Posts tagged vidal sassoon
He gained fame for his so-called “wash and wear” cuts, easy to maintain.
“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,” LA Times in a 1999 interview.
Born to Jewish parents in London, Sassoon spent seven years in a Jewish orphanage after his father, Jack Sassoon, abandoned his family for another woman, according to the IMDb movie industry website, AFP said.
He was evacuated to the English countryside during World War II, and fought for Israel in the Arab-Israeli War in 1948.
also, from Guardian Comment: At the age of 17, he was active in anti-fascist work in his local East End of London. Working against the blackshirt thugs who would march through his neighbourhood, the young Sassoon was given a bruise or two. Talking about his activities on Desert Island Discs, he said: “After the Holocaust, no one was going to put up with it. ‘Never again’ was the theme. Never again.” He also went on to fight in the Arab-Israeli war in 1948, prompting a Daily Telegraph writer to call him an “anti-fascist warrior-hairdresser”.