Blonde Bombshell Blake Lively Has Epic Hair, and She Knows It

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George Pimentel

Actress Blake Lively has been a red carpet staple since she appeared in the film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants in 2005. Throughout her career, which includes playing Serena van der Woodsen in the hit series Gossip Girl and a surfer in The Shallows, the American beauty’s approach to hair and makeup hasn’t changed much. And why should it? Lively knows that her messily tousled golden blonde waves are what the people want, and she’s going to deliver. However, the blonde bombshell isn’t afraid to switch up her style from time to time, recently stepping out in a ’50s-inspired faux lob. Here’s a look back at some of the many times her hair stole the show on the red carpet.


At the 2005 Nickelodeon’s 18th Annual Kids Choice Awards, a young Blake Lively wore her golden blonde curls with a turquoise blue eyeliner.


Wearing her long natural waves with a tinted coral lip, Lively looked like a California babe at the CW Network Upfront.


Wearing her long mermaid waves with a hint of blush on her cheeks, Lively attended the VIVA LA CURE Benefiting for EIF’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund in 2007.


Wild, tousled curls with a soft shimmery, smoky eye was the look at the US Weekly’s Hot Hollywood Issue Celebration.


Attending the premiere of Sherlock Holmes, Lively wore her hair in voluminous curls with a satin nude lip.


Wearing a simple, elegant up do with glossy, natural lip, Lively attended the The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee premiere.


Sporting a sleek, braid high pony with luminous skin, Lively tried out a new look at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards.


Wearing a sleek low bun with a taupe smoky eye, Lively attended the Spike TV’s “Scream 2010” event.


With red mermaid waves and a natural lip, Lively went glam at the TIME 100 Gala in 2011.


Channeling old Hollywood glamour with voluminous waves, a sleek cat eye and a red lip, Lively hit the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of Savages.


At the 2013 Costume Institute Gala, Lively wore her hair in a sleek, high pony with a subtle smoky eye and a light pink lip.


Wearing her golden blonde curls softly tousled with a silk headband, Lively looked retro at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards.


At the 2014 Costume Institute Gala, Lively paired her polished curls with a berry pink lip.


At the 2016 Costume Institute Gala, Lively wore her hair in a voluminous up do with a bold, satin red lip.


Radiating at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Lively opts for a sleek, knotted up do with a copper smokey eye and pale pink lip.


Wearing her signature bombshell waves in a tousled half up do with loose curls framing her face, Lively attends the Michael Kors Collection Fall 2017 runway show.


Wearing a sleek, high pony and sun-kissed skin with a nude lip, Lively hit the red carpet at the 2017 Costume Institute Gala.


Debuting her latest do yet, Lively steps out at the All I See Is You L.A. screening in a pinned up faux bob that she effortlessly paired with a matte red lip.


Blake Lively attends the ‘Final Portrait’ New York screening at Guggenheim Museum on March 22, 2018 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.


Blake Lively attends the premiere for “A Quiet Place” at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on April 2, 2018 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.


Actress Blake Lively poses for a picture during the “Deadpool 2” New York Screening at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on May 14, 2018 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.


Blake Lively poses outside the Crosby Hotel on August 18, 2018 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.