Posts Tagged ‘Keith Wainwright’

Toyah At Home: Keith At Smile

May 10th, 2024

Last Saturday’s Toyah At Home (May episode) was a very special edition, with Toyah paying a lovely tribute to Keith Wainwright – aka Keith at Smile – the man who created some of Toyah’s most iconic hairstyles. The episode also featured a new photo montage video for Street Creature, live from Hammersmith Odeon.

A new episode of Toyah At Home for the first Saturday of the month. In this edition Toyah pays tribute to the late Keith Wainwright. The renowned and revered hairdresser, known as Keith At Smile was Toyah’s colourist and hairdresser from the late 1970s right through the 1980s. Here Toyah talks through their work together and what he meant to her.

In Memory Of Keith Wainwright

April 25th, 2024

In memory of Keith Wainwright.

Photos 1&2. Taken the day Toyah had her Blue Meaning hair cut off, and had the style that she kept for Sugar ‘n Spice and through Autumn 1980.

Photo 3. Taken the day Toyah had her Rebel Run/Love Is The Law haircut in 1983.

Photo 4. Taken the day Toyah had her Don’t Fall In Love (I Said) cut and colour in early 1985.

All of these polaroids were provided by Keith at Smile, who began cutting Toyah’s hair at the time of Jubilee and created most of Toyah’s best known hairstyles during the 80’s. These were intended for a Toyah fanzine that never happened and I was kindly allowed to add them to Dreamscape.

Please click below to view larger versions at Instagram. (Huge thanks to Keith and Andy)

Toyah on the Radio: BBCR4 Beautiful Britain

April 24th, 2018

bbcr4logobA Just Radio production for BBC Radio 4, presented by Toyah and produced by Victoria Ferran.

Beautiful Britain: BBC Radio 4: Fri 11th May: 11am
Over the sound of ripping wax-strips, nail drills, clippers and trimmers, Toyah Willcox invites us to eavesdrop on usually private conversations taking place in hair and beauty salons across the UK. (Duration: 30 minutes)

Keith at Smile: Iconic 70s & 80s Fashion

December 2nd, 2016

Keith at Smile – A Look at the Iconic Fashion & Hairstyles of the 70s & 80s

Keith Wainwright is a celebrity hairdresser known for creating era-defining hairstyles for musicians, artists, fashion designers, actors and other celebrities throughout the 60s, 70s, 80s and onwards. These include David Bowie, Elton John, Toyah Willcox, Blondie, Paul McCartney, Roxy Music, Madness, Vivienne Westwood and more. In 2011 he was awarded an MBE for his irrefutable ‘distinctive and significant contribution to the success of British music, fashion and design’.

In this video, presenter Jessye Bloomfield looks at his influential life and career with interviews from Toyah Willcox, Duggie Fields, Michael Costiff and Keith himself.

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