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 ...
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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
*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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