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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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,” …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Goddesses in lingerie Tonight at Victoria’s Secret Show 2016, impeccable hair, flawless make-up and a surprise finale by Irina Shayk

Let’s call them the ‘old guard’: Gigi and Bella Hadid, Alessandra Ambrosio, Kendall Jenner, Irina Shayk, Adriana Lima, Sara Sampaio, Taylor Hill, Joan Smalls, Izabel Goulart and Elsa Hosk (who opened the show surrounded by …

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Fashion Ski The best skis of the world, in a special edition by Moncler

Switzerland, land of skiers, but above all ski manufacturers used to signing their creations. Zai Ski was founded in Disentis, Grisons in 2003. Today their ski factory aims at nothing less than perfection. “Zai” comes …

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Punk Tribute Report Mauro Galzignato and The Italian Touch team warm-up the public with punk rhythms at the YOU Hair&Beauty Show

The last Kemon hair-fashions show of 2016 went on stage last 20th of November, in front of around 7,000 hair stylists, journalists and industry specialists. The half-hour show was staged at the Pala Alpitour in …

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PUNK TRIBUTE / Hair Show The new show by Mauro Galzignato and Kemon, in the final selection at the Italian Hairdresser Award. Read the article and find out how to vote. Just a like!

  It will be the last Kemon 2016 show and is full of novelty, passion and presentations in Italy and abroad. The appointment on stage this time is 20 November at 12:30 with Mauro Galzignato …

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Paris Fashion Week SS2017 / Hair trends Side partings, braids, wet look and the coming back of curls: what’s left after the Paris Fashion week...

Appena conclusasi l’ultima settimana della moda per la Primavera/Estate 2017, di seguito vi proponiamo cinque tendenze meritevoli di lode selezionate dall’Hair team The Italian Touch diretto da Mauro Galzignato. Yves Saint Luarent by Anthony Vaccarello …

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Louis Vuitton Woman’s SS2017 Colori neutri, asimmetriche geometrie, capelli dal look “quotidiano”…

This time, the models of the Louis Vuitton Women’s Spring/Summer 2017 Collection hit the catwalk at Place Vendôme. Nicolas Ghesquière presents a new look, having them arrive via a rectangular spiral. They start out to …

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EXPLICIT / Exploring the black side The Kemon and Mauro Galzignato show on-stage show from 23 October at the Milan edition of ON HAIR

A 28-minute show featuring 12 models who continually take the stage while they are styled multiple times, changing their looks in front of an audience of 5,000 hair-stylists, journalists and industry insiders. Mauro Galzignato and …

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This month’s haircut / SEPTEMBER 2016 Perfect use of accessories: “Hair is starting to take on a more significant role in the world of runway shows” (Mauro Galzignato)

Following the retirement of Gisèle Bundchen and Cara Delevingne from the runway, this girl is the year’s most sought-after supermodel. Undisputed queen of the most recent Fashion Weeks, Gigi Hadid, modelling Fendi’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection, …

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Fashion Night 2016 / REPORT The Italian Touch reports on the cruise show, the latest hair trends and the “work-show” directed by Mauro Galzignato

Two hours of shows with 600 spectators, including 150 from overseas, with delegates hailing from Spain, Japan, Germany, Ireland, Russia and Ukraine. 22 hairstylists took to the stage of Spazio Novecento, in the Palazzo dell’Arte …

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Minimal tattoo *TREND ALERT / Just simple names, dates, crosses or hearts: the new fashion in tattooing is for minimal digital...

Suprematism is an avant-garde artistic movement that was founded in 1915 in Russia by Kazimir Malevič. It was theorised by the poet Majakovskij and its aim, through the simplification of figurative elements, was to achieve …

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Gucci Woman’s SS 2017 Alessandro Michele continues to enchant with his dream worlds

The invitation for the fashion show was a three dimensional theatre. Inside there were the animals and flowers which have already enlivened the so-called Gucci Garden for some time. This highly imaginative place was created …

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Normal clothes for normal women Diverse, anti-conformist, imperfect, extremely beautiful. Watch H&M’s new campaign video

H&M’s new advertising campaign for its autumn/winter collection is called #Ladylike. A long sequence of normal women in normal situations against the soundtrack “She’s a lady” by Tom Jones. They are not all models, and …

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Burberry [r]EVOLUTION For the first time in the history of fashion: a collection that bears no regard for the seasons, bringing men and women together, available immediately for purchase online and in Burberry stores

