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Carey Mulligan’s Hair: A Continuing ‘Education’ in Style

Carey Mulligan’s short hair still stands out…

After An Education, Carey cut off her long mane that worked so well for that movie set in the ’60s. In a darling short cut, the Oscar-nominated star was almost unrecognizable at the Academy Awards 2012. Since that time, Carey as changed her hair often but never gone back to long hair. Her commitment to short hair puts her in the ranks of daring stars like Michelle Williams, Emma Watson and recently Charlize Theron, who shaved her head for a role in the movie Mad Max: Fury Road. No matter whether it’s for fun or work, going super-short takes a lot of guts.

How does Carey keep her cropped cut fresh?

By giving it new twists…like the modern-day pompadour she donned for the 2012 Met Ball on May 7. Her updo reflects the giddy look of her newlywed status. (She married Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons on April 21 and the Met Ball was her first appearance as a new bride!). Keeping hair longer on top offers the versatility to lift the crown away from a side part using a blow-dryer and round brush. Short hair that’s not buzzed on the sides would need to be combed back and held in place with gel. Strong-hold styling products before and after help make and hold the wave.

Bold and beautiful hair color

Light blond on top softens the crop and the dark base adds interesting dimension. As is the case with Carey’s short cut, not everyone can wear bold, contrasting shades. Don’t even think about wearing it if you don’t have a talented hair colorist!

Hairstory repeats itself

Carey’s short hair looks tailor-made for her role with Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby coming out in December. Here are a couple of examples of how her Flapper ‘do fits the setting—the Roaring Twenties.

Sources: Carey-Mulligan Online and Columbia Studios.

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Carey Mulligan’s hair: coming soon

An Oscar nomination was only the start to a whirlwind year for Carey. While her characters change, so does her hair. She’s worn more dos in one year than some stars wear in 10! In “An Education” her long hair ranged from short and messy to up and sophisticated. For the Academy Awards, the unknown actress chopped off her hair and dyed it platinum. Since then it’s gone red and back to a more normal blond and she’s gotten incredible versatility just by going a little bit longer. Check back to get the details on her hot, new dos!

Michelle Williams: hairstyles of an ‘It’ girl!

Michelle Williams has what it takes to be an “It” girl, as she’s shown in her numerous makeovers since Dawson’s Creek. Back then long, goldie locks were perfect for her semi-reformed bad girl opposite Katie Holmes‘ good girl. After serious roles like Brokeback Mountain and Shutter Island, the Oscar-nominated star became a new woman for the Cannes Film Festival in May. She went pretty short and platinum blond with long bangs swerving to one side… just in time to promote her new movie Blue Valentine. The daring ‘do and challenging acting jobs have helped establish Michelle as an indie star. An even shorter pixie cut in strawberry blond showed off her bravado (along with her stunning facial features!). Filming a new movie in Toronto calls for a fresh look, and Ms. Williams answers the call with a longer, darker strawberry bob… oddly enough she seems younger than ever! All of these transformations makes us wonder what’s next for this fearless trendsetter.

Sources: WireImage, Getty Images, AskMen.com, haironthebrain.com