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I gave Nick a geeky haircut with a short back and sides, leaving the fringe a bit longer for that geeky side-swept effect.

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A short haircut doesn’t always have to be that short. I cut Yiota’s hair and it’s a slightly longer version of a short haircut. You can think of it as I-had-my-hair-cut-one-and-a-half-month-ago-and-haven’t-had-the-time-to-rebook-an-appointment-yet. This way, if your hair is wavy, you will not have to put one single styling product in your holiday bag. Waves and salt will do the work during the day  and a dried naturally head (ok, you can use a little thickifier) will be your look for the endless drunken summer holiday nights. Make sure you minimize the effort on your holidays. Your friends will be so happy that they won’t be waiting for you for that extra half hour in that super hot room.

So, it’s getting extremely hot as the summer goes by. Boys reach for their clippers because they want to feel some wind on their scalp. I cut George’s hair and I just want to say that even a shaved head doesn’t have to be that simple and by using different combs on your clippers you can be more sculptural and creative.

I gave Olivia a cut and color and styled it afterwards. The pictures I took of her symbolize the summer of the redhead. If you already have dyed your hair red or reddish (doesn’t matter if it’s a light copper or a really vibrant red), you have come face to face with the horror of your color washing off and fading out within a few (three? four?) weeks. Which brings us to the way a redhead should approach her summer holidays. First, you should avoid the sun because not only has it become extremely dangerous, it’s also going to speed up the fading of your color. Plus (and that’s something you should always have in mind) a tan makes a redhead look ridiculous. How many iconic redheads had a tan? That’s right, none (Rihanna doesn’t have a tan stupid). And make up can’t do the trick. Redheads and a suntan don’t go together, full stop. Now, supposing that you took your red head for a swim but took a giant beach umbrella and the most powerful sunblock cream with you, you should know that sea water will wash away the redness as fast as a cheetah. Yes, you might keep a bottle of tab water with you and rinse away the saltwater immediately after your dive but still it’s going to fade out… So, what options are you poor redheads left with? A really cool swim cap (if you find one, let me know where you got it) and keeping your head out of the water. And that’s like swimming with a condom. Bottom line is if you haven’t gone red by March, don’t bother doing it until after your summer holidays. Because everyone deserves endless fun at the beach.

I first discussed with Panagiotis X the possibility of growing the top part of his hair longer (while keeping a short back and sides)  five or six months ago. This has been a really interesting ride as every time we meet for his haircut, his hair keeps getting better and better. I am not sure either one of us knows how long we want it but for now I think it looks amazing. And this haircut has a big plus when you are in windy places: it can transform into a different hairstyle every other second. I also can’t hide my enthusiasm about his Wassily Kandinsky tattoo. It simply is one of the best tattoos I’ve seen in the last couple of years. Well done!

This has to be one of my favorite haircuts of all time. I first convinced Victoria to go for a pixie crop three months ago and she asked for it again on Friday. The pixie crop was made famous worldwide when (the king) Vidal Sassoon gave it to Mia Farrow in 1967, during the making of (the movie) Rosemary’s baby. It made a huge comeback in the early 90s, when (supermodel) Kristen McMenamy sported it for a Calvin Klein campaign and Madonna decided to have it for her Girlie Show tour (1993). Lots of women followed. I don’t think it ever really left since then. It certainly made headlines last summer when (Harry Potter star) Emma Watson decided to go for it and we’ve also seen celebrities like Victoria Beckham and Michelle Williams wearing it recently. I think it’s one of the most flattering short haircuts a girl could go for, plus a classic that women will continue to choose no matter if it is a big trend or not. But right now it definitely is huge.

Mia Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby (1968), directed by Roman Polanski (couldn’t find photo credit for this picture).

Supermodel Kristen McMenamy in the spring/summer 1993 Calvin Klein campaign (couldn’t find photo credit for this picture).

Madonna during her 1993 Girlie Show world tour (couldn’t find photo credit for this picture).

Kate Moss in the Coco Mademoiselle 2001 perfume campaign (couldn’t find photo credit for this picture).

Actress Samantha Morton in 2002 while filming “In America”, directed by Jim Sheridan.

Actress Emma Watson (photographed in the summer of 2010) is hugely responsible for the latest comeback of the pixie crop (couldn’t find photo credit for this picture).

Victoria Beckham photographed sporting a pixie crop recently (couldn’t find photo credit for this picture).

Actress Michelle Williams in this year’s Met(ropolitan Museum’s) gala, on the second of May (couldn’t find photo credit for this picture).