Vidal Sassoon Alumni Gathering 2014

ROBERT EDELE was one of the biggest icons of the hair industry. Robert, after a long illness, peacefully passed away last night (Oct. 12th 2013) in Ventura California. He is survived by his wife Jan and his son Sacha. Robert was the real original "Sassooner", he and Vidal were friends since childhood. Robert was responsible in starting the educational system for Vidal Sassoon in the late 1950's and early 60's. He build the schools and technical systems that many of us learned and use today. He moved to the USA in the late 1960's and became President of the Sassoon salons and academies where he inspired and taught thousands of hairdressers the VS methods of cutting. Robert brought me to the USA in early 1971 to help him build the first academy in San Francisco to train and inspire American hairdressers (and the world) into precision techniques. Robert was my lifelong friend. Without his insights, many of us may not be doing what and how we do it now. He will be greatly missed. I am setting up a fund to help his wife Jan deal with the high medical and funeral expenses. If you would like to help me in this fund, please let me know as Roberts finances were very limited. I will follow up with details on "Facebook" too as well as on this "GoFundMe" site. I have kicked off this fund with a personal check to Jan Edele for $750.00, if any of you are able to help with a smaller or larger donation, I will make sure that every penny goes to help Jan. ($5, $10, $25, $100, or more, every bit will help)
Friends, this is not charity, this is us (hairdressers) giving a helping hand in times of need to our fellow hairdressers. If you cannot afford to give, we still love you :-)
I will be donating a copy of the VIDAL SASSOON AUTOBIOGRAPHY book to the highest bidder, This book has been personally autographed by Vidal before he passed away.
All donations are welcome.

Thanks

Tony Beckerman
  • Brian and Sandra Smith 
    • $100 
    • 91 mos
  • Stacy Tanner 
    • $50 
    • 91 mos
  • Gaelon Swift 
    • $70 
    • 91 mos
  • Van Thomas 
    • $100 
    • 91 mos
  • Marie Ferro 
    • $350 
    • 91 mos
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Organizer

Tony Beckerman 
Organizer
Vista, CA
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