Cannes Film Festival 2017: Hair trends on the red carpet from Kristen Stewart, Adriana Lima and more

The gowns and jewels may be the highlights of the red carpet but lusturous manes also have our attention as the stars make their entrance

May 24, 2017 | By Teri Chong

This year’s Cannes Film Festival is past its midway mark. So far, dazzling dresses and glittering gems have made their way onto the sunny shores, but what about hairstyles? This year’s edition sees trends favouring a more minimalist approach, with barely touched locks to low maintenance hues. We take a look at three of these styles that have been rocking the red carpet.

Barely styled tresses

First up, we have the natural, barely-styled tresses. American actress and model Emily Ratajowski showed off her exotic features with a simple middle-parting down her brown locks.  British model Lily Donaldson did the same, having no qualms about showing the world her root growth by sporting a do with half-blond highlights.

Blond Bombshell

Shocking single colours are emerging as a key hair trend at Cannes this year. American screen star and Chanel muse Kristen Stewart joined British actress Michelle Williams to rock dramatic platinum crops. The latter went for a near buzz-cut, appearing all smiles with her ice blond do and one-of-a-kind Chanel dress.

Lighter than light shades are definitely having a moment. As her peroxide quiff and undercut hairstyle proved, Ice Queen Tilda Swinton continues to champion unconventional and androgynous styles.

Shiny Slick Backs

A classic style that will see nary a strand out of place is the ever-popular slicked back do that proved to be a firm Cannes favourite. The understated style was the perfect match to showcase both bold and understated beauty looks. Young Japanese actress Hana Sugisaki showed up for the screening of the film “Blade of the Immortal” with a super-shiny slick hair affair. The actress channelled elegance and simplicity in her beauty look, making her every inch an oriental princess in a scarlet traditional Japanese kimono.

Another stunning Asian actress was India’s hottest screen diva Deepika Padukone, who worked the smooth and simple trend. Sweeping up her long hair into a gravity-defying bun, the actress let her stunning DeGrisgono diamond jewelry and emerald eye makeup steal the show. Victoria’s Secret angel Adriana Lima did not lose out in the hair department. Pulling her hair back into a quiff, the actress showed off her sparkling Chopard jewellery.

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