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how one man changed the world with a pair of scissors

ABOUT VIDAL

"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. 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." — MICHAEL GORDON, PRODUCER

1930s — CHILDHOOD

Childhood for Vidal meant time in an orphanage, WWII, Winston Churchill and an apprenticeship at Alfred Cohen.

1940s — THE FIGHTER

Vidal's formative years were spent fighting fascism with the 43 Group, as a soldier in Israel, discovering geometry and cutting gloves.

1950s — THE CRAFT HAD TO CHANGE

With adulthood came elocution classes, Teasy Weasy, the beginnings at Bond Street and intense experimentation with shapes.

1960s — SHAPES AND ANGLES

A revolution in London, Mary Quant, Nancy Kwan, publicity, international expansion and a family all made the sixties a wild ride for Vidal.

1970s-90s — IF YOU DON'T LOOK GOOD...

A book, a television show, Los Angeles, Rosemary's Baby, products, international education, and fame all build the brand, but take their toll.

TODAY — HAIR HERO

The most famous hairdresser of all time looks back on his legacy, philanthropy, and an honor from the Queen.