Sassoon’s Son Starting Boston Hair Empire

Sassoon’s Son Starting Boston Hair Empire

Academy To Be Built Near Boston University

POSTED: 11:23 am EDT July 8, 2008
UPDATED: 11:42 am EDT July 8, 2008
BOSTON — The son of famed stylist Vidal Sassoon is opening a salon and massive new hair care academy in Boston as he moves to build his own empire.

The Academy for Hair and Skin by Elan Sassoon is a 90,000-square-foot, $22 million school planned near Boston University.

The school, with its 180 dorm beds and a 200-seat auditorium, is the first of four planned nationwide. It’s supposed to open in the spring

Elan Sassoon also is part-owner of a 3,000-square-foot salon on Boylston Street that will open a few months before the school.

Sassoon told The Boston Globe he chose Boston for the school because it’s a city of education.

Several years ago, Sassoon’s $31 million bid to purchase the Vidal Sassoon brand fell about $2 million short.

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