We can always count on Blake Lively, Cate Blanchett, Princess Kate and Rooney Mara for hair inspo. Collectively, they’ve tried every color, cut and style imaginable. And within the last two days, they all took a stab at incredibly intricate, slightly far-out styles that deserve a second glance — specifically from the back. (By the way, we’re daring you to try try out one of the looks this weekend, so take notes!)
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You know those times you’re hiking and feel like an impromptu styling session? Lively understands. When she and hairstylist Rod Ortega were on a 700-foot mountain (according to Ortega’s Instagram) they just followed nature’s course and created this outdoor-inspired (insanely intricate) braid — that could rival even her most memorable braid moment of all time.
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Princess Kate sported a smaller knot this week at the Fostering Excellence Awards in London. She kept her locks in their natural perfect blowout state (check out the front view here), but changed things up a bit with ringlet curls and a half-up interlocking twist.
And finally, the most edgy hairdos come from Carol co-stars Blanchett and Mara. Just last night at a Museum of Modern Art’s Film Benefit in her honor, Blanchett chose a right-off-the-runway Chanel Haute Couture gown (we know, shocker!) and mimicked the high-fashion aesthetic with her beauty look, opting for a punk rock meets ’80s prom slicked-back combover. Somehow only she, in her far-out style universe can make this style acceptable.
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And not to be outdone by her co-star, Mara has been trying out her own funky looks, with “chic, folded braids” as her hairstylist Adir Abergel calls it. First at the N.Y.C. premiere of Carol on Monday night and again at Blanchett’s MoMa event on Tuesday.
We want to know: Which hairstyle is your favorite? Are you game for testing them this weekend? Share your thoughts in the comments below.