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Hair cutting


Mr Teasy-Weasy

Raymond Bessone, aka Mr Teasy-Weasy, was the Nicky Clarke of his day. He had a salon in Mayfair and a list of celebrity clients that made his competitors drool.

Like a true maestro Raymond would pace up and down the salon waiting for a customer to attract his attention. He would then throw his hands in the air, exclaiming, "Madam, can you not see that I am meditating!"

...And they loved it.

Vidal Sassoon began his career as one of Teasy-Weasy's staff and obviously aimed to outstrip his master. In 1956 Diana Dors had caused press hysteria by flying Teasy-Weasy to the USA for a £2,500 shampoo and set. Twelve years later Sassoon flew to the US to give a $5,000 cut to Rosemary's Baby star Mia Farrow.

Teasy-Weasy's fame has endured, and there are references to him in both Monty Python (Sir John 'Teasy-Weasy' Butler conquors K2) and Red Dwarf.

 


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