Grace Coddington on the late, great Vidal Sassoon
May 14, 2012
It was a sad moment last week when we heard the news of groundbreaking hairdresser Vidal Sassoon’s passing. Starting with his London salons in the 1950’s, he really was, as the title of the documentary about him states: ‘The man who changed the world with a pair of scissors’.
The fashion editor of US Vogue, Grace Coddington, was one of his earliest models. She recalls, “He figured the five point cut out on me,” remembering endless trips with Sassoon to hair shows in the 1960′s. “He was key to that whole look in the early sixties, that youth quake thing in London. The cut gave you a certain freedom. You weren’t chained to the salon, and you certainly didn’t have to go and have it set with big rollers under a hair dryer for a couple of hours. He did it with a hand-held hair dryer, so it wasn’t quite drip-dry, but it was remarkable.”
Sassoon was a true visionary who changed the way women styled their hair for generations to come.
LFW 2012- Vidal Sassoon 1960′s hair cut
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