John Frieda

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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[1] was acquired in 2002 by Kao Corporation, Japan.

Early life[edit]

Frieda was born in London. His father was Isidore Frieda, a salon and property owner,[2] and his mother was Hannah Mary Docherty. He has three siblings, including Nigel Frieda, a music producer, and the owner of Osea Island.[3]

Frieda attended private school,[2] King's School, Harrow,[4] and worked part-time at his father's salon as a high school student. Isidore mentored John and invested in his early ventures.


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.

Personal life[edit]

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.[citation needed] John and Frances together have a daughter, Leyla Luna (born 2005), and a son, Jackson John (born 2007).[citation needed] In 2010, John donated £50,000 to the Conservative Party.[citation needed]


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