“The idea was to capture her energy and spirit – that rock ‘n’ roll vibe – in the hair,” explains hairstylist Guido Palau of the inspiration behind Miley Cyrus’s wonderfully wild hair look on British Vogue’s June 2023 cover. Bombshell, but with a punk edge, the style is effortlessly Miley. “We channelled Miley’s amazing, positive energy,” adds Palau.

Miley Cyrus wearing Chanel in her June 2023 British Vogue cover story.
Miley Cyrus wearing Chanel in her June 2023 British Vogue cover story.

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If this hair is a reflection of the star’s energy, it’s safe to say she has lots of it. (But then, we knew that – this is the woman who came in like a wrecking ball.) Voluminous, curly and backcombed in places, the singer’s exuberant hair represents her boundless spirit. And with new darker chunks of brunette scattered throughout her mid-length cut – a dye job Miley debuted back in April – the colour lent extra dimension to her sultry cover look.

Miley Cyrus wearing custom Prada styled by Edward Enninful and pH๏τographed by Steven Meisel.For root lift like Miley’s, look to the new wave of hair mousses, which promise volume and hold but without the stickiness and crunchiness of their predecessors. Hair by Sam McKnight’s new Cool Girl Volume Foam is a great option, as is Ouai’s Air Dry Foam. Apply to slightly damp hair, scrunch, and then blow dry in for the best results.

The Making Of Miley Cyruss Rock Goddess Hair For Her June 2023 British Vogue Cover
It’s also worth taking the time to look back at Miley’s back catalogue of excellent hairstyles, because she’s really done it all. From punky mullets to tousled waves, choppy bangs and everything in between, her hair journey reflects the different guises she has adopted during her time in the public eye. Shape-shifting her way from cut to cut, she has remained true to her essence: a woman who lives life to the full – and loves to experiment.