Legros de Rumigny

A caricature of L'Académie pour la coëffures des Dames.

Legros de Rumigny was the hairdresser for the French court of the 18th century including Madame de Pompadour. In 1763 he wrote L'Art de la coeffure des dames françaises and in 1767 he established the Académie pour la coëffures des Dames which helped establish hairdressing as a profession.[1][2][3]


  1. Victoria Sherrow (2006), Encyclopedia of Hair: A Cultural History, Greenwood Publishing Group, p. 163, ISBN 9780313331459
  2. Hairstyles: a cultural history of fashions in hair from antiquity, 1988, p. 136
  3. Richard Corson (1980), Fashions in Hair: the first five thousand years, p. 331

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