BREAKING: Vidal Sassoon dies
Legendary stylist died at Bel Air home.
Legendary hair stylist, Vidal Sassoon has passed away after a long illness. The nature of his illness has not been disclosed, but it is known that he fought a long battle with leukemia. The 84 year-old stylist reportedly died at his Bel Air estate.
Sassoon broke away from tradition by tailoring his haircuts to the women as opposed to the hats they wore. He once explained, "When I first came into hair, women were coming in and you'd place a hat on their hair and you'd dress their hair around it," Sassoon said. "We learned to put discipline in the haircuts by using actual geometry, actual architectural shapes and bone structure. The cut had to be perfect and layered beautifully, so that when a woman shook it, it just fell back in."
By the mid 1970's, Sassoon had moved to New York and was enjoying success as a hair stylist. He soon developed a variety of hair care products and by the 80's his name was synonymous with high fashion.
Sassoon was married four times throughout his life.
The legendary stylist was diagnosed with leukemia in 2009. It is unclear if his passing was directly related to the illness. Doctors for Sassoon are expected to make further announcements as information becomes available.
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