In honor of one of my own icon’s birthday, I just want to share some of quotes that inspires me. He touched my life as an artist and even more so as a person after reading his story and watching his life on film. Hope they inspire you too ……..
“Hairdressers are a wonderful breed. You work one-on-one with another human being and the object is to make them feel so much better and to look at themselves with a twinkle in their eye”
“I was all about my thoughts, my work, my inspiration. I was always in hair”.
“Hair excited me. As the old ways – backcombing, rollers and rigidity – went out of the window, I started to feel the possibilities in front of my eyes.’
“If you get hold of a head of hair on somebody you’ve never seen before, cut beautiful shapes, cut beautiful architectural angles and she walks out looking so different – I think that’s masterful’
“Hairdressing in general hasn’t been given the kudos it deserves. It’s not recognised by enough people as a worthy craft”
“I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy”
‘The essence is, what can we do next? And will it be good?’
“Bring out the eyes’
“I came home after a year and although my profession was only hairdressing, I knew I could change it”
“If you have a sense of style and purpose and will, you don’t want to compromise.”
“Most people have excellent necks. Now they cover them with curtains, which is kind of ridiculous. But there are some beautiful necklines that you can cut into and create wonderful backs, as well as bone structure for the face”
“Realizing our society as it is, without theology dogmatically telling us how we should react to it, and being humane toward that society, that is all that we’re sure of. “
“To me hair dressing means shape. It’s very important that the foundations should be right”
“We learned to put discipline in the haircuts by using actual geometry, actual architectural shapes and bone structure. The cut had to be perfect and layered beautifully, so that when a woman shook it, it just fell back in’
“You either create something and you keep it a secret and you die with it, or you can benefit the craft. “
And my favorite of all time that I live by each day i get behind my salon chair:
“If you don’t look good, we don’t look good.”
~ Vidal Sassoon
R.I.P VIDAL SASSOON, GREATNESS LIVES ON IN YOUR TIMELESS, CLASSIC WORK!