Death of Vidal Sassoon

January 17, 1928 - May 9, 2012
Los Angeles, California | Age 84

Hairstyling pioneer dies at 84
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SANDY COHEN, The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vidal Sassoon used his hairstyling shears to free women from beehives and hot rollers and give them wash-and-wear cuts that made him an international name in hair care.

When he came on the scene in the 1950s, hair was high and heavy — typically curled, teased, piled and shellacked into place. Then came the 1960s, and Sassoon's creative cuts, which required little styling and fell into place perfectly every time, fit...

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