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Vidal Sassoon: The Movie (2010)

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Vidal Sassoon is more than just a hairdresser-he's a rock star, an artist, a craftsman who "changed the world with a pair of scissors." With the geometric, Bauhaus-inspired hairdos he ... See full summary »

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Craig Teper

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Beverly Adams ... Self
Elgin Charles Elgin Charles ... Self (as Elgin Charles Williams)
Grace Coddington ... Self
Michael Gordon Michael Gordon ... Self
Irina Khokhlova Irina Khokhlova ... Self - Model
Kai-Li Ma Kai-Li Ma ... Self - Model (as Kaili Ma)
Mary Quant Mary Quant ... Self
Elan Sassoon Elan Sassoon ... Self
Ronnie Sassoon Ronnie Sassoon ... Self
Vidal Sassoon ... Self
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Vidal Sassoon is more than just a hairdresser-he's a rock star, an artist, a craftsman who "changed the world with a pair of scissors." With the geometric, Bauhaus-inspired hairdos he pioneered in the 1960s and his "wash and wear" philosophy that liberated generations of women from the tyranny of the salon, Sassoon revolutionized the art of hairstyling and left an indelible mark on popular culture. This documentary traces with visual gusto the life of a self-made man whose passion and perseverance took him from a Jewish orphanage in London to the absolute pinnacle of his craft. Written by Tribeca Film Festival

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How one man changed the world with a pair of scissors.

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Documentary

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Rated PG for some thematic elements, language and smoking
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"Wash'n'Wear" Hair
27 August 2018 | by StrictlyConfidentialSee all my reviews

*Note* - This bio-documentary was produced in 2010, 2 years before Vidal Sassoon's death.

Through stills, archival footage, and interviews (including those with Sassoon) - This presentation takes a close-up look at the career of a man who (during the late-1960's to mid-1970's) gained worldwide recognition as being the trend-setting hairdresser who (thanks to a pair of scissors) almost single-handedly revolutionized women's hair fashions.

Sassoon was clearly a "snip'n'trim" man who was strongly opposed to women's hair being teased and back-combed. And, yes - Kiss curls were definitely a big no-no for this guy, as well.

*Note* - In 2012 - Vidal Sassoon (84 at the time) died of leukemia.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 2011 (Spain) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$13,053, 13 February 2011

Gross USA:

$85,974

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$124,532
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