VIDAL SASSOON THE MOVIE

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Our first blog and it’s about Vidal Sassoon. We’ll try our best to write it in both English and Japanese. Here it goes!

Vidal Sassoon The Movie

There are few people who don’t know his name. To most in my generation (born in the 1980s), Vidal Sassoon is just a brand of hair products that sits on supermarket shelves. I don’t think many of us know about the man behind that brand, Vidal Sassoon himself, and his story has now been made into a movie.

A god-like figure, he made a huge impact on hairdressing in the 1960s. His challenge to the way things have always been done, and his creativity to draw inspiration for hairdressing from other design fields such as architecture were ground breaking at the time such as the Five Point and Techno Cut.  It’s astonishing to look back on his skill, philosophy and accomplishments. His skill is of course well known (amongst hairdressers). It’s indeed rare to come across such a magnetic figure. Even into his 80s, he still moved with agility and style, and with good looks. I think his story will endure for many years to come and having watched the film, it has inspired me to enjoy hairdressing even more. If you like biopics, I highly recommend this movie!

 

ヴィダルサスーン、

ドキュメンタリー映画

私の世代(1980年代)では、ヴィダルサスーンと聞くと、スーパーマーケットの棚に置いてある、シャンプーやスタイリング剤のブランド名で有名だが、彼の歴史をよく知る人は少ないかもしれない。その彼の死をきっかけに、彼の歩んできた人生を語る映画が創られた。

神様的存在の人物で、1960年代に美容界に大きく影響を与えた人物。彼のインスピレーションは建築物から産まれたものも多く、だれもが考えつかなかった斬新なカットライン(ファイブポイント、テクノカットなど)が有名である。彼の技術、哲学、成し遂げてきた功績を振り返ると、その大きさに驚愕する。技術はもちろん、巧みな話術!これほど引き出しが多く魅力的な人物はそうとういないと思う。80歳を過ぎても機敏に動き、スタイリッシュでほんとうにカッコイイ。彼の歴史は何年経っても色褪せないでいるだろう。そして、この映画を観たら自分ももっともっと美容を楽しもうと思う。伝記映画が好きなら観て下さい。

 

Trailer in English with Japanese subtitles(予告編)

 

Official Movie Website

English: http://www.vidalsassoonthemovie.com

Japanese: http://www.uplink.co.jp/sassoon/

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Photographer Michael Gordon. Art work by Steve Hiett.
(courtesy of IF YOU KNEW, LLC)

 

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