“Black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony” (Coco Chanel)

This is a special annual edition that describes and proffers up inspiration for special moments and moods.
The Italian Touch / White Edition is the story, in 64 pages, of modern style, elegance, and couture fashion. In hairstyling, as in fashion and culture, the inspiration we offer draws and reflects upon the most important events in our lives. Alessia Solidani’s hair fashion collections are found between reports on trends and art: the centuries-old history of Swarovski, the fabrics of the most beautiful clothes of the past 50 years, the tradition of superior craftsmanship and Italian design, and an interview with the most important flower designer in the world.

White is not, however, just a luxury magazine, because just as elegance is not dependent on money but is, instead, the antithesis of vulgarity and slovenliness, luxury is not just about cost, value or the rarity of something, but is the freedom to choose and decide upon which world to live in. Even more importantly, during ceremonies and important moments in life, as Coco Chanel was wont to say: “Style must reach the streets and daily life, otherwise it’s just fashion. And while fashion passes, style remains”. We try to explain this concept in this new publication.

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ON HAIR // All the hair looks

17 hair fashion ideas live from the On Hair stage by Cosmoprof

19 November 2017, live from Bologna Fiere, the hair look gallery introduced by The Italian Touch Hair Team for the Extra-Ordinary Karl Show, inspired by the polyhedral genius Karl Lagerfeld: “The hairdresser of the future, an all-round genious. Here we have a stylist with a …

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The Poor People’s Barber

Is a haircut and a shave enough to give confidence to those who have nothing? Yes

“We’re not raising awareness; we’re raising compassion”, Joshua Coombes describes what he has been doing for a few years with his organisation: spreading awareness that we are able to make a difference with our compassion, the ability to identify with other people’s feelings and take …

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A portrait of Karl Lagerfeld

On Sunday our Hair Team returns, and yes, the entire show will be a tribute to King Karl. From 12:30 on OnHair Bologna and live here on facebook

84 years old, son of a family of Hamburg bankers, creative director of Fendi (in 1965, he invented the logo with the two F’s, from the slogan for ‘Fun Fur’) and Chanel (since 1983, catalogue photos and advertising).  He has own unique style: always wearing …

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Three cuts by Trevor Sorbie

“The Wedge”, “The Scrunch” e “The Chop” commentati da Mauro Galzignato

He is one of the hairstylists who has left an indelible mark on the industry, with a career which he started at just 15 years old, and still largely influences the world of hair today. Trevor Sorbie is recognised for having three excellent signature looks, …

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How hippies live in 2017

Il più grande raduno hippie del mondo nelle foto di Denis Vejas...

It’s called the Rainbow Gathering and was formed in 1972 to bring together a temporary community who want to live in touch  with nature and the wild, away from consumerism and celebrating love and peace. A kind of rally for hippies, it lasts for a …

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HAIR TREND // Rome Film Festival 2017

Asymmetry, plaits and wet look on the red carpet: take a look at the gallery

The latest film festival has arrived, and perhaps merely to reduce competition with more high profile competitors, its founders have decided to turn it into a party: the Festa del Cinema di Roma, born in 2006, has a slightly less glossy appearance than other international …

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This month’s haircut / NOVEMBER 2017

Thirteen, Millie Bobby Brown from Stranger Things in L'Officiel cover: beautiful and talented, is it right to treat her as an adult?

From Gender Fluid to Age Fluid, there continues to be less distinction between genders and ages in the fashion world. And so we see 13 year old Millie Booby Brown, “11” in the TV series Stranger Things, on the cover of the November issue of …

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YOUR TOUCH #22

Fall/Winter 2018: hairstyling, art, lifestyle

An edition dedicated to the Autumn / Winter 2018 fashion trends and lifestyle. YOUR TOUCH # 22 presents hair stylists Diego Padula and Marco Pennino’s creations, organised by Mauro Galzignato, in which they present their versions of the Attitude and Dusk moods, presented by Kemon …

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Out tomorrow Adidas Capsule Collection / Alexander Wang

