KOSHER CELEBRITY CUT­TERS

The Jewish Chronicle - - LIFE -

Larry Geller was Elvis Pres­ley’s per­sonal hair­dresser, from 1964 un­til he styled the star’s hair for his fu­neral in 1977. Geller was also Pres­ley’s friend and con­fi­dante, shar­ing spir­i­tual and new age ideas with him, in­clud­ing Kab­balah.

Vi­dal Sas­soon was the ul­ti­mate celebrity stylist in the 1960s, cre­at­ing the geo­met­ric bob for de­signer Mary Quant, that was copied ev­ery­where. In 1968 film di­rec­tor Ro­man Polan­ski paid him $5,000 to cut off Mia Far­row’s long hair in front of re­porters for Rose­mary’s Baby.

John Frieda’s grand­fa­ther fled a pogrom in Poland and opened a bar­ber’s salon in Fleet Street. His grand­son be­came the world’s most fa­mous stylist in the 1970s and 80s, with celebrity clients in­clud­ing Jac­que­line Onas­sis, Glenn Close, Brooke Shields and Joanna Lum­ley. He also im­proved many Jewish women’s lives with the in­ven­tion of Frizz-Eze.

Lee Stafford, went from cut­ting hair in Es­sex to a West End salon, af­ter be­ing named Men’s Bri­tish Hair­dresser of the Year in 1997. He boasts celebrity clients in­clud­ing Avril Lav­i­gne and the Rolling Stones, and for the 2007 BBC tele­vi­sion se­ries

Celebrity Scis­sorhands he trained celebri­ties such as Ta­mara Beck­with and 1980s pop star Steve Strange to wield scis­sors and brush. Al­though he’s known for wear­ing a large cru­ci­fix, Stafford has a Jewish mum.

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