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CNBC Meets

CNBC Meets: Vidal Sassoon

In his most recent interview to date, Vidal Sassoon has a highly personal and moving discussion with CNBC Meets presenter Tania Bryer in which he talks about his impoverished childhood, his years in a Jewish orphanage in the East End of London and candidly about how his mother had to hand him and his brother over, as she could not afford to look after them during the Depression.

From starting his business from a small salon in London's Bond Street, Sassoon talks about how he revolutionised the hair industry in the 1960s, how he grew his global hair empire and turned his name into a multi-million dollar global brand with salons, a hugely successful product line and academies around the world.

Throughout his extraordinary life, Sassoon has overcome many tragedies and he talks openly about being rocked by the early death of his brother and then his daughter who died of a drug overdose, aged 33. Sassoon shares his feelings on how he coped in the aftermath of such losses and how he now faces the biggest battle of his life, overcoming leukemia.

The programme also features interviews with his wife Ronnie Sassoon, with the legendary Mary Quant in London, as well as John Frieda, himself a highly successful hairdresser whose hero is Sassoon.

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  • Showtimes

    EMEA (CET)

    Wednesday 25 March 23:00

    Saturday 28 March 23:30

    Sunday 29 March 18:30

    Wednesday April 22 23:00

    Saturday April 25 23:30

    Sunday April 26 18:30

    Wednesday May 20 23:00

    Saturday May 23 23:30

    Sunday May 24 18:30


    CNBC World (EST)

    Saturday March 28 22:00

    Sunday March 29 16:30

    Saturday April 25 22:00

    Sunday April 26 16:30

    Saturday May 23 22:00

    Sunday May 24 16:30


    Asia (SIN/HK)

    Saturday March 28 17:30

    Sunday March 29 19:30

    Saturday April 25 17:30

    Sunday April 26 19:30

    Saturday May 23 17:30

    Sunday May 24 19:30


  • Tania Bryer is a guest presenter and executive producer of CNBC Meets. In this series, she profiles some of the world’s most successful business people to find out what makes them tick. Bryer previously worked for BBC and Sky Television.