A welcome return to red carpet glamour and style.

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The annual Venice International Film Festival takes place each year at the beginning of September at the Venice Lido. This year was the 77th Festival and must have followed many a nervous month for the organisers, but as it happens, even if social distancing and masks became a statement of the event, the Festival still brought the glamorous stars, celebrities and supermodels to support, raise awareness and promote international cinema.

If the Festival was perhaps less grandiose than usual, the question is, were the stars still as glittering as usual? Here are some of the favourite looks spotted by the Fuse team.

Cate Blanchett

Certainly, there were still stellar looks, notably from Cate Blanchett who looked beautifully elegant while promoting ‘sustainable’ style, re-wearing some of her favourite looks from past events. Her stunning blonde lob was styled by Italian hairdresser Roberto D’Antonio, who created many versions for her appearances over the 7 days. From natural waves to elegant tucks, glam quiffs; taking her from androgynous to ultra-feminine, Roberto showed the huge variety that can be created with a mid-length bob or lob.

We asked TIGI European Creative Director, Akos Bodi, how he would recreate this wavy bob on his clients. “First, I’d prime the hair with Bed Head Small Talk, then use a curling wand after blow-drying to create texture. To finish, I would apply a small amount of Bed Head Afterparty.”

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Taylor Hill

Looking glam to the max, supermodel Taylor Hill wore her mid-length hair gelled back with strong, startling eye makeup that accentuated the midnight blue outfit. Definitely the stuff of dreams!

For clients daring to try the wet look, here’s Akos’s advice. “Prep with Bed Head Control Freak serum after washing, then spray wet hair with Bed Head Masterpiece before combing into the desired shape. Let hair air-dry or blow-dry with a diffuser without touching the hair. Add extra shine with Bed Head Headrush.”

Tilda Swinton

Always totally alluring, Tilda Swinton wore a stunning white Chanel coat dress with an upturned collar that set her tangerine, quiffed hair to Bowie-like perfection.

“To recreate Tilda’s quiff, prep hair with Bed Head Superstar Queen for a Day,” recommends Akos. “Blow-dry for maximum volume on top with a round brush. Backcomb the roots then smooth the surface while brushing into the quiffed shape and flat sides. Finish and secure the look with Bed Head Hard Head hairspray.”

Lotte Verbeek

Other stunning hairstyles were seen on Dutch actress, Lotte Verbeek, who you may have seen in the Borgias or Outlander. Lotte’s long red hair was styled to one side with a touch of 40s’ pure Hollywood glamour.

To try this on your clients, Akos suggests priming hair with Bed Head Motormouth or Small Talk, then blow-dry smooth with a large round brush. Create glam waves with a curling wand then secure with Bed Head Masterpiece. Finish with Headrush for added shine.

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We also liked Italian actress, Matilde Gioli’s elaborate braided look and how hairdresser, Ben Talbott, used accessories on British actress, Nathalie Emanuel, to keep her natural textured hair off the face and bring out her defined brows and makeup.

In these frustrating and stressful times, it is great to see a touch of glamorous reality; don’t you agree?