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Happy Birthday, Jessica Alba: See Her Best Beauty Looks Throughout The Years

  • Happy Birthday, Jessica Alba: See Her Best Beauty Looks Throughout The Years
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  • March 1999
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    Alba rocked body glitter and doll-like curls at the premiere of her film, Never Been Kissed

  • October 2002
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    Alba gets into character on the set of Honey with scrunched waves.


  • December 2002
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    The actress matched her eye shadow to her sheer blouse for VH1’s Big in 2002 Awards in December of that year—a trend that popped up again last year. 

  • April 2003
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    The next year, Alba went for thick, blunt bangs.

  • September 2003
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    The Latin Grammys require a voluminous blowout, no matter the year.

  • November 2003
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    Alba glowed at the New York premiere of her film Honey

  • April 2005
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    Alba dabbled in blonde in 2005, here at a Details magazine party in Los Angeles.


  • November 2005
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    But Alba went back to her signature light brown locks soon after.

  • January 2006
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    Alba rocked another smooth blowout at a Golden Globes after party.

  • April 2006
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    Have you noticed Alba’s radiant skin yet? Alba perfected her signature glow at the GLAAD media awards—the perfect balance between bronze and shimmer.

  • April 2006
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    Alba attends a gala in NYC with shiny locks. 

  • October 2008
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    We love the blunt fringe Alba wore to a book party for Narcisco Rodriguez In New York

  • Black Dress and blonde bronze makeup/Sept 2009
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    Alba sported blonde locks again, this time at our very own WhoWhatWear book launch party.


  • April 2010
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    Alba takes a wine lip for a test drive in L.A.

  • May 2011
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    Alba gave her locks a makeover in 2011, going for a deep auburn hue.

  • June 2011
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    The actress mastered a half-up/half-down hairstyle at a gala in L.A.

  • July 2011
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    Alba channeled Brigitte Bardot for the L.A. premiere of Spy Kids: All The Time In The World in 3D.

  • December 2011
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    Alba attends a charity event for March of Dimes.


  • January 2012
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    How amazing does Alba look with dark locks? We approve!

  • May 2012
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    The MET ball calls for something special, so Alba complemented her retro locks with a bright red pout. 

  • November 2012
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    Alba added a little length to her side pony for the Environmental Media Awards in L.A.

  • Black Dress Blunt Cut/Dec 2012
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    Alba was one of the first celebs to sport a blunt bob—one of the biggest hair trends of this year

  • January 2013
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    Again, Alba is ahead of the trends, sporting a matte orange pout at the Golden Globes.  

  • February 2013
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    Long lashes and (extra) length at a Tommy Hilfiger party in L.A. 

  • March 2013
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    Alba kept it playful for the Nickelodeon Movie Awards: the ‘90s swoosh, orange nails, and bright liner.

  • May 2013/Met Bleached Brows
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    Alba lightened her arches for the MET gala last year—proving how different one can look with a new set of brows. 

  • White Dress Dark Lip/ October 2013
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    At another event for our sister site, WhoWhatWear’s Style Awards, Alba mastered the wine lip. 

  • Check Dress Berry Lip/October 2013
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    Alba kept it simple and pretty for an event in Los Angeles.

  • Pink Dress/November 2013
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    Alba was every bit the host with the most at her Baby2Baby Gala.


  • February 2014
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    One of our favorite understated Alba looks, she did her own makeup for an event in Beverly Hills.

  • March 2014
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    Alba wore the perfect center-parted, low chignon and blue liner at a party for Current/Elliott in L.A.

  • March 2014
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    Alba added a glossy red lip to her side part for the Kenzo show during Paris Fashion Week. 

  • April 2014
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    The MTV Movie Awards called for soft, retro curls. 

To wish Jessica Alba the happiest of birthdays, we’ve rounded up the ultimate beauty retrospective on the trend-setting actress. Click through our slideshow for a look at her defining beauty moments over the years, from the air-dried waves she wore in Honey, to her jaw-dropping-amazing orange lipstick at the Golden Globes, to her bleached eye brows at the MET gala.

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