Sarah Jessica Parker attempts massive Southern hair: does she pull it off?


The fashion and style sites are making a big deal about this “new trend” – big, Southern hair. It’s a trend I embrace on women like Reese Witherspoon and my mother. It just works on Southern ladies. On non-Southern ladies, it’s kind of a disaster. Take Sarah Jessica Parker, who in these photos is arriving for a benefit for The Robin Hood Foundation (an excellent foundation). SJP decided to wear this lovely purple dress (I’m assuming that it’s Halston, since SJP is the creative director there), and she styled herself with this massive Dynasty hair. I think… um… odd.


Gisele Bundchen was at the fundraiser too – she wore this equally odd, half-sheer dress. You put this on a woman with a slightly larger bust, and she would look tacky and trashy. On Gisele, it kind of works. I hate when her hair is slicked back, though. She looks like a Disney villainess.



And here’s Mariska Hargitay, phoning it in, style-wise. She looks okay, but it’s nothing ground-breaking.


Photos courtesy of Fame.

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  1. someone says:

    I really love the dress on her, but shes too petite to wear the big hair.

  2. the_blonde_one says:

    does it work: in a word- hellno.
    the seven inch roots (which coincidentally are the exact length of the lifted hair) make it look like something I pull out of my shower drain

  3. embertine says:

    Er, that would be a no, but it’s awesome that she tried. I would look similarly awful with it but that doesn’t stop me wanting to reach for the hairspray.

    The purple dress, OTOH, is gorge.

    P.S. Gisele IS a Disney supervillain, didn’t you know?

  4. Jillian says:

    The look was better on Cheryl Cole.

  5. gloaming says:

    I don’t think she can pull it off but she gave me a much needed laugh.

  6. Blue says:

    Love the dress, hate the hair. Like Gisele’s dress too, but she looks like such a bitch in every pic I see of her.

  7. wtf? says:

    yes before there were weaves there was backcombing, but this unique combo is a FAIL ….the dress however and the colour, love it.

  8. WhiteNoise says:

    I like SJP’s dress but the hair is kind of unfinished looking, like it was done in a hurry. No.

    Gisele as usual looks amazing.

  9. esblondie says:

    SJP does no wrong in my book.

  10. tapioca says:

    The only way Gisele could look more perfectly “Gisele” is if she were holding a stole made from the fur of 101 dalmatian puppies. SJP is simply fabulous. Awful, but fabulous!

  11. jinni says:

    #5 I was just about to bring up Cheryl. Maybe this is the new style for the summer “70′s country singer/ grand ole opry hair and bright colors”.

    That aside, SJP has a nice little figure and looks like her arms aren’t so gristled. I wonder if she was also using that Tracy Anderson chick that Madonna used to workout with because SJP arms were looking crazy for a while.

  12. Nanea says:

    SJP’s hair – nice try but major fail. I really like her dress though.

    Gisele looking smug and entitled, as usual, and the lipstick is awful. Nice dress.

    Mariska? Has she done anything to her lips lately? She should have done something with her hair.

  13. LittleFATMe says:

    I love and adore Mariska Hargitay with a passion that BURNS!!!! My wife would be so sad it she knew the ways I love that woman, anywho – I would rather they all phone it in like Mariska than do the tragic hair and dress that those other two pulled!

  14. ladybert62 says:

    EEEK!!!! That hair does not work on her – the dress is lovely – the hair is not.

  15. Splat says:

    That big hair on SJP looks horrid! Christ, you’d think someone ran up to her with a blow dryer and a can of hairspray.

  16. cz says:

    Does everyone only wear Louboutin heels these days?

  17. the original bellaluna says:

    In a word: NO. Her face/teeth are too long (horsey) for 6 inch tall hair. Thank God she’s not smiling in these pix; it would just be too much. *shudders* But I do like the dress.

    @ Kaiser – Mariska is probably too busy taking care of her new baby to give a damn about her make-up, hair, and what the baby will spit up on right before she walks out the door (aka her outfit). Yeah, I love her! :D

  18. maggiegrace says:

    SJP’s dress was just gorgeous, but that woman should know by now that she has a certain type of facial structure and it shouldn’t be difficult to find a hair style that complements it and then stick with that. She seldom seem able to do that.

  19. Hautie says:

    I am more disturbed by this overwhelming trend of big black roots, than anything else.


    Sarah’s hair would have worked had only a talented stylist, did it properly.

    That is a half ass job of back combing and comb out. Even with the tragic roots she insist’s on keeping. Had the comb out been properly completed, the hair would have been great.

    And that purple dress is fabulous.

  20. lucy2 says:

    Love the dress, HATE the hair. It looks so gross, like a gallon of Aquanet was used!
    Mariska is so pretty. Gisele does look evil.

  21. brin says:

    No….it’s too big and helmet-like.

  22. really says:

    looks more like ole Jess had electric shock, trying to safe plug the house!

  23. Mia says:

    That Dallas do’ didn’t work on Cheryl Cole & it doesn’t work on SJP.

  24. TXCinderella says:

    In the episode where Carrie tells Aiden that she cheated with Big, she has big hair with a headband on and it looks really cute. If she didn’t have those dark roots, it would look alot better.

  25. lolas says:

    What I want to know is who is the woman in the background in the tshirt and skirt of feathers and what was she thinking??

