Jul 10, 2009

Legendary Hairdressers vol 1

Within every era and industry there are masters, innovators and pioneers who leave legacies, here are the first to set the stage in the hairdressing world.

Alexandre de Paris (1922-2008) Paris’ most famous hairdresser, he ruled the runways of the French haute couture beginning in the 1950’s with his incredible upstyles (updo’s) and shapes, and his techniques are taught in cosmetology schools and done in salons around the world. He’s list of clients included Elizabeth Taylor, Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn, Princess Grace, Maria Callas, Sophia Lauren, and Mrs. Wallis Simpson the Duchess of Windsor, Alexandre de Paris will remain a legend in the art of the true sense of the meaning of hairdressing.






















Kenneth (or Mr. Kenneth) elevated salon hairdressing to a new level by creating the House of Kenneth in New York in 1962, which quickly became a haven for members of New York society. He created service that was lavish and it was the IT place to go to for socialites, senator’s wives and celebrities, including Marilyn Monroe and Jacqueline Kennedy, for whom he created the famous (and often imitated) bouffant.



















Vidal Sassoon needs little introduction except to say that he revolutionized the way hair is cut and how haircutting is learned around the globe. We hold in the highest regard for his vision, extraordinary talent and contribution to the craft, creating everlasting cuts such as the pixie on Mia Farrow or the geometric bob’s, which are all to date the most requested shapes worldwide for the past 4-5 decades.



















4 comments:

  1. the masters , you picked the best to feature in vol1,,

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  2. did not know about kennith so cool , i love legends

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  3. it truly is unbelieveable when you look at the masters of a craft and their body of work,
    can't wait till vol2 msK

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