The true poster girl of platinum, Lucy Boynton has long been the subject of platinum blonde bob reference photos, but, as of this weekend, all that has changed.
The actor has left behind her signature icy white shade in favour of a new rosy red hue, looking dramatically different after an unexpected strawberry blonde hair transformation. Boynton showcased the fresh colour at a special screening of her latest film, The Pale Blue Eye, at London's Ham Yard Hotel this week, the first sighting of her new auburn locks thus far.
The Bohemian Rhapsody star's new shade, curated by celebrity hairstylist Halley Brisker, is the latest A-list iteration of this year's most covetable copper hair colour. Opting for a softened take on the otherwise fiery shade, Boynton's new tone veers more naturally warm than a true tangerine – the sort of bold but subtle statement we've come to expect from the actor.
Her hair was styled in a centre-parted twisted bun with face-framing tendrils, enhanced by a unique skull hair pin. The look was polished off with mod-style liner across her eyelids and subtle crystal embellishments below her lashes; the perfect accompaniment to her sheer tulle Shushu Tong dress.
The 28-year-old actor is far from the first to undergo a red transformation this year. Supermodels Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid both trialled a warmer hue in spring, though the pair have now both returned to their previous hair shades. This copper craze was shortly followed by Syndey Sweeney, Sophie Turner and most recently Nicola Coughlan, whose fresh colour is also courtesy of Brisker, who all dabbled in rust-adjacent tones.
This isn't the first time that Boynton has experimented with her hair colour; she previously debuted a one-time dusty blue shade for the 2019 Met Gala. The actor is known for her playful approach to beauty, regularly walking the red carpet with experimental and unexpected make-up looks.
Whether her new strawberry shade will be a permanent feature is yet to be decided, however, one thing we do know is that we'll be admiring it thoroughly while it's here.
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