While we were all watching the SAG Awards last night for a glimpse of Cate Blanchett and Lupita Nyong’o, one of the most surprising style turns actually came from Game of Thrones‘ Natalie Dormer, who showed up on the red carpet with a half-shaved head.
Her edgy cut goes well beyond the trendy undercut, as the whole left side of her head is shaved. Her stylist played up the neat, shaved edge with a cool braid that made sure all her hair would stay dramatically to the right for the awards.
She told E! Online that the hair was the work of the hair department for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.
“The hair department of Mockingjay did it and I love it,” she said. “A little trepidation but I was excited.”
Dormer plays Cressida in the last two Hunger Games movies, but said she likes this look so much she’s considering keeping it going for a while. (She’ll be fine as Margaery Tyrell in Game of Thrones, because she wears a wig for that role.)
We dig it. Natalie Dormer actually looks like an angel, and the cool-girl hair works really well to give her a bit of edge. We’re less certain about her Marios Schwab gown, mostly because the black arm/cape doohicky looks like they strapped a bit of a rattan chair to her, and that looks pretty awkward.
Her cool ear jewelry is awesome, though.
We’re not sure how long Dormer’s head has been shaved, but she definitely took pains to keep the new look under wraps until last night’s event. Friday evening she went to the Entertainment Weekly SAG Awards party wearing a pajama-esque romper, and her side ponytail deftly covered anything that might have been going on with the left side of her head.