The collection can be called cutting-edge for at least three reasons: last night at 7.30pm in London (8.30pm Italian time) in the new, magnificent location of Maker’s House and with an entire live orchestra as …

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Venezia 73 The first Film Festival of the world. The hair fashion trends of the 73rd edition

The first film festival in the world, the Venice International Film Festival, first took place in 1932. Over the last two decades, however, the films that almost always win are acclaimed by the critics but …

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Fashion photography / Peter Lindbergh The creator of the Pirelli 2017 Calendar is among the first to denounce the abuse of Photoshop in the fashion industry. An exhibition at the Kunstahl in Rotterdam

“I want to free women from the terror of perfection,” he said in an interview with La Stampa a few days ago. Among the first to denounce the abuse of Photoshop in the fashion industry …

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AFROPUNK Fest 2016 THE CENTRE OF THE WORLD / Street-style of the future in Brooklyn

Let’s face it…there are very few events worldwide that can generate such interest. Incredible to think that it all started with a group of Afro-Americans who were fed up with being called that. The colour …

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Fashion Night 2016 (SOLD OUT) ROME 25-26 SETTEMBRE 2016 / Hair show, seminars and THE ITALIAN TOUCH COLLECTION #20: 500 places available, all sold out at the end of July

We’re back in Rome. The next Kemon Fashion Night will once again be held in the magnificent Spazio Novecento, in the Palazzo dell’Arte Antica in EUR, on Sunday 25 and Monday 26 September. SUNDAY 25/9 …

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Olympic Hair GO TO THE GALLERY Evening, beach, everyday looks, “and the trending hair colour for the next Fall/Winter” (Mauro Galzignato)

Four hairstyles for four different occasions. Among the many interesting ones, we chose the ones which struck our editorial staff the most, and also Mauro Galzignato, Artistic Director of our hairstyle collections. SIMONE BILES Four …

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This month’s haircut / AUGUST 2016 All the advantages of the Alessia Marcuzzi's Wob: “Change your look without the fear of a drastic haircut” (Mauro Galzignato)

Roman, 44 years old. Height: 1.78m, measurements: 100-60-95. One of television’s most treasured presenters: Mai dire gol, Festivalbar (from 1996 to 2002), Le iene (2001-2006), Grande Fratello from 2006, Coca-Cola Summer Festival from 2013, L’Isola …

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#NoMakeUp Alicia Keys, Adele on the Rolling Stone’s cover, Beyonce and Lady Gaga: the “normcore” revenge takes up in the make up world

“I don’t want to hide myself anymore. Not my face, not my mind, not my soul, not my thoughts, not my dreams, not my struggles, not my emotional growth. Nothing.” Alicia Keys has made it …

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Summer beards / 5 tips "To remain beautiful and bearded even in the heat, without suffering" (Mauro Galzignato)

1. First task: a clean beard. After swimming in the sea or swimming pool, rinse with fresh water to remove chlorine or salt spray: “this dries and dehydrates”. 2. Obligated protection. The same products that …

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Curvy è bello Se ne sono accorte anche Nike e la linea di intimo Aerie

Milioni di donne fanno moto per tenersi in forma, ma anche e soprattutto per tornarci, in forma. Lo ha capito anche Nike, che sul suo profilo Instagram nikewoman ha iniziato a pubblicare foto di modelle …

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Sober elegance Modesty is beauty: the return of the one-piece swimsuit

French poet Remy de Gourmont once said, ‘Chastity is the most unnatural of the sexual perversions’. In this vein, exposing oneself in bikinis became the done thing. However, fashion campaigns recently launched a new trend …

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Jewellery for Hair The latest trend in high fashion jewellery: simple, minimalistic lines with precious stones and sophisticated designs

Spring/Summer 2016 runways were blossoming with hair accessories; what women have always used for comfort is now turning more and more into a chic and glamorous addition. Fruit and flowers from Dolce & Gabbana, lace …

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MOM HAIR / New mom beauty Tips and products: how to optimise the (little) time available and contain the physiological fall of postpartum hair

It was the New York Times that recently brought up the discussion in a long article stating that it is an invocation to beauty versus sloppiness. It was actually the Anglo-Saxons, who are great with …

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The most beautiful show ever Fendi-show at the Trevi Fountain to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Roman fashion house: walking on water with the sights of Rome as a backdrop

Walking on the waters of the most famous fountain in the world, the recent restoration of which was generously financed by the company itself. This is just the latest in a long list of Karl …

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Real men bread And even ponytails and chignons (and their daughters fall in love with them more and more)

