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Re: Master Hairdressers
« Reply #54 on: Tuesday 18 October 16 11:02 BST (UK) »
Thank you for this thread.  I've learn't alot more from this thread then I have by google when researching my family of hairdressers.  I have generations of Hairdressers in my family going back to the 1841 census. My gggg grandfather was listed as a hairdresser and that continues down most of the subsequent sons (grandfathers and uncles) until it reaches my grandad.  They were all hairdressers in London in Bethnal Green and Whitechapel.  The census has them living at Bethnal Green Road on the 1841 census through to the 1861 as hairdressers and some of the sons going to Great Yarmouth to be a hairdressers Assistants and boarding there.  The hairdresser theme continues after my grandad by my sister who is a hairdresser and I am a dog groomer (still use scissors.! lol) I would love to find out more infomation about them and what they actually did as part of their job. 

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Re: Master Hairdressers
« Reply #55 on: Tuesday 18 October 16 11:46 BST (UK) »
Wow this thread is fascinating. I too have a hairdresser ancestor, my ggg grandfather William Brumfitt (1815-1890). His marriage in 1835 states he was a hairdresser as does the 1841 census. By 1851 he was a Master hairdresser and Beer Seller. He owned a pub which he sold in 1879. He gave up his hair dressing business to enter politics and I found an exert about him in the following book which states he was a barber.

TRANSACTIONS OF THE HISTORIC SOCIETY OF LANCASHIRE AND CHESHIRE FOR THE YEAR 1955 VOLUME 107
 
POLITICS IN FAMINE-STRICKEN PRESTON AN EXAMINATION OF LIBERAL PARTY MANAGEMENT, 1861-65 BY H. A. TAYLOR, M.A. Read 15 September 1955
 
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William Brumfitt born in 1814 began as a barber in Old Hall Street, Liverpool, and gained through the conversation of his customers a remarkable grasp of political affairs, so much so that he gave up a good business in 1852 to become Liberal agent in Liverpool. Following the elections of the same year, he conducted petitions against the two Tory members returned and unseated them both. He retired in 1876 after twenty years as Liberal agent for Liverpool and South-West Lancashire, having made a name for himself in the registration courts opposite R. Bennett the Tory lawyer, but their protracted legal battles never impaired a deep personal friendship between them.

And his obituary:

Liverpool Mercury
15 April 1890
 
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The late Mr W Brumfitt After a lingering illness, Mr William Brumfitt, well known in Liverpool political circles for about a quarter of a century, died yesterday at his residence, Hatton-hill, Ford, in the 76th year of his age. Deceased was for more than 20 years the Liberal agent for Liverpool and South-west Lancashire, and on his retirement, a good many years ago, he was succeeded in office by Mr J McComb. Mr Brumfitt did good service during his official career to the Liberal party, and his work in the registration courts (when the late Mr R Bennett represented the Conservative interests) was of a highly valuable character in view of the important points which were then being almost continually raised. He deservedly had the confidence of the members of the political party whose interests were placed in his hands, and on his retirement a presentation was made to him, which emphasised the high esteem and confidence he had secured by able and faithful services. The interment takes place at Anfield Cemetery on Thursday afternoon.
Armitage, Atherton, Barton, Beck, Bradshaw, Brumfitt, Chetwin, Conalty, Connolly, Connor(s), Davidson, Hilton, Hoey, Johnson, Jones, Knight, Lester, McDonald, Molyneux, Morris, Pownall, Rushton, Spark, Stanley, Tunstall, Welsby, West, Wharton, Williams, Wilson, Windridge, Windstandley

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Re: Master Hairdressers
« Reply #56 on: Saturday 10 June 17 08:54 BST (UK) »
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Yes, I have a Grandfather who is listed on 1901 census as a Master Hairdresser.



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Re: Master Hairdressers
« Reply #57 on: Sunday 24 September 17 14:32 BST (UK) »
Thanks for this thread. I also have a hairdresser ancestor, Barnabas Harris who seems to have worked in Salisbury from the late 1700's until about 1840. His place of work also seems to have been his home.
I found a short video online- "The hairdresser in history" by Dr Sean Williams, uni of Sheffield, which is quite interesting on the subject.

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Re: Master Hairdressers
« Reply #58 on: Sunday 24 September 17 16:15 BST (UK) »
My training was in London and I achieved Master Craftman status and  spent many years traveling the world competing for the UK (as well as running a business).

My mother also a Master craftsman, was trained by Raymond Bessone ( known as Teasy Weasy and  Britain's first celebrity hairdresser) he had a salon in Soho, he also trained people like Vidal Sassoon and I remember both of them very well as both along with their families spent time at our home over the years.

However there is no hairstylists prior to my mother in my ancestry, my mothers God mother was one as was her husband, so I think my mothers inspiration was from them.

The Hairdressers Journal was THE magazine which was/is a source of information for the industry, anyone who was/is anyone in the industry will be in that and it has been in print monthly for at least 100yrs so if you can find out where they are archived that will be a good sources
Leicestershire:Chamberlain, Dakin, Wilkinson, Moss, Cook, Welland, Dobson, Roper,Palfreman, Squires, Hames, Goddard, Topliss, Twells,Bacon.
Northamps:Sykes, Harris, Rice,Knowles.
Rutland:Clements, Dalby, Osbourne, Durance, Smith,Christian, Royce, Richardson,Oakham, Dewey,Newbold,Cox,Chamberlaine,Brow, Cooper, Bloodworth,Clarke
Durham/Yorks:Woodend, Watson,Parker, Dowser
Suffolk/Norfolk:Groom, Coleman, Kemp, Barnard, Alden,Blomfield,Smith,Howes,Knight,Kett,Fryston
Lincolnshire:Clements, Woodend