1978 - STARTUP
Starts hairdressing apprenticeship with Glemby International salon, Grimsby.
Moves to Manchester to join Pierre Alexandre.
Opportunity of a lifetime.
Heads to London. Starts Vardar Colour Technician training at Vidal Sassoon. Starts Vardar Colour Technician training at Vidal Sassoon.
Taught by the legendary Annie Humphries.
Globe hops to the USA with Sassoon.
First stop, 5th Avenue.
Second stop, Rodeo Drive.
Third stop offered to head up colour department for brand new salon in Boston.
Homesick! Moves back to Manchester as Colour Director for Toni & Guy. Colours Victoria Beckham’s hair.
Craving the metropolitan buzz. Moves from Manchester to Mayfair to the Nicky Clarke salon.
Salon hops to Richard Ward Hair Salon as Senior Technical Director.
Publicist client mentions to Shaun he tells a good story. Encourages him to write a book. I Wanna Be Blonde is published revealing Shaun’s insider tips.
2003 LIGHT BULB MOMENT
Has his light bulb moment for Tangle Teezer.
Starts R&D for which is to become the first professional detangling hair tool.
Tangle Teezer getting ready for market. Remortgages flat to finance launch of TT.2007Showcases on Dragons’ Den. Turned up at Pinewood Studios and turned down by the Dragons’.
2007 - EARLY BUSINESS PLAN A SUCCESS
Second year turns a profit. Introduces Compact Styler and Magic Flowerpot inspired by consumer feedback.
2008 - BOOTS JUMP ON BOARD.
Our first shop window! Seal of commercial approval for the brand.
Sales, both in professional and consumer in the UK show rapid growth. Global market wakes up to the power of TT.
Overwhelmed by positive press. Industry and magazine awards top 14 in total.
Used by session stylists backstage at fashion shows.
Working with Aardman Digital for a Shaun The Sheep online game.
PLAY THE GAME
March 2012 - SALON ELITE
Salon Elite launches exclusively for salon – Shaun hasn’t forgotten his roots!
Drum roll: wins a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation.
July 2012 - AQUA SPLASH
Aqua Splash, the first water-loving detangling hairbrush launches. Another first in innovation.
Tangle Teezer wins CoolBrands status - an eclectic collection of some of the coolest brands in Britain.
Also awarded Harper’s Bazaar Beauty Hot 100 as Best Hair Essential.
Chosen by an independent Expert Council comprised of 40 opinion-formers and style leaders, along with thousands of members of the public. We’re feeling positively chilled!
Bright and punchy, neon coloured Magic Flowerpots launched along with Matty, Muffin and the Hair Fairy! Their story can be read here –
Victoria Beckham tweets to her 5 million followers on Twitter that she thinks Magic Flowerpot is super cute!
The most wanted model-of-the-moment Cara Delevingne pulls a Tangle Teezer out of her bag! Have a watch here:
We hit New York City at the International Beauty Show where top make-up artist Pat McGrath swings by with her entourage to say hello.
Announced as a finalist in the USA for Cosmetic Innovator of The Year Awards for Aqua Splash
A fabulous ending to 2013!
Tangle Teezer charts number 19 in The Sunday Times Fast Track 100 - we're the 19th fastest growing company in the UK!
Shaun P is the cover star for US publication behindthechair.com
We introduce Sugared Almonds in lilac and green as our Summer limited editions.
Purple Dazzle joins our Compact Styler collection
Shaun meets Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace to receive our second Queens Award for International Trade
We win our first National Business Award for Growth Business Award
We were exceptionally proud to win a Supply Chain Excellence Award
We show at Salon International with our biggest stand yet, including the Tangle Teezer bubble car!
Baublelicious joins our chrome collection in Christmas Cracker Packaging
Tangle Teezer does its first ever collaboration with kooky British fashion designer Lulu Guinness and her classic lip print.
We launch our Blow-Styling paddle brush. The newest innovation from Tangle Teezer.
Tangle Teezer has a stand at Manchester’s Pro Hair Live show.
We were thrilled to win our first Sunday Times Style Award for Best Hair Product.
We attend the Hair Expo Show in Sydney Australia.
We launch Candy Floss Summer Limited Edition in an ice cool white and pastel pink on our The Original and Salon Elite!