An extremely glamorous book launch party was held on 13 November in the Sassoon salon in the City of London with over 250 invited guests, exquisite canapés, champagne, beautiful flowers and a red carpet. The first book launch ever in a hair salon!
On 10 December 2013 Aitch and Jill were invited onto the Robert Elms show on BBC Radio London 94.9FM to talk about their book. The whole programme was devoted to hairdressing with listeners calling in with their good and bad hair stories. Robert Elms was very enthusiastic about Aitch: A Life in Colour, recommending it to his listeners.
Aitch: A Life in Colour is an inspiring book, especially for anyone in the hairdressing world; it is extremely entertaining, full of humour, compassion and wonderful detail. I've never met Aitch, but Jill has captured his colourful personality so well that I feel I know him. I couldn't put the book down once I started reading it. I am recommending it to all my clients and friends in the hairdressing trade."
by Jill Dennis, Independent senior hairstylist
Jill King's debut book Aitch: A Life in Colour has clever subtlety. Its pages provide exciting and often emotional stories, and powerful imagery. It's clever. Full of self-effacing wisdom and friendship, the characters grow close to your heart. If a book makes me smile and sometimes chuckle as the pages turn, it's a success. Jill King's book Aitch: A Life in Colour did exactly that.
by Evie Serventi, Freelance editor and writer
Very much enjoyed reading about Aitch's stories.... Super launch event the first ever at a Vidal Sassoon salon. Aitch excels at glamour, grooming and style and at the Ave Marie Salon he is superb at getting the best out of customers, me included....
by Penelope a Customer
Jill spent the first 30 years of her professional life as an HR Director in large organisations including Tesco, KPMG and the leading global law firm Linklaters LLP. In January 2012 she hung up her corporate high heels to pursue her writing career. She is a well known commentator on the professions and has recently written her first non-business book Aitch: A Life in Colour, which tells the extraordinary story of her hair stylist through a series of conversations in the Sassoon salon in the City.