John worked his way up from being a junior for legendary stylist Leonard to opening a flagship salon in 1975 on New Cavendish Street. The styling products John sold to personal clients had already earned a cult following. But in 1988 John Frieda launched the very first premium professional hair care range to the masses, exclusively at Boots.
In 1990, after teaming up professionally with Gail Federici (formerly the Vice President of Advertising and Marketing at Conair), John Frieda’s Frizz-Ease line debuted in the USA and the rest is hairstyling history. In September 2002, the John Frieda product empire was sold to the Japanese Kao Corporation, one of the most innovative and technically advanced companies in the world.
John is the co-founder of Great Ormond Street – HAIRraising appeal, a fundraising collaboration that hairdressers around the country took part in to raise money for a new Respiratory Unit, which opened in 2017.
We inspire and empower girls from the least advantaged communities by connecting them with a mentor and a network of professional female role models.
Charly Young, Founder of The Girls Network
An organisation passionate about providing innovative, high quality career development so ALL young people make smart career decisions and become work-ready.
Jenny Connick, Managing Partner of Talentino
London-based charity pioneering the use of professional coaching in prisons to tackle violence, promote rehabilitation and reduce re-offending.
Baillie Aaron, Founder of Spark Inside
Best Beginnings is a charity working to give every child in the UK the best start in life.Working to give every baby in the UK the healthiest start in life.
Alison Baum, CEO of Best Beginnings
Grow Movement unlocks the potential of entrepreneurs in Uganda, Rwanda and Malawi by matching them with volunteer business consultants from around the world.
Claire Jenkins, CEO of Grow Movement
GlobalGiving connects nonprofits, donors, and companies in nearly every country around the world. We help local nonprofits access the funding, tools, training, and support they need to become more effective.
Eleanor Harrison, CEO of GlobalGiving
A highly effective leadership development opportunity for teachers. Lead inspiring teacher training in places where teachers receive little or no training.
Simon Graffy, Director of LRTT
Yes Futures specialises in extra-curricular personal development programmes, improving young people’s confidence, resilience and access to successful futures.
Sarah Wallbank, Founder of Yes Futures
We’re creating thriving schools at the centre of thriving communities. We help schools generate extra income by letting out their facilities to local community groups.
At Special iApps, we develop educational apps for children with special educational needs, including autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, hearing impairment and other learning disabilities.
Beverley Dean, Founder of Special iApps
Take control of your finances. We provide independent personal money advice for the real world.
Lee Healey, founder of IncomeMax, met with John Frieda.
We make plastic free body care for kids; in so doing we make bath time more sustainable through reduced plastic consumption, CO2 consumption, and ethical sourcing and production.
Kate Tilbury, Co-Founder, Rowdy Kind
Our vision is for an Ireland where everyone’s life is enriched by high-quality live music, delivered with their needs in mind, whatever their situation.
Grainne Hope, General Manager, Kids Classics CLG
From Babies with Love is the baby brand that donates 100% of its profits to orphaned and abandoned children.
Cecilia Crossley, Founding Director, From Babies With Love
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