For those who began eschewing salon coloring sessions out of necessity (read: quarantine) and have since discovered a preference toward a slightly simplified look, good company abounds. This week, Cara Delevingne stopped Instagrammers mid-scroll with a fresh shag colored an unassuming light brown, which was executed by Mara Roszak, with color by Jamie Levin.
“Cara has such great natural texture in her hair, and I knew a long soft shag would be perfect to enhance that texture,” says Roszak. “I was inspired by this late ’70s early ’80s Fast Times skater babe, that feels so Cara. It’s got a real rocker/ skater vibe while maintaining a natural softness.”
It seems that Delevingne heard the word that “mousy” may be the new blonde—as evidenced by Gigi Hadid and Hailey Bieber before her. Delevingne’s new hue does evoke a distinctively toned-down cool, a look made bolder by the style’s layered texture. A pleasing juxtaposition came via a rainbowed liner look applied by makeup artist Molly R. Stern, the colorful addition matched to Adina’s Jewels Rainbow Tennis Choker. The takeaway? The best beauty looks are built from a focus on idiosyncrasy. Let your personality be your guide.
This story originally ran on Vogue.