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List of famous hairdressers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top hairdressers in the world? This includes the most prominent hairdressers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable hairdressers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic hairdressers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned hairdressers.

Examples of famous hair stylists include Jheri Redding and Vidal Sassoon. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known hairdressers to the lesser known hairdressers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the hairdresser field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous hairdressers ever?" and "What are the names of famous hairdressers?" then you're in the right place. 
Divine is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Hairdressers
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Harris Glenn Milstead, also known by his stage name Divine, was an American actor, singer and drag queen. Associated with independent filmmaker John Waters, he was a character actor, usually performing female roles in cinematic and theatrical appearances, and adopted a female drag persona for his ...more

Age: Died at 43 (1945-1988)

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Profession: Hairdresser, Drag queen, Screenwriter, Actor, Singer, + more

Credits: Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, Polyester, Female Trouble

Also Ranked

#5 on The Greatest LA Drag Queens

#5 on The Greatest Camp Drag Queens

#7 on The Greatest Trans, Bear, And Straight Drag Queens

#14 on The Greatest Blonde Drag Queens

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Vidal Sassoon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Hairdressers
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Vidal Sassoon, CBE was a British hairdresser, businessman, and philanthropist. He is credited with creating a simple geometric, "Bauhaus-inspired" hair style, also called the wedge bob. Establishing himself in the US in 1965, he opened the first chain of worldwide hairstyling salons, complemented by ...more

Age: Died at 84 (1928-2012)

Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Profession: Hairdresser, Businessperson, Philanthropist

Credits: Vidal Sassoon The Movie

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Sid James is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Hairdressers
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Sid James was a South African-born English actor and comedian. Appearing in British films from 1947, he was cast in numerous small and supporting roles into the 1960s. His profile was raised as Tony Hancock's co-star in Hancock's Half Hour, which ran on television from 1956 until 1960, and then he ...more

Age: Died at 63 (1913-1976)

Birthplace: Hillbrow, South Africa

Profession: Hairdresser, Comedian, Actor

Credits: The Lavender Hill Mob, The 39 Steps, Carry On Cleo, Carry On Camping, Carry On... Up the Khyber, + more

Also Ranked

#59 on The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of all Time

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Jon Peters is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Hairdressers
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Jon Peters is an American movie producer. ...more

Age: 70

Birthplace: Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Hairdresser, Television producer, Film Producer

Credits: Batman, Superman Returns, The Witches of Eastwick, Ali, Wild Wild West, + more

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