SASSOON ACADEMY Salon International London 017

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Photography: Andrea Manni

Vidal Sassoon is the most important and influential hairdresser of the last 50 years. He created a very simple, geometrical and elegant hairstyle, called “bob cut”, wore by famous people in fashion like Mary Quant and actress like Mia Farrow, Goldie Hawn, Cameron Diaz, Natassia Kinski and Helen Mirren.

One of his first students, Mitchell said that he was “the most famous hairdresser in the world history”.

Sassoon had poor origins, and he lived for 7 years in an orphanage. He sold his economics interests in the early 80s, and he dedicate himself to philanthropy by supporting charity activities, arts and culture through the Vidal Sassoon Foundation.