We think it started back in February, at the Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty. Arriving on the red carpet with her then-beau Liam Hemsworth, Miley wore a plunging black sequinned Saint Laurent gown with wet-look wavy curls, resembling some kind of gothic sexy mermaid. She’s obviously into the hairstyle — those same wet-look curls have been the most constant thing in Miley’s life over the past few months.
She wore them in an BBCRadio1 appearance in May with an LBD and Gucci belt.
She wore it in a series of promotional pics for her She Is Coming EP, which landed in June.
And in the Mother’s Daughter video.
And at the Tom Ford show at New York Fashion Week.
And in the Don’t Call Me Angel music video.
In short, she’s loving this look, and so is her new gf Kaitlynn Carter.
The rest of the internet, however, seems a little divided.
one more wet hair look and you'll be handled accordingly @MileyCyrus
— ً (@bIockIists) September 18, 2019
— jenny jennifer • jgl • (@jenniferisarose) September 17, 2019
— Skye Garbo (@cgarboski) September 13, 2019
i wanna give miley cyrus this blow dryer i just bought… bitch hair has looked wet for a month 😭
— tchainzzzzz🤤 (@whatsTABupto) September 11, 2019
One of the things we love most about Miley is her staunch DGAF attitude towards pretty much everything, so it’s unlikely a little blowback from her followers will ruffle her feathers.
The good news for fans of the look is that it’s pretty easy to replicate at home with long hair and lots of gel. Wear with confidence and stick your tongue out every now and then for authentic Miley vibes.
Just last week, Miley farewelled her hairstylist Oribe Canales, whose memorial was held at the Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week and attended by the likes of fashion photographer Bruce Weber, Stephanie Seymour and Christy Turlington. Canales passed away last December at the age of 62, before Cyrus debuted her mermaid tresses.