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If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones hunk, Richard Madden, you’ll be pleased to know that he’s currently dreamboating his way through a theatre run as Romeo, in a production directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh himself. But wait, ‘what of his Juliet?’ we hear you cry. Well, she’s being played by feisty brunette Lily James, who you might have caught in the wonderfully silly Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
She’s still a fairly new name on the movie circuit, but you may also recognise her as the rebellious Lady Rose, in Downtown Abbey. She acted up a storm in the popular costume drama and she seems to be making a habit of playing tough chicks. We like her style, here at ClipHair; she always looks beautiful, her hair is always on point, and she’s dating Matt Smith, so she must be doing something right.
So, we’re going to take a look at some of her finest hairstyle moments and see if we can steal some of her magic for ourselves.
As Lily herself joyously pointed out before the big premiere in Japan, the Japanese word for her movie, Cinderella, is ‘Shinderara.’ She certainly makes a beautiful Shinderera here, with honey blonde curls and a loose, flowing style. It’s a delicate look and one that relies much more on actually having great hair than any amazing style secrets, so keep yours in tip top condition with a good shampoo and conditioner. If all else fails, you can always fake it; grab yourself some hair extensions and cheat your way to Cinderella curls.
The Low Maintenance Bun
On Throwback Thursday, Lily posted a pic of herself at Glastonbury 2015, waiting for Lionel Richie to come onstage. We’re more into that artfully messy festival bun though, because it’s ideal for a raucous afternoon hanging out at a festival. It might not be anywhere near as chic as her looks on the red carpet, but everybody needs a low maintenance style or two in their arsenal. You can steal hers by bringing half of your hair up into a high bun and leaving the other half wild and loose.
The Russian Princess
This rising young star was also lauded for her performance in the recent BBC adaptation of War and Peace. It scandalised viewers with its racy portrayal of the Russian aristocracy during the 18th century. The costume and hair department certainly had their work cut out for them, because both were big, bold, and more regal than Kate Middleton at Sunday lunch with the Queen. This ornate updo can be created by drawing the hair up into a low chignon. Create a centre parting with your fringe and, for extra sparkle, add a barrette or twinkly pin.
The Oh So Trendy Wob
Everybody who is everybody seems to be sporting a wob (wavy bob) right now. Lily James, being the style maven that she is, was first to get onboard. Her wob is feminine and flirty, but that’s not all; she’s incorporates another massive trend. This subtle sombre style is all the rage at the moment and it’s easier to steal than you might think. Plus, if you’re brave enough to take the plunge and go for the wob cut, you can still switch it up with clip in extensions anytime that you fancy a little length and volume.