LOS ANGELES (CBS SF/AP) – Celebrity hairstylist Vidal Sassoon, whose 1960s wash-and-wear cuts freed women from endless teasing and hairspray, has died. He was 84.
Los Angeles police spokesman Kevin Maiberger says officers went to Sassoon’s home Wednesday morning and determined he was dead of natural causes. Sassoon’s family was present.READ MORE: FRESH for Fall on KBCW
The London-born Sassoon’s creative, geometric cuts required little styling. They were an integral part of the look of Mary Quant, the superstar British fashion designer who popularized the miniskirt.READ MORE: Return to the Hidden Temple!
The easy-maintenance cuts also fit right in with the fledgling women’s liberation movement.
Sassoon opened salons all over the world, including one in downtown San Francisco. He also 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.”MORE NEWS: Serinda Swan On Her Character Dr. Jenny Cooper In The CW's 'Coroner': 'The Humanity Seen In Jenny Is Really Resonating With People'
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