A Timeline of Sandra Bullock's Hair Transformation

In addition to stealing hearts with her feel-good ’90s rom-coms, Sandra Bullock has joined the ranks of Hollywood royalty with box-office hits like Gravity, Ocean’s 8 and The Heat. She also has numerous accolades, including an Oscar, a Golden Globe and two SAG Awards. But Bullock’s stellar resume isn’t the only thing that has our attention.

Over the years, we’ve been keeping a close eye on her stunning hair transformation, from voluminous curls and blonde highlights to sleek bobs. Keep reading for a full timeline of The Lost City actress’s best hairstyles.

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1993: The ‘demolition Man’ Bob

At the 1993 premiere of Demolition Man, Bullock walked the red carpet with a classic chin-length bob, complete with bangs.

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1994: Curls, Curls And More Curls

A year later, Bullock hit the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards with playful, tousled curls (and a dazzling outfit to boot).

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1995: The Rachel, Remixed

We imagine that Rachel Green from Friends would totally approve of this nostalgic, layered ‘do with blonde highlights.

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1997: The Rachel Part 2

Bullock’s brown locks were accentuated by soft blonde highlights in the front, which looked nearly identical to Rachel Green’s iconic hairstyle.

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1998: Going Jet-black

Remember when flipped-out hair was all the rage? Bullock totally owned this ‘do while attending the premiere of Practical Magic in L.A.

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1999: The Edgy Bob

Bullock gave some major punk rock vibes with her edgy, dark bob at the Forces of Nature premiere in Westwood, California.

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2001: Regal Curls

The Gravity star looked regal in pearls and lush, soft curls at the 7th Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards.

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2002: The Ultimate ’70s Glam

From her sparkly hoop earrings to her defined curls, Bullock looked like a cross between J.Lo and Marilyn Monroe at the New York premiere of Two Weeks Notice.

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2003: The Sleek Ponytail

At the 2002 BAFTA/LA Britannia, Bullock opted for a simple high ponytail, which perfectly complemented her Egyptian-inspired makeup.

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2005: Straight And Simple

The actress and director wore her shiny tresses in a straight style at the L.A. premiere of Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous. All that’s missing here is a crown.

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2006: It’s All About The Highlights

The star was positively radiant with her shoulder-length hair and honey-blonde highlights at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards.

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2006: The Elegant Bob

While attending the 2006 MTV Movie Awards, Bullock looked like she walked straight out of the ’80s with this elegant auburn bob.

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2007: Voluminous Waves Ftw

Sandra Bullock served one of her most glamorous looks—with shiny waves, hoop earrings and soft glam makeup—at the 22nd Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

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2009: The Casual Ponytail

Bullock arrived at the L.A. premiere of All About Steve with a messy ponytail, proving that not all red-carpet hairstyles must be sleek.

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2011: Bring On The Bangs

Bullock was nearly unrecognizable at the Golden Globes, thanks to her thick bangs—but we’re totally digging this look.

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2013: Beachy Waves

Bullock pulled a Kate Middleton and stepped out with dark waves while attending the Gravity photocall during the 70th Venice International Film Festival in Italy.

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2014: The Chic Side-ponytail

She turned several heads at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards in her pink, black and blue dress—but her wavy side-pony was just as impressive.


2015: Business In The Front, Party In The Back

At the Women In Film 2015 Crystal + Lucy Awards, Bullock wore a middle part with the sides of her hair slicked down, while the back was styled in messy voluminous curls. Consider it a classy mullet.

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2018: The Sleek Bob

Posh Spice, is that you? The actress stunned in red at the New York Screening of Bird Box and rocked a collarbone-grazing bob that would make Victoria Beckham proud.

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2019: Ombre Tresses

Bullock debuted the popular ombré hairstyle at the 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards. Note that her dark roots slowly blend into her light brown/blonde hair.

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2022: Tousled Waves With Highlights

Bullock had plenty of show-stopping looks while promoting The Lost City this year, but one of her most memorable was her colorful, abstract number from the New York City premiere. To complement the look, she parted her hair down the middle and added flattering waves that framed her face.

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