Kirsten Dunst Works The Halo Hair Braid At Cannes 2012

How gorgeous are these shots of Kirsten Dunst and Kristen Stewart posting in Cannes yesterday to promote their soon-to-be-released film On The Road? We've already admired their outfits - Kristen in eye-popping Balenciaga trousers, Kirsten in pretty Dolce & Gabbana - but what of their beauty looks?

In her typically casual-cool style, K-Stew showcased tousled waves and minimal make-up, keeping her eyes covered-up with dark sunnies, but it's K-Dunst's ethereal up 'do that has us enthralled. We love the chic side-parting, the ladylike twisting, the abundance of softening flyaways and, of course, that Dolce & Gabbana metal-work headband to frame the look. Bravo!

Kirsten Dunst Works The Halo Hair Braid At Cannes 2012

As it so happens, in this week’s issue of Grazia, we hero this season’s most youthful summer 'do in the form of the halo hair trend.  And guess what it’s not altogether unlike the style picked by Kirsten yesterday.  The trend began at the much-talked-about spring/summer 2012 Valentino show, where beauty editors swooned at the halo braids wrapped around model’s heads, before racing to their nearest hairdresser.  Then before too long it had appeared perched atop the heads Scarlet Johansson and model du jour Poppy Delavigne too.

Backstage stylist supreme Guido Palau, who just so happens to be the man behind the Valentino braid, explains exactly why these ethereal styles are so appealing and youth inducing; ‘This style’s huge appeal lies in the fact that it captures the perfect balance between effortless chic and Hollywood glamour…The secret to success lies in creating a roughed-up texture and embracing flyaways so it isn’t too perfect.’  

What are your thought on this brand new breed of hair and will you be giving it a go?



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