Norman Bagnall
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Industry Mourns Hot Hair Founder Norman Bagnall

by hjiadmin / last updated October 19, 2021

Norman Bagnall, founder of Hot Hair and veteran of L’Oréal Paris and Vidal Sassoon sadly passed away on 28 September 2021.

The industry icon started his career as an apprentice hairdresser in Wanstead, Essex, before joining L’Oréal Paris as a sales representative. For several years, Norman also compered the L’Oréal Colour Trophy, the country’s leading hairdressing competition. Norman then moved on to Vidal Sassoon, where he managed the hairdressing school in Davies Mews, London and was also involved in the launch of the Sassoon Hair Products.

Norman went on to open Hot Hair at Hyper Hyper in Kensington, selling high fashion wigs, extensions, and hair pieces. Norman built the business up to become one of the market leaders, before eventually selling it to Daxbourne International, where he worked until he retired.

Norman spent his retirement helping chemotherapy patients who needed advice on wigs to wear during their treatment. Norman’s understanding and concern to ensure his clients wore the right wigs helped many women to regain their confidence during a traumatic time.

Norman spent his retirement helping women undergoing chemotherapy regain their self-confidence by finding them good wigs, aided by his understanding and concern.

His wife and two daughters were very proud of his commitment to the industry. He will sadly be missed by his family and many in the industry.

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