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Vidal Sassoon

Vidal Sassoon 1965 cutting hair of Ulla Bomser

 “If you don’t look good . . . we don’t look good.”

Hairdressing the ‘Sassoon’ way means working with the hair in its natural state and giving the wearer a hair style that works precisely for their style and ease. This was a totally new concept back in the 60′s

The phrase, ‘wash and wear hair,’ was born with Vidal Sassoon’s and was an innovative, original vision back in the mid-60′s. Before that a trip to the hairdresser for most women meant, a standing weekly appointment to be coiffed and teased  into a sort of  helmet-head hair style guaranteed to hold in place till the following weeks appointment.

Dippity- do, was the elixir of styling gels in those days and no one got out without having it slathered all over their locks before the hair was set with prickly brush-rollers and picks to hold each roller in so tightly that they would leave their mark in the head long after the comb-out.  Lordy Lord, . . . Thank-you Mr.Sassoon!

Vidal Sassoon was a pioneer in our industry whose innovations haven’t been surpassed.  He turned the world of hairdressing upside-down with his new visions and concepts. He thought about hair and the client in an entirely new way.

CBS News reports, “My idea was to cut shape into the hair, to use it like fabric and take away everything that was superfluous,” Sassoon said in 1993 in the Los Angeles Times, which first reported his death Wednesday. “Women were going back to work, they were assuming their own power. They didn’t have time to sit under the dryer anymore.”

He left his mark in more ways than one. He launched Vidal Sassoon Academies in the United States, England and Canada. There he shared his vision of how the hair should be cut to fit the hair type, lifestyle and bone structure of the client. He had a tremendous respect for the value hair stylists can make in the lives of their customers every day, thereby receiving an enormous sense of happiness and fulfillment in life.

Thanks Mr. Sassoon  R.I.P.

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