Vidal Sassoon Died In His Los Angeles Home at Age 84

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The Color Stylist announces the death of hair styling Icon Vidal Sassoon at age 84.

The Color Stylist

I know his spirit and artistry will live on in all stylists
,like myself, who trained at his schools and have idolized his work.

The Color Stylist, an online magazine, written by Shannon Whiteside, a hairstylist in Los Angeles, announces the death of hair styling Icon Vidal Sassoon at age 84. The Color Stylist was quoted as saying, "Vidal Sassoon is the most influential business man and artist that the hair industry has ever seen. He will be greatly missed. I know his spirit and artistry will live on in all stylists, like myself, who trained at his schools and have idolized his work."

Sassoon died on May 9th at his home in Los Angeles after a long battle with leukemia. He was diagnosed in 2009. Sassoon was a pioneer in the hair business. He was the first to cut client's hair so they could style it at home and not be a slave to the salon. He invented the bob and ended the era of beehives and wet sets. In the 1960's, he began marketing his name and technique and opened hair cutting schools worldwide.

Sassoon was born in London to Jewish parents. As a child, he spent seven years in a Jewish orphanage with his brother. He left school at 14 years old and worked as a messenger before starting a apprenticeship to become a hair dresser in London. Sassoon opened his first salon in London in 1954. In the 1980's, Sassoon sold his name to Procter & Gamble who put his name on shampoos and conditioners sold worldwide. Thus, began the slogan, "If you don't look good, we don't look good."

The Color Stylist is an online magazine written by Shannon Whiteside, a Vidal Sassoon trained hairstylist in Los Angeles. It is devoted to current trends in hair coloring and styles, beauty, and advanced hair coloring techniques for hair and beauty professionals.

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