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Jenny Lewis’ “Just One of the Guys” music video featuring Anne Hathaway, Kristen Stewart, and Brie Larson debuted on YouTube today and quickly went viral. Vogue.com already pointed out Hathaway’s graphic eye makeup (a darker take on the look recently seen at Atelier Versace), but the real beauty standout in this star-studded production: her braided rattail. As part of Hathaway’s gender-bender transformation around the 0:43 second mark, she sports a faux handlebar mustache, striped tracksuit, flat-bill Adidas snapback, and yes, the universally loathed miniature strand. We aren’t surprised she went for it, as the actress has been known to push the envelope—even attempting a few breakdance moves toward the end of the song. Further investigation also revealed the rattail was all Hathaway’s idea—at least that’s what Lewis told E! Online. Tonight we’ll be busy re-creating the A-lister’s cat-eye with a pot of black gel liner…and admiring her shoulder-grazing tail on repeat from afar.
Even though the World Cup has officially ended, it’s not too early to start reminiscing about this year’s standout looks. Here, New York City hair pro (and fútbol fan) John Barrett shares favorites, including Rodrigo Palacio’s “asymmetrical rattail” and Cristiano Ronaldo’s buzzed head (a style inspired by a young fan’s recent brain surgery). Here, your evening eye candy.
When it comes to collaborations, Vanessa Seward is fashion’s golden girl—literally. After years of successful ready-to-wear collections with A.P.C., the former Azzaro designer (who is launching her own label) has teamed up with Kérastase to design a trio of gilded hair accessories. Sold exclusively at Colette in Paris and on colette.fr, the collection includes a delicate chain-link headband, a weighty gold hair cuff (which hugs the base of a ponytail), and a sleek rhinestone-studded barrette. Each piece is minimal, timeless, and not overly feminine—much like Seward’s personal style. For her first foray into beauty, the designer was inspired by Kérastase’s couture styling line and her love of gold bijoux. (She also enlisted the help of jewelry manufacturer Edgard Hamon, whom she worked with during her stints at Chanel and Azzaro.) Prices range from 80€ to 240€ ($137 to $328 USD), but we think it’s a sound investment, considering these pieces would look equally chic with an LBD or a basic white tee.
For other ways to style your strands this summer, check out these beat-the-heat hair ideas.
Even if your summer plans don’t involve a trip to the Italian Riviera, you can at least channel la dolce vita with the classic beauty moves seen at Dolce & Gabbana’s extravagant Alta Moda show in Capri this past weekend. Models stepped out in the designer duo’s signature look: jet-black winged eyeliner and nude or striking scarlet lips. The warm-weather twist was a plethora of vibrantly colored silk scarves wrapped around select catwalkers’ heads and cinched near the nape of their necks, while others had a foulard neatly tied underneath their chins (inspired by fifties screen sirens like Sophia Loren and Grace Kelly, no doubt). It’s a retro concept that still works for keeping strands safe from color-fading rays, ocean breezes…or a brisk ride on the back of a moped.
Baseball hats have become the accessory du jour for many celebs and street-style stars looking to make a statement (or perhaps camouflage a less-than-camera-worthy hair day). And at Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld put his own couture spin on the backwards cap (with a little help from Maison Michel), which backstage guru Sam McKnight perched low over a flat chignon and offset with an “eighties boy band, New Wave, spiky quiff.”
To achieve this voluminous pompadour, McKnight and his team crafted more than fifty hairpieces—washing them with dish soap to lend a “dry, malleable texture” before styling. Next, he worked L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni Art Full Volume Mousse through strands, blew them dry, and topped off the finished product with a combo of Bumble and Bumble Thickening Dryspun Finish and Batiste dry shampoo. After slicking models’ natural hair into a tight bun near the nape of the neck, pinning the faux piece into place, and teasing, McKnight set the style with Sebastian Re-Shaper hairspray. Honestly, what eighties-inspired look would be complete without some strategic backcombing and a liberal dose of shellac?
To see a series of iconic looks McKnight has created for the storied French house, watch the video below: