Guido Palau Talks Redken, Fashion Week & His Most Iconic Hair Trends
In 2015, Redken and Guido celebrate their 10th year as partners, where they have worked hand-in-hand to create some of the most iconic hairstyles and influential trends that continue to shape the fashion and beauty industries. Born in Dorset, England, Guido got his hairdressing start at The Sassoon Academy in London and has been with Redken since 2005.
Guido’s big break was when he styled hair for George Michael’s “Freedom! 90” video featuring Linda Evangelista and Cindy Crawford and won Sassoon Stylist of the Year at the British Hairdressing Awards. (He won the title again 3 years later!)
CLIENT LIST: Marc Jacobs, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein, Versace, Lanvin, Jil Sander, Alexander Wang, Roberto Cavalli and many more.
Modeliste had the distinct honor of meeting this iconic hair stylist whose relaxed, hip understated vibe and inspiring hair trends make him a sheer genius and the most renowned and respected in the industry.
Modeliste: Where do you get your inspiration from when creating new looks on the runways?
Guido: I really get my inspiration from everywhere and everything – daily encounters, books, magazines and working with the designers.
Modeliste: What are you most excited for with hair trends in 2015?
Guido: I’m loving these new sort of sculpted updos we’re seeing at Fall/Winter 2015 Fashion Week – they look so new to the eye.
Modeliste: What is your must-have hair product for summer?
Guido: Redken’s Fashion Waves 07 sea salt spray – it’s perfect to create the beautiful, beachy waves whether you’re at the beach or not.
Modeliste: What’s your favorite summer hair trend?
Guido: I love the natural texture and movement you get with more natural hairstyles.
Modeliste: What are 3 style tips to sexy up your summer-do?
Guido: 1. Embrace your hair’s natural texture
2. Braids are great for summer and they can be done in a variety of ways with Redken’s new Braid Aid 03 braid defining lotion
3. Frizz is not sexy – get rid of frizzies and fly-aways with Redken’s new Frizz Dismiss haircare line and FPF 10 Fly-Away Fix instant finishing sheets
Modeliste: Why do you love Modeliste Magazine?
Guido: It has inspiring, modern beauty and fashion content.