Dean Tsopanis of BIBA salon in Forrest Hill may have been crowned the 2013 American Crew Face Off Award Winner.

Dean Tsopanis, winner of Australian American Crew Face Off 2013 (left) with model (right)

For the first time, the men’s grooming competition, which began in Australia nine years ago, is going global. Dean will travel to Los Angeles, California to compete in the international Face Off awards on 31st January 2013 to battle it out against winners from eight countries including the UK, USA and Canada.

Tsopanis’ classic and masculine entry impressed the Australian American Crew Face Off 2013 judging panel to win him the coveted title.

“I took my inspiration from images of James Dean and Elvis Presley,” Dean says of his winning entry.

“Their styles are classic, masculine and still cool after all these years. I wanted to create a look that was raw and that something any man could wear. To style the winning look, I used the American Crew Forming Cream to give fullness and texture. It’s simple to use, washes out easily at the end of the day and smells awesome.”

American Crew celebrated the nation’s most talented men’s hair stylists and latest looks in grooming in Melbourne last November, announcing the winner of its 2013 Face Off Competition at a cocktail event held at Docklands.

As part of his prize, Dean will also style shoots for GQ and Culture magazines as well as being featured on the cover of the 2013 American Crew Face Off magazine.

The global winner will win a trip to Madrid, Spain as a guest of American Crew, and will have the opportunity to work backstage at the American Crew 2013 collection show.

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