The world’s most famous hairdresser, lends his scissors to storm-recovery effort.
Vidal Sassoon, the world’s most famous hairdresser, was in Lacombe on a bright, cool Sunday afternoon last month. He had come to celebrate the success of “Hairdressers Unlocking Hope,” an international fund-raising effort by beauty professionals that has generated more than $1.7 million for the East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity.
Strolling around East Chestnut Street, he posed for pictures, helped screw in the railing on a new Habitat house and chatted with dozens of hairstylists laying sod and spreading mulch around the tidy cottages they helped construct.
Looking remarkably fit, (he swims four times a week) and naturally gray- haired at 79 years old, (he turns 80 in January), Sassoon borrowed a black marker and added his autograph to a piece of white poster paper listing contributors to the project. There are big fans of the Sassoon line of hair products. Vidal Sassoon the name that’s graced a million shampoo bottles.
“If you don’t look good, we don’t look good” Vidal Sassoon.