Beautiful Things

Stephen Jones updates historical hair styles

I love this whimsical little video taken at the recent Port Eliot Festival. It features the delicious milliner Stephen Jones, working more unusually on hair rather than hats, with the Alex Brownsell, founder of Bleach London Hair Salon.

He draws inspiration from the defining hairstyles of the 18th Century and updates the pile’em high, powder’em up techniques we all associate with Marie Antoinette et al with the Bumble & Bumble Coloured Hair Powders. The effects are beautiful and perfect for festivals.

Steven Jones w/ Bumble & Bumble Port Eliot on Vimeo.

Bleach with Bumble & Bumble at Port Eliot on Vimeo.

Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

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Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…