Yes, award season is in full swing.
After the Golden Globes last weekend, Hollywood’s elite gathered once again in California–this time, in Santa Barbara–for the 23rd Critics’ Choice Awards. For the occasion, actress Emma Roberts decided to show try a new hairstyle: Roberts paired her white strapless satin Giorgio Armani gown with retro bangs.
The actress showed off her new do on Instagram, posting a candid photo of herself with her fiancé, the actor Evan Peters, along with the caption: “He got nominated. I got bangs.” (Peters was nominated in the category of Best Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series nomination for his role in American Horror Story: Cult.)
Roberts’ hairstylist Nikki Lee posted about the look, as well. “✂️F R I N G E ✂️ Not a look we typically do but then again who wants to be typical? Not us!✌?@emmaroberts you rocked these bangs so hard! Love you!♥️” she wrote.
While the American Horror Story actress has dabbled with a variety of hairstyles and hair colors throughout her career, from dark brunette waves to auburn red curls, it turns out that her bangs were actually temporary, and merely the result of a wig (and Lee’s creative cutting skills). But bangs are clearly already the biggest trend of 2018, with models like Elsa Hosk and Taylor Hill, and actress Emma Watson taking a page from Jane Birkin’s beauty book. Perhaps this road test just foreshadows the real thing.
The History of Emma Roberts Ever-Evolving Hair Color
The young actress attended the Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party in 2006 with her golden blonde locks in relaxed curls.
Roberts went brunette at the Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party in 2007 with her locks side parted in loose waves and sun-kissed skin.
Simply chic, Roberts kept her dark brunette hair in a sleek bun wit rosy cheeks at The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons film premiere in 2008.
Roberts attended a screening of Brothers in 2009 with tousled curls and a soft pink lip.
Roberts wore her auburn red locks in a simple up do with a golden eye at the 8th Annual Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party in 2010.
At the CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute in 2011, Roberts wore her shoulder length, blonde locks in tousled waves with a sleek cat eye.
Roberts arrived at the Victoria’s Secret 7th Annual What Is Sexy? party in 2012 with her highlighted locks in a chic French twist with side bangs.
Roberts rocked a metallic smoky eye with her long, platinum locks at the American Music Awards in 2013.
Roberts looked elegant with a sleek side-parted pony and a grey smoky eye at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards in 2014.
At the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Roberts showed off her newly chopped locks with a satin red lip.
Looking regal at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in 2015, Roberts wore her platinum locks swept over in loose curls with a matte pink lip.
Roberts was boho chic with her red locks in a tousled, French braid up do with a purple smoky eye at the Costume Institute Gala in 2016.
Actor Emma Roberts attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.