198 posts tagged "Guido Palau"
Model and musician Sky Ferreira is the latest “styling muse” of backstage brand fixture Redken. She appeared last night at an industry event alongside mane master (and the company’s creative consultant), Guido Palau, sporting an Edie Campbell-like mullet and color inspired by Marc Jacobs’ Spring 2014 runway (a show she also walked in this past season). “This has everything you shouldn’t do in hair,” explained Palau of Ferreira’s new style and the rooty bowl cuts he created at MJ, “but it becomes the archetype of what’s chic and cool.” And aside from her willingness to take a beauty risk, Ferreira is a natural fit for the brand’s newly expanded and repackaged styling line (launching in March 2014), because she grew up in a salon—literally. Her grandmother, who raised her, was a hairdresser, and the in-house beauty parlor would eventually be transformed into Sky’s bedroom. “She used to chase after me with a brush,” quipped Ferreira, who didn’t do her strands due diligence as a child. In the end, it appears, she showed granny who’s boss.
“It’s not about doing fantastical hair anymore—it’s about simple parts and color,” said Guido Palau about the trend for Spring 2014 at an industry event last night. But there was one exception to the rule, he explained: Dolce & Gabbana. It was there that romance and Romanesque updos reigned supreme—adorning them with everything from almond tree blossoms to antique coins. The final look, he described, is “all the things a girl wants to be at some point.” When the models finally hit the runway to music by Nino Rota from various Frederico Fellini films, and blush-colored petals gently cascaded down from the ceiling in the background, it was, in a word, enchanting.
For all the behind-the-scenes beauty details, read this month’s Backstage Confidential.
Sandra Bullock embraced the high-low concept last night in London at a screening of Gravity—beauty-style. She paired polished makeup (including a red lip and extra-thick lashes) with the undone waves designers and hairstylists embraced all season long. “There’s nothing cooler than not doing your hair and wearing an amazing dress,” said Guido Palau, a belief he made a reality at show after show (Roberto Cavalli, Bottega Veneta, and Versace, to name just three). It appears that Bullock is in full agreement.
At last night’s Carrie premiere in Los Angeles, Chloë Grace Moretz put her own spin on the effortless plait swung over one shoulder that we saw just a few weeks ago on the runway at Giles. Instead of a single, mussed-up braid, Moretz wove three smaller twists into the finished product and tied it off with black lace (a similar finishing touch was employed by Guido Palau at Nina Ricci). The end result definitely set the 16-year-old apart on the red carpet, but in a way that would draw a throng of admirers and score her a date to the prom with the class hunk—minus a blood shower on her Valentino gown.
Hairstylists Orlando Pita and Guido Palau are all for a girl going rogue and showing the world (or her agency) who’s boss by breaking out the scissors à la Edie Campbell. Pita elaborated on the subject backstage:
“When I was young, I didn’t want to look like my father, and the girls I knew didn’t want to look like their mothers. Then, all of sudden, everybody started to look the same. There’s a movement happening [now]…Coco Rocha cut off all her hair, and I said to her, ‘Finally, a girl with balls.’ All of these [models] tell me: ‘My agent doesn’t let me cut my hair.’ When you have a businessperson sitting behind a desk deciding creatively what’s happening, that’s when hair trends become stale.”
Palau seconded that notion, saying that this season, conformity wasn’t necessarily the goal (Rick Owens, anyone?). A model that didn’t fit the long, lank hair mold, and instead brought her own sense of style to the runway was what often caught a casting director’s eye.
“What designers were looking for was an individualism. At a lot of shows, you saw girls with their own haircuts—it wasn’t about extensions.”
Don’t have the guts to lose a few inches? Try a wig on for size—another standout look from Spring 2014.