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4 Summer Hair Trends from Cannes Film Festival 2017

One of the most glamorous events of the season, Cannes is known as much for its fashion and beauty as it is its films. It may still have a few days to go, but already the 70th Film Festival has produced some headline-grabbing looks; and, while everyone interprets the glamour of Cannes in their own way, there are some similar trends we’ve seen emerging amongst the celebrities in attendance. Looking for some hair styling inspiration for that upcoming wedding or summer event? Look no further – these are the must-have hair trends we’re loving from the south of France.

Cannes hair trend 1: natural texture
As seen on : Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore

The age-old question when prepping for an event has always been this: straight or curly? The stars of Cannes, however, are teaching us that the must-have texture of this season is somewhere in between. Loose, barely-there waves help create a natural look that adds a relaxed touch to uber-glamorous evening gowns. Both Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore chose to wear their mid-length locks in the lightly tousled style, though Nicole opted for a beachy, textured finish while Julianne went glossy.



Get the look: If your hair has a natural wave, then you could get this Kidman/Moore-approved style by adding a product such as Moroccanoil Beach Wave Mousse to damp hair and allowing to dry naturally. If you need a little more help, the contoured plates of the ghd V Gold Classic Styler will help you to create soft waves. Leaving hair above the ears natural, use the styler to add loose waves and twists into the ends of the hair, making sure to curl sections in opposite directions to stop the hair looking too polished or ‘done’.

Cannes hair trend 2: the blonde crop
As seen on: Kristen Stewart and Mary J Blige

Peroxide has made a strong comeback this season, but forget about your traditional blonde bombshell look. Celebrities everywhere are toughening up their blonde locks by taking the hair short, creating an altogether bolder statement. Kristen Stewart debuted her ice blonde buzzcut back in March, and at Cannes she complemented the style with a grungey smokey eye and quirky dress. Mary J Blige also rocked the blonde crop, though her side parting and longer length kept the look softer.

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Get the look: A colour this bold needs to be done by a professional, so your first step will be finding your local Regis salon. Once you’ve achieved your perfect blonde, it’s all about maintaining the colour. Silver shampoos such as Designline’s Super Silver Shampoo will keep brassy tones at bay, leaving you with the icy finish that this super-cool look needs.

Cannes hair trend 3: the messy pony
As seen on: Eva Longoria and Kimberley Garner

If you’re going for an up ‘do this seasons, then take some pointers from the ladies of Cannes and keep it casual. Both Eva Longoria and Kimberley Garner opted for loose and low ponytails – Eva added a touch of glamour with light backcombing, while Kimberley went full girl-next-door with a simple middle parting.


Get the look: This style works best when hair has a bit of body, so after washing use a product such as EIMI Root Shoot and blast hair at the roots for volume. Next, add some loose waves with the ghd Curve Classic Wave Wand and tie a low ponytail close to the nape of your neck. For a sophisticated finish, wrap a section of hair around the base of the pony to cover the tie – and don’t forget to pull some strands loose for extra relaxed vibes!

Cannes hair trend 4: 1990s straight
As seen on: Lottie Moss and Kendall Jenner

The final summer hair trend that’s caught our eye at Cannes  is another low-maintenance style (which is perfect for the warmer weather when spending hours in rollers is the last thing we want).  Lottie Moss and Kendall Jenner were amongst the celebrities who opted for simple, straightened locks, tucked behind the ears and away from the face. This understated style helps keep all focus on the dress and makeup, while also being reminiscent of the grungey ’90s.

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Get the look: Straight hair in the pre-ghd 1990s always had a bit more texture and movement than the super-sleek style of the noughties and beyond. For the more natural finish, use a product such as Paul Mitchell Straight Works and blow dry hair straight. If your hair naturally kinks, run your ghd styler through the ends for a sleek finish that still looks effortless.

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