With a client list that reads like the Oscar’s guest list, Pierre Alexandre is no stranger to A-list style. Pioneering the concept of unisex hairdressing, Pierre made his name in the 60s, styling stars such as The Beatles, David Bowie, Take That, Rod Stewart, Andy Williams, Eartha Kitt and Elizabeth Taylor. He’s even credited with invented highlighting foils, and styles ranging from the power and halo looks, to the famous Jason Donovan ‘Intercut’ of the 80s.
In 2000, Pierre took a back seat due to ill health. But now he’s back behind the chair doing what he does best – translating his passion for style into a new collection. Inspired by the eagerly anticipated 2012 movie ‘The Great Gatsby’, Pierre has always been one step ahead and is the first to create a collection influenced by the film.
Quite literally making waves the world over for 50 years himself, Pierre Alexandre predicts the Water Waves and Long hair Waves done with new electric tool such as the Wand will be making a splash all over again for the 2012/13 seasons – a style reflected in the Gatsby Collection.
With a touch of old-Hollywood glamour, the suite of styles is set to make a stylish statement for both men and women. For women, the look is highly feminine and romantic. Whilst for men, there are distinctive waves and Tony Curtis-style quiffs for that retro appeal. Designed to celebrate Pierre’s 50 years as a hairdressing superstar, the Gatsby Collection is warm, striking and guaranteed to turn heads.
Swiss-born with his heart in the UK, the Pierre Alexandre flagship salon can be found on Manchester’s King Street West . So take a trip down the red carpet and discover a personal collection that’s been 50 years in the making.