John Frieda (born Alan Howard Frieda, 9 July 1951) is a British celebrity hairstylist and founder of hair salon and hair product businesses. The hair product business was acquired in 2002 by Kao Corporation, Japan.
Frieda was born in London. His father was Isidore Frieda, a salon and property owner, and his mother was Hannah Mary Docherty. He has three siblings, including Nigel Frieda, a music producer, and the owner of Osea Island, Essex.
Frieda attended private school, King's School, Harrow, and worked part-time at his father's salon as a high school student. Isidore mentored John and invested in his early ventures.
In 1988 at the age of 37, Frieda moved to the United States (New York) for 12 years and collaborated with Gail Federici to create different hair products for blondes and brunettes and the Frizz Ease products.