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Financial Times

Financial Times – 'YOU HAVE TO BE MAD, GOOD, OR BOTH'

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LUNCH WITH THE FT: VIDAL SASSOON MIGHT NOT DESCRIBE HIMSELF AS THE BILL GATES OF HAIR BUT HE IS THE FOUNDER OF A $41BN INDUSTRY. AND THE 83-YEAR-OLD IS STILL ZEALOUS ABOUT THE PROFESSION HE REVOLUTIONISED.

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Seven Magazine

THE Sunday Telegraph – Seven MAGAZINE

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HE'S KILLED MEN IN BATTLE, TAKEN ON CORPORATE GIANTS, AND WON'T LET ANYONE TELL HIM HOW TO CUT HAIR. AS A REVELATORY FILM ABOUT HIS LIFE IS RELEASED, VIDAL SASSOON TALKS TO CHRISSY ILEY.

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Vogue

Vogue — SHARP ACT

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AS A NEW FILM CELEBRATES VIDAL SASSOON'S REMARKABLE CAREER, KATHLEEN BAIRD-MURRAY TALKS TO LEGENDARY HAIRSTYLIST ABOUT HIS ENDURING RELATIONSHIP WITH VOGUE.

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In Style

In Style — THE HEAD MASTER

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VIDAL SASSOON'S REVOLUTIONARY WORK TURNED THE BEAUTY WORLD ON ITS PERFECTLY ANGELD HEAD. MEET THE MAN WHO TAUGHT YOUR HAIRDRESSER EVERYTHING THEY KNOW.

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Glamour

Glamour — VIDAL SASSOON CREATED SWISH…

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YOU KNOW HIS CUTS. (IN FACT, YOU'VE PROBABLY HAD ONE!). NOW MEET THE MAN BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL, MODERN, EASY-TO-WEAR HAIR, VIDAL SASSOON.

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Marie Claire

Marie Claire — VIDAL SASSOON, THE FIRST CELEBRITY HAIRDRESSER

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FROM LOWLY BEGINNINGS, HE WENT ON TO BECOME THE MOST FAMOUS NAME IN HAIRCARE. LAURIE PIKE PROFILES THE MAN WHO STYLED THE 60S.

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GQ

GQ — ENTERTAINMENT ESSENTIALS TO PUT ON YOUR RADAR

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Tatler

Tatler — FILM, NEW SEEKERS

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THE FILM CONTAINS FASCINATING TIDBITS ABOUT SASSOON'S EARLY LIFE…

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CBS Sunday Morning — Vidal Sassoon: The Cutting Edge

Today's he's a SHEAR GENIUS. A very long way to come for a man who started out as a shampoo boy. Tracy Smith has this Sunday Profile:

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THE NEW YORK TIMES — 60s Snipper Extraordinaire

BY Stephen Holden

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"Vidal Sassoon: The Movie” isn’t just the story of a brilliant fashion idea that swept the globe. It is a euphoric account of one man’s strenuous self-invention.

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TIME OUT NEW YORK

By Joshua Rothkopf

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The film is crucial for movie lovers, a missing link in the context of cinema studies and a keyhole into the evolution of onscreen style.

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VOGUE — OOH-LA-LA

BY Catherine Piercy

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YOUTH CULTURE, THE SWINGING SIXTIES, AND THE FIVE-POINT CUT: A NEW DOCUMENTARY CELEBRATES THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF VIDAL SASSOON.

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THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

BY DAVID KAUFMAN

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BUT VIDAL SASSOON HAS RISEN AGAIN. THE MAESTRO OF THE '60S- AND '70S-ERA GEOMETRIC HAIRDOS FOR ACTRESSES, MODELS AND SOCIALITES IS HAVING A SECOND COMING…

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Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO TRIBUNE—A MAN AND HIS SCISSORS

BY SHERI LINDEN

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…an entertaining overview

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Time Out Chicago

Time Out Chicago

By Jessica Herman

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…offers an interesting perspective on the ’60s and highlights the continued omnipresence of Sassoon’s geometric cuts today.

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Chicago Sun-Times

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES—VIDAL SASSOON DOCUMENTARY TACKLES HAIR STYLIST'S TOUGH LIFE

BY CINDY PEARLMAN

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Vidal Sassoon is having a good hair day — and he wants you to have one, too.

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Architectural Digest

ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST — THE CUTTING EDGE

THE STAR STYLIST AND HIS WIFE, RONNIE, REFRESH A FAMOUS BEL AIR HOUSE BY RICHARD NEUTRA—AND THE RESULT IS AS CHIC AS A TRENDSETTING COIFFURE.

