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Author Sassoon, Vidal.

Title Vidal : the autobiography / Vidal Sassoon.

Publication Info. London : Macmillan, [2010]


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  92 SASSOON, VID    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Biographies  B SASSOON VIDAL S    Check Shelf
Description xviii, 358 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Note Includes index.
Contents An east end childhood -- Professor Cohen -- Private Sassoon -- West end boy -- There's something about Mary -- Me and Mr Jones -- Suddenly it happened -- Sassoonery goes stateside -- Passing the Yankee test -- Movie stars, Mia and me -- Crimpers' Academy -- 'If you don't look good, we don't look good' -- Wash and go -- A girl called Ronnie -- Meetings with remarkable men -- Letting go -- A bypass round my heart -- Hairdressers in a hurricane -- A one-man salon on Capri.
Summary Growing up in poverty in London's East End, Sassoon, now 82, spent seven years in an orphanage after his father left and his mother could not afford to care for him and his brother. At 14 he apprenticed in a London salon when his mother had a premonition that hairdressing would be right for him. After fighting for the foundling state of Israel in the late 1940s, Sassoon returned to London and opened his own salon, with the proviso that "there would be no hairdressing in the old-fashioned sense." From back-combed, shellacked helmets of hair to styles that relied on architectural shapes that flattered a woman's face, Sassoon transformed hair cutting and design, leaving an indelible mark on contemporary style.
Subject Sassoon, Vidal.
Beauty operators -- Great Britain -- Biography.
ISBN 9780230746893 hardback $32.95
0230746896 hardback
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