To wish Jessica Alba the happiest of birthdays, we’ve rounded up the ultimate beauty retrospective on the trend-setting actress. Click through our slideshow for a look at her defining beauty moments over the years, from the air-dried waves she wore in Honey, to her jaw-dropping-amazing orange lipstick at the Golden Globes, to her bleached eye brows at the MET gala.
Alba rocked body glitter and doll-like curls at the premiere of her film, Never Been Kissed.
Alba gets into character on the set of Honey with scrunched waves.
The actress matched her eye shadow to her sheer blouse for VH1’s Big in 2002 Awards in December of that year—a trend that popped up again last year.
The next year, Alba went for thick, blunt bangs.
The Latin Grammys require a voluminous blowout, no matter the year.
Alba glowed at the New York premiere of her film Honey.
Alba dabbled in blonde in 2005, here at a Details magazine party in Los Angeles.
But Alba went back to her signature light brown locks soon after.
Alba rocked another smooth blowout at a Golden Globes after party.
Have you noticed Alba’s radiant skin yet? Alba perfected her signature glow at the GLAAD media awards—the perfect balance between bronze and shimmer.
Alba attends a gala in NYC with shiny locks.
We love the blunt fringe Alba wore to a book party for Narcisco Rodriguez In New York
Alba sported blonde locks again, this time at our very own WhoWhatWear book launch party.
Alba takes a wine lip for a test drive in L.A.
Alba gave her locks a makeover in 2011, going for a deep auburn hue.
The actress mastered a half-up/half-down hairstyle at a gala in L.A.
Alba channeled Brigitte Bardot for the L.A. premiere of Spy Kids: All The Time In The World in 3D.
Alba attends a charity event for March of Dimes.
How amazing does Alba look with dark locks? We approve!
The MET ball calls for something special, so Alba complemented her retro locks with a bright red pout.
Alba added a little length to her side pony for the Environmental Media Awards in L.A.
Alba was one of the first celebs to sport a blunt bob—one of the biggest hair trends of this year
Again, Alba is ahead of the trends, sporting a matte orange pout at the Golden Globes.
Long lashes and (extra) length at a Tommy Hilfiger party in L.A.
Alba kept it playful for the Nickelodeon Movie Awards: the ‘90s swoosh, orange nails, and bright liner.
Alba lightened her arches for the MET gala last year—proving how different one can look with a new set of brows.
At another event for our sister site, WhoWhatWear’s Style Awards, Alba mastered the wine lip.
Alba kept it simple and pretty for an event in Los Angeles.
Alba was every bit the host with the most at her Baby2Baby Gala.
One of our favorite understated Alba looks, she did her own makeup for an event in Beverly Hills.
Alba wore the perfect center-parted, low chignon and blue liner at a party for Current/Elliott in L.A.
Alba added a glossy red lip to her side part for the Kenzo show during Paris Fashion Week.
The MTV Movie Awards called for soft, retro curls.