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Celebrity stylist Vidal Sassoon dead at 84

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 on Wednesday morning and determined he was dead of natural causes. Sassoon’s family was present.

Working his magic ... Vidal Sassoon styles on a model in 1997.
Working his magic ... Vidal Sassoon styles on a model in 1997. Photo: Reuters

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 popularised the miniskirt.

The easy-maintenance cuts also fit right in with the fledgling women’s liberation movement.Sassoon 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.’’

AP

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