Legendary hairdresser Vidal Sassoon disinherited his adopted son after the two failed to heal their rift, it has emerged.

The British stylist, whose geometric haircuts and line of hair products made him a household name, apparently made it clear David should not get a penny from his will, according to the Daily Mail.

A document obtained by the paper states: "My son David Sassoon and his issue are hereby disinherited and shall take nothing under this will, and for the purposes of the will, shall be deemed to have predeceased me, leaving no surviving issue."

His three ex-wives, Elaine Nations, Beverly Sassoon and Jeanette Sassoon, were apparently also cut out of the will.

Sassoon adopted David in 1975 when he was three, but in his autobiography, entitled simply Vidal, Sassoon described their relationship as "hopeless" after a bitter falling out.

A passage in the book reads: "There's a certain point in my character where if I feel a situation is hopeless - walk away. Don't torment yourself constantly. I walked away."

Describing David's younger years, the East End-raised stylist said his son was "quite mischievous."

"At a fashion party David stood by a window on the second floor and peed out, just missing [legendary chat show host] Johnny Carson's head," he wrote.

Sassoon, who had leukemia, died at the age of 84 in May 2012 at his Los Angeles home. His net worth was an estimated $150m (£99m; €116m) when he died.

Apart from David, Sassoon is survived by biological daughters Elan and Eden. In 2002 his eldest daughter, Catya, died from a drug overdose.