It Shouldn't Happen to a Hairdresser
Celebrity Tales from My Crimping Days

By Steven Smith
October 2011
Book Guild
ISBN: 9781846246319
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
256 pages, Illustrated
$22.50 Paper original

It Shouldn’t Happen to a Hairdresser follows the life of Steven Smith, who rose to fame in the late nineties with his own column in the Sun newspaper and regular appearances on television, notably GMTV, where he transformed Lorraine Kelly into Elizabeth Taylor. The often-hilarious autobiography is also tinged with sadness. It charts the lives of three inseparable young friends, known as Brighton’s “bright young things” as no party was complete without them: award-winning actress Denise Welch, celebrity interviewer and Daily Mail journalist, Lester Middlehurst, and author Steven Smith, following them through three decades of friendship.

Steven lets you in on the secrets of hairdressing, with candid tales of the stars he has worked on. He takes you from his misery as a teenage boy in Surbiton, where a male pop star seduced him at the age of 16, to his blissful life in Brighton, where he first met Denise and Lester, then over to America, where he worked in Beverly Hills. He reveals how to survive as a celebrity hairdresser and, and if you want a glimpse of the real Denise Welch, there’s no one who knows her better.


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