This month marks the 20th anniversary of Sex and the City, the revolutionary TV series that was the talk of the town during the 90s.
Sex and the City centres around the lives of Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha, a group of 30-something friends who are coming to terms with life, love and everything else in one of the most glamorous cities in the world: New York City. The show is known for its eccentric fashions, exquisite shoes, and sordid sex-capades, but we learnt some valuable lessons relating to our hair from Sex and the City, too.
Embrace your natural hair type
Whether it’s straight or wavy or you’re a blonde, brunette, or redhead, Sex and the City gave us all a hair role model to look up to. (And if Carrie isn’t the poster child for embracing and making the most of your wild curls, no one is!)
Simple is best
As Charlotte Yorke proves, a sleek ponytail paired with a deep berry lip colour is a quick and easy way to look instantly polished.
When in doubt, opt for a side-swept fringe
We’ve long been fans of a good ol’ side-swept fringe, and no one does it better than Samantha.
Curly-haired girls can pull off a bob
If you have curly hair, you may have been (wrngly) convinced that you can’t pull off shorter styles. Carrie Bradshaw showed us that – with the right haircut and expertise – it is possible for curly girls to pull off a bob.
Let it grow
Balayage is a hair trend that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon, and if you take a closer look at past seasons of SATC, I think you’ll spot one of the trends’ pioneers: Carrie Bradshaw herself. Carrie famously let her roots grow out, paving the way for one of today’s hottest hair trends.
A statement colour is a sure-fire way to stand out
If you’re bored of your current style or you feel as though you’re stuck in a rut, take a leaf out of Miranda’s book and opt for a bold statement colour. Whether you choose to go for a fiery copper hue like Miranda’s, or you’re keen to experiment with rainbow colours, now’s the perfect time to play around.
Are you a big Sex and the City fan? Leave a comment below telling us who your favourite character is – and feel free to share some of the top beauty lessons you learnt from the show!