A mix of city biker and rave culture style: amazing three-stripes long raincoat

We’re in the second year of the collaboration; after its incredible success in 2016, Alexander Wang returns to redesign a line for Adidas Originals inspired by rave culture and cycling looks. Softer looks and warmer fabrics are suitable for the evenings, still in fluorescent yellow, …

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Olaf Hajek’s fantastic hairstyles

Dream and be inspired by these explosions of colours, accessories and flowers

A wonderful blend of flowers and accessories which travel through time and cultures, Olaf Hajek’s illustrations and hairstyles are a blend of folklore, mythology, religion, history and geography. The German artist’s fervent imagination unites human and natural elements to explore the duo of imagination/reality within …

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El Dia de los muertos

In Mexico, Halloween is a crazy party full of flowers, skeletons and colours: take a look at the gallery

The days between the end of October and beginning of November are devoted to celebrating those who have passed away in many cultures of the world, however, none of them have quite such a festive air as in the Mexican Dia de los muertos. Of …

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Under, a restaurant on the sea bed

The first in Europe, yet another miracle bearing starchitect Snohetta’s signature

It is called ‘Under’: in English, and ‘wonder’ in Norwegian.  Pure wonder really is what this first undersea restaurant in Europe evokes, designed by the Snøhetta starchitects (architecture studio, along with other creators, also belonging to the splendid Lascaux Museum which we mentioned here). A …

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70 is the new 40

Times are ripe: Vogue dedicates all its magazine, including the cover, to women over 60

It’s called The Timeless Issue: for the first time, the whole issue of Vogue is dedicated to women that have celebrated their 60th birthday (in many cases even their 70th). From the cover and the main feature that portrays 74 year old Lauren Hutton in …

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Sisley’s new genderless campaign

Would you ever said that there's a woman on the left and a man on the right?

“Beauty has no gender, style has no rules.” “Beyond convention, there is a world of beauty to discover.” “Defeat stereotypes, escape from the norm, live according to your own rules.” These are some of the slogans for the new Sisley Autumn/Winter campaign featuring Rain Dove …

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This month’s haircut / OCTOBER 2017

Shameless, punk, never bland, beautiful: Asia Argento pictured in the new book by Jacopo Benassi

Jacopo Benassi è il suo fotografo preferito, e come sua musa ha realizzato con lui il libro Paris is in Asia, appena pubblicato dall’editore veneziano Bruno e stampato da Inuit. Una serie di immagini in bianco e nero scattate a Parigi con l’intento di mostrare …

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The Adidas shoes made out of waste from the sea

Made from plastics that have been retrieved off the coast of the Maldives, they cost 200 euros and will be on sale within a month

Their underlying principle is summed up by the acronym A.I.R.: avoid, intercept and redesign. They are the visionary concept of Parley for the Oceans, led by the German designer, Cyrill Gutsch, who decided to save the oceans by transforming plastic from sea waste into brand-name …

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HAIR SHOW // Extra-Ordinary Karl

On Hair Autumn Edition // Bologna Fiere, 2017 November 19th h. 12.15

The hairdresser of the future, an all-round genious. Here we have a stylist with a cultural background and creative intelligence which can adapt to many different styles and tastes depending on each individual customer. “As with so many of Karl Lagerfeld’s ingenious forms of creativity, …

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Leaves of interwoven hair

"Here we are in autumn"... Leaves and hair are falling this time of the year: see the beautiful hair sculptures by Jenine Shereos...

The idea has come from the Victorian practice of plaiting hair into bracelets, necklaces and rings to commemorate the deceased. Conversely, the modern idea came to American artist Jenine Shereos, after seeing maple leaves with only the veins remaining. Thus, her Leaf Series was born: …

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LOUIS VUITTON // Spring-Summer 2018

Everybody is stalking about them: do you like the new Vuitton’s sneakers?

