New York Spring 2012 Beauty Trend Alert: Slicked Back Faux Mullet

OK, so maybe we were getting tired of seeing easy, beachy waves and braids on runways, but we never dreamed this would be the alternative. We've see
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OK, so maybe we were getting tired of seeing easy, beachy waves and braids on runways, but we never dreamed this would be the alternative. We've see
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OK, so maybe we were getting tired of seeing easy, beachy waves and braids on runways, but we never dreamed this would be the alternative. We've seen an alarming number of designers giving their girls wet, slick hair, but leaving it dry in the back. The resulting look is decidedly mullet-like. And also screams, "I just went to the gym, didn't shower, slicked my hair back, and ran to this fashion show."

Pat McGrath, makeup artist extraordinaire, tweeted at hair stylist Guido Palau at the Alexander Wang show: "u have too much gel in your hair! How many times do I have to tell u?? Xxxxx :) bigger lovexx." Palau was responsible for the slick hair at Victoria Beckham, so maybe he was his own inspiration. Other wet hair inspiration: at Prabal, Didier Malige wanted it to look like the models did their own hair. At BCBG, stylist Neil Moodie's inspiration was Bond girl Barbara Bach coming out of the ocean.

All the styles required multiple hair products, so is this a conspiracy by hair care companies to sell more product?