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Reese Witherspoon

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Reese Witherspoon's hair evolution

From a fresh-faced 15-year-old to a verified movie star, see how Reese Witherspoon's hair has changed through the years.

Reese Witherspoon At Deauville Festival Film In Deauville, France On September 08, 1991.


In 1991, Reese Witherspoon was a fresh-faced 15-year-old attending the Deauville Film Festival in France. She wore her light brunette hair in a deep side part for an effortless effect. 

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Hollywood Premiere of \"Backbeat\"


Three years later, the actress showed off her golden locks at the Hollywood premiere of "Backbeat."

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The Frighteners World Premiere


In 1996, Witherspoon cut her hair into a layered bob with a dirty blond hue. She showed off the new style at a film premiere in California. 

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The American Film Institute's Benefit Premiere of \"The English Patient\"


Later that year, the actress paired her short new 'do with deep crimson lipstick at a premiere of "The English Patient."

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Premiere of \"Nowhere\"


In 1997, Witherspoon took a page from the Spice Girls and wore her hair in bantu knots for the premiere of the film "Nowhere."

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Motion Picture Club Annual Installation Luncheon


By 1998, the actress had let her short cut grow to a shoulder-skimming style with side-swept bangs. 

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\"54\" Premiere - August 24, 1998


Later in the year, Witherspoon sported her long locks in big, loose curls. The deep side part complemented her dramatic red lip and blue eye shadow. 

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Witherspoon showed off long strands in a straightened style when attending the premiere of "The Way of the Gun" with Ryan Phillippe in 2000. 

58th Annual Golden Globe Awards


The star exuded old Hollywood glamour at the Golden Globe Awards in 2001. She wore her hair in voluminous curls and paired the look with a black pearl necklace. 

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A.I. Artificial Intelligence premiere


Later the same year, Witherspoon chopped off several inches for a piecey bob with golden highlights. 

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In early 2002, the actress chose a vintage-inspired style for the Academy Awards. 

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In September 2002, the star promoted the film "Sweet Home Alabama" sporting a platinum blond bob with shaggy layers. 

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Reese Witherspoon & James Purefoy promote Vanity Fair at the Venice Film Festival


Witherspoon returned to her brunette roots at the Venice Film Festival in 2004. The deep chestnut color helped her step into the role of June Carter Cash in "Walk the Line." 


By the time "Walk the Line" premiered, Witherspoon had returned to her shiny blond strands. 


At the 2007 Golden Globe Awards, the actress debuted blunt bangs that she styled slightly swept to the side. 


Reese Witherspoon Attends Avon And UNIFEM Partnership Press Conference


By 2008, she had kept the soft side bangs and cut off several inches to create a chin-length bob. 

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The star styled her short new 'do with extra volume for the Country Music Awards in 2008. Va-va-voom!


Witherspoon sported vintage curls for the premiere of "Four Christmases" in Hollywood later that same year. 

\"Monsters vs. Aliens\" Los Angeles Premiere


Witherspoon let her locks grow into long layers and sported some eyebrow-grazing fringe to match. 

13th Annual Unforgettable Evening


Witherspoon kept her strands straight for a 2010 fundraising event in Beverly Hills. 


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Witherspoon looked every bit the movie star at the Oscars in 2011. She wore her hair pulled back into a high ponytail with extra volume. 


69th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals


Beachy is beautiful! Witherspoon wore her long layers in a very bohemian, wavy texture for the Golden Globes in 2012. 

This Means War - UK Premiere - Inside Arrivals


Later that same month, Witherspoon sported blunt bangs for the London premiere of "This Means War." 


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2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party


For the Vanity Fair Oscar party in 2013, Witherspoon channeled old Hollywood with long, bouncy waves. 

71st Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals


The star cut a sleek, asymmetrical bob with side-swept bangs in early 2014. She chose a pin-straight style to accentuate the edgy cut at the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills. 

Celebrities Visit \"Late Show With David Letterman\" - May 5, 2015


Witherspoon opted for a center part and glamorous waves for an appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman" in May 2015. 

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The actress pulled back her long layers into a simple half-up style for an event in Los Angeles, California, in November of the same year. 

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Tiffany And Co. Celebrates Unveiling Of Renovated Beverly Hills Store


Witherspoon looked every bit the Hollywood icon with her hair pulled back into a sleek chignon at an event for Tiffany & Co. in Beverly Hills, California.  

Premiere Of Universal Pictures' \"Sing\" - Arrivals


In late 2016, the star stepped out for the premiere of "Sing" in Los Angeles. She wore her hair in effortless waves with subtle height at the roots. 

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74th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals


For the 2017 Golden Globes, the star stepped out with her hair pulled back into an elegant updo with a bold bang defining the sunny look. 

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2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter - Arrivals


Witherspoon celebrated Hollywood's biggest night in her trademark blonde curls at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in 2017. 

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