In the depths of the Louvre, in the Crypt of the Sphinx in the Sully Wing, Nicolas Ghesquière redefined the concept of contamination with his triumphant conclusion to Paris Fashion Week. The Vuitton Spring-Summer 2018 collection showed 80s running shorts under rococo style jackets – …

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*TREND ALERT // Chanel Spring-Summer 2018

Karl Lagerfeld's last brightest idea: if raining, transparent hats and exposed hairstyles

In a wonderfully natural setting, with the Grand Palais transformed into a tropical Eden, between canyons and waterfalls, the catwalk is a wooden jetty set over a flowing river. Here Karl Lagerfeld shows us the Chanel Summer 2016 woman: the modern, experimental, urban explorer, surprising …

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This month’s haircut / SEPTEMBER 2017

Nerd goggles, cotonated hair and 80s tufts: the Gucci's "Rave Couture" style for the next Spring / Summer

Defined as “Rave couture”, “Act of resistance to homologation”, “Globe of pure creativity that is not inspired by anything but recreates”, Hypnotism, the latest Gucci Spring/Summer collection by Alessandro Michele mainly re-elaborates the 70s and 80s with a touch of genius. Some of the many …

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GUCCI Spring/Summer 2018

Hyperbolic hair styling with extreme volume and 70's locks along with shaved heads negotiating femininity in hairdos: see the gallery

LOCATION // The Hypnotism collection walks inside the Gucci Hub, the fashion house’s Milanese headquarters, dressed with marble and statues that are reminiscent of Rome. The show is in fact opened by a short film on the Eternal City that pays homage to C’était un …

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HAIR TREND // Emmy Award 2017

Last summer look inklings: Robin Wright's deconstructed waves, Millie Bobby Brown's central gathered and Lea Michele's shine and wet

The Oscars of world TV last night saw one of their most ‘political’ editions to date. On the stage of the Microsoft Theatre in Hollywood against a neo-conservative political context that has called into question some of the civil rights of women and minorities, the …

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World’s most colourful salon

A triumph of colour, from the salon itself to the hairstyling, see the incredible looks by Tuttii Fruittii London

“Tuttii Fruittii LONDON The LadyBoi KLOWN Hairsculptors” is probably the most colourful place to have an haircut. Run by Tuttii the hairstylist and her partner Toni, the salon is intended to be a gathering point for anybody who want to freely express their personality through …

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Tiny is chic

From maxi to mini, sobriety conquers the world of tattoos. So discreet you'll have to look for it: see the new trend

Large tattoos are quickly going out of fashion, being replaced by the new and much more understated fashion for minimal tattoos. SUBJECTS // Tiny stars and hearts are top of the list, but also initials or small designs like those seen predominantly on the wrists, …

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Unseen beautiful afro braids

African braiding apotheosis in "Chroma: an Ode to J.D. Okhai Ojeikere"

Braiding is a centuries old technique which never got out of fashion. Dozens of braiding styles and colourful hairbands to get a brand new look, it’s just as easy as it seems. Definitely more complex, what Californian photographer Medina Dugger depicts in her project “Chroma: …

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HAIR TREND // Venice Film Festival 2017

The triumph of the “over” 70s: Susan Sarandon, Judi Dench and Helen Mirren embody the beauty of older women

The red carpet of the 74th Venice International Film Festival is, as always, a platform for new trends and exposure for labels and celebrities. Among the beautiful women who make the most of this opportunity to flaunt classic eveningwear, with half-up half-down hairdos or more …

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This month’s haircut / August 2017

It is the first time a man is “godmother” at the Venice Film Festival: Alessandro Borghi new look

Every year, beautiful actresses or models have been very “decorative” godmothers to the Venice Film Festival. The godmother’s arrival on speedboat is expected, the bare-foot photocall on the sea-shore and every evening the looks on the red carpet are scrutinised. The Venice Biennale, that organises …

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[coming soon] THE ITALIAN TOUCH #22

The new issue presents the Kemon 2017/2018 Autumn/Winter Hair Fashion Collection

Photographed entirely in London with the focus on the two areas chosen for the shoots: Shoreditch and Camden, Bond and Oxford Street. Innovative and multi-ethnic London is presented alongside the more glamorous and fashionable side of the city, providing inspiration to keep you up-to-date with …

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Sculture di capelli

How to soften the power of Afro curls: Laetitia Ky’s hair styles

She was five years old when she began to love plaits and hair styles that Afro-Caribbean women have always used to “tame” their rebel hair. As a grown-up, she has become a web star by making ironical hairdos with her hair. Laetitia Ky, from the …

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HairStyling Power [by iPhone 7]

Apple tribute to hairstylists: Watch the spot set in a "family" barber shop to advertise #iPhone7 new portrait function...

