06/27/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Vidal Sassoon Dishes On Inventing The Bob Cut

StyleList: Talk to me about inventing the Bob Cut, arguably your most famous achievement. It's well documented in the movie.
Vidal Sassoon: [Actress] Nancy Kwan came to London and she had four feet of hair. Her director said 'I want you to give her one of your new looks, starting from scratch'. She was one of the most beautiful girls so you couldn't go wrong unless your scissors slipped. Fortuitously, she was half-Caucasian, half-Chinese so her hair was much stronger and kept its shape beautifully. She was a knockout girl and couldn't have been nicer.