Sarah Jessica Parker‘s name is synonymous with wild, curly hair. So whenever she tries a drastically different hairstyle, fans tend to lose their minds. (Remember what happened when Carrie Bradshaw got a bob?)
On Tuesday night before an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the 52-year-old actress teased her 4 million Instagram followers with a shocking hair transformation, posting a photo of her chopped blonde locks with the caption, “Not saying anything. X, SJ”. Parker’s longtime hairstylist Serge Normant quickly followed suit, reposting the same image with his own caption (“Not saying anything either! till tonight!!”), leaving fans to speculate about the transformation.
Moments later, though, Parker stepped out on Fallon’s stage, revealing her new side-swept bangs, and glossy, highlighted blowout–no curls in sight. For the occasion, Parker wore a monochromatic gray ensemble (including a Dolce & Gabbana top, and vibrant turquoise eyeshadow.
Sarah Jessica Parker’s Best Curly Hair Moments Through the Years
Sarah Jessica Parker with a short bob in 1979 at Bill Bogg’s Thanksgiving Party at the New York Hilton hotel. She played “Annie” at the age of 14.
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker lets her hair down in Los Angeles in 1980. She’s also wearing a denim jacket and her eyebrows are roaming free.
Sarah Jessica Parker with long hair and bangs on the set of “Square Pegs,” a CBS situation comedy. She tops the look off with a bow clip.
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker poses for a portrait circa 1985. She wears a classic ’80s headband over her curls, plus her eyebrows are out of control.
No need for a bump-it when you’ve got that kind of volume. Here, Sarah Jessica Parker attends the American Apparel & Footwear Association’s Eighth Annual American Image Awards in New York City.
Sarah Jessica Parker’s hair defies gravity at the ‘Stand By Me’ Beverly Hills Premiere on August 6, 1986 at the Academy Theatre in Beverly Hills, California.
Sarah Jessica Parker on the set of “A Year In the Life,” Season 1, which aired on NBC. Her hair is styled into poofy ’80s bangs.
Sarah Jessica Parker attends the “Slamdance” premiere party in 1987 wearing her hair in a half up-do. She’s fully a “dirty blonde” at this moment in time.
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and her then-boyfriend actor Kevin Bacon attended the AIDS Benefit for Northern Lights Alternatives in April 1987 in New York City.
Sarah Jessica Parker wore her hair in an extremely high ponytail, with a scrunchie no less, at the Young Artists United’s One-Year Anniversary Celebration at Ed Debevic’s Restaurant in Beverly Hills, California.
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker demonstrates how to do sexy messy waves with then-boyfriend David Oliver at the ‘Bull Durham’ screening in Los Angeles in 1988.
Sarah Jessica Parker wore a top-bun to the the “Ghostbusters II” Hollywood Premiere on June 15, 1989 in Hollywood, California with then-boyfriend Robert Downey, Jr..
Sarah Jessica Parker proves that even bed head looks great when you have curly hair. Here, she steps out in Hollywood, California in a sweatshirt.
Sarah Jessica Parker wore a shorter, darker haircut to the 2nd Annual MTV Movie Awards in 1993. She also paired the look with a skin-tight white jumpsuit.
Sarah Jessica Parker showed off a shorter, darker curly bob at the “First Wives Club” New York City Premiere on September 18, 1996 at Paris Theater in New York City.
Sarah Jessica Parker at the Sony Loews Theatre in New York City in 1998 wearing her hair in a messy braided up-do with curly strands cascading down.
Sarah Jessica Parker sported a shorter haircut with Matthew Broderick at the Unicef 50th Anniversary Gala in New York City. She also wore a sequin gown, of course.
Sarah Jessica Parker does a chic half up-do at the “Godzilla” New York City Premiere on May 18, 1998 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Sarah Jessica Parker wears her hair in a perfect curly pyramid at the 6th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2000. She also paired the look with a corset suit and flower pin.
In the final seasons of “Sex and the City,” Sarah Jessica Parker cut her hair into a short bob— a mature move for her and her character, Carrie.
While Sarah Jessica Parker stopped going curly into her adult years, she still flaunted some glamorous (and blown-out) ringlets at the 2009 Oscars in Hollywood, California.
Channeling old Carrie Bradshaw from her Sex and the City days, Sarah Jessica Parker debuts a new platinum bob for summer 2017.