Sassoon literally changed the way that women look and cut their hair today. Spanning 80 years of revolution in culture, VIDAL SASSOON THE MOVIE takes a deeply intimate look into the life of this extraordinary man, whose influence far outreaches the industry he changed forever. Living through war and poverty, the seeds of his future were spawned as the young Sassoon became driven to rise above the circumstances of his birth. Spurred on by his mother’s dream that her son would find success as a hairdresser, Sassoon apprenticed in a local salon.
“I made up mind, if I was going to be in hairdressing, I wanted to change things.” Through tireless hard work and commitment, he struggled to modernise the old-fashioned world of hair; with modern architecture as his inspiration, ushering in the social revolutions of the 60’s. Salons, schools and products followed all over the world, and his tag line, “if you don’t look good we don’t look good” became a defining cultural touchstone.