Florence Pugh Wore the Most Glam Mohawk for the 2024 Golden Globes

A punk icon.

Florence Pugh
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Florence Pugh is a punk rocker. On Sunday, January 7, the 28-year-old walked the 2024 Golden Globes red carpet wearing a hairstyle that wasn't out of the ordinary (she's always trying something interesting!) yet still quite unexpected: a glammed-out mohawk.

Paired with a sheer red Maison Valentino gown, the dramatic 'do was the work of celebrity hairstylist Adir Abergel, who worked Pugh's blonde locks up on the sides to converge in the middle and fall down over her forehead. While Pugh has rocked plenty of punk-inspired looks since shaving her head for the 2023 Met Gala, this is the most on-the-nose. And it works.

Florence Pugh

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Abergel utilized products by Virtue (he's the brand's creative director) for the look, first prepping the hair with Virtue Healing Oil and saturating with Virtue Volumizing Primer and Volumizing Mousse (one of our favorite volumizing products!) at the roots. According to the hairstylist, the idea for the look "originated from the essence of teddy girl aesthetics, infused with elements of New Romantics and a touch of rock and roll."

To put the pompadour together, Adir sectioned the top of Pugh's hair out into a horseshoe shape. Next, he "slicked the sides back and took vertical sections and twisted from the bottom, incorporating the hair to make a beautiful twist at the crown" before securing everything with hair pins and blow drying the top with a small round brush. The final step was a touch of Virtue's 6-in-1 Styling Paste, the magic potion behind the voluminous shape.

While the hairstyle deserves its headline, the color should also be mentioned. A day before the awards show, Pugh sat down with colorist Matt Rez to bleach her locks an even cooler shade of blonde.

On Instagram, the Oppenheimer actress shared a story of the coloring process, with her dye-covered hair sticking up all over her head in also punky (but less red carpet worthy) spikes.

"One spike at a time," she wrote.

Florence Pugh hair

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Pugh's makeup, on the other hand, was more pretty than punk, featuring soft winged eyeliner and a pink lip. The glam was crafted by Alex Babsky, who shared an entire breakdown of the soft Valentino Beauty look on his Instagram page. Product highlights included V-Lighter highlighter in the shades "Ambra" and "Rosa," the Color Flip "When in Paris" Eyeshadow Palette (utilized to create the softest blended out shadow), and Rosso Valentino lipstick in shade 108A, a cool-toned peachy-pink.

Pretty, punky, and extremely talented to boot: that's Florence Pugh for you.

Sophia Vilensky
Freelance Writer

Sophia Vilensky is a Freelance Beauty Writer at Marie Claire with a beauty, wellness, and entertainment journalism portfolio that includes contributions to Byrdie, Bravo, Teen Vogue, and Us Weekly. Growing up in a family of beauticians—and through her own personal studies—she developed an in-depth understanding of aesthetics, cosmetic product formulation, and beauty treatment development and has also held roles as a senior copywriter, content strategist, and proofreader for top beauty and wellness brands. Even so, you'd be hard pressed to find her with her hair and makeup actually done. Sophia is based in Minneapolis and is a 2019 graduate of the University of Minnesota, where she majored in English and minored in cinema studies. During her time at the university, she was the Arts & Entertainment Editor for the Minnesota Daily, earning the 2019 Editor of the Year award for her work. She connected deeply with the Twin Cities arts scene, collaborating with leading beauty professionals, designers, and artists. Graduating Summa Cum Laude, her thesis—a close-reading of Vanderpump Rules—was featured on NPR. When not immersed in writing or testing new products, Sophia enjoys watching reality TV, reading, and exploring the newest woo-woo wellness trends. Keep up with her on Instagram @sophiavilensky.