One for the guys this time. I've recently finished reading Vidal Sassoon's autobiography and thought his sharp style was worthy of being featured in the series.
Vidal was born in Hammersmith in January 1928 and spent much of his childhood in East London. His mother, Betty, forced him to become an apprentice at a ladies hairdressers as she saw it as a way out of their grinding poverty. It was a good thing she did as Vidal went on to revolutionise hairdressing in the 1960s and his salon was the place to go and get your hair done. Photographers would camp outside his Bond Street salon, snapping the new haircuts as they walked out of the door.
Vidal went on to build a hairdressing empire with his slogan, "if you don't look good, we don't look good". He sadly passed away in 2012 from leukemia but his legacy lives on. My first foray into the world of bobbed hair was with a Sassoon inspired 5 point cut, I was a model for a Mayfair hairdressers when I used to work in the area and I took part in Salon International where they gave me pink eyebrows! Sadly I wasn't able to capture any photos as my phone at the time had a shockingly bad camera - no iphones then!