The Cutting Edge by Leslie Cavendish, the Beatles Hairdresser

The Cutting Edge: The Story of the Beatles’ Hairdresser Who Defined an Era

By Leslie Cavendish
ISBN: 9781846884313
288 pages
£10.49 (RRP £14.99)

My book, The Cutting Edge: The Story of the Beatles’ Hairdresser Who Defined an Era, will be published on 24 August 2017. If you order it before this date, we will send it out as soon as copies are available.

The RRP is £14.99 but costs just £10.49 if you order now via this link.

About the book

The Beatles’ hair changed the world. As their increasingly wild, untamed manes grew, to the horror of parents everywhere, they set off a cultural revolution as the most tangible symbol of the Sixties’ psychedelic dream of peace, love and playful rebellion. At the centre of this epochal change was Leslie Cavendish, hairdresser to the Beatles and designer of the four iconic men’s hairstyles, a brand image as immediately recognizable as the Nike swoosh or the Coca-Cola bottle.

But just how did a fifteen-year-old Jewish school dropout from an undistinguished North London suburb, with no particular artistic talent or showbusiness connections, end up literally at the cutting edge of Sixties’ fashion in just four years? His story – honest, always entertaining and inspiring – parallels the meteoric rise of the Beatles themselves, and is no less astounding.


“A fascinating view of what it was like working for the Beatles at the end of the Sixties.” Ray Connolly, pop culture writer and journalist who published over 50 interviews with the Beatles.

“The best Beatles book for some time.” British Beatles Fan Club Magazine

“Leslie Cavendish wasn’t just the Beatles’ hairdresser, he was one of the few Londoners/Cockneys at the core of the Apple empire. How many people can say they had a seat on the Magical Mystery Tour bus, were inside the Apple building while the Fab Four played on the roof, and drove Paul McCartney across London in a Mini Cooper?” Claudia Elliott

“As Paul McCartney’s hairdresser in the Sixties, Leslie Cavendish was privy to a lot more than split ends. His memoir, deftly written with Neil McNaughton, is a charming, gossipy tale of Beatles, barnets and cultural earthquakes.” Ed Potton

The Cutting Edge: The Story of the Beatles’ Hairdresser Who Defined an Era

my book is published on 24 August 2017

order via this link for just £10.49 (RRP is £14.99) ...

"The best Beatles book for some time." British Beatles Fan Club Magazine

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press cuttings from my time as the beatles hairdresser

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A recent article by Peter Feely

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