Angelina Jolie’s Hair Transformation Is A Lesson In Simplicity

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

by Natasha Marsh
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Known for her winged eyeliner and bold lips, Angelina Jolie takes a classic and minimalist approach with her beauty choices, such as her hair. Between her signature blown out brown locks to the plethora of updo variations, she understands the essence of simplicity. Ahead, her best hairstyles over the years.

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2003, Side Fringe

Angelina Jolie was one of the first to champion a classic side swoop bang. The Oscar-winning actor sported it to major events and dinner date nights in 2003 and always seemed to have a shiny salon finish.

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2005, Au Naturel Pony

Never shying too far from her natural hair color, Jolie’s hair choices and confidence go hand-in-hand. Her off-duty style both in 2005 and now often include an easy and loose pony.

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2008, Y2K Crimp

What’s old is new, and that’s certainly the case for all Y2K hairstyles, like Jolie’s crimp and wavy style in 2008. To achieve the look you can either implement curls with a wand or waver and gently brush out for a more lived-in appearance.

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2009, Jet Black Length

Of course the actor occasionally breaks from brunette as she did in 2009 with a straight, wide fringe, jet black hairstyle that perfectly highlighted her cheekbones.

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2011, Bouncy Locks

To show off her healthy length, the A-lister often wears her crown with confidence. This loose and shiny style can be incorporated into your daily events and special occasions — just make sure to have a shine spray on hand.

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2014, Soft Auburn

Although the A-lister doesn’t steer too far from her natural brunette locks, the celebrity did sport subtle auburn in 2014— a popular red hue today amongst stars like Gigi Hadid and Zendaya.

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2014, High-Profile Swoop

On the way to meet David Cameron, the British Prime Minister at the time, Jolie took a lesson out of every politician's book and sported a clean, polished updo.

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2014, Golden Bliss

Golden bronde Jolie is a favorite among many. The sun-kissed hair color brings out the actor’s brilliant blue eyes.

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2018, Supermodel Blow Out

Jolie’s variation of the supermodel popular blowout should be added as well. This bouncy look can be achieved with a round brush and blow dryer for volume and a heat protectant to avoid damage.

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2021, Sleek & Straight

To promote her movie, The Eternals, the A-lister turned heads with a super chick, straight hair style. The minimal style was pure elegance at its finest.

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