Cannes Film Festival 2017: List of hair winners

And the hair award goes to!   

When it comes to award ceremonies, it doesn’t get much better or more star-studded than the Cannes Film Festival. With the crème de la crème of the A-list world out in full force, everyone comes together to celebrate and recognise the wealth of talent the film industry has to offer.

And while it can be hard to cast your eyes away from the scenic French settings and the top designer ensembles, we couldn’t help but appreciate the sheer amount of gorgeous hairstyles on display.

So, to honour all the red capret style queens, we’ve put together our very own hair awards from the festival – take a look!

Cannes 2017: The hair awards


Salma Hayek with pink wavy mid length hair at the Cannes Film Festival 2017
Salma Hayek’s pink hair was the highlight of the Cannes Film Festival 2017!

Most Dramatic Transformation Award: Salma Hayek’s pretty in pink

We bet you almost didn’t recognise Salma Hayek with this candyfloss pink hue, did you? Totally transforming her signature brunette strands, we did more than a double take when we spotted the actress on the red carpet!

Pink hair has been the most coveted hue as of late, loved by celebrities from Pixie Lott to Suki Waterhouse and even Helen Mirren. With this in mind, it comes as no surprise that another celebrity has also opted for the hue… but we certainly didn’t expect it to be Salma!

Winnie Harlow - black pixie crop - red carpet - Cannes 2017
Winnie Harlow ditches her long locks for a cute pixie. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Best Short Hair Award: Winnie Harlow’s pixie cut

Winnie Harlow always looks amazing, whether it’s on the runway or the red carpet. The model off the moment switched up her style by ditching her usual long tresses for a minimal pixie cut, giving her look a tres chic edge!

We’ve seen Winnie work a host of trendy hairstyles since her career began, from silver grey hair to the ever popular top knot. But we have to sat: this pixie crop is effortlessly polished and totally deserves our Best Short Hair Award.

Lily Collins - big 80s curls on brown hair - Cannes 2017
Lily Collins serving up ’80s throwback curls at Cannes. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Most Show Stopping Style: Lily Collin’s throwback curls

We’re so used to seeing Lily Collins with her hair straight or in various updos that we almost missed this show stopper. The actress and model looked fabulous at Cannes, while throwing it back to the ’80s with this bouncy faux perm.

Tilda Swinton - platinum blonde quiff pixie - Cannes 2017
Tilda Swinton’s hairstyles always hit the mark. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Lifetime Hair Achievement: Tilda Swinton’s quiffed ‘do

When it comes to red carpet hair, sometimes a tried and tested style works best, and no one does it better than Tilda Swinton.

Occasionally moving away from her platinum blonde hue, the actress and fashion muse has been wearing her hair in a short style for years, yet it always looks fresh and totally unique! But if you’re stuck for styling inspo, do like Tilda and style your short strands into a funky quiff.

Editor’s tip: If you’ve dyed your hair, remember to switch to a wash and care system specifically formulated for coloured tresses. We love TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Colour Vibrance Protection Shampoo and Conditioner, which will help maintain your hue’s vibrancy.

Emily Ratajowski - dark brown hair - updo with faux bangs - red carpet - Cannes 2017
We are loving Emily Ratajkowski’s faux bangs. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Best Feature Piece: Emily Ratajowski’s faux bangs

We could all take a style note from Emily Ratajowski here. When you want to give your look a fresh twist, without too much commitment, the best way is to fake it. Yes, it’s true, Emily’s bangs are a completely faux, yet are just as stunning as the real thing!

So if you have a event coming up, and you fancy a hair change, go faux by adding some fuss-free, clip-in bangs – it couldn’t be more simple!

Adriana Lima - Cannes 2017 - Slick back dark hair
Adriana Lima is owning the red carpet with this slick back hairstyle. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Best Red Carpet Glamour: Adriana Lima’s sultry style

Glamorous hair was a huge hit at this years Cannes Film Festival, but taking the gong for best red carpet glamour was Adriana Lima.

Keeping her long dark tresses slick at the front and with cascading waves down her back, the Victoria’s Secret model was poised and ready to take on the paparazzi with her sultry style.

Editor’s tip: To ensure your look stays in place, we suggest using the VO5 Ultimate Hold Hairspray to help give your hair a glossy and super slick finish. Need more guidance? Follow our step and video tutorial by N1kk1sSecr3t, here.

Jourdan Dunn - Cannes 2017 - half-up,half-down loose waves
It was a romantic affair for Jourdan Dunn. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Most Romantic Style: Jourdan Dunn’s half-up, half-down hairstyle

Looking like a real-life fairytale princess, Jourdan Dunn had us jumping for joy as she stepped out wearing her mane in this wavy half-up, half-down hairstyle.

By adding soft highlights throughout her tresses and opting for loose waves, Jourdan’s finished style looks soft and romantic, especially when teamed with a flowing embellished dress.


If you love red carpet hairstyles, head on over to our Formal Hairstyles page, for plenty more elegant ‘dos and video tutorials to try out.

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