Miley Cyrus just debuted skunk hair, but it's way cuter than it sounds

Are you really surprised that Miley Cyrus can pull off a trend with the word 'skunk' in it?

 Singer Miley Cyrus attends the Tom Ford AW20 Show at Milk Studios on February 07, 2020 in Hollywood, California.
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Style chameleon Miley Cyrus is never one to shy away from a daring hair transformation...even if skunks are involved. 

From the wolf cut to a classic fringe, the "Angels Like You" singer debuted plenty of new looks this year, but her most recent skunk hairstyle has been particularly buzz-worthy. 

Although it may seem like an unflattering reference, the stinky mammal actually has a major cool factor when it comes to color. Yes, we were just as surprised as you—so don't let it deter you. 

When you're aiming to achieve the ultimate skunk 'do, you must pair black streaks unevenly underneath your blonde locks, as Miley demonstrates. With her long bangs and outgrown wolf cut, this color pairing looks pretty punk rock. 



What's the deal with Miley Cyrus' skunk hair 

What did we tell you? Looks like the skunk isn't so bad after all. 

We first caught a glimpse of her look while she appeared alongside Pete Davidson, Kim Kardashian's new beau, while on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on December 9, 2021. (Miley of course took the opportunity to throw some shade at Pete's new fling, and cover Yvonne Fair’s “It Should Have Been Me," but he took the jests in stride.)

Musical guest Miley Cyrus performs with The Roots on Thursday, December 9, 2021

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While floating around New York City in her cobalt jacket and wayfarers, Miley and her skunk 'do gave off a Bowie-esque vibe, don't you think? It's out there and daring, yet a bit subdued for the songstress, given her history. The trend is on full display while she is signing autographs for fans. 

Miley Cyrus is seen out and about in Manhattan on December 09, 2021 in New York City.

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Miley even made a brief appearance on Saturday Night Live on December 11 when Billie Eilish—whose new hair color is also the talk of the town—took on hosting duties. 

So what are your thoughts on the skunk? Provided the look is all about style and not scents, it seems like we're good to go! 

If you're considering giving the look a try, be sure to catch up with our expert tips for dyeing your hair at home—they won't steer you in the wrong direction. 

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


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