The unexpected hair trend coming out of this year's Cannes Film Festival

The Breakout Hair Trend Spotted At Cannes Film Festival 2019

We did NOT see that coming

Beauty Crew Junior Beauty Writer / May 21 2019

The 2019 edition of Cannes Film Festival kicked off last week and is now in full swing. As one of the most hyped red carpet events of the year, naturally it’s delivering some beyond-incredible beauty inspiration.

We’ve been on the lookout, pens at the ready, while we prepare to snap up the best of the beauty inspo and serve it straight to you.

And when it comes to hair, quiffs are seriously #trending this year!

Now I don’t know about you, but quiffs give me flashbacks from my mid-2000s school formal, and not in a good way. Anyone else?

But after seeing these celebs stepping out on the Cannes red carpet rocking their various interpretations of the hair trend, I’ve totally changed my stance and am on board with this rock ‘n’ roll-inspired hairstyle renaissance.

Bella Hadid

We’re loving the updo Bella Hadid had going on for the Rocketman premiere at Cannes. Her flawless pulled-back ‘do is softened by the quiffed-up front section which gives this hairstyle a serious cool-girl vibe.

The picture of radiance, model and Dior Beauty Face @BellaHadid lit up the red carpet at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival with her fresh @DiorMakeup look, a perfect match for her white dress from the Spring-Summer 2018 Haute Couture collection by #MariaGraziaChiuri.⠀ #StarsinDior #DiorCannes⠀ *⠀ GET THE @diormakeup LOOK:⠀ DIOR FOREVER SKIN GLOW FOUNDATION 3N DIOR BACKSTAGE GLOW FACE PALETTE 002 Glitz DIOR BACKSTAGE CONTOUR PALETTE 001 Universal 3 COULEURS TRI(O)BLIQUE PALETTE 553 Earthy Canvas DIORSHOW PUMP'N'VOLUME HD 090 Black Pump DIOR LIP MAXIMIZER 001 Pink⠀ ⠀
The picture of radiance, model and Dior Beauty Face @BellaHadid lit up the red carpet at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival with her fresh @DiorMakeup look, a perfect match for her white dress from the Spring-Summer 2018 Haute Couture collection by #MariaGraziaChiuri.⠀ #StarsinDior #DiorCannes⠀ *⠀ GET THE @diormakeup LOOK:⠀ DIOR FOREVER SKIN GLOW FOUNDATION 3N DIOR BACKSTAGE GLOW FACE PALETTE 002 Glitz DIOR BACKSTAGE CONTOUR PALETTE 001 Universal 3 COULEURS TRI(O)BLIQUE PALETTE 553 Earthy Canvas DIORSHOW PUMP'N'VOLUME HD 090 Black Pump DIOR LIP MAXIMIZER 001 Pink⠀ ⠀

Amber Heard

American actress/model Amber Heard stepped onto the red carpet at the Les Miserables screening looking flawless with this French roll. Although she’s opted for a traditional French roll, the sculptural quiff that curls back in a wave-like shape lends a quirky feel to the classic ‘do.

72nd Cannes Film Festival. Arriving for the screening of Les Misérables. @lorealmakeup #lorealparis #lorealcannes
72nd Cannes Film Festival. Arriving for the screening of Les Misérables. @lorealmakeup #lorealparis #lorealcannes

Sara Sampaio

Victoria’s Secret Angel Sara Sampaio looked 100 per cent rock ‘n’ roll in this slicked-back hairstyle. She’s opted for a subtle quiff that adds shape and interest to her sleek bun. We love how the quiff gives her otherwise classic, feminine style a masculine edge. And in combination with the silver suit, we’re getting some serious Elvis vibes.

First day at @festivaldecannes with the queen @sarasampaio ...... Hair by Me @vascofreitashairstylist Make up @ismaelblancomakeup Styling @mimi
First day at @festivaldecannes with the queen @sarasampaio ...... Hair by Me @vascofreitashairstylist Make up @ismaelblancomakeup Styling @mimi

Tilda Swinton

You could say that some sort of quiffed ‘do is basically Tilda Swinton’s trademark hairstyle. The British actress is more than a little partial to the style and why not? With Tilda’s short hair, the style draws full attention to her incredibly sculpted features (get a load of those cheekbones!). We’re low-key obsessed with her right now.

Cannes, day 2. #TildaSwinton #Cannes #FestivaldeCannes #TheDeadDontDie
Cannes, day 2. #TildaSwinton #Cannes #FestivaldeCannes #TheDeadDontDie

If you’re looking for more 2019 Cannes Film Festival beauty looks, check out our wrap-up on the best looks.

Would you try rocking a quiff yourself? Let us know in the comments.

Main image credit: @bellahadid

Isobel is BEAUTYcrew’s Junior Beauty Writer. When she's not busy hunting for the latest beauty news, you’ll find her arranging her skincare collection in search of the perfect “shelfie.” Isobel was previously an intern in the beauty department at ELLE Australia.