Vidal Sassoon: A Life in Pictures

By Alison Alhamed | 05/10/2012 12:45:00 PM


Vidal Sassoon remembered through images of his work, his life and his impact.

Sassoon was best known for revolutionizing the salon industry and hair fashion with his ready-to-wear cuts and his innovative approach to education. Sassoon's legacy will live forever in the heads of the professional beauty industry.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alison Alhamed

Alison Alhamed, Editor in Chief of Modern Salon Magazine | Editor of First Chair

Since July 2008, Alison has worked across all brands under the MODERN SALON Media umbrella, including MODERN SALON, SALON TODAY, FIRST CHAIR and MODERN SALON TV. Alison’s passion for the beauty industry grew even deeper after she enrolled in beauty school, working as an editor by day and a student by night. Alison earned her cosmetology degree from Pivot Point International in Bloomingdale, Illinois, in May 2011.

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Philadelphia  |  May, 11, 2012 at 08:27 AM

Remember the Grecian cut that Mia Farrow got while filiming Rosemary's Baby in 1967? ( Though you would never believe it upon first meeting, I am old enough to remember and living in New York during the "Summer of Love" with my way long curly hair. I was in the midst of a personal transformation and decided to get that hair cut. After my appointment at Charles of the Ritz/Vidal Sassoon on Madison Ave., I boarded a bus to head back home. I had everyone's attention! It was a bold statement that took even New Yorkers by surprise! I loved my cut and an added bonus was that I was able to shower, shake and voila, I was good to go. I believe we are at the point in time in the Mad Man series. I 'm still hoping it shows up. Though we industry people are completely aware, wouldn't that be an fantastic acknowledgement of Mr. Sassoon's influence on our culture for the rest of the population to see a Grecian cut somewhere in the show?

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Philadelphia  |  May, 11, 2012 at 08:32 AM

There's my haircut, 3rd row 2nd from the left!