Roger Britnell : My Life in Hair Dressing, Modelling, Show Jumping Eventing, and Interior Design.
I had a long and varied creative career. Unfortunately over the years, through changes in circumstances and many house moves, all my best published and commissioned work has been lost. However I have managed to piece together an assortment of what remains.
I trained at Vidal Sassoon and became top Stylist at Crimpers, then went on to be Artistic Director at the following – Robert Fielding, Leonard of Mayfair, Ricci Burns, Neville Daniel, Daniel Hersheson and Richard Ward. I am presently with Neville Hair and Beauty. I have also worked internationally at hair shows and fashion shows including Dior, John Galiano, Cartier, Ralph + Russo and Kenzo.
As a session hairdresser I have had the honour to work with photographers such as Oliverio Toscani, Clive Avedon, David Bailey, John Swannell, Neil Kirk, Gunner Larsen, Bill Ling and Helmut Newton.
As a celebrity hairdresser my clients have included Ann Robinson, Elizabeth Taylor, Sian Phillips, Monica Lewinsky, Kim Cattrall, Natasha Richardson, Raquel Welch, Susannah Constantine, Trinny Woodall, Rowan Atkinson, Matt Hancock and Jensen Button.
I am the creator of the Zig Zag Parting, first premiered on the model Firefly in 1973, and showcased in a double page feature in French Vogue.