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Bright blue hair and cheek-length bangs – it all happened on the Cannes red carpet

Helen Mirren @helenmirren

Fabulous films, even more fabulous stars, and a smorgasbord of high end hair styling characterised the red carpet at the recent Cannes Film Festival.

One look that ricocheted around the internet was Dame Helen Mirren’s blue updo, coaxed into what looked a bit like a bird’s nest style, studiously messy as it was. While the blue hue certainly suited the legendary actress and was a perfect match for her gown, it also represented a trending colour wash from the L’Oréal Paris brand, of which Mirren is an ambassador.

Dua Lipa @dualipa

British singer and Donatella Versace collaborator, Dua Lipa, smouldered under the longest set of bangs seen in Cannes – the gelled fringe hung over the eyes and deep onto her cheeks, offset by a flattering updo.

Chinese actress Fan Bingbing had a fabulous Mikado-like chignon that was so amazingly styled that it looked like an ear length bob from the front.

Viola Davis @violadavis

Oscar winner Viola Davis channelled regal vibes with her crown-like, 1980s inspired Afro.

The Cannes red carpet always seems to be festooned with models, possibly to up the glamour stakes, and this year was no exception with an endless procession of runway regulars.

Winnie Harlow @winnieharlow

Canadian supermodel Winnie Harlow’s hair was aggressively side-swept into a low and stylish bun, planted behind the right ear.

Gigi Hadid @gigihadid

Fellow supermodel Gigi Hadid sported the ultimate in California-style, beachy blonde waves.

Sabrina Elba @sabrinaelba

Not a look recommended for most people and yet it looked fabulous on model Sabrina Elba – a pudding-bowl thick fringe leading into a chignon.

Grace Elizabeth @sashahere

Another model, Grace Elizabeth, sported a short retro style designed by Aleksandra Sasha Nesterchuk (@sashahere). The boyish cut was made feminine by all manner of pretty curls on top. (Report by Natasha Chisese and Joanna Sterkowicz)


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