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Legendary British hair stylist and entrepreneur Vidal Sassoon has died at the age of 84, The Los Angeles Times reports.

According to law enforcement, Sassoon was found dead at his Mulholland Drive home after an unspecified illness. He was surrounded by his family.

Often referred to as the "founder of hairdressing," Sassoon began his career at the age of 14, when his mother shipped him off to serve as an apprentice at a salon in London's East End. Several years later, in 1954, he opened his first salon.

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