KOSHER CELEBRITY CUTTERS
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.