Thursday, September 10, 2015

Jay Sebring, Hair Stylist to the Stars

Jay Sebring made a pretty good reputation for himself in the arena of men's hair styling.  He really did have hair cutting down to a science and was quite emphatic about how hair should be treated.

Some of the stars that Jay was credited with cutting and styling hair for were Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, George Peppard, Robert Vaughn, James Garner , Cliff Robertson, Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando, Henry Fonda and Kirk Douglas.  Jay was credited as the hair stylist for Chuck Connors in 48 episodes of The Rifleman from 1958 to 1963.

Jay himself was also in a handful of movies and television shows usually playing a barber.  Here is one episode with Jay in the opening scene of the western TV series The Virginian.  This TV series,  in part, was filmed at the Iverson Ranch in Chatsworth, very near Spahn Ranch.