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Finally; The secret to perfect hair.
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[B][SIZE="5"]'Jersey Shore' star DJ Pauly D (Paul Delvecchio) shows News how he takes hair to new heights[/SIZE][/B]
BY Cristina Everett
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Monday, December 21st 2009, 4:00 AM
Paul Delvecchio, better known as DJ Pauly D, one of the newest cast members of MTV's overnight reality sensation "Jersey Shore," has received as much attention for his hair style as his housemates have for their partying and fighting.
"Before the show, I always stood out because of my hair," Pauly says. "Now, perfect strangers are coming up to me and asking how I do it."
So how does the self-described "guido" perfect his signature blowout? With two important elements: lots of time and even more hair gel.
"It takes me 25 minutes to do the whole process and get it right," the Rhode Island native says. Delvecchio invited the Daily News to witness the lengthy transformation.
[I][B]The 28-year-old starts with a head of clean, wet hair [/B][/I](*What a concept, but who would expect any less from the people that brought us Michelangelo's David:rolleyes:) that takes roughly 10 minutes to blow it dry. He continues the drying process over the next five minutes and carefully lifts his thick, brown mane with a plastic styling brush.
Delvecchio then reaches for his key ingredient: Joico's Ice Spiker, a water-resistant "styling glue" that promises to produce a "cement finish."
"It's like Elmer's glue. It's got the strongest hold. There's nothing else on the market like it," he says as he squeezes a handful of the white paste into his hand and begins the tedious application.
As he looks into the mirror, Pauly rubs the adhesive around the perimeter of his hair and carefully styles the strands into a spike that gives Sonic the Hedgehog a run for his money.
To finish off the look, Delvecchio applies Got2b's Glued Spiking Freeze spray. One more blast of heat from the blow-dryer sets the style.
The finished product is a heavily styled, lacquered head of hair that resembles a crown and is solid to the touch.
Since the launch of his reality show this month, Delvecchio says he has received an outpouring of inquiries about his hair from fans.
"A lot of people try to do the same hair style, but they can't really do it right," he said. "Mine definitely stands out."
He credits his barber, Anthony Gianfrancesco, for his decade-long look.
[B][I]"Clients actually come in now and ask for the 'Pauly D' haircut.[/I][/B] :yes:
It's got a personality of its own," Gianfrancesco says from his North Providence, R.I., barbershop, Uptown Styles.
"We charge $12 for the cut. But we take care of Pauly."