The Neapolitan Beardwich
2011 has been an interesting year in hair trends. Common ladies are sticking feathers (aka fishing bait) in their hair while tresses that look like they’ve been dunked in a paint pail are all over the runways and celebrities. (I dare you to watch a slideshow of Lady Gaga or Nicki Minaj’s hairstyles over the years and not feel like you are on a Lisa Frank acid trip.)
Not wanting to be outdone, we’ve been noticing a trend on the West Coast… one we’re calling the Neapolitan.
It’s really a simple formula:
1) Throw excessive amounts of peroxide or Sun-In in your hair.
2) Discard your razor.
3) Neapolitan Beardwich.
Honestly, we’re not quite sure what to think of the two-toned tresses. One one hand, nothing screams California twink than bleach blonde hair. While a shaggy beard stirs up images of a butch man who will screw you after he assembles your latest Ikea bookshelf. (Plus, who doesn’t like to have their fanny tickled, literally?)
On the flip side, it could just be the next indication that the dude is a total hipster douche (see: plaid shirts and ironic eyeglasses.) But when Banana Republic is featuring a model rocking the Neapolitan in their Holiday ’11 campaign… we might be on to something.