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Gardiner, Evelyn Grace Rochfort [Eve] (1913–1992), beautician, was born on 14 November 1913 at Garfield, Albert Road, Clevedon, Somerset, the daughter of Edward Cecil Gardiner and his wife, Dorothy Frances Elizabeth, née Rochfort. She wanted to study art at the Slade School, but her father's finances had suffered during the depression and he could not afford to pay her fees, so she became a hairdresser and qualified while working at a hair and beauty salon in ...

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Harman, Edmund (c. 1509–1577), barber, was born in Ipswich, the second son of Robert Harman, and of merchant stock. In 1530 he became free of the Barbers' Company and able to practise in the City. Although the trade was a manual one and of low social standing, not normally offering great rewards, in ...

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Moor, Thomas (b. 1648/9, d. in or after 1713), religious controversialist and barber, was born to unknown parents, and brought up by his grandfather, who wanted him to be a lawyer, and sent him to Abingdon School, Berkshire. Moor wanted to be a barber, and he was apprenticed to his uncle by marriage, a barber in ...

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Penlez, Bosavern (1726–1749), wigmaker and convicted rioter, was born near Exeter. His father was a native of Jersey, and was purportedly educated at Oxford University, although details of his time there have not been found. After Oxford, Penlez's father took holy orders and secured a small preferment near ...

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Sassoon, Vidal (1928–2012), hairdresser, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, was born on 17 January 1928 at 101 Shepherd's Bush Road, Hammersmith, London, the son of Jack Sassoon, a carpet dealer, originally from Salonika, Greece, and his East End-born wife, Betty, née Belinsky (1900–1997), both Sephardic Jews. After his parents' separation in 1931 his mother found it difficult to bring up ...

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Todd, Sweeney [called the Demon Barber of Fleet Street] (supp. fl. 1784), legendary murderer and barber, may have his source in a murder reported in the London Chronicle of 2 December 1784. It related that a 'Journeyman Barber that lives near Hyde Park...