It's a sad day in the beauty world: Vidal Sassoon has passed away at the age of 84. A visionary hairstylist, Vidal was known for putting his own geometric spin on the classic bob, as well as inventing the five-point cut (which took him nine years to perfect). He also helped to change the careers of actresses Mia Farrow and Nancy Kwan, elevating them to superstar status with the snip of his shears.
Vidal, who often used architectural elements to inspire him, started out in the hair business at the ripe old age of 14, working as a shampoo boy in London. While he famously charged $5,000 to cut Mia's hair in Rosemary's Baby and coiffed the heads of celebrities from Dionne Warwick to Rita Hayworth, through it all he remained sharp-witted and humble. When asked recently what the world should remember about him, he quipped, "I think the world has a lot more important things to know about than Vidal Sassoon." See some of his top quotes on celebrity hair now.
Source: Memory Lane