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 Vidal Sassoon

Vidal Sassoon

Birth
Hammersmith, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, Greater London, England
Death 9 May 2012 (aged 84)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 89861579 · View Source
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Hairstylist, Business Magnate. Sassoon went to work at age 14 as a "shampoo boy" where he was responsible for mixing dyes, bleach powder, peroxide and ammonia. In 1954, he opened his first salon in London and eventually opened shop in New York. He is credited with creating a geometric hairstyle called 'the bob'. Due to the popularity of his styles, he was described as "a rock star, an artist and a craftsman who changed the world with a pair of scissors". It was reported that he was flown to Hollywood from London, at a reputed cost of $5,000, to create Mia Farrow's pixie cut for the 1968 film "Rosemary's Baby." A couple of years later, he moved to Los Angeles. In 1973 his hair-care products debuted to the world with great success. By 1980 he had his own American television talk show and authored several books, including 'A Year of Beauty and Health'. In 2010, a feature-length documentary, "Vidal Sassoon: The Movie", was released about his life, career, and influence on fashion and culture.

Bio by: Louis du Mort


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Louis du Mort
  • Added: 9 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 89861579
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Vidal Sassoon (17 Jan 1928–9 May 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 89861579, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.