Anti-fascist warrior, Israelis soldier, Commander of the Order of the British Empire, author, fitness buff... oh yeah, and revolutionary hairdresser! Vidal Sassoon was an amazing man with or without a pair of scissors in his hand. Unfortunately, as I'm sure you all know, he passed away this week at the age of 84. But instead of giving you another obituary today, let's focus on his own personal style.
Not only did Vidal Sassoon create some of the greatest hairstyles known to women, he also gifted pop culture with one of the greatest tag lines known to consumer products: "If you don't look good, we don't look good." Well... based on how good Sassoon looks in the photos below, there's no doubt his customers were looking
First up, take a look at this suave image of Sassoon from 1965:
|From the Beauty Blitz blog.|
But let's move forward in time to this photo from 1968:
|From Mr. Porter.|
Sassoon continued to age gracefully and remain stylish well into his later years. Several months back, my wife and I were watching the documentary, Vidal Sassoon The Movie, and every so often, we'd look at each other and exclaim, "Dang! The guy still looks sharp!" Of course, I felt pretty pathetic when the film showed just how fit and active he still was in his later years. He was in better shape than I am today! But again, just goes to show what an inspiring man he was throughout his career and beyond.
Let's leave you now with that iconic image of his work that is as startling and beautiful today as it was almost 60 years ago. This is art.