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Fashion fore!ward

PGA Player Ricky Barnes should be easy to spot at this week’s Sony Open at Waialae Country Club — just look for the colored glove. Barnes, ranked 75th in the world and 64th in the FedEx Cup standings, is debuting G/FORE’s colored golf glove at the Hawaii event. G/FORE is a new company from fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli. The leather glove, not in stores until March, comes in 13 colors.

STYLE FILE

Islander to help find Cutest Kid

Local photographer Joanne Barratt of Island Style Images is participating in the 2011 International Charity Model Search to select North America’s Cutest Kid and to raise funds for the nonprofit Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation (NILMDTS.org).

Participating photographers submit portraits of local kids, up to age 18, to an international online voting gallery. Parents let friends and family know about the event and encourage them to vote for their child. Each vote is $1, and all proceeds from votes benefit NILMDTS.org. In the past two years, the competition has raised $184,775.

The international winner will be chosen from among 50 regional finalists. The winning child receives a $2,500 savings bond, a $2,500 travel package and a $100 Target gift card. Second and third runners-up each receive $500 savings bonds and $100 Target gift cards. Winning photographers also receive prize packages.

Call Island Style Images at 638-5050, or visit www.charitymodelsearch.org.

BEAUTY SPOT

For men, the retro look is in

Not everyone is a fan of the Internet’s mind-numbing flow of sights and sounds. But its many images of well-groomed men are sending husbands, boyfriends and would-be suitors to the mirror to take note of where they stand, and then to the salon when they see room for improvement.

"Men want to look good more than ever," said Joe Randazzo of J Salon. "In the last 10 years, fashion has become so much more in your face. People can’t help but be aware of what’s going on, so men are spending more money on hair and products."

The arrival of the 1960s-era "Mad Men" on television spurred interest in a polished, retro look.

"We’ve been doing a lot of tight, short sides and leaving a lot of length in front," Randazzo said.

He said the look offers the versatility men want these days. "Depending on how you style it, it can be very ‘Mad Men’ with gel, or it can be very edgy, very big on top, circa Thompson Twins."

To help men achieve the looks, Randazzo said he uses Kerastase Paris’ new Kerastase Pour Homme Capital Force. The company’s first men’s hair-care line includes two shampoos and companion products targeting excess oil and thinning hair. Others are a medium-hold sculpting Style Gel ($30) and Pate ($30) for long-lasting hold without sticky residue.

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