Vidal Sassoon was certainly the most famous hair stylist of his time -- for at least thirty years -- crossing the Atlantic from his native London to make an enormous impact in America, as well. Frederic Fekkai is one of the most famous current hair stylists, with salons both in New York City and Los Angeles. THR asked Fekkai to speak out on the passing of Vidal Sassoon:
"Vidal Sassoon was an extraordinary man. He was an artist…a talent and a visionary. Vidal has created a signature with hair that was to this day the strongest most identifiable. He paved the way to introduce contemporary hairstyles and made an incredible impact on the fashion and beauty communities."
Fekkai added: "on a personal level, he was a true gentleman. I enjoyed the times that we spent together and listening to his interesting stories. Through the years, he stayed in touch with me and always made an effort to touch base. The world has lost not only an icon but a kind man…he will be greatly missed! My thoughts are with his family."