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February 17, 2011 | By Sheri Linden
The subtitle of the adoring documentary "Vidal Sassoon: The Movie" ? "How One Man Changed the World With a Pair of Scissors" ? suggests an exaggerated sense of coiffure consequence. But beyond the love fest of talking heads is a compelling life story that courses through the Depression, World War II and swinging London, all evoked in well-curated archival footage. "Vidal Sassoon: The Movie," from first-time director Craig Teper and producer Michael Gordon ? the Bumble and Bumble founder whose accompanying coffee-table book is a running theme in the film ?
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January 2, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
The Richard Neutra-designed Singleton House in Bel-Air has sold for $16.5 million. Hair industry magnate Vidal Sassoon and his wife, Rhonda, bought the Midcentury Modern style home in 2004 for $6 million, according to public records. The renovated 6,400-square-foot house sits on 5.2 acres with a swimming pool and spa. A path of concrete steppingstones continues over a reflecting pond to terrace space by the pool. Features include expanses of glass walls, a media room, four bedrooms and five bathrooms.
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May 13, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
When most people think of Vidal Sassoon, who died Wednesday at age 84, they think Carnaby Street. But he also had a role in shaping Los Angeles as a city of style. "He opened a salon on Rodeo Drive when Beverly Hills was just coming of age among trendsetters," says Rose Apodaca, author and former Los Angeles bureau chief of Women's Wear Daily. "And he saw Los Angeles as this exciting place where rules were being broken. We know about swinging London; he saw Los Angeles as an extension of that.
IMAGE
December 9, 2012 | By Ingrid Schmidt
At a loss for time but still want to look your best for that holiday party? Make an appointment at Eden Sassoon's new finishing studio in West Hollywood and get three key services - a blow-dry and style, a manicure and eyebrow shaping - for $65 in just 65 minutes. Also on the menu at Eden by Eden Sassoon: makeup and lash application, pedicures, updos, a dry-hair trim and reparative hair treatments. The highest-priced items are a makeup application or a blow dry and style, each $55 and accompanied by an instructional lesson and take-home video.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 2012 | By Mary Rourke, Special to the Los Angeles Times
With one high-profile haircut on the Paramount Studios lot, Vidal Sassoon vaulted to fame in Hollywood. Flown in from London, he trimmed the tresses of Mia Farrow for her role in the film "Rosemary's Baby" - a $30 haircut that he calculated cost $5,000, including airfare. The 1967 event was staged inside a makeshift "salon" in a boxing ring. The film's director, Roman Polanski, looked on as Sassoon gave the actress a pixie cut that would be copied by women the world over.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1985 | DANIEL AKST, Times Staff Writer
Vidal Sassoon Inc. will lay off 100 to 125 workers in Los Angeles by Nov. 6 in a move that Wall Street analysts described as symptomatic of sharply lower sales at the hair-care company. Richardson-Vicks Inc., the Wilton, Conn., conglomerate that bought Sassoon two years ago, said most of the layoffs will be in Chatsworth, where the company will end most distribution and warehouse functions but retain research and development.
BUSINESS
June 6, 1985 | DANIEL AKST, Times Staff Writer
Vidal Sassoon Inc. will lay off between 100 and 125 workers in Los Angeles by Nov. 6 in a move that Wall Street analysts described as symptomatic of sharply lower sales at the hair-care company. Richardson-Vicks Inc., the Wilton, Conn., conglomerate that bought Sassoon two years ago, said most of the layoffs will be in Chatsworth, where the company will end most distribution and warehouse functions but retain research and development.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 1990 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"If you don't look good, we don't look good." That slogan, famous from the Vidal Sassoon commercials, will now apply to plays as well as to the buyers of hair-care products. Sassoon is the associate producer of Athol Fugard's "My Children! My Africa!," opening Nov. 11 at the Henry Fonda Theatre.
MAGAZINE
December 12, 1999 | Robin Abcarian, Robin Abcarian's last article for the magazine was a profile of Susan Sarandon
Ppay a call on a famous hairdresser? the man who practically invented modern hair? I'm a wreck. Will my style be judged wanting? Roots showing? Bangs raggedy? But Vidal Sassoon just smiles when I ask if women always react to him in this way. "I'm usually looking in their eyes, darling." And, in fact, he is looking into my eyes. Raggedy bangs? What raggedy bangs? Even though he hasn't cut hair for two decades, there's something eternally seductive about Sassoon.
