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Hairstylist Vidal Sassoon Dead at 84

By Eileen Reynolds

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Vidal Sassoon, the well-known British hairdresser credited with creating the 1960s “bob,” has died at the age of 84, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Sassoon was born to Sephardic parents in London in 1928. After his father left the family when Sassoon was three years old, his mother, facing extreme poverty, made the difficult decision to place Sassoon and his younger brother in a Jewish orphanage.

Read our coverage of “Vidal Sassoon: The Movie,” a documentary film about the stylist.

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