BEAUTY

Shady Lady

The Hitchcock blonde reappears.


Photographer: Amy Troost Stylist: Michelle Cameron

Alfred Hitchcock, the 20th century’s most famous director, wasn’t subtle about what he looked for in his leading ladies: From Tippi Hedren to Kim Novak to Grace Kelly, nearly all of them were statuesque ice queens whose bleached coifs hid some tragic secret deep beneath the hairspray. As our more recent embrace of icons like Farrah Fawcett and, a few decades later, Gwyneth Paltrow, proves, though, “blonde” is less an idée fixe and more an ever changing mood—and we now seem headed toward a cool Hitchcock moment once again. “Bringing the intensity down from, say, a bright yellow or an orange blonde really shows off all the varied shades contained in the highlights,” says Gregorio Ruggeri, owner of Manhattan’s Salon Ruggeri. “So something with a bit more ash can be quite exciting.” Just slip on a pair of oversize shades and decide which movie you’re in today: Notorious? Spellbound? As long as you steer clear of shower scenes, you’re ready for your close-up.

The Best Beauty Looks

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“A smoky eye doesn’t have to be charcoal.” Read more about this beauty trend here.

“According to the stylist Duffy, a celeb favorite, the key to keeping things modern is to introduce just a touch of dishevelment.” Read more about this beauty trend here.

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“’Makeup is about balance,’ Nars says. ‘When the eye makes a statement, the lips should be quiet.’” Read more about this beauty trend here.

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Photographer: Ben Hassett Stylist: Patrick Mackie

“Yves Saint Laurent turned the beauty world upside down when he added cosmetics to his empire in 1978: From the outset, his shades were bright and in your face.” Read more about this beauty trend here.

Photographer: Ben Hassett Stylist: Patrick Mackie

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Photographer: Erik Madigan Heck Styled: Felicia Garcia-Rivera

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Photographer: Erik Madigan Heck Styled: Felicia Garcia-Rivera

“After years of taming their tresses into submission with products, heavy-duty devices, and straightening treatments, women are embracing their curves again.” Read more about this beauty trend here.

Photographer: Amy Troost Stylist: Michelle Cameron

“‘Blonde’ is less an idée fixe and more an ever changing mood.” Read more about this trend here.

Photographer: Amy Troost Stylist: Michelle Cameron

“In an age of chalky foundations and thick concealers, YSL’s sleek brush-on pen delivered instant brightness.” Read more about this beauty trend here.

Photographer: Amy Troost Stylist: Michelle Cameron

“Here, in the form of a blown-out, go-for-broke pout on an otherwise freshly scrubbed face—has a transformative power. ” Read more about this beauty trend here.

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Photographer: Plamen Petkov

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“’The hair looks almost like that of a statue,’ Teddy Charles says.” Read more about this beauty trend here.

Photographer: Santiago & Mauricio Stylist: Jane Larkworthy And Patrick Mackie

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Photographer: Plamen Petkov

“By cutting into the hair, you allow it to move more naturally—and I love the way the ends turn out piece-y. The look is softer, fresher, more bohemian.” Read more about this trend here.

Photographer: Santiago & Mauricio
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Makeup by Polly Osmond. Hair by Rudi Lewis. Manicure by Rica Romain for Chanel at See Management; Digital Technician: Charley Parden; Photography Assistants: Henry Lopez, Scott Simpson; Fashion Assistant: Amanda King. Model: Julia Stegner at Women Model Management.