01/13/2012 05:23 pm ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Vidal Sassoon: Style Evolution (PHOTOS)

I’m always a bit hesitant to get my hair cut because my stylist always lops off more than I ask for (I’m not the only one!), but I would gladly let iconic British hairdresser Vidal Sassoon take free license with my hair. Cut, shave, dye –- go nuts, Vidal.

Sassoon and his scissors have cut the hair of many a famous celeb -- Mia Farrow, Grace Coddington and Mary Quant, to name a few. His blunt, geometric bobs were so legendary and iconic in the ‘60s and '70s that the stylist became the subject of the 2010 documentary, Vidal Sassoon: The Movie, which showcased his life and work.

See Sassoon in action as we celebrate his 84th birthday this Tuesday (with a haircut).

And have a look through our many other Style Evolutions here.



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