Gone with the Wind

Open top driving and stylish hairstyles – do the two go together? Porsche put it to the test with model Sara Nuru and celebrity hairdresser Shan Rahimkhan.

We're all familiar with pictures of Hollywood beauties like Grace Kelly in a cabriolet. Perfect landscapes pass by, the wind gently caresses the driver's face, a scarf keeps her hair in place.

But any woman who has ever driven a cabriolet herself knows that the reality is different. Strands of hair escape, blow wildly around and sooner or later they're sure to find their way into your mouth and eyes. Your hairstyle has gone with the wind when you arrive at your destination.

But does it have to be like that? The Porsche Newsroom also asked this question and went searching for the ideal cabriolet hairstyle – together with celebrity hairdresser Shan Rahimkhan, German model Sara Nuru and beauty blogger Lina Mallon.

Three styles were tested in realistic conditions in a 911 Turbo S Cabriolet:

1. Soft Waves

Loose hair, light waves with curling tongs – a bit of wind won't mess anything up, will it?

2. Up-do

Relaxed glamour – individual strands casually pinned up. Will the clips hold?

3. Berlin Bun

A reinterpretation of a classic – plaited and suitable for a cabriolet. Or not?

You can see the result – and the clear winner – in this film:


The participants at a glance:

Sara Nuru

Sara Nuru is a German model. She became known to a wider audience as the winner of the fourth series of the casting show "Germany’s Next Topmodel" broadcast by the television station ProSieben in 2009. Since then, she has been an enthusiastic and active supporter of the Karlheinz Boehm Ethiopian aid project “Menschen für Menschen”.

Lina Mallon

Lina Mallon lives and works as a freelance journalist and PR consultant in Hamburg. Since 2011 she has blogged about her passion for fashion, wanderlust and affairs of the heart. She inspires, she accompanies, she is exciting, sometimes provocative and she certainly makes life a little more colourful.

Shan Rahimkhan

Shan Rahimkhan is a hairdresser and stylist and member of the GQ Care Awards jury. His customers include actors Jodie Foster, Leonardo DiCaprio and Nicole Kidman, and also former British prime minister Tony Blair and German national football coach Joachim Löw.

Consumption data

911 Turbo S Cabriolet: Combined fuel consumption: 9,9 l/100 km; CO2 emissions: 231 g/km

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