Richard Dalton

Richard Dalton

"Princess Diana's Hairdresser"

Topics: Hair

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Born in a tiny village in the romantic Lammermore Hills, south of Edinburgh, Richard Dalton started his hairdressing career at the age of 15 working at “Salon Henry” in Morningside. 

Richard Dalton's Bio

Winning a prize and a 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, traveling the world teaching, doing hair for the international fashion shows and photographic sessions.  He met his most famous client was she was just 17 and started to do her hair occasionally. In 1981 he became the personal hairdresser to HRH Princess Diana, traveling the world with her, and at the same time running his salon in London’s most prestigious Claridges Hotel.

In 1991 he came to the USA as Creative Director of Clairol and the 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 spokesperson for Samson Hair Restoration and the US Ambassador for Philip Martin’s.

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Program Description

  • Bridal work
  • Bridal photoshoots
  • Evening couture styling