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Legendary Spanish Hairdresser, 87, Leaves Behind a Styling Legacy

Farewell to a scissors and hairdryer legend

Legendary Spanish Hairdresser, 87, Leaves Behind a Styling Legacy
Chema Carvajal Sarabia

Chema Carvajal Sarabia

We have just been shocked to learn that the most famous hairdresser in our country has passed away today, May 29, 2023, at the age of 87. Of course, we are referring to Lluis Llongueras.

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According to El País, the hairdresser and entrepreneur passed away this morning at his home in Barcelona due to complications from throat cancer that he had been battling for years.

The story of Lluís Llongueras, the hairdresser who transcended the scissors

Lluís Llongueras is one of the great Spanish hairdressers and entrepreneurs, considered an emblematic figure in the world of hairdressing. Born on March 17, 1936, in Barcelona, Llongueras has made a profound impact on the fashion and beauty industry throughout his distinguished career.

Llongueras began his journey in hairdressing at an early age, working in his father’s barber shop. His passion for the art of hair led him to perfect his skills and constantly seek new techniques and trends in the field.

He trained in prestigious hairdressing academies in Europe and the United States, allowing him to develop a unique and avant-garde style.

In the mid-1960s, Lluís Llongueras opened his first beauty salon in Barcelona, which became a symbol of style and sophistication.

His innovative approach to hairdressing, combined with his artistic vision, allowed him to quickly stand out on the international scene. Llongueras was a pioneer in introducing techniques such as geometric cuts and the use of color as a means of expression.

In addition to his success as a hairdresser, Lluís Llongueras is recognized for his work as an entrepreneur. He has expanded his brand by opening beauty salons in different cities in Spain and other countries, becoming an undisputed reference in the field of hair beauty.

His style has become a distinctive hallmark, and his name has been associated with elegance, creativity, and excellence in hair care… although his chain of hair salons has always been under scrutiny for complaints about conditions and wages.

Llongueras has also ventured into the world of fashion and photography, collaborating with renowned designers and international magazines. His work has been published in prestigious fashion magazines, and he has participated in renowned events and fashion shows.

His holistic vision of style and beauty has allowed him to transcend the boundaries of hairdressing, making him an icon in the industry.

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Chema Carvajal Sarabia

Chema Carvajal Sarabia

Journalist specialized in technology, entertainment and video games. Writing about what I'm passionate about (gadgets, games and movies) allows me to stay sane and wake up with a smile on my face when the alarm clock goes off. PS: this is not true 100% of the time.

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