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Hedi Slimane Served Up 6 Radical Men’s Haircuts Worth Stealing at Celine

Hedi Slimane is back. And while there was a flurry of speculation about what he would bring to the clothes as the new creative director of Celine, his highly anticipated debut show in Paris this week proved to be just as much of a spectacle above the neck. And, in an unforeseen turn of events, it was the men that stole the show, with directional hairstyles that riffed on the past—namely the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s—with a cool, present-day slant. From the new hi-top fade to modernized mop tops, here are six radical styles for the boys that are as worthy of stealing for yourself as those slim leather trousers, achingly cool tuxedo jackets, and razor-sharp silver fitted jackets.

The New Bowie

Celine Spring 2019.

As a creative, David Bowie has been Slimane’s North Star. So it was no surprise to see the designer pay tribute to the late iconoclast, offering up a cadre of doppelgängers sporting the musician’s signature florescent copper shade. Cuts freshly shorn ran the gamut from the shaggy, shoulder-grazing layers and side-swept fringe Bowie wore while working on 1971’s Hunky Dory before buzzing off his lengths into his Ziggy Stardust mullet, to the swoopy cropped coif he wore in the 1976 film The Man Who Fell to Earth. Be it a shocking citrus dye job or transformative cut, ground control to Major Tom: Tomboys with swagger, take note—this is how you Bowie in 2018.

The Modern Mop Top

Celine Spring 2019.

Slimane’s rock ’n’ roll hair tour would be remiss not to have a nod to the mop tops of John, Paul, Ringo, and George. Honing in on The Beatles’ trademark mid-length styles of the early to mid-’60s—eyebrow-skimming fringe in the front with longer lengths cut straight across at the collar in the back—they were scandalous at the time. Fast-forward to the present day, and the Fab Four’s signature style promises to reveal alpine cheekbones and razor-sharp jawlines with a quick flip of the shears.

Recalibrated Curl Power

Celine Spring 2019.

Recalling the tousled, free-flowing spirals of the ’70s—think: Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant and Jimmy Page with their buoyant clouds of curls—there were lots of tight coils and loose tendrils caressing the forehead. But curly haired ’dos were crisper and closer-cropped, hitting just above the jawline with a tight, high-shine finish; a neo-bohemian makeshift bob that paired well with the collection’s striped sequined blazers, metallic moto jackets, and skinny pants.

Gritty Bowl Cuts

Celine Spring 2019.

Reminiscent of the architectural shapes sculpted by the legendary Vidal Sassoon back in the ’60s, but leaning more towards the punkish, New Wave takes that took hold of the ’80s, Slimane offered up grittier renditions of the smooth, curvilinear bowl cut. There most distinct iteration featured a curtain of blanched, slightly rumpled tresses with whisper-light layers that adding dimension as they grazed the top of the collection’s sleek, rectangular plastic frames.

The Hi-Top Fade

Celine Spring 2019.

For one model with natural textured hair, Slimane drew from the ’80s hi-top fade made famous by supermodel Grace Jones and hip-hop fixtures like Big Daddy Kane. A close-to-the-head take on the geometric shape with a short flat square top and buzzed sides, it promises to add length to the statuesque silhouette of any wearer, especially when paired with the label’s new sveltely tailored overcoat.

The Hedi-fied Technicolor Dye Job

Celine Spring 2019.

Given that Manic Panic dye jobs have become as commonplace on the street as Slimane-designed leather motorcycle jackets, one model’s halo of Technicolor waves, awash in muted shades of lavender, baby blue, and golden yellow with chunky streaks, added some ’90s grunge to an otherwise polished look. Skunky highlights and a classic army green trench—when you’re this well dressed, why not?

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