Now there’s something to make you feel the pass of time – it’s officially been more than a decade since Gossip Girls aired. The over the top teen sitcom swept the world and we grew to love and hate ice queen Blair Waldorf of Leighton Meesters. Having played the show’s style queen for five years, Leighton has since shown a flawless sense of fashion both on and off set. From glamorous red carpet up-dos to cute braids and ponytails on Gossip Girl, Leighton Meester works a million hairstyles as her character as Blair Waldorf – and in real life too!. Whatever she sports, Leighton is always sure to make a statement. Let’s check out what she has done with her hair right now!
1. Pre-Gossip Girl Era
First, date back to the time before Leighton join the show Gossip Girls.
What many don’t know is that the Gossip Girl star is a natural blonde. Here, she lets her hair free-flowing in the wind and adores it with some mini braid in front. Nothing but “cute” is the word that matches perfectly with this look.
For another time, Meester wore her blonde hair in loose, crimped waves. This hairstyle creates a wonderful combination with her minimal makeup, rose-colored lipstick, and a touch of lilac eye shadow, making her alluring.
2. In the series
It’s safe to say that a dye job changed the course of Leighton Meester’s life. The natural blonde famously changed her hair into brown during her Gossip Girl audition process to fit her character of Blair Waldorf. Now, she’s forever remembered as one of the most iconic brunettes of TV history. Let’s check out some signature looks of Leighton in the series Gossip Girl!
It’s over 10 years after the show first aired, it’s still impossible to think of Meester without imaging her with a headband hairstyle. Whether it was with loose curls or a bun, she would wear it like a charm. We’ve tried to copy those hairstyles and live out our NY princess dreams at some point for sure. So, take that scarf off your closet and wrap it around your head when heading out next.
Wow, Leighton looks like a princess with a voluminous up-do which is accessorized with a sparkling headband. We also love her rosy cheek color and peony lips. All create pure perfection that no one can go ignored.
Cute side braid
This is another cute hairstyle of Blair which we cannot miss. Here Leighton works a beautifully groomed side braid. The actress looks so fresh and energetic with these tresses. Do you want to copy this? The secret to her sleek plait is straighteners then lots of serum.
This swept-back look is ideal for special occasions, and there’s no one better than Blair to provide the perfect example. But even if your evening doesn’t consist of a fashion show or fancy gown, it’s an easy way to transform your look on the fly.
Watch out! This hair can make you envy! Or rather, hair accessory envy alert! We are totally in love with this beautifully ornate gold and jeweled tiara that Leighton wore in the ‘Valley Girls’ episode of Gossip Girl.
3. In real life
Leighton makes yet another hair hit in 2012 with long flowing brunette waves. One more time, we must admit that Leighton has a natural beauty so a minimal make-up is enough for her to be apart from the crowd!
Proving why she’s our beauty icon, Leighton looks princess-like beautiful with her hair swept back and a few strands loose, pairing with a glossy pink pout and subtle smoky eye make-up.
Rich, chestnut brown can be a tricky color to sport because it can add years, but Leighton’s locks look radiant and the hair hue totally adorns her dark brown eyes. No surprise Herbal Essences snapped her up as their Ambassador.
The red carpet is calling! Leighton shows she can work an A-list up-do like a pro at the Primetime Emmy Awards in LA, with a very of-the-moment plaited up-do.
Wow! Leighton Meester looks stunning with her new super-chic blunt-cut bob swept straight back with volume at the roots. That glossy red lip is out-standing, too.
Another time, Leighton Meester scores a hair hit with a new platinum blonde lob. This is such a dramatic change, which is a far cry from her days as Blair Waldorf. And it’s GORGEOUS that we’re going to love it so much. What’s about you?
Thanks to her character, Blair Waldorf, on “Gossip Girl,” Leighton’s made the headband-and-curls combo famous. But she hasn’t always looked that way. She has debuted many beautiful hairstyles and they always flaunt her beauty. Is there one that you want to copy? Done it yourself with hair extensions if you don’t have long hair. Believe us, that will be a memorable experience!