I'm not sure what that says about me, nor do I really care. It's a show that brings me joy, and I can watch the series over and over and over again without tiring of it. Because I have the entire series on DVD, every episode has gotten plenty of play, and I've built up an encyclopedic knowledge of the show. Whenever I catch a random episode of SATC on TV, it's generally easy for me to tell right away which season it's from, and not only because I've seen every episode maybe 40 times.
Rather, Carrie's hair is different and distinct in each season. Charlotte and Samantha's hair stay basically the same the entire series. Miranda's red hair grows gradually less But throughout all six seasons, Carrie reps some very different looks, and I'm here to rank them, based purely and entirely on personal bias and preference.
Feel free to fight me in the comments! Nothing looks particularly bad on her, but the super-long, flat-ironed-to-death hair and weird, wispy side bang just isn't very Carrie. Carrie is at her best when curly. Plus, as a curly haired girl myself, I'm more than a little biased. Carrie's Flapper-esque Curls Season 5 Season Five was a sort of strange and sad season for the show, and Carrie's hair was just It's the season where Carrie spends the most time alone and wonders whether a certain French-fry-themed column might cost her her newspaper job , and because of SJP's real-life pregnancy, the season itself was rushed and truncated.
I love a good short, curly 'do, but this one's just too coifed, too on-the-nose for the woman who spent literally half of an episode popping a zit in the bathroom of an Amtrak.
Carrie's Polished, Choppy Bob Season 4 As the seasons progress, Carrie's wardrobe gradually grew more refined and editorial-looking. There were less crop tops and jorts, and more gowns and glamour. I love all the clothes from the entire show, but when Carrie's hair gets too polished-looking, it throws me off. Though season four did give us " I'm drunk at Vogue! God, it's so perfect. Season three is such a wild ride. It kicks off with Carrie dating a politician who harbors a secret golden-shower desire and ends with one of my favorite moments of the show: Don't worry, they have a very lovely life.
Carrie's Big, Huge Frizzy Curls Season 1 I've been adamant about my passion for big, frizzy curly hair for a while now, and my opinion hasn't changed. For a curly girl like myself growing up in a sea of flat-ironed basics, seeing Carrie's untamed curls was seriously inspiring to my teenage self and honestly still is.
While it isn't the most "chic" look, Carrie's signature season-one curls will always hold a special place in my wild, unstyled heart. Carrie dates the new Yankee, Charlotte chills with a bunch of cool lesbians for a while, Samantha throws a melon through a window, and Miranda has a lazy ovary. Oh, and there's a Donald Trump cameo in case you forgot he's always definitely been a very serious politician and not just a wealthy, attention-needy megalomaniac.
The season ends with one of the series' most iconic moments, as Carrie tells Mr. Big, "Your girl is lovely, Hubbell. They never do, do they? Carrie's hair throughout this season is perfection. It's messy, tangled, and just like Carrie, Miley and myself, it can't be tamed.
First, we deal with the Berger whirlwind. Before the series meets its own deus ex-boyfriend machina with Mr. Big, her Paris looks are potentially the best of the entire series. Season six has ballgowns, formal gloves, and the return of her signature tulle skirt. In Paris, Carrie kills it, and her hair's on poin,t too.
The curls are big, the layers frame her face perfectly, the color is rich, and everything just works. It's a gorgeous look, and a fitting end to this visual feast of a television show.
Which is clearly a LOT. What's your favorite look from the show? Are you a Carrie, a Miranda, a Samantha, or a Charlotte?