Photo: Alex Caley for The Violet Files
Whether she’s playing an icy housewife on Mad Men
or cementing her status as a fashion risk taker on the red carpet, January Jones has a remarkable ability to pull off almost anything (including her newly colored pink hair). Now the actress is demonstrating her range in a new shoot
for beauty retailer Violet Grey. For the “Beauty Test” editorial, makeup artist Rachel Goodwin and hair stylist Mara Roszak transformed Jones into six different characters, ranging from an adrogynous red-lipped boss lady to a “barely-there beauty” with mermaid waves to a tragically beautiful vintage screen siren in a platinum wig.
"We wanted to do an elevated take on before-and-after photos and explore the idea that A LOT of women, myself included, feel less vulnerable once they’re dressed and have their make up on," Jones says in the accompanying interview.
Spoiler alert: she looks gorgeous in every single photo. This just might inspire you to break out of your own hair and makeup comfort zone.