She’s a blonde bob icon.
If there’s one thing we can say about Florence Pugh, it’s that she’s fearless. Whether she’s playing the role of a polished 1950s housewife in the psychological thriller Don’t Worry Darling or the flower-crown-wearing lead in Midsommar, Pugh is unafraid to take on any character. And both on- and off-screen, she’s unafraid of trying new things with her hair.
In the trailer for her latest heartfelt film A Good Person, we see Pugh’s character, Allison, recklessly chopping away at her hair — which would typically be a wig, but the actress revealed in an interview with USA Today that it was actually her own hair being trimmed. “Everyone was really anxious that it was the only take we’d have, but I found it really liberating,” she shared.
This liberating haircut launched the stunning series of chic pixie cut and bob styles she’s worn since.
At the 95th Academy Awards earlier this month, Pugh’s hair — styled by her hairstylist of years, Peter Lux — was swept back into a sculptural ponytail that flowed up and forward to create micro-bangs using the ends of Pugh’s own hair, and then completed with a coquette-style black bow. It was everything we love about a classic Pugh ‘do: unexpected, intricate and innovative.
Even when Pugh isn’t donning an updo, Lux still styles and shapes every strand with purpose and intention. Rest assured this duo will always deliver hairstyles with an element of surprise. Below, browse our favourite recent Florence Pugh hair moments.
At the 2022 British Fashion Awards back in December, Pugh wore her blonde bob slicked back to perfection, with a subtle side part and flipped out ends. With a touch of the wet-look going on, Pugh’s vibe that evening was cool and effortless.
Pugh’s 2023 Emmy Awards hairstyle wasn’t merely a hairstyle — it was a masterpiece. In the front, we see micro bangs and a glimpse of what’s in the back: an abstract work involving twisting, tucking, and fanning, resulting in a gravity-defying ‘do.
At this month’s Valentino Fall 2023 show in Paris, Pugh’s modern mohawk stole the show. “Like…mohawk, pixie, swirly thingy, punk, greasy,” says Pugh of the look on Instagram.
From complex creations to effortless updos, there’s nothing that Pugh can’t pull off. See the loose swept-up look she wore for the British Academy of Film and Television screening of A Good Person in early March. Perfectly undone yet still glamorous.
While it’s clear that Pugh is partial to an updo, she can also serve with her hair down. Take this ‘do for instance, featuring a middle part and loose waves for a day of press.
For another screening of A Good Person, Pugh was once again on the coquette beauty train — this time with an OTT sparkling bow holding her side part in place. As for the rest of the style, Lux created subtle Hollywood waves and opted for a Pugh signature: a minor flip on the ends of her blonde bob.
As we continue to keep an eye on Pugh and her sculptural hairdos, we wonder what style she’ll dare to wear next.