Iconic hairdresser Vidal Sassoon dies at 84
British-born Vidal died at his home on Wednesday after a two-year battle with leukaemia. His family issued a statement which reads, "It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Vidal Sassoon CBE, who died this morning at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by loved ones."
"The 84-year-old hairdresser was born in 1928 and sadly lost his battle with leukaemia today. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 20 years Ronnie, his children, grandchildren, family and friends."
He leaves behind a huge legacy, having changed the beauty world with his groundbreaking styles and ideas, teaching in his Vidal Sassoon Academies that hair should be tailored in relation to a woman's bone structure, as well as inventing the enduringly stylish sixties bob, and creating Mia Farrow's iconic pixie cut for the 1968 film "Rosemary's Baby."
Among those mourning his death today is fellow celebrity stylist Frederic Fekkai, who said in a statement,"He was an artist - a talent and a visionary. He paved the way to introduce contemporary hairstyles and made an incredible impact on the fashion and beauty communities. The world has lost not only an icon but a kind man."