Drenched, Again: Guido Palau Revisits Spring’s Shower Hair
As previously noted on this blog, Guido Palau has a thing for reprising his own hair styles. And why not? As one of—if not the—leading styling experts in the backstage business, he has built up a library of looks, some of which deserve repeat appearances. (Others, admittedly, less so.) We’re on the fence about last season’s “just stepped out of the shower” hair, which Palau coined at Rag & Bone, sweeping drenched tresses into a messy updo before showcasing a similarly saturated, middle-parted, free-flowing look at Bottega Veneta. “Scuba hair” was how he described the equally soaked ponytails at Lanvin.
Sopping seemed to be the call of the day at Roberto Cavalli’s Fall show this weekend, where Palau was at it again, sculpting damp, separated strands using his tried-and-true bottle of Redken Hardwear 17 Super Strong Sculpting Gel slathered over wet strands. “It’s sexy hair that’s still sophisticated and feels easy but still has that classic Cavalli attitude,” Palau pointed out. Pat McGrath’s smoldering lids added to the sass on display, which she crafted using smudged out lines of CoverGirl’s Liquiline Blast in Black Fire with copper and gold metallic pigment added to the inner corners of the eyes for highlighted definition. “She’s very strong, confident” McGrath said of the Cavalli girl—and cannot be bothered to towel-dry, it would appear.