Sarah Jessica Parker's New Haircut Looks Familiar

Rarely a day goes by without someone comparing Sarah Jessica Parker to her famous TV character, Carrie Bradshaw. But besides SJP's lack of failed relationships, sex column, and relentless shoe obsession, there's another more recent difference setting the two apart: bangs. A cryptic photo on the Divorce star's Instagram a few days ago teased a big haircut, and we've been anxiously awaiting her big reveal since. Could it be a bob (but for real this time)? A pixie?

Turns out, it was neither. Today, SJP stepped out with a fresh set of side-swept bangs — a style Bradshaw never once dared try on the show. But for anyone surprised by the change, know that this is a look the actress goes back to time and again... way before celebrities like Emma Watson, Dakota Johnson, and Kerry Washington.

Need proof? Click ahead to check out every time SJP showed the world that you don't have to be Carrie Bradshaw to get banged.

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1982

If you don't remember SJP in Square Pegs or Footloose, you probably don't know that she once had brunette bangs. It's the look that began the star's fringe journey.
Photo: Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage.
1987

By the time she was the most in-demand TV star, SJP went blonde — but made sure to keep her curly layers.
Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic.
1988

Although she rarely straightened her Brigitte Bardot bangs, this look still stands the test of time.
Photo: Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage.
1990

Before launching her career into super-stardom on Sex and the City, the actress maintained her face-framing pieces.
Photo: Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic.
2009

Bradshaw never adopted SJP's fringed hairstyle, but at least two of her other characters did. While playing both Paula in Failure to Launch (2006) and Meryl Morgan of Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009), the actress rocked wispy blond bangs.
Photo: Raymond Hall/GC Images.
2018

SJP might have an extensive bang history, but her latest transformation courtesy of hairstylist Serge Normant might be one of our favorites.
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