Gracing a magazine cover is no new feat for Jennifer Garner. After countless photoshoots, it’s hard to believe that there’s a look the actor hasn’t tried for the sake of a glossy spread, but we promise you’ve never seen the star like this. For Allure’s May cover, hairstylist Adir Abergel transformed Garner into a nearly unrecognizable version of herself with six different hairstyles, including a highlighter-yellow wig with long wispy bangs, a blonde bowl cut, a pale pink bixie with a deep side part and wet waves, a fiery red lob, and a long sultry number with Jennifer Lopez-esque layers.
Garner has cemented herself as one of America’s sweethearts through her various roles on the silver screen. In every era, she’s maintained a natural-looking glow and has rarely deviated from her signature brunette hair. That’s part of Garner’s own allure: She has a familiarity to her that evokes fondness and nostalgia. But Abergel was determined to break Garner out of her usual mold for this cover and introduce her most daring looks yet.
After working with Garner for more than 20 years, the stylist is well acquainted with the star’s signature, “beautiful, healthy, luxurious hair.” Abergel has seen Garner through highlights and low lights, but a simple color tweak was not enough for this cover. “I immediately thought about the power of transformation and the idea of hair being your greatest accessory,” Abergel tells Allure. In that vein of thought, the stylist used wigs to turn Garner into a high-fashion model.