NEWS
February 26, 1993 | PADDY CALISTRO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Not all revolutions are fought with bullets and bombs. The sexual revolution was fueled by birth control pills and rock 'n' roll. In the world of beauty, scissors and blow-dryers shaped the hair-care revolution of the 1960s. And Vidal Sassoon was the first to wield the weapons of rebellion.
IMAGE
May 13, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
When most people think of Vidal Sassoon, who died Wednesday at age 84, they think Carnaby Street. But he also had a role in shaping Los Angeles as a city of style. "He opened a salon on Rodeo Drive when Beverly Hills was just coming of age among trendsetters," says Rose Apodaca, author and former Los Angeles bureau chief of Women's Wear Daily. "And he saw Los Angeles as this exciting place where rules were being broken. We know about swinging London; he saw Los Angeles as an extension of that.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 2012 | By Mary Rourke, Special to the Los Angeles Times
With one high-profile haircut on the Paramount Studios lot, Vidal Sassoon vaulted to fame in Hollywood. Flown in from London, he trimmed the tresses of Mia Farrow for her role in the film "Rosemary's Baby" - a $30 haircut that he calculated cost $5,000, including airfare. The 1967 event was staged inside a makeshift "salon" in a boxing ring. The film's director, Roman Polanski, looked on as Sassoon gave the actress a pixie cut that would be copied by women the world over.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 17, 2011 | By Sheri Linden
The subtitle of the adoring documentary "Vidal Sassoon: The Movie" ? "How One Man Changed the World With a Pair of Scissors" ? suggests an exaggerated sense of coiffure consequence. But beyond the love fest of talking heads is a compelling life story that courses through the Depression, World War II and swinging London, all evoked in well-curated archival footage. "Vidal Sassoon: The Movie," from first-time director Craig Teper and producer Michael Gordon ? the Bumble and Bumble founder whose accompanying coffee-table book is a running theme in the film ?
HOME & GARDEN
October 23, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
"American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest has listed his gated Hollywood Hills estate for $14.95 million. The 10,000-square-foot Mediterranean, built in 1974, sits on nearly an acre of hilltop with canyon and city views. Remodeled during Seacrest's ownership, the villa has a wine cellar and a screening room. Including the guest house, the property has six bedrooms and 6 1/2 bathrooms. A tennis court, a swimming pool and mature trees complete the grounds. Seacrest, 35, has hosted "American Idol" since 2002.
HOME & GARDEN
October 5, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Vidal Sassoon, the stylist turned magnate whose name became synonymous with hair care products, has sold his Midcentury Modern landmark in Beverly Hills for $10 million. Designed by Hal Levitt, the 1962 house features walls of glass, high ceilings and city-to-ocean views. Sitting behind gates at the end of a long driveway, the home has an acre and a half of grounds including a swimming pool and a guest house. There are five bedrooms and seven bathrooms in nearly 6,200 square feet of living space.
BUSINESS
September 3, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
Procter & Gamble Co. settled a lawsuit brought by Vidal Sassoon over claims the company improperly stopped selling his brand in the U.S. and Europe. Terms of the settlement are confidential, Procter & Gamble and Sassoon said in a joint statement. The case was set for trial next month in federal court in Los Angeles.
NEWS
September 4, 1996
George Shaw, publicist and philanthropist who worked to promote Vidal Sassoon products commercially and Jewish education projects privately, has died. He was 71. Shaw, who was Sassoon's vice president of public relations for more than 20 years, died Aug. 23, the Sassoon company announced.
NEWS
February 20, 1986
Hair products creator Vidal Sassoon has been named the dinner chairman of the 13th Annual Urban League Whitney Young Dinner scheduled for March 20. The event at the Century Plaza Hotel will pay tribute to musician Quincy Jones.
BUSINESS
April 2, 2003 | Hanah Cho, Times Staff Writer
Vidal Sassoon, the influential hair designer who created Mia Farrow's pixie cut and other celebrated hairstyles of the 1960s, wants the rights to his name back. Sassoon, 74, is suing Procter & Gamble Co., accusing the consumer products giant of destroying his brand by skimping on marketing in favor of the company's other hair product lines, most notably Pantene. "I feel betrayed. The most important personal asset is my name," Sassoon said. The suit, filed Tuesday in U.S.
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