Born in a tiny village in the romantic Lammermore Hills, south of Edinburgh, Richard Dalton started his haidressing career at the age of 15 working at “Salon Henry” in Morningside.
Winning a prize and scholarship to Vidal Sassoon’s School in London he left for the big city. After graduating from the Academy he worked for “Antoine de Paris”, in Dover Street, London…then went to “French of London” at the Mayfair Hotel. His love of travel and adventure took him to South Africa, sailing to Cape Town where he worked at the Mount Nelson Hotel for a season.
Upon his return to the UK he joined the famed “Dorothy Grey Salon”. In 1973 he joined Glemby International and became a member of the Creative Team, travelling the world teaching, doing the hair for the international fashion shows and photographic sessions. He met his most famous client when she was just 17 and started doing her hair occasionally. In 1981 he became personal hairdresser to HRH Princess Diana, travelling the world with her, and at the same time running his salon in London’s most prestigous Claridges Hotel.
In 1991 he came to the USA as Creative Director for Clairol and hairdresser to Miss America, Caroline Sapp, in NYC. The West coast finally won him over in 1993 when he came to LA as the Fashion Director for Paul Mitchell Systems. Richard Dalton lives in Laguna Beach doing hair fashion photography. He is a spokes-sperson for Samson Hair Restoration and the US Ambassador for Philip Martin’s.
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