Martha Stewart Brings "Shattered Layers" to the Cover of Sports Illustrated

Martha Stewart, a forever beauty icon, is proving yet again why she's a staple on mood boards everywhere. On May 15, the lifestyle expert was revealed as one of the cover stars for the latest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. The shoot showcased Stewart in a slew of different locations in the Dominican Republic, wearing various bikinis in each shot. While some couldn't get over her glimmering sun-kissed skin, we were focused on her bigger-than-life hair.

At 81, Stewart has become the oldest Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model and, we have to say, she understood the assignment. For the occasion, she leveled-up her usual shoulder-length bob with loads of volume thanks to what appears to be "shattered" layers. The look, created by hairstylist DJ Quintero, is similar to a hair dusting in that it's almost imperceptible until you style it. As a result, not only did Stewart's hair look fuller, but there was also tons of movement — a key trait of the trend. Stewart kept her normal blond color intact and opted for a side part in quite a few of the shots, which is a departure from the middle divide we're used to seeing from the star.

"Shattered layers" are an easy way to get the look of fuller hair without having to add extensions. The cut adds tons of movement to any hairstyle and is particularly well-suited for thick hair to give it a lighter, softer appearance. Thanks to how seamless the layers are, you can easily grow out your hair to prepare for another hairstyle or cut in the future.

Take a closer look at Stewart's hair above and when the issue is on newsstands on May 18.