Nicole kidman's jellyfish hairstyle

Published 30th Aug 2022 by Chlo Weldon
Nicole kidman's jellyfish hairstyle

Nicole Kidman wowed on the cover of Perfect magazine last week with a brand new hairstyle – The Jellyfish.

The eye-catching style, a favourite with Gen Z and TikTokers, is two styles in one – and according to Daniele de Angelis, winner of London Hairdresser of the Year at last year's British Hairdressing Awards, it is the perfect style for someone who wants to have fun.

"This is a real playful shape that can be worn in different ways depending on your mood and occasion," he says. "It’s perfect for someone who wants to get some attention and isn’t afraid to try something different!"

TikTokers and Gen Z strive for equality and show a keen interest in politics. They are more sensitive to the world around them and embrace change. Gen Z are advocates for their rights and support the booming gender fluidity movement and as a result support and engage with anything that falls in line with their beliefs and morals. L'Oréal Professionnel partner Domenico Casella at Neville, London, believes the Jellyfish cut doesn’t fit into any beauty standard. "I think that’s what makes it popular amongst the TikTok crowd, it’s pure self-expressionism, which is a core value to them.

"It combines a bob and a mullet with longer strands peeking from underneath and is named the Jellyfish Cut for its stark resemblance to the free-swimming marine animal. The bob part of the hair cut looks like the umbrella-shaped bell whereas the longer strands emulate the trailing tentacles. Although only gaining popularity now among the younger generation, the Jellyfish style first made its appearance on our screen in the 70’s show, The Brady Bunch."

Matrix artist ambassador Michelle Summers Davies explains : "The Jellyfish haircut is all about layers, layers and more layers. The name Jellyfish was mentioned as a technique where you would remove a sliver of hair from an underneath section, also known as a collapsed layer, for reducing weight and thickness in areas around the haircut."

Daniele says it’s the disconnection that is key to its unique look. "Subdivide the front and back and depending on how much you want to be disconnected, go further back with your radial section. Suitability is really important; if you have a more rounded face keep the disconnection at jaw level. If you have a good jawline, you can go shorter around the cheek bone area."

"Its beauty is it merges precision and creativity to make it a shape so unique," adds Michelle. "The maintenance of the Jellyfish cut is low and can be a wash-and-go style much of the time. What’s good about the Jellyfish cut is it is customisable, meaning you can employ texture builder sprays and lightweight texture powders like Matrix Total Results Height Riser or if you prefer, leave it sleek and straight."

But according to Domenico, it’s the styling versatilities that makes it so attractive: "Many wearers of the Jellyfish cut can be seen embellishing the style with tinsel, braids, pigtails or even colour. Product is key and for me, L’Oreal Professionnel Tecni.ART Pli is a favourite as it gives shape and memory to the hair. For curly hair L’Oreal Professionnel Tecni.ART Full Volume Extra Mousse creates big hair with extra volume and a strong hold without weighing the hair down."

Speaking of new hairstyles, did you see Emma Watson's new cut?
Chlo Weldon

Chlo Weldon

Published 30th Aug 2022

Chlo writes regular content for the print magazine and website, as well as scheduling the content for HJ’s social media channels. Chlo has a master’s degree in Magazine Journalism and previously worked as Assistant Editor at craft magazine Tattered Lace. After moving to London from her small hometown to be part of the HJ team, she is loving every minute of being involved in the industry. She loves a good treatment and is on a mission for a longer and thicker mane.

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