Jennifer Lawrence covers Elle with huge hair: gorgeous or uninspired & meh?

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence covers the December issue of Elle to promote The Silver Linings Playbook, otherwise known as pushy Harvey Weinstein’s great hope for an Oscar threepeat for Best Picture. Poor Jennifer — she’s going to be on the red carpet wearing Marchesa for this movie soon, isn’t she? In comparison to such an impending disaster, this Elle shoot is absolutely marvelous. It’s certainly better than Vogue UK’s recent parade of bad sweaters, “that wallpaper,” and awful winged bangs. If you’ll notice, this shoot is very heavy on the bangs too, but at least the bangs don’t have wings here.

Speaking of Jennifer’s hair, doesn’t it seem like she’s suddenly sprouted some super thick hair? Not too long ago, her hair was looking quite dry, brittle, and thin, but now it’s lush, thick, and positively lustrous. Methinks she might have enlisted the help of extensions, which is not really a huge deal since most of Hollywood augments their natural locks. Now that her hair has some body, it matches JLaw’s actual body that never quits. The styling for this shoot is rather hit and miss with some genuinely lovely shots (particularly the black and white and water-related pictures) as well as some harshly-styled looks like the cover. Here are a few of the better shots.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Here’s a weird thing too. This dress is a repeat of the one JLaw wore on the Vogue UK cover, but the makeup is different in this shoot. Lazy oversight on the duplicate dress?

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Photos courtesy of Elle

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  1. David99 says:

    She is very pretty.

  2. Aria says:

    The World needs more Jennifer and less Kristen.

  3. says:

    It certainly looks dry and brittle on the cover, just fuller.

    She’s gorgeous and talented but I have that they gave her Housewife of Beverly Hill hair.

  4. Marianne says:

    I love the pictures!

  5. marie says:

    I think she looks really good in these pictures, and the bangs don’t bother me.

  6. Nanz says:

    I like her. She’s talented, unconventionally pretty, and funny. Seems like she’s pretty well-adjusted despite her overnight rise to fame.

    • Melissa says:

      Yes, a blonde, blue-eyed white girl. So unconventional.

      • A says:

        @Melissa. I agree. I think she is pretty, but pretty in a a farmer girl or Midwestern sorority girl way. Hardly unconventional, in my eyes. When I think of unconventional beauties, I think of a young Sandra Oh, Rooney Mara, Tilda Swinton, etc.

  7. Ang says:

    Lord she is so ugly..

    • jane says:

      I honestly can’t stand people like you. Are you blind? What do you look like?

    • someone says:

      while everyone has a right to an opinion, you said it rather rudely. i personally think she’s gorgeous and that pictures do not do her the slightest bit of justice. as weird as it sounds she’s so much prettier when she’s in motion (doing interviews, acting)

    • bondbabe says:

      As is your vociferous bluntness.

    • Diana says:

      I wonder if this comment would raise such outrage if it would have been on a K-screw thread….

  8. serena says:

    I swear this girl really doesn’t bring it in photoshoots.

  9. T.C. says:

    No way that’s all her hair. They added extensions to give her thicker and longer hair. The photoshoot is nice though.

  10. Micki says:

    Honestly I don’t like her hair.
    She looks as if she took the wrong volume shampoo.

  11. liz says:

    lovely cover shoot, she looks great in these.

  12. judyjudy says:

    Funny…her header picture looks like a freshly f’d version of the Taylor Swift header picture. Seeing them next to one another made me laugh!

  13. Walice says:

    Uh Oh, my hair is back in style (LOL) She looks like Swifty

    Jennifer Lawrence is just gorgeous, dosn’t Hollywood realise that we(the rest of the continent) – love blonde stars with some talent & class.

    Without changing EVERYONE – my favorite at the moment is Sofia Vergara, she is funny and smart and very sexy with XXlong hair….

  14. ds says:

    She looks beautiful… reminds me a lot of my sister, same body type and hair. I really like her, from all the upcoming actresses- performs with a strange force, and looks natural.