The importance of changing look and keeping track of it with nice pictures: it’s Apple new spot liet-motiv for iPhone 7 portrait function. Set in a “family” barber shop (such as plenty of women are also having an haircut), with Fantastic Man by William Onyeabor …

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This month’s haircut / JULY 2017

Cara Delevingne's always surprising look: "How to revive the '90s with style and class"

Cara Delevingne once again. Already cut of the month in April (here) and the undisputed diva of the Met Gala in May (here), “by now we know to expect the unexpected from her”, explains Mauro Galzignato, Artistic Director of The Italian Touch collections. “Chameleon-like and …

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The perfect beard is the 5 days stubble

A Queensland University proves it according to The New York Times

Whilst an article on Vice settled the statement “beards aren’t cool anymore”, a massive amount of men is still wearing a beard with pride and beard-related products are a still a growing market. Researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia decided to scientifically test …

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Cholombians: the bad hair subculture

Monterrey's Cholombians worship for horrible hairstyling: look at the gallery

Rat tails, sideburns hair glued to the chicks, emo fringes, shaved patches on the back of the head: some of the features that urban subculture of young Mexicans, mostly from Monterrey, called “Cholombians” meticulously appeal. With such extreme hairdos you can’t be unnoticed, though, they …

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The longest haired women in the world

They live in a southern china village: more than 2 meters long (with not even one grey hair), they wash with nothing else than fermented rice water for all the lifetime

Worth to take place in the Guinness world book of records as the “world’s longest hair village”, Huangluo is located in southern China’s Guangxi province. Women here, by tradition, cut their hair only once in their life when reaching the 18th birthday and by wearing …

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*TREND ALERT // Jewellery for your face

Joanne Tan facial ornaments: a new way to champion natural beauty

Fashion, makeup and accessories have always been designed to minimise or hide our ‘imperfections’, and this concept of beauty seems to have accompanied women forever. Malaysian designer Joanne Tan, a graduate of the prestigious Central Saint Martins, decided instead to create a line of jewellery …

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VUITTON & KOONS // An “art piece collection”

#NOTJUSTFASHION // A fascinating trip in Leonardo, Tiziano, Rubens, Fragonard and Van Gogh masterpieces

Fashion is volatile and ephemeral by definition, and even more so recently, where seasons have multiplied and capsule collections have become the norm, keeping the market alive throughout the year. This is the opposite of classical art: meant to be in a museum, bringing beauty …

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The salon without mirrors

Instead of mirrors, there are works of art on the walls. Designed by architect Jim Stephenson, and based in London, it is called DKUK

5 by 2 metres: only 10 square metres for both a hairdressing salon and an art gallery, which is already very unique. But Daniel Kelly, a hairdresser and artist, wanted more for DKUK, his unisex salon, and entrusted the design to Sam Jacob Studio, who …

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HAIR TREND // Paris Man Fashion SS2018

Two main trends: Valentino with a Millenial’s style, “very low parting and loads of gel/pomade”, and an Hawaiian Paul Smith with “big fringes and a messy styling”

Paris reconfirms the current catwalk trend, mixing masculine, feminine and unisex clothing. From a hair styling perspective, two macro-trends clearly emerged: “Valentino showcases the extremely neat man, with medium-length hair, extreme side partings and a significant amount of gel/pomade to project a super-sleek look”, comments …

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STREET STYLE // Glastonbury 2017 gallery

Boots and biers, butterflies and braids: don’t miss the gallery of the craziest European festival

Radiohead, Katy Perry, Lorde, Ed Sheeran e Foo Fighters: some of the biggest live acts. Definitely the most important festival in Europe concerning music and also trend, only second to Coachella in California, Glastonbury 2017 is a massive inspiration for outfits and looks. From 1970, …

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This month’s haircut / JUNE 2017

Ode to Beyoncé, splendid neo-mother of two twins: “When relax becomes glamour: tight little plaits that once undone create a small beach wave effect”

