Blake Lively Is Always Borrowing Serena Van Der Woodsen’s Best Hairstyles

And with good reason.

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Even in her earliest roles, it was clear there was something special about Blake Lively. The born-and-bred California girl has always flitted between beachy looks and Old Hollywood flair, with sprinkles of daring It girl gravitas to anchor it all. Here, look back at Blake Lively’s beauty evolution.

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Lively’s breakout role in the Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants franchise managed to perfectly capture her real-life beauty ethos — she’s the most glamorous girl-next-door in the whole neighborhood. At the premiere in 2005, she opted for side-parted barrel curls and cheery blush.J. Merritt/FilmMagic/Getty Images
Just two years later, Lively fully stepped into her own with the premiere of seminal hit Gossip Girl — the vehicle that would catapult her into superstardom. Even then, she was already playing around with interesting silhouettes and styles, including this layered haircut.Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan/Getty Images
Usually favoring a golden tan, Lively opted for a fairer finish with just a pop of peachy blush at a 2009 film premiere. Her voluminous curls, falling just past her shoulders, mark one of the shortest hair moments to date. In fact, it legitimately seems to be the one beauty line Lively won’t cross.Lars Niki/Corbis Entertainment/Getty Images
You just had to be there — when Blake Lively’s red hair made its red carpet debut in 2011, the world went wild. Trading in her golden waves for a warm copper, it remains one of her best (and most daring) beauty moments of all time.Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
When you typically stick to one texture, even a little shakeup can make a major impact. Lively doesn’t often straighten her hair, but this sleek, shiny moment from Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 — complete with glossy red lipstick — was an instant classic.Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Leaning right into an Old Hollywood look at the Age Of Adaline premiere, Lively proves her penchant for timeless beauty motifs. Her vintage curls and deep side-part would be just as at-home on a 1950s-era red carpet.Gary Gershoff/WireImage/Getty Images
Gorgeous, glowing, and pregnant with her second child, Lively’s polished ponytail at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival is unmatched — and pairing the pony with minimalist yet shimmery makeup just takes it to another level.picture alliance/picture alliance/Getty Images
For her third pregnancy in 2019, Blake Lively’s playful side came through in her beauty choices. The year was full of cool-girl monochrome outfits and statement lipstick, but her money piece-highlighted curls at her husband’s premiere are so happy-go-lucky.Michael Stewart/FilmMagic/Getty Images
Lively and her Gossip Girl character have a lot in common — their ability to incorporate the most unexpected hair accessories included. In 2021, Lively’s braided ponytail featured a lightweight chain woven in for added sparkle and edge. Graduation tassel who?Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Currently pregnant with her fourth child, Lively is more beautiful and self-possessed than ever. Lately, she’s been eschewing her vampy curls and red lipstick for ‘60s and ‘70s-inspired makeup and hair, like her scarf-accented waves in September 2022. What’s next for her is anyone’s guess.Taylor Hill/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

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