Vogue: Mousse Is Having a Moment
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by Sarah Brown, Vogue
"Mousse, mousse, mousse," says the hairstylist Guido Palau, a smile curling at the edge of his mouth. "It's such a funny word. No one calls it foam. It's mousse."
The shaving cream-like styling whip -- which shot out of a can and expanded into a perfumed cumulus cloud in the palm of one's hand -- was a pillar of the 1980s, in what the hairstylist Tim Rogers calls "the good old days of the scrunch." It was the age of gravity-defying bangs, crispy curls, and teased, tangled hair sculptures no comb could get through. Big hair was everything, and mousse -- weightless, fast-drying, body-building -- was what got you there.
"In the beginning of mousse, I just couldn't live without it," recalls Orlando Pita, who began his career as a hairdresser in New York in 1984, one year before L'Oréal launched its Studio Line mousse in the white can decorated with red, blue, and yellow geometric squares. "Everybody used that product. It smelled great; it was so muc
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