Nicole Kidman proves her place in Hollywood royalty by sporting an array of head-turning hairdos on her touch down at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday.

The Stoker actress, famous for her trademark strawberry blonde locks, gives her contemporaries and rising starlets a lesson in how to be a style chameleon.

During the day Nicole went for a demure, loose side plait but by the evening the star had vamped up her look with a quiff style ponytail ready for the premiere of The Great Gatsby.

nicole-ponytailjpgSuper slick and straight for the evenings opening ceremony Vs side swept and soft during the daytime.

Which hairstyle do you prefer? EW are all for her futuristic ponytail with a structured quiff.

Apparently the rain couldn’t dampen her mood or her tresses as she was heard saying: “‘It’s only rain. It’s pouring out there but I love the rain. I love it!”

Get the look:

This creation wouldn’t look out of place on the runway. With our four steps, it’s simple to master:

Step 1:

Start by sectioning the hair into three parts, a top section (everything before the crown) and two sides.

Step 2:

Take the front section of hair, backcombing it right at the roots and spritzing with hairspray as you go. Next, pin it up on the top of your head in a topknot so you can get to work on the sides.

Step 3:

Slick each side section back using a fine tooth-comb and fasten into a tight ponytail in the centre of the head.

Step 4:

Take the front section and sweep it back so it covers the ponytail you’ve just created. Pull all the hair down to the nape of the neck and fasten with a clear hair elastic. Et Voila!

With stars like RiRi and model Alice Dellal shaving the sides of their head to get a high fashion look with a punk edge – you can mimic the same quiff style at home, minus the scary hair clippers!


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