Vidal Sassoon was one of the best hairstylist in the world….British hairstylist businessman, and philanthropist.
He was noted for re-popularising a simple, close-cut geometric hair style called the Bob-cut, worn by famous fashion designers including Mary Quant and film stars such as Mia Farrow, Goldie Hawn, Cameron Diaz, Natassia Kinski , Helen Mirren , his early life was one of extreme poverty, with seven years of his childhood spent in an orphanage……. He quit school at age 14yrs old…..Although he hoped to become a professional football player, he became an apprentice hairdresser…….
After developing a reputation for his innovative cuts, he moved to Los Angeles in the early 1970s, where he opened the first chain of worldwide hair styling salons, complemented by a line of hair-treatment products……Sassoon was appointed CBE by Queen Elizabeth ll at Buckingham Palace…..
He sold his business interests in the early 1980s to devote himself to philanthropy….later on “Vidal Sassoon The Movie”, a documentary film about his life, was released in 2010…..Sassoon opened his first salon in 1954 in London, he stated his intentions we’re to start designing new, more efficient hair styles, he said “I wanted to eliminate the superfluous and get down to the basic angles of cut and shape.”
In the early 1970s Sassoon made Los Angeles his home, he began his “Vidal Sassoon” line of hair-care products in 1973..
Sassoon married his first wife, Elaine Wood, his salon receptionist, in 1956; the marriage ended in 1958. In 1967, he married his second wife, actress Beverley Adams, They had three biological children and one adopted son:
In June 2011 it was reported that Sassoon had been diagnosed with leukemia, two years earlier. He died on 9 May 2012 at his home in Bel-Air Los Angeles.
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