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Sarah Jessica Parker: The Hairstyle Matching Her Image

Sarah Jessica Parker’s Hairstyle
Sarah Jessica Parker as fashion-obsessed Carrie Bradshaw in 'Sex and City'
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On the occasion of actress Sarah Jessica Parker’s 50th birthday, we reminisce on her trend-defining hairstyles. We also show how you can quickly and easily style the curls, which helped to endear Sarah Jessica Parker to audiences watching her in her role as Carrie Bradshaw in 'Sex and the City'

  • For many years, actress Sarah Jessica Parker, now also known for her fashion brand 'SJP', gave life to sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw, one of the best known characters in a TV series. Aside from receiving numerous awards for portraying the leading character Carrie Bradshaw, her appearances in this role also made her a style icon. The 'Carrie curls' became the signature hairstyle for Sarah Jessica Parker and inspired the hairstyle choices of women worldwide.

    Over the years, Sarah Jessica Parker interpreted the 'Carrie curls' in several ways, changing the colour of her hair or styling it into a bob. However, save for a few episodes, the curls became a constant part of her image. We hope you will enjoy the photos of Sarah Jessica Parker’s hairstyles in our photo gallery.

  • Gallery: The Hairstyles of Sarah Jessica Parker

    Sarah Jessica Parker Wearing Curls

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    Sarah Jessica Parker Wearing Curls

    Sarah Jessica Parker wears her hair in curls for decades. In most cases, the hair near the roots is almost straight while the hair ends are styled in soft casual curls.

     

    In the evening, Sarah Jessica Parker likes to wear her curls wild and voluminous. Her hair colour changes from brown near the roots to ash blonde at the hair ends for a sun-drenched appearance. This style is best created by blow-drying hair while pulling it over a round brush. Use large curlers to create the casual waves and curls in the hair ends.

    Sarah Jessica Parker with Straight Ombre Hair

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    Sarah Jessica Parker with Straight Ombre Hair

    Sarah Jessica’s long straight hair changes colour from dark to light blonde. The gradual hair colour change lends interest to this hairstyle

    Sarah Jessica Parker Wearing Glamorous Curls

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    Sarah Jessica Parker Wearing Glamorous Curls

    The dark brown hair colour deepens the elegant character of this hairstyle (compare this hair colour with the more playful colour transition above).

     

    For this hairstyle, Sarah Jessica Parker created a side parting. She combed back the hair underneath the parting and held it back with a small comb. Soft curls are falling over her shoulders

    Sarah Jessica Parker with Updo

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    Sarah Jessica Parker with Updo

    This sleek hairstyle emphasises the glamorous side of the accomplished actress. This hairstyle showcases Sarah Jessica Parker’s beautiful face and eyes

    Sarah Jessica Parker Wearing a Large Chignon

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    Sarah Jessica Parker Wearing a Large Chignon

    Plenty of volume and the sparkling hair jewellery enhance the fresh and natural style of Sarah Jessica Parker while also providing a festive note

    Sarah Jessica Parker Styling Her Hair in a Bob

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    Sarah Jessica Parker Styling Her Hair in a Bob

    In 2002, the actress looked fresh wearing her straight hair in a chin-long bob. Sarah Jessica Parker brings her fresh personality to all her hairstyles

  • How to style curls like Sarah Jessica Parker wears them

    Creating curls like Sarah Jessica Parker wears them is no problem. All the tools you need are styling mousse and small foam rollers, curlers or a curling iron with small-diameter rod.


  • 1. Preparation

    Work plenty of styling mousse through the freshly shampooed and still wet hair. This will keep the spring in the curls throughout the day.

    2. Creating the Curls
    Take about 1-inch wide strands of your still damp hair and roll these strands onto foam rollers, regular rollers or around the small-diameter rod of a curling iron.

    3. Be Patient
    If you use rollers and have rolled up all your hair it may take a while for the hair to dry. Using a blow-dryer will speed up the process.
    Tip: Set the blow-dryer to its highest temperature and its lowest speed. These conditions resemble the action of a drying hood.

    If you use a curling iron roll up your hair strand by strand from ear level to the hair ends.

    4. Do not Use a Hair Brush!
    Use your fingers to gently push the created curls into the desired shape. Brushing would fluff up your hair and take the spring out of the curls.

    5. Provide Hold
    Apply hairspray to the ends of your hair while hanging your head upside down. This will keep your curls from falling flat before the next shampoo.

    6. Finish
    Apply extra-gloss hairspray for a perfect finish.

  • In his video, Schwarzkopf hair expert Armin Morbach shows how to create curls without curlers or curling iron if these tools are not at hand.

  • Video: How to Create Naturally Looking Curls