Vidal Sassoon Changed The World of Hair. Dead at 84

Vidal Sassoon—
arguably the world’s first celebrity snipper, whose name became
synonymous with cutting-edge cuts and, later, slapped on shampoo
bottles, a staple of a suburban woman’s grooming regimen — died
Wednesday of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles. He was 84.

“Vidal Sassoon totally changed the world of hair and beauty. He was a
complete maestro,” says one of the heirs to Sassoon’s celebrity stylist
title, Oscar Blandi.
“When I was in school learning the trade, I always took from his work
to improve my own methods of styling. He was truly the most
revolutionary person ever to enter into the industry. He paved the way
for the celebrity stylists of today. … He had no fear.”