John Frieda (born Alan Howard Frieda, 9 July 1951) is a British celebrity hairstylist and founder of hair salon and hair product businesses. The hair product business was acquired in 2002 by Kao Corporation, Japan.
Frieda was born in London. His father was Isidore Frieda, a salon and property owner, and his mother was Hannah Mary Docherty. He has three siblings, including Nigel Frieda, a music producer, and the owner of Osea Island.
In 1988 at the age of 37, Frieda moved to the United States (New York) for 12 years and collaborated with Gail Federici to create different hair products for blondes and brunettes and the Frizz Ease products.
John was married to the Scottish singer Lulu, with whom he had a son, the actor Jordan Frieda in 1977. He now lives with Frances Avery Agnelli née Howe (born 1965), an Anglo-American architect and the widow of Fiat heir, Giovanni Alberto Agnelli (son of the Italian entrepreneur and politician, Umberto Agnelli). Frances has a daughter from her marriage to Giovanni, Virginia Asia Agnelli. John and Frances together have a daughter, Leyla Luna (born 2005), and a son, Jackson John (born 2007). In 2010, John donated £50,000 to the Conservative Party.
- John Frieda Professional Hair Care, Inc. bized.co.uk, May 30, 2008
- "John Frieda: When I was five I was in hospital for a year. The pain was extreme | Life & Style". Thisislondon.co.uk. 2010-06-22. Retrieved 2012-02-04.
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