Our 3 Favourite Looks From The Cannes Red Carpet

And how to recreate them

Every May, the Cannes red carpet delivers the most breathtaking beauty looks (not to mention swoon-inducing gowns) of the year.

Unlike its red carpet counterparts the Met Gala and VMAs, Cannes Film Festival is replete with hair and make-up looks that are not only beautiful, but wearable, too.

Below, we show you how to recreate three of the best hairstyles from the Cannes Film Festival yourself, at home. Fire up your ghd and charge your phones – these stunning looks are most definitely selfie-worthy.

1/ Kendall Jenner – The Sleek Updo

It was easily the most memorable red carpet moment of Cannes this year, and when Kendall swept out on La Croisette in a billowing Giambattista Valli dress, we were as dazzled by the model’s striking, contemporary hairstyle as we were the gorgeous gown.

The work of celebrity stylist Jen Atkin, the style is surprisingly easy to replicate at home – and happily, she posted a step-by-step how-to on her Instagram stories to show us how. Simply prep hair with a wave spray for texture then blow-dry with a boar bristle brush.

Next, straighten hair (we suggest using a ghd Platinum Tropic Sky Styler) and smooth with a hair oil or shine serum. Scrape into a crest bun on the crown of your head with a hair elastic, leaving half out of the loop, and secure with with bobby pins and a liberal spritz of hair spray.

Make-up tip: Keep the laid-back, cool-girl vibe with a glowing base, warm blush, minimal eye makeup and a swipe of neutral lip colour, like Estee Lauder Pure Color Love Lipstick in Raw Sugar

2/ Lily-Rose Depp – The Romantic Waves

Lily-Rose Depp oozed French girl cool on the Cannes red carpet, with effortless curls complementing her Grecian-style Chanel gown. Steal her style by using a ghd Platinum styler or Soft Curl Tong to recreate Depp’s loose, lived-in curls.

Before styling, prep roots to mid-lengths with ghd Root Lift Spray for a volume boost, and rough-blowdry with your head upside down to encourage your hair’s natural texture. If using the Tong, try pressing hair against the barrel, rather than wrapping all the way around, to give hair an S-bend shape. Change directions as you work to avoid the overall effect looking too perfect, and keep the curl strictly below ear level to keep it feeling fresh.

Once tonged, run a touch of shine serum or hair oil along the mid-lengths to ends for a red carpet-worthy finish.

Makeup tip: For seriously sexy eyes, trace a waterproof eyeliner, like Chanel Stylo Yeux, from corner to corner along the upper and lower waterline, and finish with multiple coats of mascara. 

3/ Bella Hadid – The Glamorous Bob

Bella Hadid in Alexandre Vauthier

Bella Hadid channelled screen sirens of old with a fresh lob cut, styled into soft Hollywood waves – just the ticket for her gleaming custom Alexandre Vauthier gown. Her gorgeous hair was the work of celebrity stylist Jennifer Yepez, but it’s an easy look to DIY.

Starting with dry hair, separate into sections, and mist with a curl hold spray. Curl with a ghd Platinum Tropic Sky Styler all the way around your head, careful to curl all sections in the same direction.

Once complete, brush the curls out to create a looser, soft look, and spritz with hairspray for hold.

Makeup tip: A cat-eye brings focus to the eyes, so make sure brows are immaculately groomed and keep them in line with a taming gel, like Dior Diorshow Brow Styler Gel

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