Straight, curly, afro, blond, dark or plaited: Beyoncé has always used her hair like a costume, an accessory through which to emphasise her look, send a message or highlight a moment. Like this very special one, because after the very mediatic announcement and pregnancy, it …

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HAIR TREND // Milano Moda Uomo SS2018

[Best of] Two trend masters at the opposite: Ermenegildo Zegna grown-up-a-like, and a crazy Marcelo Burlon with shaved boxer style hip-hop braids

Today is the closing day of the Milan Men’s Fashion Week, which, on increasingly unisex runways, presented the offerings for Spring Summer 2018. Many trends and suggestions and two prompts above all with regards to hair fashion. Ermenegildo Zegna presents a very soft and easy …

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HAIR TREND // CFDA Awards 2017 [best of]

The Hadid sisters über alles: Gigi and her beach waves, Bella with an interesting, never seen before fringe

The CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) Awards is a special event which recognises and celebrates excellence in the American world of fashion. The latest edition saw Raf Simons taking home the two most prestigious awards, Menswear and Womenswear Designer of the Year. There …

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Hirst in Venice

The monumental exhibition by the great English artist

Damien Hirst is amongst those modern artists who have been most talked about and divided opinion. Loved or hated, praised as a genius or derided as a clever entrepreneur able to sell anything at astronomical prices, Hirst’s works revolve around the concepts of life, death …

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IMMORTALS // The Pink Floyd Story

The exhibition of the year at the V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) in London

Instruments, artwork, archival photos and bespoke installations, material from early concerts and complex stage designs: Their Mortal Remains is a complete Pink Floyd retrospective that promises to surprise fans and enthusiasts for years to come. Organised, as you would expect, by the Victoria and Albert …

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GUCCI // Cruise 2018 Hair&Style

"I've never seen such a plenty of hair fashion accessories all at once" (Mauro Galzignato)

LOCATION // Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti, Florence. After the ‘No’ received by the managers of the Athenian Parthenon, Gucci presents its Cruise 2018 in the splendid museum, among works from the 16th and 17th century, and a sound-track from the period played live on the …

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This month’s haircut / MAY 2017

Tilda Swinton’s blond undercut on the Cannes red carpet

Katherine Mathilda, aka “Tilda”, Swinton, 56 years old, British actress. Daughter of a Scots Guard general, a degree in Political Sciences at Cambridge. Oscar as actress in a supporting role in the film Michael Clayton in 2007, Coppa Volpi as best actress at the Venice …

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The modern hippie

There are those, like Coachella or H&M, who fine their fashion inspiration in the hippie movement, and then there are those who find freedom

Carlo Bevilacqua travelled around the world for five years in search of communities of people who had chosen to abandon the comforts (and also the stress) of modern society. His magnificent photo essays have been put together in a book, UTOPIA, which has been at …

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VUITTON // Cruise 2018 Hair&Style

The only thing that’s normal here is the hair: location, soundtrack, looks and make-up are all a work of genius

LOCATION It would be diminishing to describe it as the Louvre of the East. The Miho Museum in Kyoto, designed by Ieoh Ming Pei in 1997, is an astounding feat of architecture: its glass roofing evokes the French museum, but you reach it via a …

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CHANEL // Cruise 2018 Hair&Style

Ancient Greece, the origin of beauty and culture

“The modernity of antiquity” is Karl Lagerfeld’s imaginary voyage in his idea of ancient Greece for the 2018 Cruise Chanel, with warm Mediterranean lights, the sea in the background, and a reconstruction of the Temple of Poseidon in the Grand Palais. The great classics of …

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HAIR TREND // Met Gala 2017

Three stunning looks: Cara Delavigne’s poster paint with glitters, Kate Hudson’s high bun, and Zendaya’s maxi voluminous afro style

Every year, the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum in New York dedicates an exhibition to a designer who has left an indelible mark in the history of fashion. This year the exhibition celebrates Rei Kawakubo, the soul behind Comme des Garçons, a visionary Japanese …

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The first heat-sensitive hair dye

Developed by a London design studio, it changes colour based on temperature and mood fluctuations: provocation or reality?

