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National Federation of Hairdressers
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On April 22 1964, the President of The National Federation of Hairdressers offered a free haircut to the next No. 1 group in the UK pop charts. He said the Stones “are the worst, one of them looks as if he’s got a feather duster on his head.”
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From the NHBF site:
The NHF was formed in 1942 when the National Federation of Hairdressers and the Northern Counties Hairdressers’ Federation merged. 

In January 1958, the London and Provincial Hairdressers’ Association also became part of the NHF. This meant that the NHF became the UK’s largest salon trade association. 

In October 2018, the NHF unveiled a new sister trade association, the National Beauty Federation (NBF) and became known as the NHF/NBF. This move built on the organisation’s long-established links with the UK beauty industry. In 2019, Members agreed that the NHF/NBF should become the NHBF, standing for the National Hair & Beauty Federation. 

The NHBF now has over 5,000 Members including hair salons, beauty salons, barbershops and self-employed chair, space and room renters. It is the UK’s largest trade body for the hair, beauty and barbering industries.

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  1. Hi Larry. Not a problem, I thought that was ‘fair use’. I reckon I took the photographs from the internet, eventually, where there’s plenty of them, and not from the Bonis’ books, which I proudly have.

    <Especially since you haven’t even bothered to credit the photographer this is unacceptable.
    Aren´t they watermarked after all?

    I'm taking donations (which is always a voluntary thing, as anybody can still access the same site's contents without paying)

    Please let me know the pages those pictures are featured (please provide links) and I'll remove them right away.

    • The three photographs of Keith cutting Charlie’s hair are photographs by Bob Bonis, taken backstage before the Stones appearance on the Hullabaloo TV show, November 11, 1965, aired on November 15. © Bob Bonis Archive.

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