Posted by on Nov 4, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 4 comments

Martin Parsons Loved Hair Educator RIP - 2019

Photos: Roberto Ligresti. Collage

Martin Parsons, a loved hair educator, passed away on October 21, 2019. RiP. The Canadian hairdresser was famous for his ageless long hair designs, bridal hair, and his fast updos he wowed audiences with on the hair stages of the world. He made complicated beautiful updos look so easy to do. Here are three:
Left: Sophisticated Wave half up/half down with a high front … Center: Side Sweep Tumble, half up in four sections… Right; Layers of “lace” airy and dramatic, same sized triangle sections gathered together and draped in a swirling motion, each laced section pinned over another laced section. His videos and books live on …

Hair: Martin Parons, Toronto, Canada … Makeup: David Maderich for MAC … Photos: Roberto Ligresti


  1. Jan 7, 2024

    I met him in Orlando at a hair show. He was a kind and down-to-earth gentleman. I am sad to hear of his passing. He was one of a kind!

    • Jan 10, 2024

      Yes, he was a kind down to earth gentleman. Sad he passed. Thank you for posting.

  2. Nov 4, 2019

    So sad. What a wonderful man.

  3. Nov 4, 2019

    He will be missed.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.