Cara Delevingne is one of fashion and entertainment's biggest personalities, her outspoken and playful spirit shining through her usually classic and understated hairstyles. But every now then, like we sometimes wear our heart on our sleeve, it's fun to wear our boldness on… our heads.
On Thursday, September 14, Delevingne made an appearance at the star-studded Vogue World event in London, coming onstage to kiss FKA Twigs during a performance. And if onlookers didn't recognize the model at first, that's understandable. Instead of the low-key bronde, straight hair we're used to seeing on her, Delevingne wore a punk style that had all the bells and whistles, minus actual bells and whistles.
First there's the shape. There's a lot going on here. We're talking multiple punky trends at once. The base appears to be a buzz cut, but there's plenty of hair around the edges, like a circumferential mullet with wispy curtain bangs. Instead of a traditional mohawk, in which hair is sticking straight up down the center of the head, Delevigne has hair sticking up on either side of the top of her head.
Then there's the color — or colors, rather. The multifaceted look appears to be horizontally striped in shades like lime green, teal, magenta, orange, and even super-dark brown at the tips. But that's not the only way a nearly black color was used. Her stylist also created a leopard-like pattern across the buzzed part of the hair.
Although she's usually seen in more down-to-earth hairstyles, this isn't the first time Delevingne has gone with a truly head-turning look. Remember her silvery-green, short shag at the Met Gala earlier this year? And she made the most of a shaved head back in 2017, "tattooing" a design onto the super-short fuzz.
Though we wont know for sure until we see her again, what we saw at Vogue World was probably a wig. After all, the day before, she was spotted wearing her hair in a chic and simple lob that wasn't as long as the longest pieces of her rainbow leopard-print reverse mohawk buzz cut mullet. But if there's anyone who could make the look work long-term, it's her.
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Originally Appeared on Allure