Blake Lively’s Hair Evolution: From Serena van der Woodsen to Mom of Three

Ever since Blake Lively came into our lives, we’ve been envious of her seemingly perfect hair. While the 32-year-old actress has made relatively few changes over the years, they haven’t gone unnoticed (and they weren’t all winners). 

Keep reading for all the details on Blake Lively’s hair evolution.

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2005: The Beach Babe

Lively attended the Teen Choice Awards in 2005 and wore a beachy hairstyle, consisting of side bangs and loose waves. (Try using a Hair Finishing Stick to tame flyaways.)

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2007: The (soon-to-be) Upper East Sider

In 2007, Lively landed the role of Serena van der Woodsen on Gossip Girl and introduced her signature style, which featured long blonde locks with darker roots. She curled her hair with a large iron to achieve an undone look.

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2009: The Inevitable Chop

When she attended the NYC premiere of Sherlock Holmes, she sported a much shorter hairstyle that fell just below her shoulders. She styled her locks in tight curls, creating a retro vibe.

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2011: The Sleek Style

In 2011, Lively stepped out wearing a super-sleek look. Not only was her hair slightly blonder than usual, but she also straightened it for the first time, like, ever.

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2013: The Real-life Serena

As of 2013, Lively had practically adopted van der Woodsen’s signature hairstyle, which featured long layers, sun-kissed highlights and soft curls.

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2015: The Signature Style

At the Age of Adaline premiere, Lively sported her usual style—but this time, she opted for a slightly smaller curling iron, creating a tighter look. It’s not drastic, but hey, it’s something.

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2017: Yet Another Version

Lively attended the People’s Choice Awards rocking an effortless style. While she kept the color the same, the actress opted for a natural texture.

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2019: Baby Curls

Lively debuted her growing baby bump at the Pokémon Detective Pikachu premiere. She styled her hair in tightly coiled ringlets, giving us major Taylor Swift vibes circa “Teardrops on My Guitar.”


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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...