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Studio 360

STUDIO 360 — VIDAL SASSOON: HAIR ARCHITECT

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Through interviews with family, former staffers, and the fashion reporters who have followed his career, the film dissects the legacy of a man who not only changed the way women looked, but how they felt when they saw themselves in the mirror.

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Tribeca Film Fest

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

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Employing vintage footage to modern-day conversations with family, colleagues and the charismatic, 81-year-old master himself, Vidal Sassoon: The Movie is ultimately a captivating cross-section of an inherent artist.

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LA Times

Los Angeles Times

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An entertaining overview…a compelling life story that courses through the Depression, World War II and swinging London, all evoked in well-curated archival footage.

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LA Confidential

LA Confidential

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The documentary is completely extraordinary.

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Christian Science Monitor

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

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…fascinating

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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The world’s most famous hairdresser talks shop to The Hollywood Reporter magazine as his bio-documentary ‘Vidal Sassoon: The Movie’ hits theaters.

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Moving Pictures Network

MOVING PICTURES MAGAZINE

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You don’t need a fascination with design or shears to appreciate Sassoon’s achievements in life and enjoy the story of his triumph over the bad luck of his childhood.

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Screen Daily

Screen International

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…Teper’s movie is undeniably stylish, full of worshipful cinematography (some of it artful black-and-white) and a handful of reenactments that are deftly interwoven with its interviews and ample archival material.

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New York Daily News — Cutting Edge Artist

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TIME OUT NEW YORK — Veni, Vidi, Vidal!

By Stephen Garrett

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…it's difficult to think of someone who affected their industry as much as Vidal. Henry Ford isn't the only one who innovated cars. Steve Jobs isn't the only technology innovator. But Vidal changed every single aspect of contemporary beauty.

"Hairdressers were treated like pariahs. For me, it was an art form" — Vidal Sassoon

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THE NEW YORK TIMES — FROM THE ANNALS OF REINVENTION: VIDAL SASSOON

BY MARGY ROCHLIN

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IN its early stages “Vidal Sassoon The Movie” was intended as a birthday present from Michael Gordon, the hair product mogul who produced it, to his old friend Mr. Sassoon. So it’s not surprising that the documentary, which opens in New York on Friday, hits all the high points of Mr. Sassoon’s 69-year career as a hairdresser: his head-turning geometric haircuts, his brilliance at branding his name, and his movie-star clientele.

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LOS ANGELES TIMES — Brushing up on hair history: "Vidal Sassoon: The Movie"

by Booth Moore

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The project started out as an 80th birthday tribute book for Sassoon and became a movie when Gordon brought in director Craig Teper. The result is a rags-to-riches documentary told through interviews with Sassoon and his friends.

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THE WALL STREET JOURNAL. SPEAKEASY — Michael Gordon on the Long and Short of Vidal Sassoon

By Alexandra Cheney

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Speakeasy caught up with Gordon to talk with him about the legendary hairdresser, the lack of adequate information on the history of hairdressing and if its possible to create a present-day equivalent of Vidal Sassoon.

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NPR — Vidal Sassoon: Fresh Hair On “Fresh Air”

Fresh Air's Terry Gross interviews Vidal Sassoon and shares a slideshow of his iconic haircuts.

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VANITY FAIR.COM — VIDAL SASSOON AND HIS MUSES: THE ICONIC CUTS

BY Dana Mathews

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Known for his sleek, mod cuts that spawned a hair revolution in the 1960s, scissor wizard Vidal Sassoon helped women bid adieu to sleeping on curlers, wasting time under hood dryers, and running through can after can of Aquanet.

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VARIETY — 'SASSOON' A CUT ABOVE THE REST

BY PEGGY TROUNG

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Models, Stylists and Designers ATTEND PIC PREEM

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MODERN SALON — VIDAL SASSOON THE MOVIE AT AMERICA'S BEAUTY SHOW

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America's Beauty Show is going to be presenting an exclusive salon industry showing of Vidal Sassoon The Movie on Saturday, March 12, at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in downtown Chicago.

