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Friday, September 27, 2013

Hairdressers Ruled - Vidal Sassoon

Rarely have I seen a documentary of Vidal Sassoon as good as this one, apart from his official movie.

This short YouTube video is really a small gem.

Subtitled "1963 to 1978 when London was run by hairdressers", it traces early history of Vidal Sassoon, the person and the creative institution.
Also, swinging London in the 60s.

There is a plethora of great haircuts, and very rare interviews by Christopher Brooker, Flint Whincop and others.

One can clearly see how creative these guys were, particularly Roger Thompson and Christopher.
It's very rare to see or hear anything that gives due credit to these two giants.

The film correctly summerises the transition from 'geometric' started by Sassoon himself, to 'layers' in the late 60s, and then introduction of 'texturising' in the late 70s.
It was heavily influenced by 'punk' movement around that time.

It was, and still is, all about training that makes Sassoon the best in the world.
I know theirs are very tough. That's why they're so good.

I don't know why, but, every time I listen to Stravinsky, I get goosebumps. It's really spooky.
But, it was very effective in this video, I have to say.

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