Backstage at Alexander Wang’s spring show a few weeks ago, lead hairstylist Guido gave the models guerrilla haircuts—micro-bangs, bowls, brow slashes—to emphasize the idea of “individual beauty.” The antithesis of James Pecis’s wig-wearing Joan Jett-lookalikes at Baja East, Guido’s wildly varied Wang gang was comprised of real girl-inspired women.
He took the idea one step further last weekend in Milan at Versace. What’s realer than a stampede of girls with freshly shorn hair? Girls with air-dried texture. “Donatella just wanted me to enhance the hair, not change it, so it’s got kind of a glamorous, rock and roll feeling,” Guido said. “I let the hair dry naturally so it has that beautiful texture.” For a touch of shine, he worked Redken’s new oil, Glow Dry, through dry ends. “It has a little sexiness to it, but with an ease.” All in favor of Versace’s do less brand of beauty say “whatever.”