This Norwegian-American beauty (both sets of grandparents are originally from Norway) began a
modeling career at the tender age of 15. Her goals for her career (to model and become an actress) led her to New York. She appeared
in several television roles, from daytime dramas like “As the World Turns” to sci-fi, comedic and dramatic series such as “Star
Trek: Voyager”, “Sliders”, “Boy Meets World”, “Just Shoot Me!”, “Pensacola: Wings of Gold” and “Pacific Blue”. However, in spite
of the occasional movie role in her early acting career, it wasn’t until 2003 that she got a breakout role as the latest and
greatest model of Terminator in “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines”.
Kristanna Loken is a truly stunning beauty, and her appeal has been universally acknowledged.
Her naturally blonde hair (usually lightened to a brighter shade of blonde) and her fair skin and pale blue eyes are captivating.
When it comes to her hair, she has been versatile, but seems to keep her length in moderate ranges. (Her shortest looks are on the
long side of short, while the longer looks max out at around 5-6 inches below the shoulder level. Let’s take a look at some
specifics over the last few years.
May 16, 2004
In this photo we see Kristanna with her golden blonde hair styled sleek and straight. We can
see that her natural dark blonde is lightened to the golden blonde level with well-placed highlighting to add depth to the color.
The hair has a very few layers which frame the face in a predominantly blunt cut, and the sleek vertical lines create an elongating
effect tempered by the outward angling of the hair at the edges of the face.
This works well with her oval face’s shape, although it does seems to draw attention to the
less “symmetrical” attributes of her face – her wide-set eyes and the imbalance between the shapes of each half of her upper lip.
(The left half of the upper lip is slightly larger than the right side and has a slightly steeper arc upward from the center of
November 2, 2005
Fast-forward eighteen months and we see a completely different look for Kristanna. This time the
long, sleek tresses are exchanged for movement and volume. The hair is cut in a layered style and curled in large waves to give the
style bounce and maximize the play of light in the color. The color itself is more dramatic with multi-dimensional blonde tones,
all of which are lighter than the hair’s natural shade (as evidenced by the new growth visible at the scalp). The effect is one
of a “summer blonde” and plays well off of her tanned skin.
The shorter, curlier style again works well with Ms. Loken’s oval face, and has the added
benefit of providing enough visual interest to minimize the appearance of width between her eyes and the asymmetry of her mouth.
This is a truly flattering look for her, and is one that is full of energy and vibrancy.
January 4, 2006
Two months have passed and apparently Kristanna has decided to tone down her hair color for the
winter months. This is often a good choice for women who like to go lighter during summer months, since the addition of a
non-lifting color can often improve the feel and appearance of the hair’s condition. The color still has some gentle highlighting
to give it depth, and the softly-swept styling of the up-do is an elegant effect.
Normally, this type of style would exacerbate the appearance of wide-set eyes and the imbalance
of her upper lip, but the use of neutral cosmetic shades creates a softening effect and helps to camouflage slight imperfections
such as these.