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Vidal Sassoon Loses Battle with Leukemia

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Vidal Sassoon CBE, who died in Los Angeles surrounded by loved ones. The 84-year-old hairdresser was born in 1928 and sadly lost his battle with leukaemia. The British hairdresser, credited with creating a simple geometric, “Bauhaus-inspired” hair style, also called the wedge bob. Due to the popularity of his styles, he was described as “a rock star, an artist, [and] a craftsman who ‘changed the world with a pair of scissors.’”

He became the most celebrated hairdresser in the world having begun his career as an apprentice during the Second World War, going on to revolutionise an industry through his iconic haircuts, salons, schools and product lines. He will be greatly missed.