HAIR HAPPENING: The fashion and beauty community turned out en masse Friday night, packing tightly into Paris’ Colette for the book signing of “Hair,” by hairstylist Guido Palau and photographer David Sims. It’s published by Rizzoli.
“I am going to be very honest — [David] is like my hero. I’m [also] a big fan of Guido; he’s kind of why I started doing hairdressing. And their collaborations together are so unique and dynamic. They just seem one step above the rest, are very inspiring, very English-style, but in a just so contemporary way,” said Paul Hanlon, who added he used to have images by Sims hanging on his bedroom wall. “So it’s quite special for me because here we are 10 years later, and I’m standing in the room with both of them.”
Makeup artist Linda Cantello said she had “tons and tons” of memories from working with Palau and Sims, “too many to mention. We used to do a lot of trips together, and I have to say they were the funniest trips of my life, basically. They’re good friends, old friends and the best.”
Karlie Kloss reminisced how she’s worked with Palau since the age of 15, for her first runway show — Calvin Klein.
“There’s an incredible synergy that the two of them have when they work together,” she said, of Sims and Palau.
Kloss even had a hair secret of her own to share.
“Never use scrunchies with a metal clip,” she confided. “My mom taught me that; I learned that even before fashion.”
Aymeline Valade said it’s key to leave some conditioner in hair.
“It nourishes it, makes it healthy and gives body,” she confided.
Edie Campbell, sporting a newly bleached, cropped coif, said her hair advice is: “Get Guido to do it.”
She added: “Guido’s always really mean, which is good. It keeps all upstarts like me in my place. He calls me a grumpy bitch. And he’s the dream — you know, he’s the best at everything, really.”