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A Decade with Diana: Up Close & Personal with Richard Dalton

January 26, 2013 | 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Share an intimate and informative evening with Princess Diana’s personal hair stylist and Royal Family confidant, Richard Dalton. View Dalton’s never-before-seen personal memorabilia consisting of Christmas cards, private notes and letters, photographs, including two original Terence Donovan photos, and more. Sip on champagne (or tea) while Dalton recounts fascinating personal tales about the late Princess and the Royal Family.

A panel discussion and Q&A will follow the showing.

Following the viewing and discussion, Dalton will lead a private tour of the Diana: Legacy of a Princess Exhibit, incorporating his own stories, memories and anecdotes.

This one-night only event features a plethora of never-before-seen memorabilia and allows guests to get up close and personal with a man who spent 10 years working with Princess Diana and the Royal Family. Additionally, all guests will receive a special photograph of Richard and Princess Diana, signed by Dalton himself.

About Richard Dalton:

Direct from the beautiful hidden Lammermore Hills, south of Edinburgh, Scotland, Richard Dalton began his romance with hairdressing at the age 15 working at "Salon Henry" in Morningside. It was a decision well made because Richard has become a sought after Star when it comes to his expertise.

After winning the coveted scholarship to Vidal Sassoon's School in London, he left for The Big City. Graduating from the Academy, he then worked for "Antoine de Paris" on Dover Street, London and then went on to "French of London" at the Mayfair Hotel. His love of travel and adventure took him to South Africa, sailing to Cape Town where he worked at the Mount Nelson Hotel for a season, still working his glamour into the heads of celebrities who flew to consult with him.

Upon his return to the UK he joined the famed "Dorothy "Grey Salon". In 1973 he joined Glemby International and became a member of the Creative Team, continuing to travel the world, now teaching & creating hair designs for the international fashion shows and photographic sessions. However, one big moment changed his career forever. He met his most famous client when she was just 17 and started to do her hair occasionally. Nobody yet would know she would be thee most photographed woman in the world! In 1981 he became the personal hairdresser to HRH Princess Diana, traveling alongside her, and at the same time running his salon in London's most prestigious Claridges Hotel!

In 1991 he came to the USA as Creative Director of Clairol and the hairdresser to Miss America, Caroline Sapp, in NYC. The west coast finally won him over in 1993 when he came to LA as the Fashion Director for Paul Mitchell Systems. Richard Dalton lives in Laguna Beach California with his two "kids", Westies, Angus and Skye, doing hair, fashion photography and flies the world over for wedding consultations. He is a spokesperson for Samson Hair Restoration and the US Ambassador for Philip Martin's Organic Italian Lifestyle Products. He continues to keep his hands equipped with his hairbrush and his incredible sense of wit and humor, truly loving to share his gift with some famous AND infamous stories of his travels, that is, IF you get it out of him. He makes everybody feel at home, comfortable and at ease, even at some of their biggest events, because everybody is a STAR when you're in front of him.

Event Info:

January 26, 2013 from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Tickets: $69 per person.

Ticket includes Diana exhibit entry, dessert, flute of champagne, self parking, plus an photo of Richard Dalton and Princess Diana autographed by Mr. Dalton.