14 Times Carrie Bradshaw From Sex and the City Was Summer Hair Goals
Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City is undoubtedly an icon — not just for New Yorkers, but for anyone who watched the late-'90s television series. Between her dating antics, her impeccable style moments, and her fierce tribe of other single New York women, what's not to love?
Bradshaw set so many trends over the course of the six seasons that give us endless inspiration in both the fashion and beauty department. (Who could forget about that time she left her apartment on New Year's Eve in her pajamas, heeled white booties, a fur coat, and a sequin beret to meet up with Miranda?) But no matter what outfit Bradshaw wore, her look wouldn't be complete without her signature, big, blond hair. She had so many classic hair moments that are worth noting; she tried it all: the messy bun, the bob, the effortless beach waves.
Ahead, we rounded up all of the moments where Bradshaw was absolute summer hair goals.
When She Let Her Hair Flow Freely, Humidity Be Damned
Bradshaw's loose curls were bold and loud. New York can get pretty hot and humid in the summer, but that didn't matter to her.
When She Rocked the Half-Up-Half-Down Look
Sometimes you just need to get your hair out of your face, and the half-up-half-down hairstyle is a great way to do it.
When She Nailed Effortless Beach Waves
This is the flawless example of what we wished our effortless, salt-water-kissed beach waves looked like.
When She Achieved Next-Level Volume
Just when you thought Bradshaw's hair couldn't get any bigger, she pulled out this voluminous hairstyle — on an airplane, no less.
When She Wore the Classic Messy Bun
We can't think of a more iconic combo: a messy bun and Christian Dior. When your hair just won't cooperate, it's time to break out the messy bun.
When She Embraced the Frizz
There's no doubt that curly hair and frizz often go hand in hand, but Bradshaw didn't let that ruin her day.
When She Switched It Up With Her Straight Hair
Curls may have been her signature look, but Bradshaw wasn't afraid to switch things up with a straight style now and again.
When She Perfected the High Curly Ponytail
We all know that getting a ponytail this perfect — with just the right amount of messiness and bumps in it — is not as easy as it looks.
When She Went With a Bouncy Blowout
Bradshaw definitely just left the salon with this bouncy blowout style, and there's no better feeling than that just-left-the-salon feeling.
When She Made Just-Rolled-Out-of-Bed Hair Look Chic
The tutu, the just-rolled-out-of-bed messy hair — it's all too good.
When She Broke Out the Headband
Don't get us wrong, Bradshaw wasn't Blair Waldorf-level with her headband style, but this easy, pulled-back look is worth noting.
When She Gave the Bob Haircut a Try
Almost everyone gets a bob haircut at least once in their life, and Bradshaw rocked the short style.
When She Gave a Braided Hairstyle a Try
Braids and summer are a match made in heaven. If you need a stylish way to keep your hair off your neck, give Bradshaw's cute milkmaid braid style a try.
When She Accessorized (Probably to Hide the Frizz)
Bradshaw showed us that accessorizing isn't just for your jewelry, or your handbags — it's for your hair, too.