This year has been rich pickings for hairstyle inspiration, with everyone from the Duchess of Cambridge to Kim Kardashian delivering an array of fresh new styles. A swift scroll on Instagram is now all it takes to locate your new-season inspiration – whether you're drawn more to Priyanka Chopra's 'French girl' fringe or Kaia Gerber's candyfloss-pink bob.
If you, like us, absorbed yourself in Netflix's Rebecca over the weekend, you likely noticed star Lily James' compelling beauty look – a move that hair and make-up designer Ivana Primorac told Refinery29 was to make her look "all golden from being out in the South of France, and youthful and freckled".
We might not be about to escape to the Riviera ourselves any time soon, but James' choppy, butter-blonde bob, styled with a gentle, natural-looking wave, is feeling especially tempting right now. Worn with muted make-up throughout the film, it feels gentle and fresh, symbolic of the character's youth (until, of course, things take a darker turn).
If you're thinking about going for the chop yourself, you have plenty of options – from sleek and straight box cuts to choppier, layered styles like James herself. As for the hue, there's a blonde to suit everyone, from icy platinum to warmer, strawberry-tinged hues. The trick is to consider your skin tone, as well as your signature make-up look and the spectrum of hues in your wardrobe. And the secret to keeping any blonde hue glistening? A good conditioning hair mask.
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