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Hairdresser Vidal Sassoon has died

Hairdresser Vidal Sassoon died at the age of 84. Credit: Reuters

Tributes are being paid to Hammersmith born hairdresser, Vidal Sassoon, who has died aged 84 at his house in Los Angeles.

Seven years ago, London Tonight spent a week with the acclaimed hairdresser filming three features about his life.

From the East End, the War years in London to his swinging 60's Bond Street saloon, then back to London in the 90's.

He talked to London Tonight about why he loves London and why he moved back after 40 years to make the U.K. his main home.

Back in 2005, he spoke to hairdressing students on the programme and he talked to us about his iconic bob cut, that changed hairdressing and his life.