Dads mainly have to open cans, change light bulbs, reach high shelves and kill insects. Not only that. 2.0 fathers are also good at doing ponytails, braids and chignons for their daughters, they even attend …

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PARIS MAN Fashion Week SS17 Valentino, Vuitton, Dior: sophisticated travellers, including safari and punk influences

After Pitti and Milan with a strict backpacking style (the must have accessory for two years now), also in Paris the theme of travel is the most inspirational for all big brands. Like with the …

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HAIR CONTOURING 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 …

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MILAN FASHION WEEK Hair look “long and forward” In the "long" look hair is stretched out, creating styling games, in the "forward" look wisps are no longer backward, but rolled forwards

An edition rising many concerns (devoid of names like Calvin Klein, Ermenegildo Zegna, Costume National and Bottega Veneta), with the “threats” from many designers to incorporate male and female catwalks from next season, Milan’s Menswear …

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Hairdo’s of the Football Stars From the 60s to today: 12 hairstyles that made history, chosen and written by Mauro Galzignato

1) Giovanni Trapattoni. The Half Wave: super combed and neat on the sides and back, slightly longer than the tuft so you can create a half-wave…from the great midfielder. 2) Gianni Rivera. The Quiff: mousse …

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GUCCI CRUISE 2017 Head scarves and hats boost mid-length and longer hair styles A trend that will begin this summer and, as this year’s cruise campaign confirms, will continue for months to come…

For the first time in history, the cloisters of Westminster Abbey, one of the world’s most magnificent Gothic monuments, hosted a fashion event: Gucci’s Cruise 2017. New York Times fashion journalist Elizabeth Paton explains that …

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70 Years of the Bikini/ 10 fun facts For instance, labelled ‘sinful’ by the Vatican, it was banned in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Belgium and Australia

1. Preceded by the Atome (the first two piece designed with no success by Parisian couturier Jacques Heim), the bikini was invented in 1946 by French engineer Louis Réard. Its name derives from the atoll ‘Bikini’, …

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Helmut Newton’s nudes: erotica in fashion and art “I think that Margaret Thatcher was the pinnacle: what could possibly be more sexy than power?” (Helmut Newton). Exhibited are 200 of his works. Browse the gallery…

Helmut Newton’s first three legendary photography books are on exhibit in Venice: fashion and glamour photography was revolutionised in the 70s with White Women, Sleepless Nights and Big Nudes. Helmut Newton has always toyed with …

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A BEARD FOR EACH FACE Tell me the shape of your face and I’ll tell you what style suits you

You know, one of the wishes of those who go to the hairdresser, is to find a professional able to read your face, the head shape and therefore do cuts and shades highly enhancing expressiveness …

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IT’S TIME TO “GRINGE” Fringe down: freedom and benefits, with no regrets

At first it was BB. But the iconic Brigitte Bardot continues to influence trends also this year with the gringe, so named by George Northwood, hairstylist to the stars, because it’s a combination of “fringe” …

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LOUIS VUITTON F-W 2016 / What is left of glamour… With his typical sophisticated elegance, Ghesquière alludes to and reworks that which remains of glamour: the beauty and hedonism of then, thirty years later

An architecture within the architecture, Nicolas Ghesquière presents the umpteenth jewel collection for Autumn/Winter 2016/17 in a beautiful setting within the Louis Vuitton Foundation: with black and white geometric floor and polygonal columns of splintered …

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OSCARS 2016 / Hair trends The red carpet featured many interesting hairstyles

Leonardo’s long-awaited Oscar has finally arrived, as too the award for the soundtrack of The Hateful Eight composed by Ennio Morricone (his second Oscar after the Academy Honorary Award in 2007) – a point of …

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LONDON FASHION WEEK

Fashion is constantly changing, from season to season, often leaving critics to name it fleeting or to say it’s simply a transient art. It’s nature to constantly evolve, however, doesn’t just involve the style of …

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Beauty has no age Armani chooses four beautiful top models over the age of forty

Eva Herzigova, Stella Tennant, Yasmin Le Bon and Nadja Auermann. Timeless beauties just like the New Normal collection. Giorgio Armani chooses four top testimonials over the age of forty for his new eternally elegant items …

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FASHION WEEK A/W 2016/17 New York, London, Milan, Paris: programme, guidebook and characteristics

“New York is about selling, London about showing, Milan about sex, Paris about chic” (Alexander Fury, fashion journalist, the Independent) They’re the four fashion capitals of the world: in order to understand the fashion weeks in …