The late Vidal Sassoon opened his first salon in London in 1954, when he was only 26 years old. In the early sixties, his signature angled bobs became enormously popular, and today, the look is synonymous with mod, swinging London. Sassoon worked his magic on some of the most stylish heads of the sixties, including Grace Coddington, Mary Quant, Emmanuelle Khanh, and Sylvia Syms. He once pinned £10,000-worth of diamonds into opera singer Denny Dayriss's hair for a performance; he also gave Mia Farrow her famous Rosemary's Baby cut in 1967. See our slideshow for a roundup of his best hairstyling moments.
Showing off hairstyles at his newly opened London salon.
At Sassoon's salon in London.
Actress Janette Scott gets a long bob with bangs.
South African opera singer Denny Dayriss gets her hair dressed with £10,000-worth of diamonds by Sassoon at his salon in London to sing at a charity ball at the Dorchester Hotel. The event raised funds for the White Fleet, an organization that converted former navy vessels into hospital ships that were despatched to disaster areas.
Fashion designer Emmanuelle Khanh gets a swinging bob in London.
Jillian Robertson with a "lopsided" hairstyle at Sassoon's salon in London.
In an ad for Clairol.
Actress Sylvia Syms gets a haircut.
Grace Coddington modeling one of Sassoon's hairstyles.
Giving Mia Farrow her famous Rosemary's Baby haircut in California.
At Sassoon's salon in London.
Giving a hairstyling demonstration at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Showing off two contrasting examples of his hairstyles at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
With his ex-wife Beverly Sassoon at the Beauty Hall of Fame Awards at the Pierre Hotel in New York.
An ad for Sassoon's hair products.
An ad for Vidal Sassoon products.
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