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Hairdresser Geoffrey from Shipston worked alongside the greats like Vidal Sassoon





GEOFFREY Cox celebrated 50 years of hairdressing in Shipston this week during a career that has seen him stand shoulder-to-shoulder at international competitions with the greats like Vidal Sassoon.

Geoffrey’s father paid 100 guineas (£105) to help his son become a hairdresser at the age of 15. He trained at Helena Ladd hairdressers in Sheep Street, Stratford, under the tutorship of the late Francis Prentice.

Hairdresser Geoffrey Cox celebrated 50 years in business having established Head Hunters Unisex Coiffure with his wife, Joan, pictured left, in 1974. Also pictured are his daughter Caroline and hairdresser Tracey Cook, who has been with them 26 years. Photo: Mark Williamson
Hairdresser Geoffrey Cox celebrated 50 years in business having established Head Hunters Unisex Coiffure with his wife, Joan, pictured left, in 1974. Also pictured are his daughter Caroline and hairdresser Tracey Cook, who has been with them 26 years.                                                                                                                                                    Photo: Mark Williamson

“My father thought I was going to be a gent’s hairdresser, but I said didn’t want to do that – I enjoyed the ladies’ hairdressing instead,” Geoffrey told the Herald. “I became very good and was a British junior champion and eventually worked at Peter Webb in Solihull and I got to work alongside Vidal Sassoon on stage at international trade shows in London.



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