Megan Fox's Fiery Red Bob Was Inspired by Linda Evangelista

Meanwhile, the butterfly clips were all her own.

Megan Fox
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While a great blowout can steal the show on its own, a great blowout paired with a fresh color is something else entirely. Add new bangs and some dramatic hair accessories, and I don't know if it's possible to level up more—especially if you're already Megan Fox.

On Wednesday, September 8, Fox hit the streets of New York to promote her new poetry book, Pretty Boys Are Poisonous. For her launch events, the actress wore her locks in a bright, crimson bob, eventually accessorizing the flipped-out cut with bangs and realistic-looking butterfly clips. Fox's hairstylist, Dimitris Giannetos, offered some insight into the look on his Instagram, sharing that the style was inspired by another famous beauty: model Linda Evangelista.

"I wanted to create something iconic inspired by the beautiful red hair of Linda Evangelista," Giannetos wrote in his post, noting he'd added a modern element to the style to match the Jennifer's Body star's personality.

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To get the look, the hairstylist started by spraying her hair with Uberliss Frizz Elixir, helping her protect her locks from the humidity. Next, he blow-dried her short red strands with a round brush and used a one-and-a-quarter inch curling iron to give the ends some bend.

After toussling her hair with his fingers, Giannetos added hairspray for a little texture and pinned the blue and purple butterflies in. The writer's makeup—which included the prettiest pink lipgloss and some major highlighter—was the work of Clarissa Luna, who called the theme "monochromatic soft glow."

While we learned to love Fox as a brunette, it's evident she can do no wrong when it comes to color. How poetic is that?

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.