Whoa, We Almost Didn’t Recognize Charli XCX With Her Hair Like This
You’d think we’d be relatively unfazed by simple hairstyle changes at this point, given that we write about celebrity beauty all day every day. But no—we still lose our cool over how dramatically hair can instantly change someone’s entire look and vibe. For instance, today we had to do a triple-take at these new photos of singer Charli XCX to make sure it was her we were seeing.
But yes, these pics are indeed of Charli XCX. While attending a contemporary-art party thrown by Tommy Hilfiger last night, the British pop star—who’s performed alongside Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez recently—ditched her usual long, flowing waves in favor of this edgy, intentionally messy, and product-heavy hairstyle, created by inventive U.K. stylist Sam Burnett, who’s done her hair in the past. Paired with a punk-rock smudgy, shimmering smoky eye (by makeup artist Faye Marie) in a slightly green-tinged shade of dark gray, the new hairstyle gave her lots of goth vibes. Front wisps were smoothed flat against her face, playing up a peekaboo ears—a mini-trend we’ve been seeing on the runway recently. And this is one hairstyle that’s totally flyaway-friendly; the teasing up top is left messy and looking kind of slept-on.
This is a daring beauty look, no question, but we’re pretty sure all the devoted Charli XCX fans out there are loving seeing her mix things up. And talk about amazing Halloween-party hair/makeup inspo, for those of us who aren’t into the costume thing but want to get in the spirit.
A photo posted by CHARLI XCX (@charli_xcx) on Oct 12, 2015 at 12:13pm PDT
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