Scientific discoveries and the ensuing technology developments have often been applied to environments that have less to do with science and more with fashion and design. One of the most recent trends involves heat-sensitive inks and pigments. These chemically modified molecules can change colour depending …

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This month’s haircut 2 / APRIL 2017

Cara Delevingne showing off her supershort "The Chop" in "Gricine" tone (see her bald-shaved now)

An undisputed British icon all over the world, if you added together her followers on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook they would add up to the entire population of Belgium. Her beauty is unconventional – Cara Delevingne has legs that go on forever and thick, arching …

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HAIR TREND // Coachella 2017 [week 1]

The first weekend's report: "Not only hippie chic styles. This year's keyword is contamination" (Mauro Galzignato)

The most noteworthy musical act was Lady Gaga who, for once, decided not to surprise with her eccentric look and quirks, wigs and disguises, and just let her music speak for itself. Her set was truly exceptional and included a previously unperformed single, The Cure. …

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Whose Hair

How well does a hair style describe who you are?

      She is an English artist and illustrator, her name is Christina Christoforou, and she works in London and Istanbul. She began to portray the hairstyles of famous people commissioned by the New York Times and, with the passage of time, a book …

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Get ready for Coachella

TREND ALERT // The world's biggest rock festival begins tomorrow, discover this summer biggest trends in what has become a fashion-week for alternatives

The biggest stars on stage will be Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga (replacing Beyoncé, temporarily busy with her twin pregnancy), plus the usual parade of renowned international names. These are just some of the reasons why the two Coachella 2017 weekends are an absolute …

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Kendrick Lamar’s ode to natural beauty

If even the American rapper, in his latest video, rails against Photoshop, praising stretchmarks, spots and ingrown hairs...

If even one of the most famous and powerful America rappers, sings: “I’m so fuckin’ sick and tired of the Photoshop, show me somethin’ natural like afro on Richard Pryor, show me somethin’ natural like ass with some stretchmarks”, then it’s really time to pause …

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The thousand-year-old history of tattooing in Italy

An exhibition in Bologna showcases the history of tattoos in Italy, covering the Copper Era, Ancient Rome, the 1300 Adriatic sailor age and 1800s Turin prostitutes...

Where do tattoos come from? Some say they are from the Pacific Islands, brought to Europe by Thomas Cook in the eighteenth century. Others state they came from 1960s USA and the cultural revolution. But tattoos never really ‘arrived’, because they had always existed in …

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This month’s haircut / MARCH 2017

A rock ‘n’ chic Kristen Stewart sporting a “super-short, sculpted blonde haircut with a touch of rose gold: tremendously fashionable!”

She started with a long, dark mane that was her signature over the years of the Twilight saga’s incredible success. Since then, Kristen Stewart has shown just how much she loves to play with style and colour: we saw her try different lengths and go …

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LUX HAIR OBESSION at Cosmoprof 2017

Mauro Galzignato and The Italian Touch team's show in Bologna, Sunday March 19th

Cosmoprof Bologna, domenica 19 marzo alle 13:00. Presso l’On Hair Theatre, tensostruttura da 800 posti e a ingresso gratuito, si svolgerà il prossimo show diretto da Mauro Galzignato, in pedana con l’Hair team The Italian Touch. Durata circa 45 minuti, lo spettacolo presenterà 12 modelle …

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[best of] Parigi Fashion Week // 4 HAIR LOOK

The four most interesting beauty tips chosen by Mauro Galzignato and The Italian Touch hair team

Here are the four most interesting beauty tips chosen by Mauro Galzignato and The Italian Touch hair team, inspired by Paris’ final Autumn/Winter 2017/18 fashion week. “First and foremost is the Balmain hairstyle, showcased by Gigi Hadid and Kendal Jenner, an ultra-clean ponytail, dead-straight and …

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PARIS FASHION WEEK // Chanel vs. Vuitton

Looks, accessories and hair: we compare the two biggest fashion brands that walked the catwalk yesterday

Location CHANEL // Grand Palais in Paris. An approximately life-size rocket that will take off after the classic countdown, emitting sparks and smoke clouds, accompanied by Rocket Man by Elton John. VUITTON // Sunset, Cour Marly, Louvre Museum. Includes marble staircases and five-tier statues… Atmosphere …

