The “Film-Star Flip” Is the Breakout Hair Trend of Cannes
The cool girls are bringing ’90s hair to the French Riviera. At this year’s Cannes Film Festival, we’ve seen Dua Lipa’s mall bangs channel Pam Anderson and Helen Mirren’s blue dye job make her the queen of red-carpet grunge. Only adding to the fever around fashion’s favorite era are the actors and models—namely, Laura Harrier, Iris Law, and The White Lotus’s Simona Tabasco—serving up slicked, flipped hair. It was at the premiere of Hirokazu Kore-eda’s film Monster last week that the aforementioned trio aligned on the elevated wet-look style.
In a floral Lanvin gown and her shoulder-length lob swept back with a single loose tendril, Tabasco evoked a Death Becomes Her-era Isabella Rossellini. And in sheer Saint Laurent, Iris Law’s side-parted bleached crop supplied no-nonsense polish with help from a burgundy lip. And steps away in a black Saint Laurent column dress, White Men Can’t Jump’s Laura Harrier wore a fresh adaptation of the symmetrical “film star flip” that her hairstylist Lacy Redway created for the actor’s Met Gala and Vanity Fair Oscar party appearances this year.
“This shape has become a staple for Laura and I in our collaboration,” says Redway, adding that she loves referencing classic Hollywood-inspired hairstyles on the red carpet. “The flip is inspired by versions worn in the ’60s that keep getting reinvented over time; in the ’90s, then the rebirth we are seeing now.” She points to the look as an “elegant way” to accent bare shoulders and has been workshopping iterations “with modern flairs like kiss curls, strong finishings, and dramatic, graphic angles.” Though for a star roaming La Croisette surrounded by paparazzi, Harrier’s easy Cannes version has its own appeal : “It looks amazing as a side profile,” Redway says. All the better for pretending you don’t notice the attention.
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