You’d expect nothing but a lot of glamour and glitz from one of the biggest shows in the film industry, but Cannes 2013 has made even bigger waves than usual. We saw some of the best hairstyles, makeup looks and dresses of the year at Cannes! Here’s a list of the 6 best styles we saw over the weeks. Take your pick and try one out today.
1. Nicole Kidman’s Futuristic Ponytail
Nicole Kidman’s sleek, sectioned ponytail set the paparazzi (and then Twitter) on fire the moment she turned up on the Red Carpet! Nicole shows us that even with an extremely edgy, alternative style it’s possible to look as feminine and enchanting as you want.
With it’s undercut sides and swooping quiff-like top section, this ponytail was definitely one of the most daring, interesting and inspiring things we saw on the Cannes 2013 Red Carpet.
2. Marion Cotillard’s Beehive
Marion Cotillard is the undisputed darling of Cannes 2013! With her elfin looks, quintessential French grace and impeccable choice in Red Carpet wear (Dior Couture worn like never before!) Marion Cotillard has won many-a-heart and blog-post dedication in these last few weeks.
This gorgeous beehive might not be the most unique hairstyle we saw on the Red Caroet, and it’s certainly not the first time we’ve seen it this year, but there’s something so elegant and refined about the effortless way in which Marion’s wearing it that I have a feeling we’re going to see this trend come back in a really big way this year.
3. Cheryl Cole’s Waterfall Fishtail Braid
Once you’ve managed to peel your eyes away from Cheryl Cole’s burgundy dress, do take a look at that exquisite waterfall fishtail braid she’s sporting! Mixing the fishtail and waterfall braiding techniques, the braid gave the actress an unmistakable Rapunzel-esque vibe.
If you’re looking to add some Disney Princess magic into your own life, this braid’s sure to be a hit with you. All you have to do is create a loose braid using the under-and-over braiding technique fishtail braids are known for, only with two strands instead of three, like it is with waterfall braids. To add some more drama and funkiness to the look, section your hair off into different parts like her by knotting three hair ties around your braid at different lengths.
4. Sofia Coppola’s Textured Shoulder-length Bob
You don’t have to be Hollywood royalty to look like Sofia Coppola does! With her textured, shoulder-length bob the director-extraordinaire showed us that it’s possible to be Red Carpet-ready without going the typical high-glamour route.
If you’ve been wanting to chop your locks off for the summer but you’re worried about being short on options for formal events, take a leaf out of Ms. Coppola’s book and don a piecy-relaxed bob with soft layers.
5. Cara Delevingne’s Edgy Fishtail Braid
You know she’s a supermodel to reckon with when you see the edgy fishtail braid this British beauty sported at the IFP & Calvin Klein Euphoria party at Cannes 2013. With a high quiff and a side fishtail braid, Cara Delevingne’s edgy braid is a great style for anytime you want to try something different and daring. The best part? It combines two effortless hairstyling techniques, a poufy quiff at the front and a fishtail braid.
6. Lana Del Rey’s Retro Wavy Bob
Lana Del Rey is one of those women who’re always so poised and graceful and mysterious: it’s no wonder that this songstress has often been likened to style icons of the 40s and the 50s. She’s got that certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ quality about her and she certainly brought it with her in full force to the Cannes 2013 Red Carpet.
Lana’s retro wavy bob is a great look for an evening out or a really fancy event, if you want to channel some super feminine and sultry yet classy style for a special day, why not pay tribute to Hollywood’s golden era and rock some retro waves?