In 1999 you became Sassoon’s youngest Creative Director. Can you tell us about your relationship about Vidal? My mum was a successful hairdresser in the 70s, she taught me all about the history of hair and about Vidal Sassoon. So he was this hero figure I was brought up with from a young age. When I first came down to London, Vidal was sponsoring London Fashion Week and I blagged my way in with my kit and pretended I was with the team. I got all the way to the press office when the PR lady asked me why I was really there. So, I was honest and Vidal agreed to see me. He asked what shows I had come to see and I went bright red as I hadn’t come to see any. He invited me to join him at the McQueen show, it was an experience I will never forget. I nearly got run over by a bus as I walked back out, I couldn’t quite believe what had just happened to me! From that point on I started to write letters to him, he would always reply and was interested in my progress, and was very generous to me later in life as well. So for me it was a relationship that was very special and unique in my life at the time and will always remain so.