Located on the Gold Coast for over 57 years, Colin of London is a fixture on Oak Street. He has been featured on TV and other media numerous times throughout his career. Colin loved his job to the fullest. He mostly enjoyed meeting new people and getting to know them. Over his years he had catered to many prominent people. The list reads as a who’s who of Chicago. Colin styled businessman, celebrities, and gangsters in the 50’s and 60’s. Up until age 87 Colin was still cutting hair for some of his most loyal men clientele. At age 88 Colin retired from cutting hair, during which time he dearly missed his craft and the friendships he had created along the way. Colin passed away on 8/17/2014. His memory will forever be treasured. Obituary by Rick Kogan of the Chicago Tribune.
In 1959 Colin Middleditch sweep the awards at the National Barber Show in New York. Colin was named men’s hair stylist of the year. Subsequently holding the title of “World Cup Champion Hairstylist For Men”.