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15 Iconic Hairstyles That Prove Anne Hathaway’s Hair Is as Memorable as Her Roles

Anne Hathaway’s theatrical skills are not her only claim to fame. The actress has earned a reputation throughout her career for having a stunning sense of style. We’d be remiss to not mention her hairstyles. We’ve watched her hair journey for decades. Hathaway’s hair has been in virtually every style and length you can imagine, from pixie cuts to cascading wave.

We’ve compiled 15 of Anne Hathaway’s most iconic hairstyles, complete with expert commentary, and some tips on how you can recreate them yourself. Scroll down to see how her hair is as impressive as all her screen credits.

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French Girl Bangs

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Anne’s tres chic update on her hair was presented at the 2024 Film Independent Spirit Awards. These French girl bangs are not much different from her signature medium-to long chestnut waves. However, they do add a chic touch to her look. They frame her face and have slightly elongated, curled inward strands, which fall just below her eyebrows.

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Sky High Hair

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Hathaway chose a Versace custom dress to pair with her depth-defying hairstyle for the Met Gala in 2023. The style, which featured subtle face-framing and plenty of volume, was a modern take on classic 1960s hair.

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The Devil Wears Prada Inspired Pony

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Hathaway is known for her iconic bangs, which she wore in The Devil Wears Prada. The internet was in a frenzy when Hathaway appeared at the Michael Kors Spring/Summer fashion show 2023 with bangs that were eye-catching and a ponytail undone like Andy Sachs. The film’s popularity has not diminished even after 17 years.

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Waves that Flow Free

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Hathaway, who has worn the same perfectly undone look for years at Cannes Film Festival 2022, leaned on her old faithful. Pags recommends using a lightweight mousse for controlled volume and body to achieve that same elevated, effortless look. She’s a big fan of Color Wow Xtra Large Bombshell Volumizer (26 dollars). We’ve put together a list of the best volumizing products to help you find other options.

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Bumpit Chic

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Remember the iconic Bumpit of the 2000s? Here she is now. We love the poufy inspiration, even though it’s not her. The ultra-thin crown and thin headband create a glamorous and dramatic look. We love it.

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Loose updo

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This casual updo features Anne’s textured and wavy hair. It feels elevated yet effortless. Giannetos recommends DaeHibiscus Wave Spray (28 dollars) as the best prep product. It will give you a similar look and texture, with soft waves. Then, gather your hair loosely and pin it to the back for a non-structured bun. Leave out some of the face-framing hairs.

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Ear Tucked & Tousled

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This sweet style is one of our favorite Hathaway looks. The sleek, tight tuck behind your ears gives this look a refined appeal, while the loose, flowing hair in the back adds an effortless charm.

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Bendy Waves

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Hathaway wore her signature waves again–this time with subtle ombre highlights and a length that reached the collarbone. Pags says that the tousled look can be achieved easily at home with a blow dryer brush such as the T3 AireBrush one-step smoothing and volumizing hair dryer brush ($150).

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Beachy Braid

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Hathaway wore a long braided ponytail that was slightly undone for the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscars Party. This elegant but beachy style can be easily recreated at home. The beachy but elegant style is easy to recreate at home.

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Deep Side-Parted Bob

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Hathaway’s signature red carpet waves are given a new twist with this style. She chose a bob and deep side part for this version. Giannetos recommends using Raw Sugar Endless Hair Glow Oil (10 dollars) to add shine and maintain the effortlessly sleek look. Want to know more?

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Bleach blonde and lived-in locks

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Hathaway wore bleach-blonde hair with a style that felt unmistakably rock-and-roll at the 2013 Met Gala. The look was perfect for the punk exhibit.

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Polished Bixie

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Hathaway’s hair was a 90s inspired bixie style when she won her Oscar in 2013. The style, which is part bob and half pixie is a classic in the regrowth stage of the pixie.

Pags advises that when contemplating a major haircut, you should remember that you are not only committing to your initial desired cut. You also commit to the hair cuts in between as you grow out. She recommends sticking to regular cuts every 8 to 10 weeks in order to maintain the shape of your haircut as you transition into the growing-out phase.

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Close Crop Bangs

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Hathaway’s cropped haircut was more than a style; it felt inspirational. Pags says, “Her cropped cut for Les Miserables was one of my favourite style moments.” “Anyone that can rock a hairstyle as short as this is truly empowered.” It shows young girls and women around the globe that they don’t need to follow what society tells them. “Beauty comes in different forms. Short hair is one.”

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Pixie Perfection

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Anne Hathaway is synonymous with her hair. Her 2012 major chop was for her Oscar-winning role as Fantine in Les Miserables. Giannetos says, “I love the pixie on Anne. This is her favorite look.”

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Low Ponytail with Tousled Hair

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Hathaway wore a tousled hairstyle at the premiere of Get Smart in 2008. Pags recommends using day-old hair, adding dry texture mousse or spray to the roots to achieve this look.

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