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"I never wanted that '60s haircut": Twiggy


"I never wanted that 60s haircut": Style icon Twiggy shows that she was too shy to say no to her signature chop

  • 70-year-old Twiggy reflected on her career on Jessie Ware's Table Manners podcast
  • The style icon revealed she was too shy to say no to her much-imitated crop hairstyle
  • She was an unknown London school girl when she was given the trendy style

It was the hairstyle that helped kick off her career in the swinging sixties.

But Twiggy says she never wanted the famous, much-faked crop look – she was just too shy to say no.

The future supermodel was 16 years old and an unknown school girl from North West London named Lesley Hornby when she received the trendy experimental style from Leonard of Mayfair and had her picture taken by a professional photographer.

70-year-old Twiggy pondered the much-imitated hairstyle that helped kick-start her career in the swinging sixties. Pictured: Twiggy at a photo shoot in 1966

Twiggy (pictured) spoke about table manners on Jessie Ware's podcast, showing that she was too shy to say no to the trendy experimental style used by Leonard of Mayfair

Twiggy (pictured) spoke about table manners on Jessie Ware's podcast, showing that she was too shy to say no to the trendy experimental style used by Leonard of Mayfair

A fashion reporter noticed the picture on the parlor wall and featured it in an article as The Face of 66. Twiggy, 70, told Jessie Wares Table Manners podcast, "I went in to have it shampooed and set and Leonard saw me and said," Let me do my new haircut on you. "I let my hair grow.

"For a moment I said," I don't know if I want to get my hair cut. "But I was in this very posh salon in Mayfair so I was a bit too shy to say I don't want it and I kind of nodded.

I went to a posh salon and was a little shy

"The nickname Twiggy … my friend's brother used to call me to annoy me," she explained. "When it got in the paper it got stupid and within six months I was in Paris."

Twiggy (pictured in 2019) revealed that her nickname was something her boyfriend's brother called her

Twiggy (pictured in 2019) revealed that her nickname was something her boyfriend's brother called her

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