1928 - 2012
At the risk of being pigeon-holed as The Grim Reaper, Vidal "Ooo La La" Sassoon died today after a lenghty battle with leukemia. Leukemia won. Sassoon was 84.
Sassoon rose to prominence in the hair styling industry back in 1963 when he put his own personal twist on the old "bob" haircut. According to sources, Sassoon's "geometric haircuts seemed to be severely cut, but were entirely lacquer-free, relying on the natural shine of the hair for effect." I won't pretend to know what that means.
Thank you and good night.