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, Essex.[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]

From 1977 until 1991, Frieda was married to Scottish pop singer and actress Lulu and together they had a son, actor Jordan Frieda.[5]


  1. ^ John Frieda Professional Hair Care, Inc., 30 May 2008
  2. ^ a b "John Frieda: When I was five I was in hospital for a year. The pain was extreme | Life & Style". 22 June 2010. Archived from the original on 11 February 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2012.
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  4. ^ Shane Watson, Evening Standard (8 November 2002). "At-ease girls, it's John Frieda | London Evening Standard". Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  5. ^ Kennedy-Cairns, Lulu (17 February 2011). Lulu: I Don't Want To Fight. Little, Brown Book Group. ISBN 978-0-7515-4625-5. Retrieved 15 April 2018.

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