Vidal Sassoon Dies at 84

Famed hairstylist Vidal Sassoon has died at 84 after an illness. Mr. Sassoon, the subject of a 2010 documentary, grew up in poverty in London and came to prominence as the engineer of geometric, shiny cuts and for his licensing his name to a line of shampoos. If you didn’t look good, the slogan went, Mr. Sassoon didn’t look good. He was appointed a Commander of the British Empire in 2009.