Leon Hugo of Paris, a hairdresser, along with EH Thiellay, a British pharmacist and perfumer, introduced the worlds first hair bleach in 1867 at the Paris Exposition. Known as peroxide, it was designed to lighten hair to the blonde hues.
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The National Cosmetology Association Hall of Fame is located in St. Louis, Missouri. New members are inducted into the Cosmetology Hall of Fame at the annual convention held every summer.