WHY? Breaking Vidal Sassoon News – 2013

Posted by on Apr 5, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 7 comments

WHY? Vidal Sassoon News - 2013

Setting the Record (and the Hair) Straight

Reposted because the record is not yet straight. Here is the  true story.
From an article by “Your Invaluable Sleuth of Hair History” in the Style Section of the New York Times, January 24, 2013.

Those in the know have known that Vidal Sassoon was not the first to cut Mia Farrow’s hair to that famous pixie cut, and that she cut it herself, then – not mentioned in the New York Times – then, Christopher Brooker re-cut it – all before the famous $5,000 hair snip that helped make Vidal Sassoon famous.  Read the article, a letter from Mia Farrow herself.  Why didn’t she – or Vidal – speak out before?!


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Mia Farrow Frank Sinatra

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My Article on Vidal Sassoon – Early 70s

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

My Article on Vidal Sassoon – Early70s

Photos: Barry Lategan

This was one of the first articles I ever had published. It was for The Montreal Star, in the early 70s, where I had quarter page columns every week called “Right On.”

It was way before I joined Vidal Sassoon and featured great hair by Christopher Brooker, even if the hair wasn’t wearable for readers of a daily newspaper!  It was quite a funny article, if not very flattering!

Hair: Christopher Brooker, Vidal Sassoon … Photos: Barry Lategan (article scanned from a laser copy)