Reese Witherspoon’s Sneaky Red Carpet Hair Trick


Reese Witherspoon has been on the red carpet a lot over the years, and one thing she has kept constant is her endearing and timeless way of doing her hair. There are many ways she handles this flattering trick, but you can spot her on almost any red carpet. We’re onto your little beauty secret, Reese!

Reese Witherspoon’s best style secret is hiding in plain sight

One of our favorite celebrities to watch on the red carpet is Reese Witherspoon. Her looks are always perfectly put together, which leaves the Legally Blonde actress looking stunning every time. We looked at some of Witherspoon’s past red carpet ensembles and noticed something about the way she often styles her hair.

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Although it might seem like an unintentional accident, it’s actually a sneaky way to enhance your appearance, highlight your best features, and show off your earrings all at the same time. How does Witherspoon achieve this? By exposing at least the lower two-thirds of his ears every red carpet. You might think we’re crazy or just making this up, but we swear it’s a surefire way to instantly boost your appeal.

The classic ear hook

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Whether it’s an updo or a full tuck behind the ears, we’re onto Reese Witherspoon’s secret hair habit. Updos, of course, are a great way to elongate your neck and show off your shoulders if that’s something you’re proud of. In this photo, Witherspoon goes for the full tuck, but just behind her left ear. She leaves the rest of her long bob (or lob, as they call it) framing her face. The effect elongates her neck and gives the camera a perfect shot of her über stylish white hoop earrings.

Accessories sold separately

Close-up of Reese Witherspoon wearing a thin back bandeau and a black and white dress

Accessories, like this thin black headband, also do the trick when it comes to pushing. It doesn’t have to be any particular headband, though we love how this one helps Witherspoon create some extra volume in her hair. Decorative pins have recently become a popular hair accessory on the red carpet thanks to their versatility and beauty. With a gorgeous face like Witherspoon’s, a simple headband can look like a golden tiara.

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Stretch that neck, show those trinkets

Close-up of Reese Witherspoon on a black background in a black top.  She wears dangling earrings and dark red lipstick

Even when Witherspoon wears her hair loose, she has a way of styling it just to show off her luscious earlobes, and it’s always her left side that she highlights. We assume we know which side is his good side!

Reese Witherspoon smiles while wearing a red-orange babydoll top and gold hoop earrings
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Witherspoon doesn’t darken her hair often, but when she does, she always maintains the same hair habits. Don’t fix it if it isn’t broken! We’re honestly so charmed by this subtle little habit; we hope it will never change.


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