Whether playing the brainless blonde for comedic effect or the too-sharp southern vamp, Jessica
Simpson is considered on of THE hottest stars in Hollywood today. And she’s not just performing, but has been involved with many
projects that have helped to get her face recognized by nearly every demographic in the world. She’s endorsed skin care, cosmetics
and even hairpieces and extensions, in addition to her musical performances, television specials, USO tours and movie career.
And she has quite a face to be recognized for. Ms, Simpson is truly a remarkably beautiful young
woman. With a girl-next-door quality and enough “mischief” in her smile to make sure you never doubt her sex appeal.
Now, let’s take a peek at the way Jessica’s style has changed over the last few years and talk
about the hits and misses of messing with one’s look.
Here we see Jessica with what many consider to be her signature look: a head full of long,
luxurious blonde hair. It is certainly the look with which she became famous. Jessica is fortunate in that she has an oval face
shape – which is the ideal. She also lacks any serious feature flaws or concerns. Her features – eyes, nose, ears, forehead, jaw,
cheeks, mouth and chin – are proportionate and relate well with one another. While her jaw line, chin and mouth are strong features,
and her nose is very straight, these elements are not overly prominent and therefore pose no problems to be compensated for in
selecting a hairstyle.
With the style shown in the photo above – long hair parted slightly off-center and draping in
gentle waves down the side of the face and head – the biggest concern lies in the style making the face look overly long. The long
straight nose and gently-cleft chin creates a vertical line which makes Jessica’s face look slightly longer than it actually is.
Not dramatically so, but enough to be notable.
Ten months later, and we see Jessica still sporting her long blonde tresses, but with a slight
alteration in the styling. This time her hair is worn partially up. The hair appears to have probably been back-combed or ruffed
with a brush to add some volume in the top of the head and along the parietal ridge of the skull. The outer surface of the hair is
then smoothed and the upper portion of the hair is gathered to base of the crown area and the top of the nape area at the back of
the head, likely at the occipital bone.
The style is simple, elegant and imminently flattering. Even more importantly, I encourage you
to look at the difference it makes in the appearance of Jessica’s face. The fullness and volume create a widening effect at the top
of Jessica’s head, which tends to make the whole of the face appear somewhat wider, but not disproportionately so.
Advance the clock forward nine months and we see Jessica with a fairly dramatic change in her
appearance. Gone are the long golden locks, and a sassy playful curly mop-top look emerges. This bob cut features razor texturing
to soften the otherwise hard edges, while the hair is styled with ringlet coils that are clearly defined and arranged to display
them to best effect.
The style features the majority of the volume of the hair at and above and below the cheek level
of the face. This horizontal visual line brings focus to Jessica’s mouth and smile as well as her sparkling eyes.