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Inspiring us right now: hair artist Bob Recine’s book, Alchemy of Beauty, with photographs by Mario Sorrenti and art direction by Fabien Baron. The former fine artist views hair as sculpture, and it shows in his work for the likes of Lady Gaga, Vanessa Beecroft and Tilda Swinton. A devotee of the everything-and-the-kitchen-sink school of thought, Recine takes the braids and locks of his subjects and lifts them to gravity-defying heights, usually augmented with masses of headphones, sunglasses, or Play-Doh. Out this spring, Alchemy of Beauty is a collection of original sketches, collages and paintings, as well as previously published and unpublished editorial images.

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