Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Hair-volution : Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba may be widely known for her remarkable fashion sense, but it's her ever-changing hairstyles that don't get enough credit. She is never afraid to experiment with different cuts and colours; and incredibly, everything that she tries, suits her. Her beautiful skin tone compliments any new hue, and her angular face shape allows her to carry off any style. Jessica's had just about every type of cut, tint and length, which makes her perfect for hairstyle inspiration.

After 2 years of growing my hair out, I've decided to take the plunge and cut it off. Sometimes a new hairstyle is the best makeover, it can make you feel and look like a whole new person. I've already made the appointment, I just need to muster up the courage to get myself in the chair. In my quest for a new summer hairstyle, I've gathered the best of Jessica's cuts and colours over the years to help me make a decision.

Short to Medium Length
1. An angled bob in dark brown with coppery highlights. It's cut slightly longer in the front and has a heavy, blunt fringe.
2. A classic straight bob in a shimmery cinnamon shade, cut just below the jawline. It looks easy to accomplish, but I'm sure there is a lot of ironing involved to get it looking this sleek.
3. Jessica went blonde with her much shorter, pin-straight bob. It's cut just above the jawline, with jagged edges. I am not brave enough to go this length.
4. Her blonde locks are styled into windswept waves, thanks to a round brush and good hairdryer. This style perfectly shows off her stunning bone structure.
5. A mid-length, tousled look in ombré chocolate-to-chestnut brown. Slight layering through the ends enhance her loose waves.
6. A shoulder-length hairstyle thats feathered in the front. She added a multitude of bronze and brown highlights.

Long Length
1. Jessica wears her sultry long brown tresses to the side. This is the length my hair is at the moment. So you can imagine how hard it would be to cut it off.
2. This was when Jessica went platinum blonde for her role in Fantastic 4. Her bouncy cut with asymmetrical fringe includes lots of layers, which probably means lots of work.
3. This is one of Jessica's most-loved and copied styles. Her glossy locks have been slightly layered from the mid-lengths to create soft waves with volume and movement. Honey highlights makes her hair look that more radiant.
4. Simple, smooth and straight. With a few layers around the jawline and caramel highlights. It would be the easiest to style and wear.
5. Jess tinted her hair a rich reddish auburn colour and added a fringe.
6. As gorgeous as this is, it seems the most difficult to style. Jessica opted for a golden brown mane with sunkissed highlights. The colour brightens up her face. Plenty of layers create defined curls that add texture and body. 

I've deliberated over these styles many times...and finally decided on the very first one. Without the blunt fringe. Choosing this bob would mean cutting 20cm/8 inches off my current length. It is a lot, but then that's the great thing about hair, no matter how many times you cut it...it will always grow back. Which of Jessica's styles would you wear?

42 comments:

ftashion said...

Oooh so many amazing hairstyles here! It's so hard to choose a favourite! I like short hair no. 1, 2 and 3. I'm still trying to grow out my hair and when it's long enough, I like to try long hairstyle no. 1!

Fang Ting
ftashion

Margarida said...

omg, so manyyy different haircuts! Don't know why but I think she looks prettier with shorter hair. And I prefer to see her as a brunette! She's so beautiful!

Giulia said...

she is just perfect with any haircut or color!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Hi sweets! I love Jessica Alba's look too and you're right, she changes her hair often! Nothing makes you feel like a new woman like a new hair cut and style! I see that the photos above have been removed and in their place an exclamation point, but I can imagine that the styles were beautiful! I left you a little note in response to your comment on Ooh La Frou Frou ~ and it's here: http://tiny.cc/mcamo

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AmyBell said...

She's so ridiculously beautiful. Number 2 on the short to medium photos is gorgeous! xx

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Pola Katelu said...

beautiful hair :]

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Sharda Sewdien said...

I also love Jessica's style. Don't see the pics on this blogpost; don't know why.

Paolita@BerryHaute said...

I can't see the pics Sam, just a black block with and exclamation sign. It's never happened before.
BerryHaute

Kassi said...

Jessica Alba wears so many styles flawlessly. Option 6 at the top is my favorite. :)

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Maria Bastida said...

she has a chic and comfy style that I totally love!!!!
xx

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That 20 Something Virgin. said...

She does a good job of pulling off all the different hair, I know I wouldn't look nearly that good as a blonde haha.

Pratishtha Durga said...

Sam, the pictures are not visible :(

Purvi said...

Even I have long hair and I am planning to get them cut.. actually I will get them trimmed and add a fringe :) :) not going the shorter route as of now :)

Chanel Tonè said...

