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The Beautiful Life of Vidal Sassoon

Bond Girls
Learning from Bessone's unique cutting style—"he used his wrist and a pair of scissors; it was beautiful to watch"—Sassoon branched out onto his own in 1954 with revolution on the brain. "From what I'd learned, I could cut angles. I had the feeling that something had to change." Over the next few years, Vidal amassed an eclectic following of regulars at a salon on what he calls "the wrong end" of Bond Street. By '58, he had outgrown his original space and moved to a split-level, David Hicks-designed "modern art gallery" of a salon on, yes, the right end of Bond.

Photo: Courtesy of Vidal Sassoon