  15. jinni says:

    I’ve only seen her in X-men: First Class and she wasn’t that amazing, so I really don’t get why everyone is hyping her up. So, just based on looks she’s rather boring, generic, and I don’t see what’s so unconventional about her looks. Is it because she has a bit more meat on her bones than other actresses? If so, give her time, she’ll drop the weight and get blonder the longer she’s in this business. It happens to the best of them (ex. Kate Winslet).

    • MJ says:

      Watch Winter’s Bone and you’ll understand.

    • Kate says:

      I don’t think any of the actors look that amazing in X Men. She was extraordinary in Winter’s Bone, though.

      She’s also made some sharp and to the point comments about how Hollywood operates. Namely, that she had to pose for a men’s magazine wearing pretty well nothing, because after her Oscar nom for WB she was only getting grunge girl part offers, and she said men run Hollywood, they don’t look beyond the obvious, and posing with her boobs in shot was the only way those men would realise she was actually capable of femininity, too. Her honesty about how that worked, rather than wittering on about how it was empowering blah blah blah, really made me like her. She clearly didn’t like that she’d needed to, but was upfront about her motives… and that it worked. I liked her for that.

      • jinni says:

        I can respect her for being upfront about the machinations behind Hollywood. Maybe I’ll get a chance to see Winter’s bone and come around to the fan girl side.

      • Kate says:

        Yeah, if I’d seen her in X Men only I wouldn’t get the fuss, either. I really, really recommend Winter’s Bone though. And it’s nice she has a more original voice at this stage in her career – though who knows if it will survive the industry. Kate Winslet’s certainly didn’t.

  16. gogoGorilla says:

    I think she is a very pretty girl, but IMO she is not particularly photogenic, especially from a full frontal angle (well, that sounds more exciting than I mean it, LOL). I don’t get the love for these mag shoots where you don’t know who the person is without the caption.

    The only picture that even slightly resembles her is the very last one, and she looks gorgeous there. Her profile is very striking–she needs to learn to work those angles.

  17. The Original Genevieve says:

    I think this shoot is 1,000 % better than the surprisingly low-rent Vogue UK shoot. Still trying to figure out what that wretched wallpaper was all about.

    Yeah, JLaw def has extensions, like 99% of the rest of female Hollywood. That’s a pure shame. I, too, fell prey to the lure of extensions several years ago when I was going through some medication-induced hair loss. MAN, do I ever wish I hadn’t gone there. Bald patches everywhere from the ext’s pulling my hair out!! It has taken me a year and a 1/2 to grow my hair back to its normal thickness. Ultra-long hair no longer = beauty to me. I’m just delighted and grateful to have my own back!

    JLaw has always had a sick body….she really doesn’t need the sick hair, too. How is it NOT noticeable when someone’s hair volume quadruples overnight? Lol. The older I get, the better natural becomes 😀

    • gogoGorilla says:

      I really think those are full wigs, not extensions. Just way too different from her regular hair.

    • T.C. says:

      Saw pap pics of Jennifer Lawrence filming Hunger Games sequel and her hair was back to normal without extensions. So looks like they added the extensions just for the photoshoot. Which is so lazy. They should have just spent extra time styling her natural hair. They add fake hair to all these photoshoots them photoshop to hell the actresses face and body. It’s ridiculous.

      • The Original Genevieve says:

        Well, lets hope gogoG’s right and it’s a wig. Now that I really look at it, it probably is…no discernible part line.

        She is SO fresh and pretty, glad to hear she’s gone back to normal for HGII.

  18. Quinn says:

    Ugh. I am SOOOO over the open-mouth, wet, pornish pictures that every freaking star manages to get lured into. It lowers my IQ about fifty points every time I see one, and I am disappointed that Jennifer Lawrence has continued to “go there” with her recent shoots. Boring, predictable and pathetic.

  19. cynicalsmirk says:

    Looks better than usual, even with the overdone hair.

