Tuesday, 13 December 2011

The Beatles' Hairdresser 1967 - 1975

                                                 Leslie Cavendish
Leslie Cavendish - Vidal Sassoon trained stylist and personal hairdresser to The Beatles, was first introduced to Paul McCartney through his then girlfriend Jane Asher, a regular client of his at the Vidal Sassoon salon in the Grosvenor Hotel. After that first meeting in 1967 and for the following four years, he became personal hairdresser to all members of the band and also ran their private 'by appointment only' Apple Hairdressing Salon which was located in the basement of Apple Tailoring Civil and Theatrical at 161 King's Road, working with them right up until they finally split and went their separate ways. Apparently he was summoned to cut their hair just before the infamous Savile Row rooftop gig in 1969, and after their demise continued to cut Paul and Linda McCartney's hair until 1975. Leslie eventually quit hairdressing in the late 1970s and moved abroad, but returned to London and his former profession a couple of years ago. He can now occasionally be found at the Joshua Altback Salon in St John's Wood or alternatively you can contact him to make an appointment/enquiry here - leslie@beatleshairdresser.com

                                                                         IMAGE CREDIT & LINKS
Promotional photograph of Leslie Cavendish taken by John Kelly, courtesy of The Official Archive of Leslie Cavendish - The Beatles' Hairdresser from 1967-1975. You can watch an interview with Leslie filmed in 2013, in which he discusses his time spent with the band here. it's one in a series of four interviews with Leslie on the Rockin The Seams youtube channel, the rest of which can be found here.

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