Naomi Watts's Incredible New Hair Color Will Make You Forget All About Bronde

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Diana Vreeland once asked (opens in new tab), "Why don't you rinse your blond child's hair in dead champagne to keep it gold?", which Naomi Watts's stylist must have taken to heart when he/she produced the masterpiece that is this color.

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At Tuesday's Armani Privé show, the actress stepped out with near-literal spun gold on her head, blunt ends that fell into a chic longer-in-the-front bob, and the freshest face we've seen on a red carpet not for an awards show with "teen" in its name.

Some of her general youthfulness can be attributed to the petal-pink lipstick and that flush—never underestimate the power of some rouge (opens in new tab)—but the way her blonde catches and even *absorbs* the light like a swath of velvet might have more to do with it.

Sadly, that part's not so easy to replicate unless you've got Marie Robinson's number, but the face-framing bends are totally doable: While you're blow- or air-drying, just periodically place your hands at ear level and push forward to create that S-shape. (Don't forget the frizz halo (opens in new tab) either.)

As for the rest, the best we can do is direct you to the newest entry in our shade dictionary (opens in new tab): "Naomi Watts Is a Living Rembrandt" blonde. Apologies. 😭

Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.