It’s official: 2016’s biggest hair trend is the platinum blonde bob. And we have one woman to thank for that: actress and fashion icon Kristen Stewart. Kristen has come a long way since her debut, both in terms of the kind of work cinematic work she’s doing and how fully, beautifully she’s accepted her own personal brand of style and expression.
It’s really freeing to see such creativity in someone so young and what’s even more heartening about her transition is the number of people she is inspiring: there’s been such an upsurge in people of all ages wanting to experiment with daring fashions and dark, moody trends in the wake of Kristen’s appearances at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. For what Kristen has done is nothing short of a styling miracle: she’s made the paragon of all hairstyles seem fun, casual, sexy and most importantly, easy. By combining two of the biggest, badest hair trends in recent times–the platinum blonde hair color trend and the craze for short bobs– Kristen’s soared through the proverbial glass ceiling and shown women everywhere that high fashion can be accessible and enjoyable. Before we deconstruct Kristen Stewart’s platinum blonde bob and all the styling options you can try out, I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge the man behind all the Red Carpet magic we’re celebrating today: noted mane maverick and my dear friend, Adir Abergel. Adir’s work with Kristen has been truly spectacular because he manages to capture her essence flawlessly time-after-time, marrying her gritty exterior to the underlying playfulness that catches people by surprise every time. As hairstylists we have to walk a tricky line between celebrating the client’s tastes, drawing out their inner essence, encouraging them to try something new and keeping in mind the fact that we’re playing to a much larger, literally universal audience. Adir does all of this and more with such ease and grace and I’m so proud to be able to discuss his work here today. It’s scary enough for most women to consider coloring their hair a new shade, let alone lightening it to platinum blonde. Try suggesting a bob on top of that and most will hastily cancel their appointment. So, when Kristen Stewart not only wore the platinum blonde bob with ease but also went on to sport a whole new look with every appearance, women everywhere began to sit up and take notice. Kristen and Adir have burst the Myth of the Platinum Bob by proving that it’s not an elusive, limiting look at all. Today we’re going to take a look at all the different Kristen Stewart Cannes 2016 hairstyle and see what we can learn from the same.