Legendary hair stylist Vidal Sassoon lost his long battle with leukemia today at 84. He died in his home in Los Angeles. The tonsorial architect created the five point bob and the angled bob, among other famous haircuts including the career-making do of Mia Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby. He is also credited with liberating women’s tresses from the “tyranny of the salon” and the heavy hairspray and teasing of the beehives and bouffants of ’60s.
He was a sharp wit who once said: “The only place where success comes before work is in a dictionary.” His life was inspiring, from orphan to war hero to rock star hair dresser. You can watch