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Hairdressers as Business Pioneers

Kristin Koch | January 17, 2013 - 4:58 am

Long before Sally Hershberger, Frederic Fekkai and John Frieda, Sassoon built a major business on his shear genius, opening salons and stylist schools spanning the globe, as well as a full line of hair products under his name. He also coined the line “If you don’t look good, we don’t look good.” … More »

Wash-And-Go Hairstyles

Kristin Koch | January 17, 2013 - 4:58 am

Before Vidal Sassoon, women were backcombing, teasing and rolling their hair into a hot mess of a beehive. The legendary stylist created his signature wash-and-go styles — the bob, wedge and a geometric five-point cut — so that women could actually wear the hair, and not the other way around. Rosemary’s Baby (1968) Directed by… More »

7 Ways Vidal Sassoon Revolutionized the Hair Industry

Kristin Koch | January 17, 2013 - 4:53 am

He Wrote the Book On It

Kristin Koch | January 17, 2013 - 4:52 am

A hairdresser at heart, Sassoon penned four books during his life. His latest — Vidal: The Autobiography — was released shortly before his death and goes into great detail about everything from the hairdresser’s difficult childhood to his star-studded career. … More »

The Greek Goddess

Kristin Koch | January 17, 2013 - 4:51 am

Sassoon became inspired while spending evenings in Harlem listening to jazz performances — by both the music and the women’s hair. Those jazz-filled nights spurred him to create what was called at the time “the Greek Goddess” style or “the Caucasian Afro” — a perm with no setting to achieve short, tousled curls. … More »