What are the different Vidal Sassoon hair styles?


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The bob and five-point cut are the hair styles popularized by Vidal Sassoon. Sassoon was the hair stylist who pioneered the shift from 1950s beehives to the more modern and geometric hair styles of the 1960s.

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The bob cut was Sassoon's signature hairstyle in the early 1960s. It is a short women's style in which the hair is cut straight around the head, typically at jaw level. In 2004, Kiera Knightley sported a shaggy bob reminiscent of Vidal Sassoon's hair styles. In 2007, Rihanna wore a Sassoon-inspired swinging bob. These stars helped bring the style back to prominence. According to the 2010 documentary "Vidal Sassoon: The Movie," its inspiration came from the geometric angles and uneven shapes associated with Bauhaus architecture.

In 1965, Sassoon created the five-point cut for model Grace Coddington. The five-point cut is a style comprised of a cropped helmet with a spike of hair at each ear. The nape of the neck is cut in a "w" shape. The cut is manageable and can be styled by a simple shake of the head. Peggy Moffitt, former American model and actress, made the five-point cut her signature hair style. Moffitt famously stated, "Sassoon is to hair care what Picasso is to painting."

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