Style Icons: Hayley Williams

by Leigh Morley

She’s known as the extremely colourful lead singer of pop-punk band Paramore, and Hayley Williams is one lady deserving of a style icon title.

Her band Paramore recently knocked Justin Timberlake off the number one slot in the USA Billboard charts with their fourth self titled album, not 24 hours into its release. 2013 comes as a welcome good year for Hayley, who suffered a lot of criticism over the years when two band mates quit the band, claiming that Hayley was a ‘glorified solo artist’. Paramore continued as a threesome however, with Miss Williams biting back, adding: “I could never see myself solo. I originally wanted to be the drummer for Paramore, sat all the way back and away from all the attention.”

ImageHayley at Nylon’s 2013 annual pool party

Hayley admits that she was never really fashion concious until the last few years. Her love of experimenting with make up and clothing came when she finally let a make up artist shape her eyebrows during a photo shoot and liked how polished she appeared.
“Before I wouldn’t even wear foundation,” the Now singer said during a recent interview with Nylon. “But soon after that shoot I began playing with eye shadow and more and more things. I was a super tomboy but now I love playing with fashion.”

Hayley’s signature orange hair recently underwent a change when the flame haired songstress dyed half of it pink. Her trademark hair has constantly been imitated, and this new style is no exception. Her famous ‘baby bangs’ has come under scrutiny, but that doesn’t stop her rocking the bizarre fringe.

ImageHayley at the 2013 MTV movie awards. Loving the underpants clutch!

The 24 year old’s quirky style has recently nabbed her the cover of April’s Nylon issue and a contract with MAC make up, something Hayley never thought would happen. The MAC range includes multiple orange products, such as orange lipstick, eye shadow and nail polish, with Hayley admitting it’s because orange is the ‘colour of her soul’.

ImageHayley on stage

Never one to follow the trends, the Paramore singer is rarely seen in heels, and instead would rather wear Vans trainers and hang out with her band mates, Jeremy and Taylor. The monster success of their fourth album is still ongoing, with the band now heading out on a worldwide tour, starting with North America.

ImageWith fellow Paramore bandmates, Jeremy (left) and Taylor (right)

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