A Celebration of Julia Roberts Most Iconic Hair Moments

21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals
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As one of Hollywood’s most beloved actresses, Julia Roberts is known not only for her wild talent, but her naturally, stunning beauty. The Steel Magnolias star has always been a standout on the red carpet thanks to those voluminous curls, sparking hazel eyes, and that million dollar smile. Transforming her look throughout the years, the Pretty Woman actress has played with various lengths and colors, from dark brunette to auburn red and all shades of blonde. And even though the the Golden Globe and Oscar-winning actress has never been afraid to change up her look, the Lancôme beauty has elevated her signature style to classic, polished curls, a natural smoky eye, and a nude lip over the years. Here, we take a look back at the Notting Hill star’s most iconic hair moments on the red carpet.


With wild, voluminous curls and a nude pink lip, Julia Roberts arrives at the Steel Magnolias New York City Benefit Premiere. 1989.


Celebrating her Golden Globe win for her role in Pretty Woman, Roberts wears her newly chopped bob in tousled curls with a natural lip at the 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards. 1991.


Wearing her auburn brown locks shoulder length with side swept bangs and a mauve lip, Roberts poses at the At Industria Superstudio. 1995.


At the Red Corner New York City film premiere, Roberts wears her blonde locks in soft curls with full bangs and nude lip. 1997.


Opting for a sleek half up do, Roberts wears a silver frosted eye with a glossy berry lip at the 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards. 1998.


Back to dark brunette, Roberts radiants with luminous skin and sheer mauve lip at the the British Academy Film Awards. 1998.


Keeping her shoulder length locks in natural waves with a hint of blush on the cheekbones and and satin mauve lip, Roberts attends the 15th Annual American Cinematheque Award Salute to Bruce Willis. 2000.


At the 73rd Annual Academy Awards, Roberts celebrates her Oscar win for her role in Erin Brockovich wearing her hair in an elegant, sleek up do with a light grey smoky eye. 2001.


Roberts wears her light brown locks with a light contour on the cheekbones and soft pink lip at the Mona Lisa Smile New York film premiere. 2003.


Roberts stuns with her platinum blonde locks in tousled curls with a frosted grey smoky eye and nude satin lip at the the 76th Annual Academy Awards. 2004.


At the 21st Annual American Cinematheque Award Honoring George Clooney, Roberts wears her hair in beauty waves with a dusting of coral blush on the cheeks. 2006.


Wearing her rich brunette locks in a tousled up do with a light contour on the cheekbones, Roberts attends the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala. 2008.


Roberts glows at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards wearing her blonde curls middle-parted with light grey smoky eye and a sheer pink lip. 2010.


Attending the Heal The Bay’s Bring Back The Beach Fundraiser, Roberts keeps her look natural with tousled waves and taupe smoky eye. 2012.


Opting for a tousled up do with loose curls framing her face with a pink nude lip, Roberts attends the August: Osage County premiere during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.


Back to platinum blonde, Roberts keeps her hair in loose waves with a hazel brown smoky eye at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. 2014.


Wearing her auburn brown locks side-parted in loose curls with silver smoky eye and a nude lip, Roberts attends 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. 2015.


Roberts stuns at the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival, wearing her blonde locks in voluminous, tousled curls with a sheer light pink lip. 2016.