Hair Trend Alert: Golden Globe's Night Manager
With the much-anticipated Golden Globes this weekend, all eyes are on the spectacular crime drama The Night Manager. Often viewed as a predictor to the Oscars, the Golden Globes are a glitzy stepping stone for seminal shows and performances to be recognised in the industry and with them come a myriad of style and fashion inspirations and trends.
Eminent London stylist, Edward James has been inundated with requests for the pixie cut to re-create the signature look of Jed Marshall, the intriguing leading lady of The Night Manager played by Elizabeth Debicki.
For those looking to achieve this fabulous do, stylist to the stars, Edward James has outlined the ins and outs of the iconic ‘Night Manager Style’ below.
It offers a versatile look that can be worn messy or using some product can be swept back off the face for a more dramatic look
What is the cut?
The cut has texture, still retaining enough length around the sides to tuck it back in a deconstructed/messy fashion and has enough length around the neck that texture can be seen around the ear, giving it a more edgy feel
Typically, this cut is best achieved using razor cutting (depending on the natural texture of the hair) to create a weightless textured feel to the cut
Colour to match
Colour enhancements will show the texture of the cut, but opt for more modern colour, with particular focus on the ends of the hair and around the hairline.
Avoid typical “highlights” that will look a bit naff around the back of the haircut and will make the cut look more 1990s
Shorlage colour (short balayage) is perfect for this, and creates a more natural and flattering colour result.
Who suits the cut?
It is a versatile cut, best suited to straight or hair with a slight wave. If you have very thick or curly hair it will be more challenging as it will require a lot more heat styling to make it look “effortless”. If you do have thicker hair or hair with a lot of texture and frizz you are best to have a smoothing treatment such as a Brazillian or British Blowdry to control the movement in the hair.
This cut suits most face shapes, although if you do have a round face you may need to create a bit more height in the crown area.
The cut will require regular visits to keep it looking “effortless”. Our clients with this type of style will be advised to get their cut every 6 weeks and come in for a small “tweak” after 3 weeks to make sure their cut is sitting perfectly around the nape of the neck as this tends to lose shape faster.
For further information or imagery, do get in touch.
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About Edward James
Edward James’s storied career spans 18 years in the industry. He is the go to for magazine fashion shoots and a celebrity client list that includes Cara Delevingne, Sophie Dahl, Joanna Lumley, Eleanor Tomlinson, Brenda Blethyn, Amanda Holden amongst others. Most recently Edward James has collaborated with Stella McCartney and Chanel.
With his creative team Edward James’s Salon & Spa has gone on to be recognised in related Awards, named as finalist in 9 categories and taking home 4 Winner titles.
“Our philosophy always remains the same, to create beautiful manageable bespoke hair for each of our clients." says Edward, "And our team is always striving to create new and innovating ways to enable our clients to be the best and most polished versions of themselves”.
Whilst working with Nicky Clarke as the General Manager, his raw talent was recognised early on he moved to Gina Conway as style director. In 2011, after working with the iconic Aveda brand for 8 years, Edward James went on to open his first Edward James Aveda Salon & Spa in South West London. The second Edward James Salon & Spa opened in Putney in 2014.
Photo credit: bbc.co.uk