BEAUTY

Exaggerated, Over-the-Top Hair from the W Archives

Hair Appreciation

It’s Hairstyle Appreciation Day, and we’re celebrating the only way we know how–with a teasing comb. Take a trip through the W archives for a look at some of the most extreme looks styled for our archival shoots, including exaggerated coifs, frizzed-out curls, space-age bowl cuts, and gravity-defying ‘dos. Across a range of colors—some that exist in nature, and some that, well, don’t—celebrities like Jessica Chastain, Lara Stone, and Karlie Kloss model looks are practically sculptures for your skull.

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“The Night Is Young,” photographed by Mario Sorrenti, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine March 2012.

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Big hair is all in the attitude.

“Warrior Stance,” photographed by Steven Klein, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine March 2014.

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(That, and it’s full of secrets.)

Mia Wasikowska in “Poor Little Punk Girl,” photographed by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, styled by Alex White; W magazine May 2011.

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Two coifs are better than one…

Joan Smalls in “Model U.N.,” photographed by Daniele Duella & Iango Henzi, W magazine June 2011.

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…And technicolor is always better than black and white.

“Remodeling the ’70s,” photographed by Inez Van Lamsweerde, styled by Alex White; W magazine March 2011.

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Golden-age Hollywood glamour gets an overhaul with sequins, a smoky eye, and a whole lot of volume.

Lara Stone in “One of a Kind,” photographed by Craig McDean, styled by Alex White; W magazine April 2011.

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Gravity-defying spikes make a perfect pair with a sculptural gown.

Karlie Kloss in “Drama Queen,” photographed by Craig McDean, styled by Lori Goldstein; W magazine April 2012.

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Jessica Chastain brings new meaning to the expression “hair standing on end” — and that’s just the beginning of the eclectic hair in this Edward Enninful-styled shoot.

Jessica Chastain in “The New Guard,” photographed by Paolo Roversi, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine May 2012.

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The new goth order gets a fuchsia and teal-flecked overhaul.

“Sects and the City,” photographed by Craig McDean, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine October 2011.

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Business on the left, part on the right.

“Fall Fashion Goes From Zero To Sixty,” photographed by Craig McDean, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine August 2013.

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Bowl cuts turn into UFO cuts when bleached out and teased out.

“Fierce Creatures,” photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine August 2012.