From ScarJo, to Iggy Azalea to Monica Bellucci, and even Khloe Kardashian, everyone loves to cosplay as Cruella. One of the most striking ways to emulate this icon is by replicating her unmistakable coiffure—perfect, in fact, for Disneybounding fans. In the Dodie Smith novel, The Hundred and One Dalmations, where Cruella de Vil first makes her appearance, she is described as having hair parted severely down the middle (to the delight of Gen-Z TikTokers everywhere), with one half black and the other white. You will be relieved to hear that you won’t need to destroy your natural hair colour to achieve this look, simply pop on one of these handy Cruella wigs, slip on a mink and you’re in business, darling!
Cruella’s hairstyle has changed over the years across the various incarnations of the character. The stark black and white contrasting locks have remained a constant, except for the time in the novel when the black side turned white and the white side green from shock. Otherwise, styles have variously ranged from the coiffed lengths of Victoria Smurfit’s Once Upon a Time take to the dramatic curls of Wendy Raquel Robinson’s Cruella from Disney Channel Original Movie Descendents and Emma Stone’s latest version.
And then, of course, there’s the severely-styled fashion-led looks and untamed wild tangles displayed in Glenn Close’s portrayal from both 101 Dalmatians and sequel 102 Dalmatians. Not to mention the various animated hairstyles there have been—1961’s iconic depiction displays a suitably eccentric quasi-mullet, while the 101 Dalmatians TV series leans heavily into angularity, with 101 Dalmatian Street channeling an almost Cubist inspiration.