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The Beyoncé Phenomenon

Matriarch, African icon, contemporary goddess of fertility and feminism: the myth condensed into 5 points

CAREER // From Houston, Texas, born 1981. At 8 years of age she was part of Girl’s Tyme with whom she entered, without winning, a talent show called Star Search. Taking inspiration from a passage from the Book of Isaiah, the group changed their name …

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OSCAR 2017 // Hairstyling

The unexpected short cut’s year: pixie, undercut and a magnificent Halle Berry with her natural afro style

It was a night that will always be remembered for the unexpected. It started a few days ago, with the controversy between Meryl Streep and Karl Lagerfeld who, having claimed that the actress turned down a Chanel suit at the last minute because another brand …

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This month’s haircut / FEBRUARY 2017

Kendall Jenner trasformed by a fantastic lob: “Soft, dishevelled, the just awake effect, perfect result” (Mauro Galzignato)

It is still lob attraction. Kendall Jenner also opts for what will prove itself a super trend for the coming Spring/Summer. Because the much talked about and praised lob is truly a cut that in certain cases radically changes (for the better), the aesthetic of …

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[best of] NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

Four interesting hair looks (including Jeremy Meeks, the sexy ex-con, now out of jail and modelling for Philip Plein)

The first of the four most important fashion weeks, after which comes London, Milan and Paris, always proves itself a bit avant-garde, and full of ‘hair input’… Like Philipp Plein, who after several seasons in Milan, moves to NYC, “nothing less than to the Public …

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HAIR LOOK // Grammy Awards 2017

Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez but above all Lady Gaga with pink-orange locks

In an evening rendered epic thanks to the incredible performance of Beyoncé, who, with the usual class and energy, succeeded in combining her amazing talent with important symbolism (goddesses, maternity, femininity), the 59th Grammy Awards got underway. Together with Queen Bey, Adele was the other …

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Sanremo is in the Hair

Chiara’s Blonder, Elodie’s Rose Gold, Bianca Atzei’s wob: the best of the Ariston by Mauro Galzignato

Sanremo 2017 was a record edition, whose broadcasting shares constantly hovered around 50% of the audience—an achievement that is all the more significant considering each show’s average length increased to around 4.5 hours. Sanremo 2017 was likely the second longest TV show in history, after …

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HAIR CONTOURING

HOW TO // What it is, and the best products to use

It is a highly tailored service, in which light bleaching helps to brighten up the face and draw attention to specific areas, while also overshadowing other areas to hide any flaws. The goal is to achieve the best harmony between face and hair; “but the …

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STREET ART // Rurales Emilia

It happens in Pianura Padana: writers paint murals on countryside ruins abandoned by rural depopulation, giving life to amazing jams among fields, weeds and bricks

This is a story of a journey to the other side. Or better, of a return voyage. A return from the cities, from the tarmac and cement, to the fields, the canals and the farmsteads. Deserted fields and uninhabited farmhouses. Empty silos. We are in …

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Turn off the smartphone, reconnect with the world

20-day battery life, as thin as a credit card. Light Phone is an ode to simplicity that promotes rest and relaxation

Tired of hunting for the latest apps, seeing endless versions of the same phone, widgets, touchscreens, connectivity, extra batteries, blocked devices and never-ending updates? Here is the screen that is not a screen: an LED keypad, a microphone, a loudspeaker. That’s it. Everything you need …

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Abruzzo strong, fine (and wonderful)

Pine Cube is a design for relaxing in contact with nature. A project for lifting up one’s head again through ingenious ideas, without selling off one’s own territory

Like being in an aquarium. No fish inside – only you. Alone or in a pair, relax on a comfortable chaise longue, with a small wood-burning stove to keep you warm. An aquarium inside out – you are the fish and outside there is a …

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This month’s haircut / JANUARY 2017

A sensational hair/dress contrast: Lagerfeld closes Chanel Haute Couture’s show with Lily-Rose Depp in a princess dress and super-sleek hair

