Today Mia Farrow mainly Tweeted about him (not even naming him, Mia?) to make sure everyone knew she cut off her hair herself. (While starring on the nighttime soap opera Peyton Place and dating Frank Sinatra, Mia shocked the country by cutting her long, long locks off to a very short cut. She said she did it to avoid vanity -- believable -- but it was also because Frank had a birthday party and the invites were very exclusive.) Here's her Twitter.
No mention of the man's name. Vidal Sassoon has died at the age of 84. There are two other Tweets where Mia's explaining she cut her hair herself when she was doing Peyton Place.
In the 70s, when I was dating a British big wig (political) I had a hair emergency while being jet-lagged and the woman at the hotel was kind enough to call and get me an appointment at his salon. I actually got the great to work on my hair himself. It was due to a misunderstanding. He'd wrongly assumed, because of the woman who got me in, that I was Prince Charles' latest. I explained I was dating political, not royalty. We laughed about it. He was a nice person.
Who gave me an incredible cut. I was just amazed. He didn't wash it but he did blow dry it a bit after he finished cutting. It looked amazing. He was a genius with hair. It flowed, it did everything right. It wasn't the blow drying -- though that gave it a nice sheen (with whatever product he put on it). For weeks after, I could just wash and toss and it looked amazing.
So that's my Vidal Sassoon story.
I'm sorry he's passed away. The Los Angeles Times notes, "Sassoon was married four times. He married his current wife, Ronnie, in 1992. An earlier version of this post said they met seven years ago." He is also survived by four children.
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