When it comes to modelling, a prerequisite for the career path is the ability to become a chameleon. From hair colours to prosthetics, the transformations models must adapt to can be mind-blowing.
And now, Kendall Jenner is the latest to walk the runway with an unrecognisable moment.
Strutting at the Prada Fall/Winter '22 show in Milan, the model debuted a rather jaw-dropping hair transformation that we're still wrapping our heads around. Talking to the catwalk, the 26-year-old was nearly unrecognisable with a mane of strawberry red, almost-copper, tresses—much like her BFF and fellow model, Gigi Hadid.
Clearly taking style cues from The Queen's Gambit's Beth Harmon, hairstylist Guido Palau was behind all the hairstyles worn by the posse of models who took to the runway that night.
Documenting her work, Palau shared a photo on Instagram of Jenner backstage with her new look, pinned back into a French twist updo, and tagged the colourists responsible for the transformation, Jenna Perry and Matt Rez.
As for Perry, her colour powers aren't reserved only for Jenner, in fact, she also works with Euphoria's Maude Apatow, Bella Hadid and Jennifer Lawrence. And Rez works with the likes of Angelina Jolie, Adele and Hailey Bieber.
Of course, Jenner's sudden transformation isn't the most distinct or vibrant shade of red, but her switch from almost-black hair to a warmer mane shouldn't be ignored.
As we know, red and copper hair is all the rage for 2022, with the main differentiation being the vibrancy that people opt for.
"Copper is my most requested colour shade at the moment due to its versatility on many skin tones," Amanda Tua, Founder & Creative Director at Amanda Tua Hair told ELLE. "In winter particularly our skin becomes more fair, so the right copper shade can really warm up and enhance pale skin tones".
And while the concept of copper locks can seem intimidating, it doesn't have to be. No matter whether your locks are originally light or dark, there's a way to nail the look without the fuss.