Thursday, July 10, 2014


Kristen Stewart surprised the world with a newly fresh cut hairdo when she walked the red carpet at the Chanel Haute Couture show during Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday. While still sporting her orange hue from being dyed for her role in American Ultra (although E! News wrongly referred to her hair color on their show on Tuesday as if it was a new dye job), her well-known long locks had disappeared.

Elle magazine shines a light on the whole story about how the hair cut described as "one part rocker, one part soccer mom" came about only two hours before the show and it begins in a bathroom.

"As the paparazzi outside the Grand Palais des Champs-Elysées snapped away at the white harem pant-clad star, her hairstylist, Ken O'Rourke, took to Instagram to show off his handiwork. He posted a pic of the freshly shorn star with the caption "My new haircut for #kristenstewart #firehair really was a wash and go #noproduct #cutitinthebathroom #chanel #couture #paris #somuchfun and she rocks it." She rocks it for sure, but what is this cut in the bathroom business? We had to find out.

Luckily O'Rourke was able to take some time out of his whirlwind Paris schedule to tell us a little about the look. "Yes it's true, I cut her hair two hours before the show in her hotel bathroom," he said when I questioned his hashtag. "We had fun doing it, and at the end the bathroom floor was covered in red hair." After, he let Stewart's hair air dry as she had her makeup done and got dressed. He then ran a dab of wax though her tresses and sprayed them with a quick spritz of dry shampoo. And that was it: a no-fuss style, for a no-fuss kind of girl.

Since it has such minimal upkeep, O'Rourke thinks this look, which he calls a cross between a 1970's coupe savage and and River Pheonix, is perfect for the girl with a hectic schedule. "It has versatility and can transform from wash-and-run to nighttime chic—it's not a personality stealer, it's a confidence giver." As for the color, O'Rourke went for a haircut that works in harmony with her fiery hue and makes it look even more interesting.

K Stew has always been a bit hard to put your finger on. Sometimes she comes across with a seemingly 'I don't want to be here' attitude and other times it's like she's the most down-to-earth girl in the room. Of course, we'll never really know, but thinking about her getting her hair chopped off in a hotel bathroom two hours before going to hang out with Karl Lagerfeld at one of the biggest fashion events of the year, makes us think she's pretty darn cool."

Yeah, we agree...KStew is pretty darn cool. 

Stewart with Karl Lagerfeld

Photo source:  Elle

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