Kristen Stewart’s New Hair Is the Grunge Version of Princess Diana’s Famous Cut

No one does grunge hair better than Kristen Stewart. The actor has done buzz cuts, textured bobs, peroxide bleach, rockabilly, and the rest, and she somehow always hits the right note. At Chanel’s spring 2023 show in Paris, she did it yet again. As she took her place on the front row, Stewart showed off a new and suitably punk mullet cut—think a grunge Princess Diana, as one particularly enamored Vogue staffer put it.

Kristen at the Chanel show in Paris. 

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A big transformation from her last look—Stewart was last seen in June with a mid-length blonde chop and extended roots—the new hairstyle comes courtesy of her longtime hairstylist, Adir Abergel, who is also creative director at haircare brand Virtue. The style is defined by a choppy semi-micro fringe and layers around the face, alongside the traditional hallmarks of the mullet—an edgy style that has been super popular this year in salons.

While the mullet is, by all accounts, a divisive haircut, Stewart’s style really suits her face—plus, she has the attitude and confidence to pull it off. Ask top hairdressers which styles suit which face shape, and most of will say that it doesn’t actually matter, that it’s all about how you wear it. If the haircut is wearing you—and not the other way around—then you know it’s not the right choice for you.

Stewart paired her new hair—a deep shade of brunette and effortlessly textured—with an autumnal bronze eye and an alabaster complexion—subtle, smoky, and oh-so sexy. Consider this the perfect alternative haircut for autumn.