Philip Kingsley


We were so sad to learn of the passing of Philip Kingsley, haircare pioneer and industry legend.


Philip was an internationally renowned trichologist, the world’s leading authority on hair and scalp health. Dubbed the ‘Hair Guru’ by the New York Times, the ‘Hair Wizard’ by Vogue and the ‘Hair Doctor’ by the Sunday Times, he was the man who coined the phrase ‘bad hair day’. He treated countless celebrity clients including Sir Laurence Olivier, Cate Blanchett, Eva Herzigova, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sienna Miller, Jane Fonda, Victoria Beckham, and many members of the royal family. He wrote four books on hair care, and for ten years, he penned an immensely popular hair advice column in London’s Sunday Times Style magazine.

Working tirelessly to research female hair loss at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, Philip developed products to suit the needs of people undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy. He also set up regular donations to the breast cancer charity Look Good Feel Better, as well as the Royal Marsden Hospital for Cancer Research. Even at the age of 86, Philip was still working tirelessly to revolutionise the hair care market, and to bring reassurance and satisfaction to clients all over the world.

Philip Kingsley, 1930-2016

Philip Kingsley, 1930-2016