If there's one woman who has inspired more than her fair share of hair envy, it's Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City. Her wild, curly tendrils have been mimicked time and time again, making her mane one of the most iconic ones out there. And since Sarah Jessica Parker , who brought Carrie to life on the small screen, is celebrating her birthday, what better time to look back at the show's best beauty moments?
Even in the earlier seasons it's plain to see that Carrie's voluminous, curly hair was a character of its own.
While we love Carrie's hair all wild and free, it looks polished and pretty pulled back into a half-updo here in season one.
A subtle smoky eye, nude lips, and a bombshell blowout make for a more overtly sexy look for Carrie.
Carrie tries a bouncy bob in season five, but her signature curls remain intact.
Carrie opts for a flat iron, a pink bandanna, and glossy, rose-hued lips during brunch with the ladies.
While in Paris in season six, Carrie tucks her curls under a cap, allowing her sexy smoky eye to shine.
Always the trendsetter, Carrie wore increasingly popular balayage highlights before they were popular.
Here in the series finale, a head full of curls and a neutral makeup palette make for a delicate, feminine look.
When we meet up with Carrie at the start of the first Sex and the City movie, her bright blond hair and buxom curls make their return.
While out with the girls, she sweeps her hair into an oversize bun, which she pairs with bold brows and a subtle cat eye.
Carrie wasn't shy with the teasing comb to create this oversize (but incredibly chic) half-updo for the film.
"I put a bird on my head!" Carrie goes for a sophisticated and sleek bridal beauty look with a slick updo and a pop of red on her lips.
After her breakup with Big, Carrie proclaims that her "head is in the witness protection program" and gives life as a brunette a try.
Throwback! We get a peek at what Carrie looked like when she first landed in New York in the '80s, and her hair was bigger than ever.
Whether she's hailing a cab or headed to cocktails, Carrie always looks primped and flawless.