Netflix’s 'Queer Eye' reboot has been dazzling viewers and critics alike, but the show’s makeover subjects aren’t the only ones experiencing life-changing transformations; the new Fab Five are adjusting to a new, busy life of press tours and photo opps. Take, for example, Jonathan Van Ness, the show’s grooming guru. Even with his star on the rise, he made time to take appointments with comedian Margaret Cho and models Denise Bidot and Tess Holliday in the past week. “I have a bunch of clients who are like having nervous breakdowns about me not taking appointments, so I'm still doing it,” Van Ness explained to Billboard.
The hair expert took time between appointments to talk celebrity hair. Whether it's Cardi B's bob, Troye Sivan's unique color, or Camila Cabello's face-baring hairstyle, here are some of Van Ness’ favorite celeb ‘dos.
I love that look on her. It was like, a little bit of a change up, it was really sophisticated, and all those like a nod to '20s glam, which I loved. And I just loved about her, like I love how she can play with her styles. Like, it can be super long, she can do top knots, she can do, like she makes everything look glam but that was like a different glam for her and I loved it.
I think that that's a really pretty mix of texture and color. And I feel like it's a little risky, it's cool. And I like that the way he wears it. I don't look at him and think like, “oh God, too much.” I feel like it really works on him and it looks great.
Camila Cabello & Hailee Steinfeld
My thing for them that I'm really obsessed with is that they nailed the rule of thirds. You want your hair to be a third as tall as your face or a third as wide as your face. And they both nailed that. Like Hailee is just serving so much face. Camila’s serving so much face. Also: can I just say, this is like a non-sequitur, but I was so upset with Camila when she left Fifth Harmony because I'm a Harmonizer and I love them so much -- until Camila came out solo. Then I chopped up all my words, I fried them up with some soy sauce, I threw some onion on it and some garlic powder and, honey, I'm so for Camila. I understand now. I still love Fifth Harmony, and actually their last album when there was just the four of them was my favorite one of theirs ever. So, like, I'm still really here for them, too. But Camila, honey. I get it. I understand why she needed to like… She needed to go exploring.
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I love every way she ever wears her hair -- I always love it. But I still have not turned the 'Seat At The Table' off. Like, I can't get enough of it. I feel like she is just super iconic. I love that snow-white Afro on her, honey. It's stunning.
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I love that he has it really chic with a tux, but then it's like crazy hair. I feel like it's like a really good example of like styling yourself with hi-fi hair color. It shows a personality and I think he's minimally accessorized. It doesn't feel too busy. And, I'm sure I could get clocked for saying that, but yeah, I think it's kinda chic and cool. And I normally don't really like that type of hair, but I really do think the way he wears it -- it's like very cool and interesting.
One thing that I'm really into for this is, is that it kind of a way to do hi-fi color. As a colorist, it makes sense because her hair's short enough that you're not going to fry it off. She can just cut it as she's doing those bleach and tones. Sometimes I feel like when people do those, like, Manic Panic, like pastels or like bolds, sometimes I just feel overwhelmed with it if there's like too much hair. Because all I can see is the hair, and I can't see the person. I feel like Pink does that so well, where it's classic and chic. That's the other thing I like about her, is that she's irreverent and she doesn't really care what anyone thinks. But I just like the way that she approaches her hair color because it's like, really easy to be like, pink-too-much-with-that, but she's always really classic and chic, so I love that.
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Tyler, the Creator
I love his hair, I really do. It's fun. And, this is not my area of expertise, because I know Tan [France]'s the fashion wiz, but I just feel like the print on that particular scarf, with his hair, is like my eyes get confused between the hair and the scarf -- where do I look first? But I do really like the hair. But I also feel like if you have really cray-cray hair, sometimes, it's like that your most hardcore accessory so you don't have to accessorize it so hard. But I know that musicians love to accessorize and they love to just do everything a little bit extra. So that's cute and fierce.
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I loved Charli XCX's little shaggy fringe. I loved that fucking haircut so much. She was giving me like a young Jane Leeves [vibe], which I love. She has sort of a heart-shaped face and that shaggy fringe with that medium length compliments her face so well. Like it just gives you so much cheekbone and so much eyes and I love it.
Honey. That blonde and champagne pink rose was all anyone was talking about. I loved it so much. [This is similar to the] wig that she was wearing when she did, like that, “I just landed in Prague, some of you bitches can't even spell Prague.” Like, wow. I can't get enough. I just want to be in her presence at some point.
I used to have hair to my elbows. It was fierce. I just feel like when my hair gets that long, like, my hair just wears me and it's hard for me to shine through that. But I think that's what's amazing about Nicki, she literally can wear anything and she always shines through it because she's a boss.