  20. Linda says:

    I love her so much but all these photo shoots aren’t creative anymore. And it’s not just her but most other starlets too, everything is with an open mouth trying to look seductive. Would it be so bad if they smiled in a photo shoot?

    • I Choose Me says:

      My sentiments as well. Though I’m not fully on board the Jen Law love train, I like her face. I like how it animates, I like that she’s not conventionally pretty but this photo shoot does not do her justice!

  21. Mew says:

    It must be her styling that sucks. Basically she has it all – nice features, great skin etc. but all her shoots are just totally meh.

  22. Rachel says:

    When was this photo shoot done? Hasn’t she been shooting Catching Fire for the last several months. Is she wearing a wig or dying her hair for the role?? If she dyed her hair, maybe this is a wig? And if she dyed her hair for The Hunger Games then bleached it afterward, that would certainly explain the dry, brittle look you commented on.

  23. Ellie66 says:

    Wow she is beautiful!! And a great actress! I like her 🙂

  24. HotPockets says:

    About Jennifer Lawrence’s hair being fake, it’s not even just Hollywood that has a fake hair problem, literally half the women I know have fake hair. Everyone has a weave or extensions, it’s so so common. I was getting my hair cut the other day, mind you, I have real hair and this woman next to me says, ” I don’t know why all these girls insist on having fake, long hair,” while staring at me. I knew she was directing her comment at me, but the funny thing was is that I don’t. Everyone just assumes you do, fake hair is the new fake boobs

    • Happy21 says:

      High maintenance is where its at it seems.

      I see all of these girls/women who have fake tans, fake hair, fake nails, fake tits, fake lashes and so much make up on it probably takes them 1/2 hour to wash it off and it really bothers me. Where is the natural beauty anymore? I’m glad I’m not single because I wouldn’t want to compete with these new ‘hotties’.

      That being said, Jennifer in this photoshoot probably looks better than I have ever seen her. Her hair always has a little bit of a problem so this is a big change. Gorgeous!

    • Sweet Dee says:

      This is why I love CO. It really is a very authentic demographic. People work with what they have and very, very few waste their money on vanity.

      “You’re going to spend HOW MUCH on fake hair?! Are you outside your mind?!”

      “Sooo…you’re going to have someone slice into your body for bigger tits? You nuts?”

      “Lipo? Just go to the gym or go outside…”

      The downside is that a lot of CO ladies will mean-girl the women with fake duck lips and obscenely large boobs for being so fake and lazy. You take the good with the bad. Fake-looking people are rarer here so you don’t see it much.

      • HotPockets says:

        Hey Sweet Dea, I live in Colorado too! Ha! I work and live in Cherry Creek, so I have to say that vanity is alive and well in this part of the state, not to mention fake hair.

        The thing is that even here in CO, a lot of chicks sport fake hair, you just can’t tell because it looks that good.

  25. Kosmos says:

    Looks GREAT….I love big hair anyway….it’s just a different look they are giving her for the shoot.

  26. Jules says:

    Jennifer looks gorgeous…very sexy shoot. As far as Jennifer’s hair is concerned, well, it’s always looked lovely to me, and in these photos, it’s crazy beautiful…as is her body (HOLY SHIT)girl has an amazing figure. I’m really looking forward to Silver Linings Playbook, the reviews have been fantastic especially regarding Jennifer’s performance. It does indeed look as though Lawrence will be nominated for Best Actress (pretty cool after having just been nominated only two years ago!). I love awards season!.

  27. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    She’s a pretty girl, but isn’t a good model. And I HATE that cover shot.

  28. meh says:

    Why is she always styled so 70s in all her shoots? Big hair, feathered hair, retro-looking clothes…I don’t get it?

  29. Tuxedo Cat says:

    I think she looks beautiful. Right now I’m listening to the Hunger Games audio books while I do my work, and am really enjoying them.

    I haven’t seen the movie yet, but looked at the photos of the stars before I started listening.