Belfast Telegraph

Hairdresser Sassoon dies aged 84

Celebrity hairstylist Vidal Sassoon, whose 1960s wash-and-wear cuts freed women from endless teasing and hairspray, has died aged 84.

Los Angeles police officers went to Sassoon's home and discovered he was dead of natural causes. Sassoon's family was present.

London-born Sassoon's creative, geometric cuts required little styling. They were an integral part of the look of Mary Quant, the Sixties fashion designer who popularised the miniskirt.

The easy-maintenance cuts also fitted in with the fledgling women's liberation movement.

Sassoon developed a popular line of shampoos and styling products bearing his name. His slogan was "If you don't look good, we don't look good".

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