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.
Big hair is all in the attitude.
“Warrior Stance,” photographed by Steven Klein, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine March 2014.
(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.
Two coifs are better than one…
Joan Smalls in
“Model U.N.,” photographed by Daniele Duella & Iango Henzi, W magazine June 2011.
…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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.