Valentino may have owned the silver screen last year, but this fall the spotlight belongs to Vidal Sassoon, the father of modern hairdressing. The man behind the ’60s bob is the topic of a new documentary produced by his friend and protege Michael Gordon, founder of Bumble and bumble. Stocked with vintage footage and interviews with hair-industry VIPs, Vidal Sassoon The Movie is expected in Canada soon, along with an eponymous hardcover from luxe book publisher Assouline.
John Paul DeJoria, Paul Mitchell’s co-founder and CEO, is as famous for flexing his philanthropic muscles—he’s tight with Brad Pitt and Nelson Mandela—as he is for creating celeb-endorsed hair products like Sculpting Foam. His latest cause is cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico. That’s why DeJoria has asked his network of stylists and salons to collect hair clippings that can be used to help sop up the oil spill. But would he sacrifice his own ponytail? “If someone said ‘Here’s $50,000 [for the clean-up efforts],’ I’d let anyone cut it off,” he said at the brand’s 30th-anniversary event in Toronto. “It’s hair—it grows back.”
Toronto-based celeb hairstylist Marc Anthony has worked with everyone from Catherine Zeta-Jones to the Biebs. This summer, he has teamed up with Murale to open sleek in-store blow-dry bars in Ottawa and Edmonton. Shoppers who want a quick blowout between buying sprees can also nab one of his latest products: 2nd Day Revitalizer.
Pictured above: Marc Anthony, Vidal Sassoon and John Paul DeJoria.
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