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Julia Roberts: Long Hair


Julia Roberts With Long Blonde Wavy Hair

Julia Fiona Roberts (born October 28, 1967) has stunningly beautiful long hair which is naturally curly.

Although her natural hue is thought to be a medium red, over the years her hair has ranged from light blonde to dark brunette.

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As Julia's career has exploded since headlining the 1990s romantic comedy Pretty Woman, which grossed $464 million worldwide her hair texture and styles have changed dramatically.

By the time Julia won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2001 for her performance in Erin Brokovich there was no sign left of her natural curls or her natural red hair color.

Various polls about Julia's hair texture have shown that fans prefer the actress with stick straight strands over curly ones.

In fact, fans have even indicated they prefer her hair straight when she wears her tresses up.

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It's not that Julia's can't afford to keep her natural ringlets. As of 2010 Robert's net worth was estimated to be around $140 million.

Julia has had access to some of the top notch celebrity hairstylists in the world throughout her career.

It's likely she's worn a wide range of wigs, hair extensions and had an array of chemical treatments applied to her traditional long hair throughout the course of her amazing acting career.

Julia Roberts Hair Color

Even though she's had her hair blonde, brunette and various shades of red, her fans prefer her as a redhead.

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Roberts has been named one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" eleven times, tied with Halle Berry.

The long hair actress she signed with a modeling agency and enrolled in acting classes to get her career off the ground.

She reverted to her original name "Julia Roberts" when she discovered that a "Julie Roberts" was already registered with the Screen Actors Guild.

Julia Roberts With Brunette Updo

Her first television appearance was as a juvenile rape victim in the initial season of the series Crime Story with Dennis Farina, in the episode titled "The Survivor", broadcast on February 13, 1987.

Her first critical success with moviegoers was her performance in the independent film Mystic Pizza in 1988; that same year, she had a role in the fourth season finale of Miami Vice.

The following year, she was featured in Steel Magnolias as a young bride with diabetes and got her first Academy Award nomination (as Best Supporting Actress) for her performance.

Although she didn't win for Steel Magnolias she made the world stand up and take notice.

Changing Up Parts And Fringes

Julia Roberts has altered her part over the years although she tends to alternate between a soft center part or a side part.

Hair experts and fans tend to prefer Julia with a side part rather than a center part.

Julia Roberts With Auburn Long Hair

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Why? The center part makes her square shaped face appear even wide. A side part is more flattering giving the illusion of more chiseled cheeks and a less square shaped face.


Julia has naturally curly hair which probably explains while the superstar is rarely ever seen with any type of bangs.

If she does wear any type of fringe it is usually pulled to one side and incorporated into the rest of the hair.

Whether Julia's natural curls are chemically straightened or temporarily straightened with a blow dryer, flat iron or similar, a fringe with natural curls can be a lot of maintenance.

If her hair is prone to frizzing any type of fringe would be a major risk.

Julia Roberts With Honey Blonde Highlighted Long Hair

How To Steal Julia Roberts Long Hair

Julia's hair is medium to medium thick and usually consists of long layers which are perfect for creating long beautiful waves.

Step 1

Start by rinsing hair completely with lukewarm water. Make sure that all of your strands are wet.

Select a moisturizing shampoo formula like Phytojoba or a formula like Phytocitrus for colored hair.

If your hair is very dry, shampoo with a diluted formula to protect delicate strands.

Step 2

To dilute shampoo mix 1 part of your favorite product in a freshly washed container with 8-10 parts of warm water. Shake until the mixture forms a suds.

Drizzle the suds over the top of your crown and pat into wet strands. Gently drizzle some of the sudsy formula down the length of your strands. Pat carefully.

Julia Roberts With Long Wavy Brunette Hair

Apply only one shampoo application. Rinse well with lukewarm water.

Step 3

Gently squeeze excess water out of the strands. Apply your favorite leave-in conditioner with your fingers.

Match the conditioning product to your hair type, texture and condition.

Work the appropriate rinse-out conditioner into the driest parts of your hair. Leave on for up to five minutes. Separate hair into 2" horizontal sections and detangle from the ends up to the roots with a wide tooth comb or fingers.

Rinse well. Finish with a cool to cold water rinse.

Step 4

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Towel blot your strands to remove excess drips. Apply your favorite detangling product or leave-in conditioning product.

Keep in mind that if you have fine or thin strands, you will want to use a very light detangling spray. For medium to thicker strands, use a heavier conditioning product.

Step 5

Flip your head upside down and apply a volumizing product at the base of the hair shaft and gently work it through to the ends.

Lift your head and split hair into four sections and create an irregular, zigzag middle-front part. This will help to create more height at the crown.

Step 6

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Beginning at the back of your head, blow-dry hair in half-inch pieces using a large round brush.

To create extra volume, hold brush in the hair near the scalp until the hair cools (about five seconds), then move the brush down and through to the ends of the hair.

Step 7

For additional shine apply a flatiron to the hair and finish by working a dime-sized dollop of silicon-based product through hair with your fingers.


Julia Roberts historically wears her naturally curly hair long and lush. Although sometimes she wears her hair bone straight, she tends to wear her hair in loose waves.

She also wears her long strands pulled up in messy buns, updos and similar for formal events but rarely wears any type of obvious fringe.

- Revised Publication Date: 12/21/11

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