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STYLE.COM — Vidal Sassoon The Movie Premiere

BY Celia Ellenberg

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"I was inspired by [VIDAL SASSOON] for my Fall ‘09 collection,” a glowing Rachel Roy told us of the uniformly cut black bobbed wigs she used that season…

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GLAM.COM — EXPERT HAIR ADVICE FROM VIDAL SASSOON

By EMILY POPP

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What tips would you give to women to look chic and timeless?…

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ALLURE — HAIR SHOW

BY Kate Sullivan

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HERE ARE FIVE THINGS WE LEARNED ABOUT THE LEGENDARY 83-YEAR-OLD STYLIST.

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NEW YORK SOCIAL DIARY — IF YOU DON'T LOOK GOOD, WE DON'T LOOK GOOD

BY Kate Sullivan

NYSD COVERS THE NEW YORK SCREENING OF VIDAL SASSOON THE MOVIE AT MOMA AND COCKTAIL RECEPTION AT MICHAEL'S.

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TOWN & COUNTRY — ON THE SCREEN

BY DANIELLE STEIN

WATCH VIDAL SASSOON, AT AN IMPOSSIBLY CHIC AND FIT 81 YEARS, TELL HIS LIFE STORY ON CAMERA, AND IT'S NOT HARD TO IMAGINE HIM AS A CELEBRITY, A SIXTIES STYLE ICON, OR A BEVERLY HILLS-BASED HEALTH NUT. IT'S A BIT MORE OF A STRETCH TO PICTURE HIM AS AN IMPOVERISHED CHILD IN LONDON'S EAST END, A SYNOGOGUE CHOIRBOY, AND AN ANTIFASCIST ACTIVIST. TURNS OUT HE HAS BEEN ALL THESE THINGS AND MORE—NOT LEAST AN ENCHANTING STORYTELLER.

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STYLE.COM — VIDAL SASSOON

BY Celia Ellenberg

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The English haircutter made his mark with a never-before-seen architectural style at a time when the only options were a tease and a set. "He's undisputedly the hero of hairdressing—and has a remarkable life story," says Bumble and Bumble founder Michael Gordon, who produced the new documentary, Vidal Sassoon The Movie, that's debuting during New York fashion week.

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NYLON — WATCH THIS: VIDAL SASSOON THE MOVIE

BY MALLORY RICE

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THE BEST HAIRSTYLISTS ARE ALSO ARCHITECTS, MATHEMATICIANS, AND FINE ARTISTS; THIS IS MADE CLEAR IN VIDAL SASSOON THE MOVIE. BEYOND KNOWLEDGE OF STRUCTURE, GEOMETRY, AND CONTEXT, SASSOON—THE 83-YEAR-OLD PIONEER OF THE POPULAR '60S BLUNT CUT—ALSO DISPLAYS HIS POWERS OF PERSUASION AND CHARM…

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LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE — BUZZ: HE STILL LOOKS GOOD

BY LAURIE PIKE

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ORPHAN, SOLDIER, FATHER OF MODERN HAIRDRESSING—VIDAL SASSOON IS ALSO A LONGTIME ANGELENO. A NEW FILM REVEALS HOW HE BUILT HIS EMPIRE.

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MARIE CLAiRE — LOVE IT, NEED IT

BY YING CHU

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…SPEAKING OF HAIR GODS, A MUST-SEE IS VIDAL SASSOON THE MOVIE. WATCH THE ICON INVENT '60S MOD STYLE ALONGSIDE MARY QUANT AND SNIP MIA FARROW'S WAVES INT HER TRANSFORMATIVE ROSEMARY'S BABY PIXIE.

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wallpaper magazine feature

Ultra-hip Wallpaper Magazine features Vidal, Michael, 2 dogs and Vidal Sassoon The Movie!   VIEW FEATURE

VIDAL SASSOON THE MOVIE WORLD PREMIERE AT 2010 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL, NYC

NEW YORK, NY — MARCH 16, 2010 - VIDAL SASSOON THE MOVIE, MICHAEL GORDON AND CRAIG TEPER'S REVEALING, INSPIRATIONAL PORTRAIT OF HOW ONE EXTRAORDINARY MAN CHANGED THE WORLD WITH A PAIR OF SCISSORS, HAD ITS WORLD PREMIERE AT THE 2010 Tribeca Film Festival IN NEW YORK CITY.

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an honor of a lifetime

Vidal Sassoon Awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire

On June 13, 2009 Queen Elizabeth II recognized hairdresser Vidal Sassoon on this year's birthday honors list and will award him a CBE for his services to the British hairdressing industry later this year. It recognizes a lifetime of achievement for Sassoon (who many consider to be the most influential hairdresser of all time), and who as a young boy spent years in a     Read More