous Italian maison wants Aldo Coppola's personal touch to create real piece of arts with the hair of their models.Hair stylist. The definition fits him perfectly. Aldo Coppola "dresses" people through their hair. New trends and tendencies, innovative techniques, revolutionary methods are what has brought Aldo Coppola to became a leader name among the hair styling sector. The Italian coiffeur represents the made-in-Italy all over the world through its particular haircuts and combings, appreciated by the most popular celebrities as well as the common people who are now getting used to go to his salons.
Inventions like the layered bob, the spiral hair curlers and many hair's care products are just some of the marks that the Italian hairstylist has left in the worldwide panorama. Aldo Coppola has also wanted to share his abilities and professional know-how and has choose to form and train young Italian hairstylists. The Professional research academy founded in 1995 gives the possibility to young talents of the hairstyling from all over the world to learn his techniques, to train on his haircuts and to take their cues from the work of the Italian master of hair-art. Aldo Coppola's schools can be found all over the country, and even the world, given the presence of the Professional research academy even in Moscow, for example.The trademark of Aldo Coppola is worldwide recognized as a symbol of creativity, professionalism and young talent. It is like a signature at the bottom of a painting, every haircut born under the Aldo Coppola's name being as beautiful, innovative and precious as a work of art.
cause of death: prostate cancer
Created by: Oscar in Italy
Record added: Nov 21, 2013
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