  26. sapphire says:

    Ugh! This is not the way big hair should look. SJP (and Drew, Goop, Anniston and all other blonde wanna be’s) do your roots before you back comb!

  27. Tiffany says:

    It reminds me of the 90′s.
    Louboutins are wonderful and make you feel extremely sexy. I wore some on Mother’s day. Don’t discount the power until you have tried them!
    It just hit me! She looks like she is getting a root touch-up at the salon! This dark ring that’s all stand up crazy, with the blond hanging down. Hilarious! The hair dye in progress look.

  28. Danny says:


    She drove over with the top down.

  29. Rita says:

    Sarah “achieved” the big hair but what was the point. Looks terrible. Gisele looks like she could use a good “shanking”.

    @LittleFatMe-I’m looking for you. See my comment 57 on yesterday’s Silverstone Thread.

  30. filthycute says:

    Mariska is so strikingly gorgeous, it doesn’t matter what she wears.

  31. Minx2 says:

    SJP’s hair made me think of Bridget Jones minibreak hair at the moment she arrived in the hotel (sans Grace Kelly scarf) and bumped into Darcy. Still makes me laugh out loud :)

  32. Myra says:

    The big hair didn’t work on Reese Witherspoon either. It kind of needs to stop being a trend.

  33. Str8shooter says:

    My Little Pony got herself a larger mane!!!

    Yep. Still FUG.

  34. Slim Charles says:

    She looks fabulous, if she’s going for a Harper Valley PTA look.

  35. truetalk says:

    GOD NO! what’s with d alien heroine hairdo?!

  36. Newbie says:

    I pretty much hate everything about SJP’s entire look here. Her hair is ridiculous and I don’t like the dress, which looks like a tank top with an ego. And she’s getting to the point where she needs to cool it with the exercise. Her arms look scary.
    I like Giselle’s look, though. You’re right in saying that if her boobs were huge it would look trashy. She looks rather elegant in it.

  37. Hakura says:

    @Someone – I’m with you on this one… A petite woman can very easily be overpowered by the big hair. (This looks like something that belongs in a beauty pageant in Texas or Georgia…)

  38. mia girl says:

    agree with @embertine and others… Giselle is a Disney villain.

    Proof – Tom Brady is under some sort of evil spell to make him look like a Giselle’s ass-kissing dork. Did anybody see him at the Kentucky Derby? UGG

  39. AENFLEX says:

    yes because it makes her giant head look smaller

  40. Kim says:

    That hair works on no one. Its a Dynasty/1980′s flashback – not a good look on anyone.

  41. You don't say says:

    Texas big hair on a small NYC girl just does not work.

  42. Ally says:

    I’m sure there’s a big hole in the ozone layer, right above her bathroom.

  43. pixiegirl says:

    Does anyone else think she looks like and extra from Telenovela? Anyone?

  44. Aqua says:

    Some things from the past just need to stay there.Big hair is one of them.Her hair is bigger than her whole head.

  45. DiaBLa says:

    Fire that Hairdresser…….

  46. MarySue says:

    As we say in the South: The higher the hair, the closer to God. LOL.
    I like the dress that SJP is wearing, but the hairstyle is fug.

  47. TeeTee says:

    the looks on her face tells it all–

    she looks like a freightened poodle, afraid to take another step.

    guess she’s entitled though.

    don’t care for Gisele and never will

  48. dr.bombay says:

    I’m not against big hair, but something is off with her big ‘do. can’t put my finger on it…

  49. Anon says:

    SJP is not ugly. But this hair is a horror. Gisele is a supermodel and it all looks good. And Mariska? Ah! Mariska is a goddess. Her face is beautiful, she photographs very well and I love her body curvy and feminine. She is a woman truly beautiful.

  50. Bill Hicks is God says:

    I grieve for that can of hairspray. To have to go out like that…

  51. Ol cranky says:

    teased hair like that is a no no as big as that five-head she’s sportin’

  52. Solveig says:

    I love Gisele’s dress, and the way she is styled too, especially that shade of lipstick.
    SJP’s hair is a mess, but at least it softens her strong features and makes the whole face less horse-y.

  53. Ruffian9 says:

    What in the GD hell is going on here?

    Um…no, she emphatically does not pull it off.

  54. wunderkindt says:

    That is one big ugly heavily sprayed comb-back with all the dark roots showing! NASTY

  55. Kloops says:

    Make it stop. This is NOT becoming a trend, so help me god.

  56. Brandy says:

    Call me crazy, but I kinda like it. But then, I do love me some big ol’ hair :) What I don’t like is the slicked-back bun on Gisele. This look was very “in” when I lived up in NY and I’d like to burn all of the pictures of me sporting it.

    As a side note, it’s interesting that Sarah is consistantly derided for being “horse faced”, looking like a “witch”, or most absurdly, being the “unsexiest woman alive”. But Gisele, whom I’ve never thought was anything special (at least, facially), is widely regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful women. I don’t get it.

  57. She looks like an anorexic bag lady who picked whatever she could find out of a dumpster and put it on.

  58. original kate says:

    when your hair is bigger than your head it’s too big. but i love SJP’s dress and i appreciate the fact that she takes fashion risks.

  59. The Bobster says:

    To quote Peter Griffin,”She has a face like a foot.” Now it looks like a hairy foot.

  60. Ari says:

    SJP looks crazy. Gisele’s smug face makes me want to punch her so it overrides anything else. I have no idea who that last lady is.

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