“YOU REMEMBER WHERE I’VE BEEN, RESPECT WHO I’VE BECOME AND ENCOURAGE ME WHERE I’M GOING…”
Brothers and sisters…best friends…a confidant…someone always there for you…someone you look up to…trust…respect…devoted to…supports you, and loves you like no one else can. Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, you are blessed in so many ways. The love you have for your siblings and they in return, is a gift beyond compare.
Does he not look like the Prince of Abruzzo?
As the word prince is defined in the dictionary:
A person of high standing.
YES, he fits the bill here.
The love, respect, admiration and highest regard he is held in…
Gianluca – in our eyes you are one mighty fine Prince!
Did you see the picture of Piero in the barbers’ chair with Ignazio holding a pair of scissors next to his forehead? I’m still chuckling over that one. Piero is holding his hands in a praying position, and probably saying something like, “Please God, don’t let Ignazio cut my hair.”
It got me to thinking about Il Volo hair. Let me say right at the start that whatever I say about the boys’ hair is said in love, not criticism. We’ve all had our “bad hair” days and come out of the salon thinking, “what has he/she done to me?” So we know how it goes. And their hair is not what we love—doesn’t really matter what it looks like. It’s the guy underneath that we care about. Now, having said that, let’s take a look at some of the hair-dos of the past.
Remember Piero in the pre-ear tuck stage?
He was so adorable with his crazy hair sticking out all over his head like a bramble bush. I fell in love with him when I first saw that hair and the cute guy underneath it . When the ears were unveiled, Soonie got a little wild with the clippers and the sides were waaay short with a thatch on top. Then there was the “leaning tower of Pisa look with the pointy top leaning over to the right like it was saying, “go this way.”
That soon gave way to what I call the “Arizona Mesa” look—straight up and high with lots of gel.
It seems that lately it has been tamed to a shorter style, thank goodness. Actually, my favorite look is when he has been swimming, and the sun has dried his hair into a soft natural frame for his beautiful face
….and that’s what I love, regardless of the hair style.
Now for Gianluca….oooh, his gorgeous curls.
Too bad they only get let out occasionally.
Remember when he won the contest how sweet he looked with the curly tendrils caressing his neck? Of course he has always had an angelic face and the curls just accentuate that look. I know they make him look younger, and he is trying to have a more mature look, but please, Gianluca, give us the curls. His more recent styles have been more conventional than the other guys, and let’s face it….those “bedroom eyes” and the million dollar smile are enough to set anyone swooning over him like the women did over his idol, Frank Sinatra.
Remember how the term”swooning” got started with him? Anyway, Gianluca, we love you and your hair, whatever.
Now Ignazio probably has the most challenging hair. I really think it has a mind of its own. Like it’s saying, “I’m crazy, and I’ll do whatever I want, so just stand back and let it happen.”
Sometimes Ignazio tries to tame it with a ponytail (not my favorite look) but usually it is leaping down with a swirl around his cheek or standing up in a cloud of swirling busyness. This guy has a lot of hair, and we never know what it is going to do next. That makes it interesting, and we always know that his sweet face will be there underneath it.
Thinking about the guys and their hair styles makes me think of the Joe Cocker/Ray Charles song….It says it all:
“You are so beautiful to me,
Can’t you see?
You’re everything I hoped for,
You’re everything I need.
You are so beautiful to me.”