Brilliantined Hair

Many of you guys may have given this one up for dead, but it's back: brilliantined hair, also called Brylcreemed hair, after the product that made the look popular. The ultimate Brylcreemed gent was Cary Grant.

My stylist at Aveda tipped me off to this trend in early September, and I've seen it many times on the street. To get the same look, you must have enough hair - alas, isn't that always the first hurdle? Then, it must be long on top, and preferably short on the sides. It looks like Aveda's Custom Control would well as a styling product, as do several Kiehl's products, though Aveda's line smells sexier.

Magazine tear sheets from T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Men's Fashion Fall 2006.