Hot styles at the Venice Film Festival


Barbara Palvin (instagram@owengould)

Regarded as one of the four major events on the annual international film festival calendar, the Venice Film Festival is in full swing this week, having already showcased some fabulous hairdos.


A case in point is that of model Barbara Palvin. From the front Palvin looked like she had a high bun, but when she turned around, it was to reveal that the hair had been arranged into a big bow, festooned in the middle by a plait, which ended in two pigtails. New Yok-based celebrity hairstylist, Owen Gould, was responsible for this intriguing design.


Academy award winner Penelope Cruz opted for a more traditional look – a low chignon pulled back from a deep side-parting.


Comedian Tiffany Haddish went platinum blonde – with a short but striking pixie cut, while Anya Taylor-Joy of The Queen’s Gambit fame sported her usual, very long and enviably thick, slightly waved signature blonde hair. Meanwhile, Kate Hudson rocked shorter, beachy blonde waves.


Kristen Stewart – fresh from playing Princess Diana in the latest biopic about the icon, ‘Spencer’ – successfully debuted a strawberry blonde hue on her hair, which was flattering to her pale complexion.


For one of her looks at the festival, trendsetter Zendaya opted to have her mass of natural curls loose, flowing out of a deep side parting. In a more glamourous look, she went for a borderline wet style framing her face, crimped a la the 1930s.


Known for her edgy style, Cynthia Erivo chose to cover her usually close cropped hair with a turban that perfectly matched the unusual peacock-pattern on her gown.


Model Sara Sampaio’s sleek dark locks were pulled back into a long ponytail, while one of Hollywood’s best known redheads, Jessica Chastain, had her flaming locks brushed smooth and tucked behind the ears.


Famed for her age-defying looks, Demi Moore usually sticks to the same hairstyle she has worn for decades – long, raven-coloured, straight hair. Her appearance at the Venice Film Festival was no exception, although she did tuck said hair behind each ear. (Report by Joanna Sterkowicz)