Remember Fall? That season where you can actually do something to your hair without Mother Nature undoing it the minute you walk out the door? Among the myriad of reasons we're rooting for the early arrival of autumn—sweater weather!—W magazine’s August "Zero to Sixty" spread (shot by Craig McDean and styled by Edward Enninful) has us ready/inspired to break out some styling products. Humidity, try to stop us now!
Whether you're more into the Parisian Honeycrisp minimalism (Céline, Balenciaga, Dior) or Italian quirky glamour (Versace, Prada, Miu Miu), it seems the forehead-up prescription for the coming season involves an ultra-sculpted, too-cool-to-care 'do—here, either slicked and matted down or twisted and flipped by Eugene Souleiman. In the slick/matted category, we've got center parts and faux-shaves (reminiscent of Rodarte Spring 2013), created with a healthy helping of Tigi's Bed Head Straighten Out. As for the latter style, a gravity-taunting Robert Smith-esque chop, it's a bit more...editorial, as they say, and perhaps not as D.I.Y.-friendly, but we might experiment with a few dabs of Unite Conundrum paste. Makeup-wise, there's no reason not to embrace the perfectly goth, Dior-esque 'wiped-off' matte lip right away, cooler temps or no. Please note: it looks just as badass with a bare face as it does with that “KY Style” cat eye.
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Photographed by Craig McDean for W August 2013.