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Who's the most perfect person in the entire world? Who's got the smile that lights up for miles? Well, if you're a true GOOPer, that's Gwyneth Paltrow (cue cartoon theme song here). But wait, aren't we forgetting something? Oh, yes, the hair. Oh, the hair! Even the most die-hard brunettes would kill for a day in Paltrow's golden locks. So, because it's her birthday (and we like to treat people on their birthdays), we're taking a few hours off to indulge in a throwback reminiscing session focused exclusively on this mega-star's best looks.
One thing we've learned so far? While we generally think of Winona and Alicia as the queens of the '90s, Gwynnie has her place. She's maintained relevancy not only through acting but through her website, GOOP, so it's easy to forget she was once wearing plaids and dating Brad Pitt just like the rest of us (well, the plaids, at least). While she's graduated to a sleek, modern style nowadays, we'll always have a soft spot for the razor-sharp ends and, yes, even the old-school pixie cut. Forgive us if we show up at the office tomorrow with highlights, layers, and an asymmetrical bob.