Kate Moss throws it back to the '80s with the most effortless hairstyle we've seen yet

Kate Moss' swept-back hairstyle is the epitome of 'undone' glamour and naturally, we're taking notes...

Kate Moss pictured with blonde, tousled hair wand wearing a cream silk dress at the 2024 King's Trust Global Gala at Cipriani South Street on May 02, 2024 in New York City/ in a pink template
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While updos and voluminous curls are often the first port of call for an occasion look, Kate Moss' swept-back hairstyle proves that sometimes, elegance lies in simplicity...

The 2024 hair trends have proved that both side partings and side-swept hairstyles are very much back but now, Kate Moss has officially added another, retro look into the fray - the only way we can really describe it is 'full-swept.' The model arrived at the Gucci Cruise 2025 Fashion Show wearing a chic, little black dress, with her long, blonde hair brushed up and back, away from her face. The finish is simple and very '80s (but in a good way), as it offers instant volume and interest around her face - creating the impression that she's just been caught in a soft, slow-motion breeze. How chic is that?

Now if this sounds like something you'd like to replicate, we're taking a closer look at Moss' stylish 'do - and how to recreate it...

Why Kate Moss' modern twist on '80s volume is the ultimate occasion hairstyle

As mentioned, Kate Moss attended the Gucci Cruise 2025 Fashion Show on May 13th, wearing a chic, lingerie-style black mini dress, tights and a long blazer coat - and while her attire was already enough to snare our attention, it was her low-maintenance hair look that stole the show.

: Alia Bhatt, Demi Moore with Pilaf, Debbie Harry, Lila Moss and Kate Moss (who is pictured with side-swept hair)attend the Gucci Cruise 2025 Fashion Show at Tate Modern on May 13, 2024 in London, England.

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As we can see, her hair really embodied effortlessness. She opted for a classic blowout, which alone would have been glamourous enough, by the model added a side parting and wore the front of her hair pushed back and to the side - a windswept look if you will. It's simple, but so effective and really elevated (without stealing focus from) her outfit.

The side-swept, voluminous look calls back to the '80s and is the perfect option for those who want bounce and interest around the face but may not want to opt for feathered layers, face-framers or a fringe.

Another pro in this style's favour is its simplicity. All you really need to recreate this look are a few blowout staples - like one of the best hair dryer brushes or velcro rollers - and an effective hairspray.

Kate Moss is pictured wearing a black dress and coat, with her hair swept back whilst arriving at the Gucci Cruise 2025 Fashion Show at Tate Modern on May 13, 2024 in London, England.

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How to recreate Kate Moss' swept back look

This look is fairly straightforward as you need only follow the steps of a classic blowout. First, begin by applying a styling mousse to damp hair, then blow dry your hair until it is almost dry but still ever-so-slightly damp. Section out your hair into manageable strands and then take your hot dryer brush (we would recommend the Revlon One-Step or Shark Flexstyle). Run the brush over your lengths, twisting up or under - depending on your preference - at the ends. You can then add your velcro rollers for a more defined look.

Once complete, brush the front of your hair back and over to your preferred side. Then either apply more styling mouse or a texturising spray, to achieve a similar look to Moss' - for extra hold, follow up with a hairspray. If you have quite a stubborn parting, you may need to dry it into a side-style, to lock it in place.

Naomi Jamieson
Digital Beauty Writer

Naomi is a Digital Beauty Writer from woman&home, where she covers everything from skincare to fragrance but specialises, particularly, in makeup and nail trends. Through her work, Naomi gets to share her trend expertise and share her own shopping recommendations and product reviews. Previously, she worked as a Lifestyle News Writer for My Imperfect Life magazine, where she used her savvy for TikTok to bring readers the latest beauty buzzwords, fashion movements and must-have products. 

Before that, Naomi split her time between both GoodTo and My Imperfect Life, whilst training for her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ, for which she earned a Distinction. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but leapt into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing. Now, when she isn’t reporting on the best perfumes and latest beauty releases, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping...