The celebrity hairstylist – whose 1960s wash-and-wear cuts allowed women to be freed from hairspray – passed away at his home in Los Angeles earlier this morning.
Los Angeles police spokesman Kevin Mailberger revealed officers went to Vidal’s house in Mulholland Drive this morning where it was determined he had died of ‘‘apparent natural causes’’.
He said in a statement: ‘‘It was of apparent natural causes and there is no crime scene. When the officers arrived there were family members at the residence.’’
Born in London, Sassoon relocated to the U.S. where he sold his name to Procter & Gamble to manufacturer the Vidal Sassoon line of hair products. A 2010 documentary, “Vidal Sassoon: The Movie,” chronicled his life and career.
The deceased once said: ‘‘When I first came into hair, women were coming in and you’d place a hat on their hair and you’d dress their hair around it. We learned to put discipline in the haircuts by using actual geometry, actual architectural shapes and bone structure. The cut had to be perfect and layered beautifully, so that when a woman shook it, it just fell back in.’’