#TBT Beauty: Gwyneth Paltrow, Circa 1998


In honor of the impeding 4th of July long weekend, we’re honoring a national treasure of the beauty inspiration variety: Gwyneth Paltrow. More specifically, her cool-girl crop cut from the 1998 rom-com, Sliding Doors. The easy ‘do is ideal for keeping unruly, short strands in check without sacrificing an ounce sleekness.

All you need to get the look is some hairspray, a handful of bobby pins (or a pretty beret) and this nifty tutorial.

Step By Step

Step 1

Start with dry, or preferably, day-old hair (feel free to spritz with dry shampoo to add a bit of texture) and create a deep side part.

Step 2

Starting from the back of the head, use a bobby pin as your tool to create a zig-zag design in the part. When finished, lightly spritz with hair spray to keep flyaways at bay.

Step 3

To achieve a smooth finish, secure bangs on both sides of the head with eye-catching berettes or bobby pins (we chose gold ones for a dash of glitz).

Step 4

Finish by tucking stray locks behind your ears and another quick coat of hair spray.


From Head To Toe

Spray De Mode


Bumble and Bumble

Thin Metallic Berette



Neon Mini Dress



Iris Ankle Strap Flats


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