The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 128Last hairdresser today so thought we visit a true Londoner @VidalSassoon 1928-2010 was born in Hammersmith and lived Shepherd’s Bush. Due to poverty as a single parent, his mother placed Sassoon and his younger brother in a Jewish orphanage, where they stayed for seven years until he was 11 when his mother remarried. His mother was only allowed to visit them once a month and was never allowed to take them out. He attended Essendine Road Primary School, a Christian school, before being evacuated due to WWII to Holt, Wiltshire. After his return to London he left school at the age of 14 and worked as a messenger before starting a hairdressing apprenticeship.
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