Fashion: A Man and His Colorist

Guys go for hair that stands out in a crowd

There has been little to celebrate in men's hair innovation during the past 300 years: the powdered wig, the Mohawk, the ducktail--not proud moments. So we should probably not be surprised at the latest expression of men's vanity: tipping, in which guys bleach or dye just the tops of their short, spiky strands, leaving their roots long and exposed. Imagine Heather Locklear if her hair were attacked by a razor.

Men--men with jobs, men who aren't graying, men who like to go bowling--are dyeing their hair more than ever. With gels and waxes and moisturizers being marketed to males, and...

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