Famed beauty visionary Vidal Sassoon passed away this week at 84. It was a sad loss for the beauty industry and for those who worked with him. I had the pleasure of representing Vidal Sassoon and helping to launch their global salon brand Sassoon Studios.

For Sassoon, it has always been about the cut. He was the “architect for hair,” creating bespoke haircuts with precision, volume, grace and flawless technique. I am grateful for having the chance to represent the Vidal Sassoon brand and meeting Vidal himself.

As we look forward, I’m thrilled to see Zapwater working with some of the top beauty visionaries of our time including Mario Tricoci and Tricoci University of Beauty Culture and Chris Salgardo of Kiehl’s Since 1851. Both brands fill a niche in the market and will continue to be thought leaders within the beauty industry.

However, no one will ever replace Vidal, his reputation and his wonderful brand. May his inner and outer beauty never be forgotten.

Jenn Lake