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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.

Inception teaser, not spoiler: Leonardo diCaprio, Ellen Page & Marion Cotilliard

I have to hurry up, write this post and post it… before I see Inception (sometime tonight). I’ve been intrigued with the idea of the movie ever since I wrote about Ellen Page months ago. I remember watching the trailer and thinking it was a must-see for me. My husband is dissing the movie already, pointing out all of the negative reviews (2 or 3!) he’s seen. I’ve heard more good ones, but I’m trying to go in with an open mind.

The hairstyles alone are enough to draw me in. Two mane examples are leading ladies Ellen Page and Marion Cottilard. Their styles couldn’t be more different–natural vs. supernatural. Glamorous pix of Ellen from the movie are hard to come by. Even though she’s a professional architect, Ellen Juno looks like a young girl next to Leo. Ellen’s architect character shuns the executive tress code for coifs that say “casual Friday” or “weekends at home.” Meanwhile Marion dons the dos of a bombshell beauty like the one she played in Public Enemies. The looser ringlets that captured the heart of Dillinger are tighter and more polished to contrast with her gun-toting character.  

Of course the playing field was more level at Inception’s premiere (top). The stars both opted for updos, but again the results weren’t the same. Ms. Page let her side bangs hang out and loosened some other spots. As she often does, Marion went sleek and straight to high fashion. Either upsweep makes a grand entrance.

I’m stopping while I’m ahead. Check back later to see what the verdict will be!



Ellen Page’s hairstyles in Juno, Whip It & now Inception (with Leonardo DiCaprio)


When Juno premiered, Ellen Page wasn’t a teen, but she sure looked like it! Long before Ellen became a household name, she was a child actor (like Juno costar Jason Bateman), starting her career at the age of 10! in Pit Pony, a TV movie-turned-series. In addition to her baby face and great acting, real young hairstyles (ponytails and messy buns) made Ellen believable as an unreluctant, teen mom-to-be. In between filming, the Ellen chose pretty simple dos like the Teen Angel shag (above)… polished up only for a gallery photo session!


In Whip It Ellen has the role of another angst-filled high-schooler, Bliss, and uses her hair to make a statement: “I don’t want to be the  beauty queen/deb that Mom dreams of .” So her coifs range from blue-streaked punkster to wild curli-locks (that fly out from under her helmet when Bliss is “playing”  Babe Ruthless). A promo shot for Whip It shows Ellen’s character pretending to be glamorous when the skates come off (above). Her tight ringlets are loosened up and windblown…(a fave look of super models/stars and the only impracticle hairstyle here).  

Off the set, Ms. Page stays “real”…even at galas like the Whip It premiere. Surrounded by Big Hair and Bling, Ellen stands out in her relaxed style… as if she doesn’t need the trappings of Hollywood to support her rising star status.

Currently the petite brunette is co-starring with big star Leonardo DiCaprio in Inception, coming out in July. What’s next for Ellen? Loyal fans predict a future so bright we’ll have to wear shades!