One of our favourite Kirsten Dunst hair moments [Getty]
When blonde beauty Kirsten Dunst was unveiled as the new face of L’Oreal Professionnel earlier this month, a true wave of excitement swept across the Grazia beauty desk. We’ve long been girl-crushing over Kirsten ever since we fell in love with her girl-next-door, effortless beauty on-screen in 1999’s The Virgin Suicides.
Fast forward to 2014 and it’s safe to say Ms Dunst’s career has seen her sporting more beauty looks than we thought possible. From cute pigtails in Jumanji back in 1995 to cheerleader-worthy ponytails in 2000’s cult flick Bring It On to some impressive 18th century hairstyles in 2006’s Marie Antoinette, Kirsten certainly doesn’t shy away from any hair transformation!
Some of Kirsten's great hair moments from Jumanji and Spiderman to Bring It On and Mona Lisa Smile [Rex]
Now, in an interview with WWD, the starlet opens up about the myriad of makeovers she's experienced thanks to her acting career. The question is: what are her faves? Over to you, KD...
1. Marie Antoinette
Sofia Coppola’s film feature dramatic up-dos and wigs a-plenty. Kirsten said, “For me it was two hours teasing- I literally had doll hair at the end; it was so fried because of all the hair spray,” she admits, laughing. “So that was not fun for me, even though it looked really amazing.” We just hope Kirsten treated her stressed-out tresses to a good conditioning treatment post-filming.
Kirsten in Marie Antoinette (Rex)
2. The Virgin Suicides
Us beauty ladies were also thrilled to hear that Kirsten has fond memories of producing The Virgin Suicides, commenting, “We all looked like a beautiful campaign… In The Virgin Suicides, just because everyone had the blonde hair and the sunlight- it was so ethereal.”
Kirsten Dunst in The Virgin Suicides: "We looked like a beautiful campaign" (Rex)
However, it hasn’t all been glamorous do’s and glossy blonde blow-dries for the 31-year-old actress. For example, for Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia, in which Dunst played a depressed woman (a role that actually won her a best actress award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival) the actress was required to cut a chunk of hair out of the back of her head: “They just wanted it to look a little handmade,” Kirsten commented.
Kirsten Dunst in Melancholia [Melancholia]
Goodness! It's been quite the on-screen hairvolution. Nonetheless, in her new role at L’Oreal Professionnel, the actress feels she can be herself and is “very honoured” to be part of the worldwide brand. So, what’s next for Kirsten in her L’Oreal ventures? Stay tuned as rumours reaching the Grazia beauty desk suggest she will be fronting the launches of Wild Stylers from Tecni.Art, Beach Waves and Absolut Repair Lipidium over the next few months. Bring It On! (ha).