Neon Bobs and Bowl Cuts

Neon Bobs and Bowl Cuts

“Being a colorist for 25 years, I have to say—this is the high point of my career,” beamed Josh Wood backstage at Marc Jacobs. At tonight’s show, the designer sent models down the runway festooned in oversize flattop hats, with the exception of nine girls who received sharp cuts and jewel tone color combinations so extreme, they rendered them strikingly unrecognizable. “It’s real hair,” he explained. “Not wigs. Not hairpieces. We needed the girls to own it.”

Each metamorphosis began with an architectural blunt chop at the hands of hairstylist Guido Palau, who was inspired by the legendary Vidal Sassoon and his ’60s-defining crops. “Back then, hair wasn’t supposed to look ‘I did it myself,’ it was supposed to look done,” he explained in between strokes of his Denman brush, which he used to bevel the ends of each style to polished effect. “These geometric shapes are like an accessory in and of themselves.” But as directional as each style was, from the asymmetrical bobs to the curvilinear bowl cuts, Palau credited Wood’s color for catapulting the coifs to a new subversive level.

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