Vidal Sassoon, The P-P-Puff – 1981

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The P-P-Puff, Vidal Sassoon - 1981

Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

This is the short version of Vidal Sassoon’s P-P-Puff, by Graham Wren in 1981.  The silhouette was injected with a healthy dose of fresh … air.  The natural-looking, casual silhouette was very new at the time, not just for Vidal Sassoon but for the world.

One could go from rags to riches to get this look if the hair was not naturally curly, or one could get a perm.  Our model, Kay Romero, wife of the then-President of Vidal Sassoon Salons, USA, Fernando Romero, had her hair set in gold lamé Rags which looked more glam than rollers, and she could have gone out on the town wearing them!  For longer versions  and how-to’s, go to  HairThen, Vidal Sassoon, The P-P-Puff on www.helenoppenheim.com

Hair: Graham Wren, Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1981 …Makeup: Mariella Smith-Masters … Dress: Ellen Gleason … Earrings: Ken Begun … Model: Kay Romero … Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre … Produced by Helen Oppenheim

 

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The P-P-uff 1981

Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

THE P-P-PUFF – Kay

This is the short version of The P-P-Puff, voluminous, airy,
with carefully cut-up hair p-p-puffing…flicking and flirting around the silhouette,
which was injected with a healthy dose of fresh…air.  The look was very natural,
very casual, very new in 1981 and the start of a major trend very few now recognize
as coming from Vidal Sassoon.

One could go from rags to riches to get this look.  It could be set with rags or
the P-P-Puff perm, by Edward Moore, was wrapped with more than one layer and size of
roller in some areas; in others, tiny sections were weaved and permed for an airy yet
controlled quality.

Hair: Graham Wren, Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1981
Perm: Edward Moore, Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1981
Makeup: Mariella Smith-Masters, Beauty Bookings
HairCare/SkinCare: Vidal Sassoon Treatment Products
Dress: Ellen Gleason
Earrings: Ken Begun
Model: Kay Romero
Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

Produced by Helen Oppenheim

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © HELEN OPPENHEIM 2012

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