Hair Trend Alert: Golden Globe’s Night Manager

Night Manager Hair Inspiration

The award season is officially upon us and we couldn’t be more excited! With the much-anticipated Golden Globes this weekend, all eyes are on the spectacular crime drama The Night Manager. Often viewed as a predictor to the Oscars, the Golden Globes are a glitzy and glamorous stepping stone for seminal shows and performances to be recognised in the industry and with them come a myriad of style and fashion inspirations and trends (it’s always impossible to only choose one best dressed!).

Eminent London stylist, Edward James has been inundated with requests for the pixie cut to re-create the signature look of Jed Marshall, the intriguing leading lady of The Night Manager played by Elizabeth Debicki.


For those looking to achieve this fabulous do, stylist to the stars, Edward James has outlined the ins and outs of the iconic ‘Night Manager Style’ below.


It offers a versatile look that can be worn messy or using some product can be swept back off the face for a more dramatic look.


What is the cut?

The cut has texture, still retaining enough length around the sides to tuck it back in a deconstructed/messy fashion and has enough length around the neck that texture can be seen around the ear, giving it a more edgy feel.


Typically, this cut is best achieved using razor cutting (depending on the natural texture of the hair) to create a weightless textured feel to the cut

Colour to match

Colour enhancements will show the texture of the cut, but opt for more modern colour, with particular focus on the ends of the hair and around the hairline.

Avoid typical “highlights” that will look a bit naff around the back of the haircut and will make the cut look more 1990s.

Shorlage colour (short balayage) is perfect for this, and creates a more natural and flattering colour result.

Who suits the cut?

It is a versatile cut, best suited to straight or hair with a slight wave. If you have very thick or curly hair it will be more challenging as it will require a lot more heat styling to make it look “effortless”. If you do have thicker hair or hair with a lot of texture and frizz you are best to have a smoothing treatment such as a Brazilian or British Blowdry to control the movement in the hair.

This cut suits most face shapes, although if you do have a round face you may need to create a bit more height in the crown area.


The cut will require regular visits to keep it looking “effortless”. Ladies with this type of style will be advised to get their cut every 6 weeks and come in for a small “tweak” after 3 weeks to make sure their cut is sitting perfectly around the name of the next as this tends to lose shape faster.

Charlotte Giver

Charlotte is the founder and editor-in-chief at Your Coffee Break magazine. She studied English Literature at Fairfield University in Connecticut whilst taking evening classes in journalism at MediaBistro in NYC. She then pursued a BA degree in Public Relations at Bournemouth University in the UK. With a background working in the PR industry in Los Angeles, Barcelona and London, Charlotte then moved on to launching Your Coffee Break from the YCB HQ in London’s Covent Garden and has been running the online magazine for the past 10 years. She is a mother, an avid reader, runner and puts a bit too much effort into perfecting her morning brew.

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