Starting her career at a young age—starring in Annie on Broadway—and transitioning into television and film in the 1980s, Sarah Jessica Parker appeared in movies like Footloose, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, and Disney’s Flight of the Navigator. In her early films, she was notorious for her untamed curls and awkward characters.
When television show creator Darren Star had the idea for Sex and the City he wanted Parker onboard and persuaded her to come back to television. Her quirky personality and big curly hair fashioned Parker into the endearing character of Carrie Bradshaw, and the show became a huge success.
Her signature look has always been big, bouncy curls. Occasionally she wears them brushed out into waves using a Mason Pearson brush. For the red carpet, she wears her hair straight and in an updo for an added elegance. Parker usually clings to having maximum volume and texture in her hairstyles. Her hairstylist on Sex and the City Mandy Lyons revealed that she would use multiple curling irons to add various sized curls to develop that textured look. Parker’s infectious laugh and upbeat persona match perfectly with the vivacious personality that has long been associated with voluminous, curly manes.