Leave it to Sassoon Salon (formerly known as Vidal Sassoon Salon) to come up with a way to add a modern edge to its impressive lineup of classically chic hairstyles. For its 2011 Autumn/Winter collection, stylists were influenced by Stella McCartney's clothing line and art by Dan Flavin. Think: sharp, well-defined edges and bursts bold color. Blue isn't just plain old blue; it's rich, vibrant royal blue. And green becomes the richest emerald tone you can imagine. Be sure to check out the geometric, colorful styles now.
While the movie often focuses on Vidal Sassoon's quirky nature, it also offers a fascinating perspective into the ups and downs experienced by Vidal throughout his rags-to-riches tale. It's a must-see flick for anyone who has an appreciation for Vidal's classic cuts and the forms and textures of architecture — and, of course, for anyone who wants to be entertained by the octogenarian's sprightly ways.
It's long been known that Vidal Sassoon is a true artist, but what I was most surprised to discover about the 83-year-old is how much of a character he truly is. As you can imagine, after 65 years in the business, he has a lot of stories to tell, and he's further proof that if you're doing what makes you happy in life, it shows well into the golden years. Discover more about his fascinating life in Vidal Sassoon: The Movie, and now, marvel at a few of his more humorous stories, wittiest anecdotes, and other insights into what makes him tick.
At 83, Vidal Sassoon, the original celebrity hairstylist, is as active and sharp-witted as ever. His documentary, Vidal Sassoon the Movie, is currently out in limited release, and his autobiography (which he penned himself) is set to be available in the US in April. And after 65 years in the business, he's still "got it" with his slightly flirtatious personality and keen sense of humor, making it practically impossible not to be charmed by the handsome octogenarian. When referred to as "Mr. Sassoon" on a recent call, for instance, he immediately quipped, "Everyone calls me Vidal, because Mr. Sassoon [his father] is the banker."See what else Vidal had to say about the film, his inspirations, and more when you keep reading.
Not close to one of those metropolitan areas? There's no need to fret. If you're a subscriber of Comcast, Time Warner On Demand, or Dish Network and your plan includes access, you, too, can watch the film. Find out more details here. Are you planning on seeing the documentary?
- Rumor has it that Claire Danes is experiencing side effects from Latisse — StyleList
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- Model Laura Blokhina cut her hair off because it was turning green — The Cut
- Are braids the new blowout? — Allure
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It was a haircut revered for its chic style and ease of care. Do you have a wash-and-wear kind of hairstyle — one that requires minimal effort on your part? Or, do you have to put a little extra TLC into your locks to get them to be where you want?
Another ill-advised marketing message: "If you don't look good, we don't look good." Hmm, so can I tell that to the cashier at the drugstore the next time a product doesn't work? Maybe she'll let me return an empty tube? I guess this is colorific in someone's eyes, although the choppy commercial makes my head hurt even more than the rad hair hues we see. But, the hairstyles? Oh yeah, tease me, baby.
Why, it seems like only days ago that our "Shear Genius" was performing its first hedge clipper haircut. Alas, the wackiest reality show on TV wraps up its season tonight, with a final three of Daisy, Anthony and Ben competing for $100,000 in front of a panel of judges that will include Vidal Sassoon himself. Despite my initial skepticism, this show has won me over completely; I hope Bravo brings it back for a second season, though I can't imagine how the producers could find a new cast as wonderfully bizarre as this one.
I'm curious to see how tonight's finale plays out. Daisy either has the capacity to be brilliant or awful; Anthony is consistently good; and Ben, while being my favorite personality left in the competition, doesn't really seem to have the skills. Then again, this is the show that knocked off two of the best stylists in one fell swoop, so anything can happen. To watch a video preview of the three finalists receiving their instructions, read more