Goodbye, Mr Sassoon

He will always be remembered fondly as the man who changed the world with a pair of scissors. Vidal Sassoon, arguably the world’s best-known and loved hairdresser, died in his Los Angeles home on Wednesday at age 84. He had been fighting leukemia.

As we say goodbye to a genius and visionary who famously revolutionised the look and business of hair-styling in the ’60s with his signature cuts — edgy, architectural, timeless, and how can we forget the bob he invented which is still a huge hit today? — let’s take a look at some of Sassoon’s creations that have made fashion history.

Actress Mia Farrow sports her iconic pixie do, which can be seen in her film Rosemary’s Baby.

Fashion designer Mary Quant was Sassoon’s confidante and partner-in-crime. Together they ruled ’60s fashion.

Actress Nancy Kwan had her four-feet long tresses lopped to a bob by Sassoon, which marked a turning point in his career.

This is Sassoon’s legendary “five-point cut”, sported by US Vogue’s creative director Grace Coddington in 1963.

The ’80s Bob.




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