What Do Coco Chanel, Freddie Mercury, and Victoria’s Secret Have In Common? Edward Tricomi

by Charles Manning

Edward Tricomi, co-founder and master stylist of the world-famous Warren Tricomi Salon, has had quite a spectacular career, working with everyone from Coco Chanel, to Salvador Dalí, to Freddie Mercury. The Daily caught up with him on the set of our latest cover shoot for a leisurely walk down memory lane. Here’s the tea!

How was your New Year?
New Years was great. I spent it with Paul McCartney in St Bart’s. I was with my friend [chef and restauranteur] Jean-Georges and we rented a house in St Bart’s, which we do every year. All we did was eat and go to the beach. I met Paul back in the ’60s and I’m a musician, so we had a lot to talk about.

You didn’t always want to be a hair stylist then?
I became a hair stylist quite by accident, in a sense. My sister was a hairdresser, and to earn extra money when I was 18 or 19 years old I worked in her shop. I was really good at it. Then I moved to New York City and then I worked at a salon called Cineandre and that was like the Studio 54 of [salons]. It was from there that I started my career with Irving Penn and Avedon and American Vogue, which were the first shoots I ever did in my life, and after that my career just took off like a rocket ship.

 

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First Salon 1969

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