And you know what's crazy? She looks stunning in all hair styles! I prefer her as a brunette but even as a blonde, with highlights in either length see has always looked gorgeous!

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Mallory said...

I love her with dark, long hair..it makes her look like a true screen siren.

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Fash Boulevard said...

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Joana said...

I decided to do that,2 months ago. I had a long brown hair and now he looks like the image nº6 in the first set.

Result : i love, i feel more light and fashion :)

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Rakhshan said...

i can't see the pictures! just have two huge exclamation marks in their places:/ refreshing the page won't help because it's this way in my blogroll as well urrgh

Sam said...

Hi everyone. My apologies regarding the 'invisible' pictures. I've looked up the problem on a Blogger forum. It seems to be quite common. I am trying to rectify it. Thanks for letting me know about it.

Rahul Bhatia said...

Variety is the spice of life and you live this up every day! Lovely Sam!

Sam said...

Thanks for your kind words Rahul :)

FashionJazz said...

Love all her hair styles, but I think short is the best :)

Rakhshan said...

yes i see them now:) the first two are my favorites, i lurrrve the blunt fringe its so sexy!! but looks equally nice without it, i'd say go for it girl!! xx

Denise said...

First of all, thank you very very much for your sweet words yesterday, I could say they were/are very meaningful to me - and they are!!! - but also, that I totally needed support (super sensitive yesterday...), so again, thank you, you are so sweet!
Then now, about the hair... you are so corageous! I know hair grows, of course, but I never had the courage to change it... like Jessica Alba and now you! Congratulations, I'm sure you will look great!
As for me, I loved number 1 (your choice), because I love to wear a fringe, and numbers 2, 4 and 6 from the first selection. From the second row of pics, I liked all the styles and colors!
I'm thinking of changing for going back to the UK after the holidays... but then I never have the courage, as I told you... I will get inspired by one of the looks, let's see!

Elle Sees said...

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Bailey Schneider said...

She is one of those lucky women who looks good with either short or long, dark or light!
Stunning woman!!
Much love, Bailey from Vanilla Blonde

Sam said...

@Rakhshan - thank goodness it's working again! I just 'went for it'. lol

@Denise - Its a pleasure. Thanks for your comment :)
I hope that you have been inspired to try out one of these styles.

Meena said...

She has had tons of hairstyles over the years...def prefer her as a brunette!

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Fictitious Fashion said...

wow.. Great post.. I really adore Jessica alba for her hair.. U chose really pretty pics of her :P
I wanted to do 6. (long hair) for tomorrow.. bt I cun find a hair protectant :\

Akanksha

Paolita@BerryHaute said...

I can see it now! Though choice lots of good hair styles. Wouldn't it be awesome if we could change hair from one day to the next and then back. I love #3 from the second set of pics. My hair is on the frizzy side and the longer the better and easier to deal with. The cut you've chosen is really pretty and I even like the bangs. Will we get to see some before and after pics?

Danielle @ VintageDanielle said...

Her hair styles are so cute and always fitting but I got to say, my favorite cut on her is the short dark brown with bangs. It really shows off her eyes and skin tone but I wished the ends were more shaped and neater.

Molliee said...

she is stunning and looks good with every hairstyle!!

Alexandra said...

I've never realized before how many times she's switched up her look, and yes she looks amazing with basically any hair style! I think you'll love the bob, take the plunge and do it! The worst thing that will happen is that you'll just grow it out if you're not crazy about it! Can't wait to see pics once it's done!

Alexandra xo

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Alina said...

She looks amazing no matter what!Love her!

Style Servings said...

She looks gorgeous no matter what but I definitely prefer her with a brunette bob! Hope you like your new style!

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Joyce said...

I love her short and brown hair :)

peony said...

I like her with long hair more!)

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Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Australia said...

Oh dear...lets not talk about hair...I'm still fighting with mine!

katie said...

thanks for this visit to goodniteirene.com this morning...
i LOVE your blog!
i like jessica's hair dark, dark and bobbish.
that face of hers is so, silly pretty she needs to keep her hair out of it.
xo,
katie

dictionary_of_fashion said...

How gorgeous is she with every hair style :))
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Miu said...

Jessica Alba is so cute and beautiful!

In the upper section I like the third look and in the lower section the last. The curls are so beautiful!

hope in high heels said...

Jessica Alba can do no wrong... Love your choice of hairstyle. Hope you post a pic of you when it's done! ps. Yes, I took the photos of the food at Dilido and am following you now : )

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