IT'S SUPER HAIR
Hair turned into the Leaning Tower of Pisa during Milan Fashion Week. But does it work off the runway?
In Milan, pajamas turned into daywear, zippers became valentines, and Popeye was embraced as a fashion icon. But the strangest trend by far was big hair.
This story was published on September 29, 2008.
And by big we don’t mean a bit windswept; from Fendi to Moschino to MaxMara, models gave Amy Winehouse a run for her money with hair that threatened to topple over—or attack—at any moment.
If you want to look like a walking cotton candy machine, you’ll need loads of hair gel and a fair amount of patience to perfect the look. First, spray your strands with heavy-duty hair spray, flip your head over, and brush out the underside of hair. Once you’ve got major volume, flip back upright, sleek back the hair on the side of your head with hair gel, and spritz another round of hairspray onto the ends of your hair. Start teasing out the ends and don’t stop until it literally looks like a bird is trapped somewhere in there. A few well-placed bobby pins should hold the thing up, in case a half bottle of gel doesn’t do the trick.
But really, after all that trouble would you even want to walk out of the house with a proverbial rat’s nest on your head?
REBECCA WILLA DAVIS