Close
Industry News

Allen Edwards

Web Editor | July 10, 2011 | 8:19 PM
Allen EdwardsHis Work:

His shears went platinum overnight when he snipped Farrah Fawcett's signature layers in the 1970s. Just as powerful but less known: He produced the first hair show to incorporate music, lighting and theatrical effects, along with innovate techniques, such as scrunching, blow curls and taper-shear cutting. The father of the modern hair show also developed one of the first in-house training programs that required year-long assisting, and added spa services before most salon owners ever heard of them.

Why He's Influential: He's coiffed Julianne Moore, Renée Zellweger, Lara Flynn Boyle, Donna Mills and Raquel Welch. He has also made more than 1,000 television appearances, including reality and makeover shows, and acted as spokesperson for Clairol, KMS, Sun Silk and Aveda. Want more? Snatch up his memoir, Shear Force.

Who Influences Him: "I was influenced most by my mentor Jon Peters.  Jon introduced me to techniques that helped me create the signature looks that have shaped my career. Another person who influenced me was Vidal Sassoon-not so much with technique, but with the geometric looks that stimulated my artistic side."

More from Industry News

Industry News Mannequin head from Kris Sorbie NYC
Industry News

Shaking Up The Mannequin Game

Maggie Mulhern | March 15, 2019

"I feel hairdressers don’t always appreciate esthetic when working with mannequin heads," says the iconic Kris Sorbie, famed colorist, stylist and artist. As the Global Artistic Director for Redken, Sorbie has handled many a "head" and decided a couple years ago that it was time to up the mannequin head game.

Industry News Sheila Zaricor-Wilson, president-elect of Intercoiffure America/Canada.
Industry News

Women in Leadership: Sheila Zaricor-Wilson

Michele Musgrove | February 27, 2019

As Intercoiffure prepares for its Spring Atelier, its president elect prepares to take charge. With our Women in Leadership series, we connect with Sheila Zaricor-Wilson, who shares her history, her thoughts and her goals for her tenure.

Industry News Karen Gordon, president of Cosmetologists Chicago, the organization that owns and operates America's Beauty Show.
Industry News

Women in Leadership: Karen Gordon

Michele Musgrove | February 27, 2019

As Cosmetologists Chicago prepares for America's Beauty Show in late March, our Women in Leadership series talks with the newest president of the association, Karen Gordon. In a candid interview, she shares her history, her thoughts and her goals for her tenure ahead.

Load More