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Vidal Sassoon, one of the original mods, passed away this week at the age of 84.

Three interesting things to know about Mr. Sassoon:

1. His pioneering hairstyles of the mid 1960s featured geometric cuts that were inspired by the Bauhaus architectural and design collective.

2. His first hair styling job was at a shop in a working-class London neighborhood, and young Vidal, dreaming of better things, took elocution lessons to rid himself of his cockney diction. Meanwhile, he joined a Jewish organization that battled in the streets with the Mosley-ites, anti-Semitic British fascists who were followers of Oswald Mosley. 

3. In 1948, he traveled to Israel and fought in the war for its independence.

Vidal Sassoon, one of the original mods, passed away this week at the age of 84.

Three interesting things to know about Mr. Sassoon:

1. His pioneering hairstyles of the mid 1960s featured geometric cuts that were inspired by the Bauhaus architectural and design collective.

2. His first hair styling job was at a shop in a working-class London neighborhood, and young Vidal, dreaming of better things, took elocution lessons to rid himself of his cockney diction. Meanwhile, he joined a Jewish organization that battled in the streets with the Mosley-ites, anti-Semitic British fascists who were followers of Oswald Mosley.

3. In 1948, he traveled to Israel and fought in the war for its independence.

Friday, May 11, 2012 7:18 am