Lily James' butter-blonde bob is the hairstyle we want right now

Roberta Schroeder
·2-min read
Photo credit: Kerry Brown / Netflix
Photo credit: Kerry Brown / Netflix

From Harper's BAZAAR

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".

Photo credit: Kerry Brown / Netflix
Photo credit: Kerry Brown / Netflix

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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