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The “Glorified Comb-Over,” Take Three

Sunday, 31 July 2011

With so many fashion shows each season in New York, London, Milan, and Paris, we frequently see repeat appearances in the hair department. Chignons, twists, ponytails, and partings pop up with regularity, but these recurrences are slightly more noticeable when it’s the more avant-garde efforts that get a second or third go-around, as is the case with hairstylist Guido Palau’s glorified comb-over. The slicked-to-one-side, matted-down look premiered at Alexander Wang’s Fall 2010 show, and then Palau reprised it the same season at Bottega Veneta—a double take we noted on this blog. It’s because of our acute awareness of said style that it was hard to miss yesterday at Diesel Black Gold. There, with his trusty bottles of Redken 16 Hardwear Super Strong Gel and Forceful 23 Finishing Spray to work with, Palau went for it again. What do you think: Third time’s a charm, or was once enough?

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