Raymond Bessone, Mister Teasie-Weasie


British hairdresser, Raymond Bessone (Peter Carlo Bessone Raymond) (1911 - 1992), known as Mr Teasy-Weasy or Teasie Weasie Raymond, showing his creations on models Janice Cotton (left), Sylvia Broadfoot (centre), and Jane Thomas, 22nd October 1969. (Photo by Terry Disney/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

British hair guru Raymond Bessone became the first celebrity hair stylist by leveraging the post-war desire for glamour and his own innate skill at marketing. His larger-than-life persona and skill with shears made his coiffures the pinnacle of style.

Raymond Bessone, known as Mr. Teasie-Weasie, showing his creations on models Janice Cotton (left), Sylvia Broadfoot (centre), and Jane Thomas, in October 1969. (Photo by Terry Disney/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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