We’ll just come right out and say it: We have a tiny hair crush on Jennifer Lawrence. Ok, make that major. And why wouldn’t we? The star of The Hunger Games series has been captivating us for years now with her mane moves and isn’t afraid to switch things up every now and then. With The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 coming out, we’re looking back at some of Jennifer’s most epic hair moments. From dye jobs to pixie cuts, these are 10 Jennifer Lawrence hairstyles we’ll never forget.
Old School JLaw
Back before Jennifer skyrocketed to fame for The Hunger Games, she made a most memorable Academy Awards debut in a plunging red gown we’ll remember forever. Of course, we’ve also bookmarked her blowout from that night because, well, it was incredible.
Quick tip: Want to get multiple days out of your blowout? Invest in some dry shampoo (try Paul Mitchell Express Dry Waterless Shampoo) to mop up unwanted sweat and grease.
Katniss Everdeen is known for her signature braids, so it’s no surprise that Jennifer went through quite the braid phase herself while filming The Hunger Games. And when the actress wore this crown braid, she cemented our admiration for her even further.
Quick tip: Symmetrical looks like crown braids can provide great balance to a rounder face like Jenn’s.
Perfect Premiere Style
Jennifer has sported more epic premiere hairstyles for The Hunger Games than we can count, but it’s this complex braided ‘do that stands out most in our memories. Isn’t it easy to see why?
Quick tip: Want your updo to really stand out from the crowd? Try braiding glittery headbands into the braid, like Jenn’s stylist did for her pretty premiere look.
The Bob We’ll Never Forget
Hair fanatics everywhere will remember the moment Jennifer cut her hair into a bob. Ok, so maybe we weren’t in the stylist’s chair with her that very second, but we sure were watching from the sidelines the moment Jennifer debuted her new cropped ‘do on the red carpet.
Quick tip: A shorter style is the perfect way to help your hair recover when it’s fried out from over-styling. Plus, it’s totally on trend and adorable to boot!
Dedicated to her craft, Jennifer has dyed her hair for various roles since she entered the industry. For her part in Silver Linings Playbook, she went the dark route, and even though we prefer her as a blonde, JLaw totally nailed the new look.
Quick tip: When switching up your hair color, don’t forget to consider your makeup palette, too. Darker colors like Jenn’s go well with a more sunkissed glow so consider a bronzer (try Sonia Kashuk Undetectable Creme Bronzer).
Sleek and Sexy
Jennifer isn’t afraid of a bold look, and she effortlessly rocked two at the 2013 BAFTA awards, sporting a sleek, wet hairstyle and a daring smokey eye.
Quick tip: Don’t be afraid to rock multiple daring beauty looks at one time. The key? Pull from different areas. If you’re going for a sexy wet hair look, pair the style with one makeup dare (either lips or eyes) to keep your overall look balanced rather than busy.
Jennifer has certainly given us loads of award show hair-spiration over the years. In fact, we’re still gushing over this stunning braided updo she wore to the 2013 Golden Globes.
Quick tip: We all love that squeaky clean feel of just-washed hair, but resist the urge to wash before styling for a special event. Top stylists will tell you that second day hair is ideal for complex updos and provides much better hold and grit.
It’s safe to say we all collectively breathed in a shocked sigh when Jennifer chopped her locks into a trendy pixie last year, but she soon won us over with her cool styling techniques and sassy accessories. Heck, now that she’s growing it out, we’re a bit sad to see the look go.
Quick tip: Pixies have been trending for over a year, and we hope they don’t go away anytime soon. Before you take the plunge and chop it all off, make sure your hair texture aligns with the cut. Curly ladies with thicker hair might find a pixie to be a bit out of reach, so give some time to think over the decision.
Like we said, Jennifer didn’t let short hair keep her from having fun with edgy styles. Here, the actress rocked her transitioning pixie in a sideswept, sleek way we envy to this day.
Quick tip: Suffering from pixie cut malaise? Once your hair grows out a tad, sweep it over to one side like JLaw for a new and sassy look to spice things up.
The Next Phase
These days, Jennifer is rocking a cute bob. But she’s not giving up on those cute hair accessories she developed a penchant for as a cropped lady. While promoting the latest Hunger Games installment, the actress pulled her bob back into a wispy style and topped the look off with a sleek headband.
Quick tip: Lend your hair an unexpected vibe by pairing a fancy updo with a casual headband. We like Modcloth’s Off the Coif Headband!
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