Gossip Girl turns 10: Here’s how memorable Gossip Girl stars are rocking their hair

Spotted — Blair, Serena, Jenny, Vanessa and Georgina sporting some gorgeous hairstyles! ?  

Calling all Upper East Siders! We have the biggest news ever: it’s been 10 years since Gossip Girl graced our screens and showed us how Manhattan’s elite really live (how time has flown!).

So to celebrate, we’ve decided to take a quick look back at the memorable hair moments from the show, as well as seeing what hairstyle our favourite cast members are rocking now. Excited? Keep scrolling on scrolling to get all the deets  — XOXO, Mane Girl.

Then and now: How the cast of Gossip Girl are rocking their hair ATM


shot of leighton meester with headband hairstyle on the set of gossip girl
Queen B was rocking headbands, berets and everything in between before it was cool. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Then: headband and polished waves

Blair Waldorf (AKA Leighton Meester) was Manhattan’s very own Upper East Side queen and one of our favourite characters on the show — who can forget her Audrey Hepburn scene? She ruled the steps of the Met with pristine polished waves and a headband, making it the must-have accessory for all wannabe queens.

They say Rome wasn’t built in a day, but good hair can be with the right accessories, isn’t that right, Queen Bee?

hihglighted blonde hair of a smiling woman
Queen B’s added in some blonde highlights into her mane! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Now: blonde highlights and Bardot bangs

Nowadays, Leighton Meester is living on the lighter side of life. She has added blonde highlights into her dark mane, which, when combined with her ’70s waves and Bardot bangs, exude utter cool-girl vibes. #Slay!

close up shot of blake lively with bedhead hairstyle, wearing a purple dress on the set of gossip girl
Spotted: Serena van Der Woodsen with gorgeous bedhead hair. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Then: undone and tousled

Let’s face it, Serena Van Der Wooden‘s (AKA Blake Lively) mane game was always on-point during Gossip Girl. And when Serena waltzed through Grand Central station with her golden, Cali-girl waves, she made a lasting impression.

Yep, she made bedhead hair a thing again and this style is still one of the most coveted looks around. So if you want to look like Manhattan’s most sought after It-girl, you know what to do.

Editor’s tip: Want to get sexy undone waves, too? Recreate the look by spritzing your hair with a sea salt spray, like the TRESemmé perfectly (un)Done Sea Salt Spray, and you’ll give your strands the texture, body and lift they need for that effortless beachy vibe.

blake lyvely looks with messy ponytail of a short hair
Nowadays, Serena is all about romantic looks! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Now: boho and romantic

Known for her iconic waves on-screen, Blake Lively off-screen is still rightfully the queen of tousled hairstyles. Lately, however, she’s going down the boho route with this messy and romantic low ponytail. Ooo la la!

close up shot of taylor momsen with classic curls and a headband on the set of gossip girl
Spotted: Queen J with the crown to match. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Then: classic curls

During the first season of GG, Taylor Momsen (AKA Jenny Humphrey) spent her time idolising Blair (we all did, J!).

As you can tell, she tried to channel Queen Bee vibes with some classic curls, which she aptly paired with a headband. You get an A+ for effort for this hairstyle, Jenny!

close up shot of taylor momsen with grunge wavy hairstyle, wearing sunglasses
Taylor Momsen is loving the ’90s grunge trend! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Now: grunge goddess waves

After good-girl-turned-bad Jenny failed to take down Queen Bee, she swapped Manhattan for Hudson and left the show for good (sobs).

From that point on Taylor focused on her music career and is now the lead singer in her rock band, The Pretty Reckless. Her signature look RN? Grunge goddess waves, which suit her fierce personality to a T.

shot of jessica szhohr with curly hairstyle, leather jacket and jumper on the set of gossip girl
Vanessa’s curlicious hair got everyone talking! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Then: girl next door curls

Brooklyn babe Vanessa Abrams (AKA Jessica Szohr) was an outsider in the show and Dan Humphrey‘s best friend. Her quirky downtown fashion sense and gorgeous curls really set her apart from the rest of the characters on the show.

In the picture above, she’s pulled back her beautiful bouncy coils into a undone, low blogger bun, giving her those covetable girl nextdoor vibes!

close up shot of jessica szohr on the red carpet with sleek a line cut lob hairstyle
Now that’s what we call a sleek hairstyle! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Now: red carpet queen

Jessica Szhor, is that you?! Though she may have played an outsider in the show, she’s certainly ruling the red carpet with this Kim K-worthy sleek hairstyle.

And while we always pine for Jessica’s natural curls, we think her A-line cut just screams high fashion style. #Goals!

Editor’s tip: To give your hair a surreal shimmer and make it frizz-free, apply a few drops of the TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops and just watch as your locks get taken to star-worthy new heights!


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