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Stalking Vidal Sassoon

April 29, 2010

My hair is curly, and I look like a pin-head with short hair  but if I could pull it off, I’d march straight to the hairdresser right now and demand a replica of one of these sleek Vidal Sassoon cuts.  I’ve lusted after them for years. The first time I chopped my hair short, I was sure that I would magically be transformed into one of these androgynous Sixties gamines. Tragically, I hadn’t factored in being twelve, with a face-full of braces and rower’s shoulders. I looked androgynous all right, but not in any good way. I lacked the requisite frailty to pull off the look.

Every couple of years, I’d happen across a picture of Sassoon at work and feel the familiar compulsion to either pick up the scissors myself (end result: tears and strange short spots in hard-to-reach areas) or to hightail it to the local hairdresser (result: strange mushroom crop). I’ve learned my lesson over the past few years and am rocking the long sexy boho wavy thing. Still, looking at these pictures and these exquisite cuts, I’m feeling a sudden urge to start scrutinizing my face shape. Maybe something subtle will have changed in my bone structure and hair texture to allow me to chop it off into a sexy angular crop? Maybe? This time around? Pretty please?

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One comment

  1. I went to the premiere of Vidal Sassoon The Movie and was able to thank Mr.Sassoon for the foundation & discipline that I learned under the tutoliage of one of his artistic directors. I was able to become a female hairdresser in a time when it was male dominated industry and raise my daughter as a single parent affording her to attend great schools as Middlebury college and Harvard. When I told Vidal that he was responsible for the this he responded “I did all that?” I said yes and I have owned 3 salons that specialized in the art of cuts and colors. a-la Sassoon !



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