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Miranda Hobbes’ transformation

See the no-fuss attorney blossom into one hot mama.

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Season 1

At the series' start, Miranda was a blunt and pragmatic young lawyer. "I often went with a stronger lip color for Miranda because I thought it reinforced her businessy, up-front attitude. She didn't have a lot of makeup on, but she'd always wear lipstick," said Kabuki, who was brought in by Pat Fields to do makeup for the first two seasons of the show. "It's very funny because in person, Cynthia Nixon is very soft and different from her character. As a makeup artist, I had to adjust to that."

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Season 2

Miranda hooked up with bartender Steve Brady, who quickly fell for her straight-forward vibe and honest good looks. "I paid a lot of attention to Cynthia's skin -- hiding little inconsistencies in color, but making sure it never looked like she was wearing much makeup," said Kabuki. "She has quite a large eye area, but a lot of eye makeup wouldn't go with her character. Instead, I gave her cheekbones a touch of blush and I'd always darken her eyebrows a bit since they were so fair."

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Season 3

Miranda's haircut was the most no-nonsense of the bunch, but it also was the most high maintenance. "Every three weeks I'd give her a glaze or a toner to pop it up and keep the red really vibrant," said Sacha Quarles, "Sex and the City" hair department head for seasons 2, 3 and 4.

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Season 4

After a one night stand with Steve -- with whom she was broken up -- Miranda learned she was pregnant. But that didn't mean she was going to give up her flourishing career -- or her mod haircut. In fact, quite the opposite. "The studio wanted to make her sexier and more glam that season," said Quarles. "We added highlights to give her color some dimension and we funked up her cut. We still had to keep in mind that we were dealing with a lawyer, so it had to be conservative."

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Season 5

With a full-time job and a full-time baby, Miranda expected her sex appeal to plummet. Not so: Just like her hair, her love life was red hot. From a hunk she met at Weight Watchers to the steamy Walker Lewis, men couldn't get enough of the new mom.

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Season 6

After getting Baby Brady through his first year and pulling all-nighters at the firm, getting married was a piece of cake. Here, Miranda tied the knot with Steve but kept her hair carefree, loose and breezy.

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'Sex and The City: The Movie'

"Miranda's softer strawberry blond color was new for this movie, plus her hair was a bit longer and more textured," says Suzy Mazzarese-Allison, hair department head for "Sex and The City." After struggling with Steve's infidelity, Miranda ultimately decided to forgive him. "Her character was less sharp and edgy, and her hair reflected that," says Mazzarese-Allison.

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'Sex and The City 2': '80s Flashback!

"Believe it or not, this wedge was a very trendy hairstyle during the '80s. Miranda would have been into looks that were en vogue as long as they were conservative," explained "Sex and The City 2" hair department head Frank Barbosa. "We made the color flat, but punched it up a bit. Everything was louder and brighter back then."

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'Sex and The City 2'

"Miranda has a trendy, business-conservative look," said Barbosa. "It's a modern-day bob with disconnected, torn ends. The color is also very current -- a bright red that's still believable with a mix of dimensional high and lowlights."

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