The Mary Quant, the Mia Farrow, the Five Point Cut. Anyone who has ever chopped off their locks should be familiar with star hairdresser Vidal Sassoon’s graphic, asymmetric and striking cuts that started it all off back in the sixties.
This documentary, subtitled How One Man Changed The World With A Pair Of Scissors, traces the life of this eccentric hairdressing mogul – Sassoon talks about his upbringing in a Jewish orphanage in London, his working relationships with models like Grace Coddington of US Vogue, and his inspirations for his pixie crops and super-short perms – including geometric New York architecture.
With our very own BlondeKatie flying the flag for a well judged visible neck, it’s almost enough to make you attack your “messy hair curtains” – a Sassoonism for badly cut long hair.
Catch the film at Odeon Panton Street, London; Picture House Edinburgh and Picture House Norwich – a matinee showing is the perfect way to delve into style history for an hour or so. Find out more about the film here.