Icon series – Guido the Great

Hi there my friends,  A picture is worth a thousand words, Guido’s work has been a great source of inspiration to me for years.  I love the originality, creativity and amazing technical skills of this master.  Thank you Guido for being a light in my life.

guidoOne of the world’s most innovative and respected hair stylists, Guido Palau has made his mark on the world of fashion by taking traditional styles and giving them a rebellious twist. Guido’s creative eye is highly sought after by designers and editors alike; and his collaborations with renowned photographers such as Steven Meisel and David Sims over the past 20 years have resulted in some of fashion’s most iconic images.


Brilliant play with color and hair extensions.



Great thatched texture


Guido at work

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Guido’s creations appear regularly in the pages of Italian, French, British and American Vogue, Love,V and W Magazines. He is equally omnipresent on the runways of New York, Paris, and Milan, where he executes his vision for diverse fashion houses such as Prada, Balenciaga, Marc Jacobs, Lanvin, Alexander Wang, Calvin Klein, Versace, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, Ralph Lauren and Alexander McQueen among others.

A wave made so modern

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The power of strong Geometry


Guido’s elevation of hairstyling into an art form was more apparent than ever before in 2011, when he was asked to design the head treatments for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute exhibition “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.”To date, this is the Met’s most viewed fashion exhibition.


His first book, Heads: Hair by Guido, was published to much acclaim in 2000 and features a decade of stunning head shots, a testament to hair as style’s most defining signature.


Great Advertising campaigns



Fabulous Shag cut.

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Classic halo made so modern


Love the color of the bob and sleekness of lines.


Great pony tails

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Taking the old and making it new.


Amazing big hair with brilliant use of additional hair

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Very modern weaving at Fashion Week.

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Marc Jacobs show 2011 – pulled this show as I love the waves.

I hope you enjoyed just a small sample of this amazing mans work BRAVO TO GUIDO.

Best wishes Vivienne Mackinder  Founder of HairdesignerTV







  • August 26, 2014

    Thanks for sharing…. Those pics have the wheels in my head turning;)
    Absolutely Amazing and innovating!!!

    • Vivienne Mackinder
      August 26, 2014

      Hi Naomi happy that you enjoyed this blog, so happy that we have hair heroes to inspire us.

  • August 26, 2014


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