|Pierre Alexandre celebrates 50 years of Hairdressing
Pierre Alexandre celebrates 50 years of hairdressing
Pierre Alexandre interviewed by Emma Roberts
Preparation for the event's Hair Show
Standing behind the shoulders of giants:
They say that behind every great star of stage and screen is an even greater hairdresser. And for 50 years, Pierre Alexandre has been that stylist - standing behind a galaxy of celebrity clients that include The Beatles, David Bowie, Rod Stewart, Take That, Andy Williams, Honor Blackman, Eartha Kitt and Elizabeth Taylor.
Recently, at his luxurious King Street salon in Manchester, it was Pierre's turn to step into the limelight at a lavish party to celebrate half a century of success.
Now hairdressing royalty, Pierre's accolades include inventing the foils used for highlighting, pioneering the concept of unisex hairdressing and designing the 'Intercut' made famous by Jason Donovan in the 80s.
During a captivating interview, Pierre also shared tales from his career - from his high profile clients and TV roles, to introducing Lulu to John Frieda and giving Patrick Cameron his first job in UK.
Joined by special guests, including Joan Stapley Director of UKHairdressers.com and TV personalities, Pierre showed no signs of slowing down - even after 50 years.
Joan Stapley Director UKHairdressers.com congratulates Pierre at the event
Models from Pierre's Hair Show
Pierre Alexandre pays tribute to Vidal Sassoon
Vidal was an inspiration to millions of hairdressers around the world – and I’m proud to say I was one of them. The first and only time we met was in 1971, after he’d invited me to the opening party of his new salon in King Street, Manchester – along with two models that had featured in an article about my new bob cuts in the Manchester Evening News. Always generous and ever the professional, Vidal congratulated me on my two cuts, which meant a lot.
From then on, he inspired me to go on to greater things and helped to give me the courage I needed to achieve some truly special moments during my life and career.
I will miss him, and wish his family my heartfelt condolences and long life. Now in an even better place, Vidal has left a lasting impression on the hairdressing industry, and in the hearts of all who knew him.
Pierre Alexandre, his family and his staff