From work­ing the ’dos of iconic su­per­mod­els Christy, Naomi, and Linda in Ge­orge Michael’s “Free­dom! ’90” video to shap­ing trends on run­ways from New York to Mi­lan, Guido Palau has had a hand in cre­at­ing some of fashion’s most mem­o­rable im­ages. Here, the c

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Your five must-have prod­ucts for women? They’re all Red­ken. Thick­en­ing Lo­tion, and Ar­gan Oil, a multi-pur­pose oil that strengthens the hair as it gives it a nice shine. Pow­der Re­fresh, a dry sham­poo, is very easy to use. It makes your blow-dry last longer – it’s a must. And I know women don’t like hair­spray, but there’s one called Fashion Work 12 that’s a pli­able spray. It’s soft but has hold, which I love. Don’t be afraid of hair­spray. And Quick Tease is a great tex­turiser that I nor­mally use. It gives vol­ume straight to the root.

Do you pre­fer long or short hair on women? I like that col­lar­bone-length hair, re­ally. It’s not long, it’s not short; you can do any­thing with it. But then these girls like Mi­ley Cyrus and Ri­hanna change their hair ev­ery five sec­onds, and I like it all.

I’m think­ing of go­ing re­ally short. Should I? I think women should have guts and try some­thing new. If you never try some­thing, you never know. I mean, don’t go crazy. You could try a wig first.

What is a good go-to hairstyle this sea­son? Don’t un­der­es­ti­mate the power of the pony: It’s clas­sic, it’s ver­sa­tile, it’s the hair equiv­a­lent of the white T-shirt.

The best way to try out a new prod­uct? Try new prod­ucts the night be­fore, when your hair is dirty and you’re go­ing to wash it later.

What is your least favourite hairstyle? I hate the kind of spi­ral curl on women that looks like their curls haven’t been brushed out and they kind of bounce around. The ringlets. I re­ally hate that. It’s al­most like wed­ding hair. You’ve worked with some in­cred­i­ble peo­ple. What’s your most mem­o­rable pro­fes­sional ex­pe­ri­ence so far? Work­ing with [Alexan­der] McQueen was amaz­ing. De­sign­ing head­pieces for ‘Sav­age Beauty’, the ex­hi­bi­tion of his work at the Metropoli­tan Mu­seum of Art, was a shift in my ca­reer, too.

If you weren’t a revered hair ge­nius?

I would be a pot­ter.

What do you think of Harry Styles’s hair? It started out good, but now it’s grown into some­thing else. I think that with peo­ple who are known for usd their hair – es­pe­cially when they be­come fa­mous – it morphs into some­thing big­ger than it should be. I mean, who am I to ar­gue with a mil­lion n young girls about Harry Styles’s hair? I’m sure they’re com­pletely right. You know, with some celebri­ties, their quiffs get big­ger when they be­come more fa­mous. I guess it’s pretty hard to keep pro­por­tional when you’re that fa­mous.

Guido Palau back­stage at Marc Ja­cobs Au­tumn/ Win­ter ’14

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