From a London orphanage to internationally successful hair celeb, Vidal Sassoon began revolutionizing hair in the early 1960s with his newfangled, geometric hairstyles. In a new book & movie homage to this hair pioneer premiering at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival, Michael Gordon, founder of hair care company Bumble and bumble, sets out to document Vidal's life and the way his "wash and wear" philosophy literally changed the way women looked. "Vidal Sassoon's impact is so profound in so many ways, even forty years after his revolution, he is inarguably the most important person in hairdressing, ever," notes Gordon. "He is the ultimate hero. His life serves as an extraordinary inspiration to millions of people, reminding them what is possible with the right commitment and passion."
As the design of the book and film unfold, so do the fashions, style, and social revolutions of the 1960s. “For the past three years, I’ve been working on a documentary of my life, so I’ve been re-visiting experiences and places I haven’t been in decades," adds the man himself, Vidal Sassoon. "Looking back on my 82 years, and now with the acceptance of the film into the Tribeca Film Festival, I really can say, that the excitement has never stopped."
- Lesley Scott
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