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The Hair Evolution of Michelle Williams

For W magazine, by Mia Adorante.

When she made her small screen debut as Jen Lindley on the teen drama Dawson's Creek, actress Michelle Williams played a reformed bad girl, with long, natural blonde hair. As her character evolved, so did her style: throughout the seasons, Lindley's hair became shorty, wavier, and more edgy over all. As Williams’s career grew, and she earned roles in “Brokeback Mountain”, “Blue Valentine” and “My Week with Marilyn,” so did her personal style. In recent years, the actress has boldly sported a pixie cut of varying lengths and shades of blonde. In honor of her birthday, here's a look at how her now signature look evolved.


The budding starlet arrived at the Halloween H20 World Premiere with very natural makeup, and curled, dark blond hair.


Williams accentuated her stunning green eyes with brown eyeliner, highlighted skin and wispy bangs while attending the celebration for the 100th episode of Dawson’s Creek.


Surprise, she's a brunette! While attending the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures 2003 Annual Gala, Williams sported a messy bob with a long fringe.


Williams returned to her blonde roots at the 78th Annual Academy Awards, where she was nominated for best supporting actress.

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