Friday, 11 May 2012

Almost like a religion

Joan Collins

Mary Quant

Mia Farrow

Carol Channing

Andy Warhol and others

“Girls would wait patiently for two or three hours to get a haircut. It was almost like a religion.” - Penny Vincenzi

“He was very, very interested in modernism of all sorts…he just introduced all of that into hair. And at the same time he probably freed women of that weekly ritual of having their hair backcombed and being under a dryer. It depicted a whole new look of that time.” - Nicky Clarke

“It took nine years, from 1954 to 1963, to break the mould of hairdressing that was - but I did it!”

“I regard the five-point cut as the finest cut I have ever created - the geometric design in its purest, most classical form.”

“For me the working of hair is architecture with a human element.”

“If you've got something worthwhile that you can spread internationally, my God, you don't keep it. Then it dies with you.”

Vidal Sassoon, 17th January 1928 - 9th May 2012.


  1. "Vidal Sassoon: The Movie" is worth viewing.

    But I imagine you've already seen it.

    1. I was fourth from the left, under the dryer reading a copy of "Woman's Realm"... Jx

  2. p.s. My word verification was "mensfun."

  3. I had no idea the lead vocalist from Animotion did any ads!

    1. Who the hell would recognise him anyhow? Jx


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