Once upon a time, there was a princess with long hair… “Well not anymore, ladies and gentlemen: Chanel has finally changed the beginning of a story that every woman has dreamed of living since childhood,” explains Mauro Galzignato. “Mind you, the dress is still there, …

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New York’s biggest salon

The Astor Place Hairstylist // 75 hairdressers, whose clients include De Niro and Bruce Willis, and 15 languages spoken

At the entrance you are welcomes by a sign that lists the languages spoken in the salon. There are 15 of them, including real languages like Italian, Russian, and Farsi as well as invented languages like bee bop and hip hop. 15 different languages between …

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Louis Vuitton FW 2017/18

MORE THAN FASHION // Why Vuitton’s relaxed elegance is art looking to the future

In 2000, a legal case had seen them facing off in court: Supreme (the hyper-cool brand for New York skaters) had used the famous LV monogram on its products without authorisation. Today though Kim Jones, Men’s Creative Director of Vuitton, has sent down the catwalk …

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[Best of] GOLDEN GLOBE 2017

La La Land, with Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling (at cinemas from 26th January), triumphs before the Academy Awards // Check out the look gallery…

Beverly Hilton Hotel, 74th Annual Golden Globes. Last night, the Hollywood Foreign Press awarded the honour that most consider to predict big Academy Award wins. The evening’s absolute winner was La La Land, the musical comedy directed by 31-year-old Damien Chazelle: with seven prizes, it …

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Happy new hair

Looks and hairstyles for those New Year nights: tiaras, accessories and gemstones in a blaze of opulence, fantasy and light

The Christmas period, with its festivities, dinners, occasions for coming together, has always been the time to be bold in your look too: clothes are lit with red, gold, silver, and shining accessories become actors even in the world of hair. Autumn/winter fashion has honed …

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Addio a Franca Sozzani

She found herself working for Condé Nast without knowing anything about fashion, initially employed as a secretary. Her extraordinary career followed from there…


Born in Mantua on January 20, 1950. Journalist and Director of Vogue Italy from 1988 until her death, today, aged only 66. With a degree in Literature from Università Cattolica, she found herself working for Condé Nast without knowing anything about fashion, initially employed as …

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This month’s haircut / DECEMBER 2016

Bella Hadid proposes all together the three major trends of the moment: "Wet look, cold blonde and braids" (Mauro Galzignato)

Isabella Hadid, known as Bella and aged 20, arrived in New York from her native Malibu to study photography at the Parsons School of Design, but it wasn’t long before she was discovered by the world of fashion and put instead on the other side …

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Barbieri on the road

Zero cost for renting a salon and the shave comes to you: a US import, the new frontier is the barbershop-caravan

Although the concept of a private barber was the height of fashion in Ancient Rome and, over the following centuries, for a few privileged aristocrats and the well-to-do, over the last few years it has started to gain popularity once again. This change is especially …

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Artemisia Gentileschi exhibition in Rome

The first female painter of the 17th century and a symbol of the emancipation of women. On display at Palazzo Braschi

Woman and painter are two categories that could not go hand in hand in the seventeenth century. Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653) was an extraordinary woman and painter, which to this day makes her an important figure in art history and a strong symbol of female emancipation. …

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“THE CAL” / Pirelli 2017

Not just youth and perfection, but female beauty in all its shapes and ages

Another year, another unmissable fine art photography event. Pirelli’s 2017 calendar, disclosed in Paris, was shot for the third time by German photographer Peter Lindberg. The Cal continues the break that began in the last issues: not just youth and perfection, but a celebration of …

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IN THE TEMPLE OF HAIR EXTENSIONS

Hair offered to Vishnu by millions of believers in India

The total number of pilgrims who flock to St. Peter’s Square and Mecca every year do not equal the number of Hindus who go to Tirupati. A city in Andhra Pradesh, in south-eastern India, Tirupati is home to one of the most ancient and sacred …

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(road to) THE ITALIAN TOUCH #21

The backstage of the shooting of the new magazine, out in February 2017

Milan, Lambrate district, December 2016. The editorial staff of The Italian Touch, the shoot’s Art Director Mauro Galzignato and the hair styling team are hard at work for the new Spring/Summer Collection 2017. The shoot takes place in a rather peculiar location: among the industrial …