My Hair Hero
Vidal Sassoon was by far one of the most important influences in my career not to mention the industry of hairdressing. He revolutionized the art of hairdressing into what we have all become accustomed to today. However, I do need to clear up perhaps what may be the biggest misconception to what Sassoon himself called “wash and wear hair”.
So, back in the day and back in the day meant maybe before the very late 1950′s, woman went to salons and men went to barber shops. Most woman who could afford it would be weekly slaves to their salon. Getting your hair done required the use of not only toxic chemical treatments but styling products that were very drying and damaging to the hair and scalp. It was expected to leave the salon with chemical burns and even losing a lock or two of hair.
What Vidal Sassoon meant when he called hair “wash and wear” was if the hair was healthy and was cut correctly it would fall into beautiful geometric styles but using a hand held blow dryer instead of getting your hair set with rollers, waves or pin curls and foregoing a hooded hairdryer.
So Ladies please know that as much as you would like to just be able to shampoo, condition, shake your hair and go, there really is no such thing as “wash and wear hair”. You must put in the slightest effort if you want your hair to perform to its full potential. Perhaps even applying a styling product that is right for your hair type, texture and style.
In closing, RIP Vidal Sassoon you have definitely been a great inspiration.