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Julia Roberts's Beauty Team On Her Blonde Hair and Oscars Look

Mar/03/2014 at 05:11 PM ET

Julia Roberts Oscars hair Steve Granitz/Wireimage

No, you didn’t need to adjust your screens; yes, Julia Roberts was blonde at the Oscars. Her longtime stylist Serge Normant says she didn’t make the change for any big reason — she just felt it was time. “We had planned to go lighter. She has been blonde before,” Normant tells PEOPLE. “We love the ombré feel but we just went for a really light color. It still has a little gold and dimension, but not as definite as dark roots and light ends. We didn’t want it to be one color, but [there's] less of a contrast.”

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And the new do even affected how makeup artist Genevieve Herr did Roberts’s makeup that evening. Though Roberts asked for a “beautiful eye,” Herr kept things light because of the “beautiful blonde color” of Roberts’s hair, she says. “I took that into consideration. For the eyes, black would be a little bit too much for blonde hair, so that’s why I decided to use brown, to make it look softer.”

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Whoopi Goldberg Swipes Julia Roberts's Golden Globes Collared Shirt Style at the Oscars

Mar/02/2014 at 11:08 PM ET

Whoopi Goldberg Oscars, Julia Roberts Golden GlobesKevin Winter/Getty; Jason Merritt/Getty

Do we have our first fashion faceoff of the Oscars? Well, not quite, but it’s pretty close. It looks like Whoopi Goldberg drew some inspiration for her Oscars look — a white collared shirt underneath a strapless black dress — from Julia Roberts’s polarizing ensemble at the Golden Globes. Read More

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Julia Roberts Goes Blonde

Feb/24/2014 at 03:20 PM ET

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America’s most famous redhead is now a blonde! A week before the Oscars, Julia Roberts has debuted a brand new, much blonder do.

After a super-glam (and super-buzzy) red carpet run in January with her famous auburn locks in full force, the star had been lying low in the weeks following the death of her sister Nancy Motes. But she resurfaced in L.A. looking nearly unrecognizable in an all-black ensemble and much lighter, strawberry-blonde hair pulled into a ponytail.

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Roberts has lightened up her locks before — she’s been almost golden in ads for Lancôme — but we can’t remember the last time she went this light for a non-work-related reason. She’s been really pushing the style envelope so far in 2014, so we’re excited to see what her new bright blonde shade means for her Oscars gown.

What do you think of her new hue? Do you love her blonde or are you red through-and-through? Tell us in the comments!

–Alex Apatoff

Julia Roberts's Jumpsuit and More Surprising Looks From the SAG Awards

Jan/18/2014 at 08:48 PM ET

Julia Roberts, Michelle Dockery, Ariel Winter, SAG Awards 2014AP; Wireimage(2)

Kerry Washington’s crop top wasn’t the only surprise fashion moment on the SAG Awards red carpet Saturday night. Julia Roberts, Michelle Dockery and Ariel Winter’s head-turning style statements also have editors buzzing in the PEOPLE newsroom. Read More

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Throwback Thursday, Awards Edition: Oscar Nominees' Most Memorable SAG Looks

Jan/16/2014 at 05:53 PM ET

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In honor of Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards and our favorite holiday, Throwback Thursday, we remember some of our favorite moments from the SAGs red carpets of years past.
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Julia Roberts's Golden Globes Dress: We're Taking Sides

Jan/12/2014 at 09:08 PM ET

Julia Roberts Golden Globes 2014Jason Merritt/Getty

The stars gave us plenty to talk about on the red carpet at Sunday night’s Golden Globes, but there were a few that had us completely divided. And what fun would it be if we didn’t have some spirited debate about the fashion? Julia Roberts had us (and PEOPLE Red Carpet Instagram followers) buzzing the loudest when she stepped out of the limo in Dolce & Gabbana — so we decided to take sides.

PRO: Whitney Little, Associate Producer: My first thought upon seeing Julia step onto the red carpet: “Oh no.” Then I watched as she did her red carpet interviews, and she worked some sort of voodoo magic on me because now I am obsessed with this entire outfit. Hear me out, OK?

Jessica Alba demonstrated how to appropriately rock a white button-up shirt on the red carpet, but nobody ever expected to see it at one of the biggest awards shows of the year. Plus, the black dress perfectly hugged her curves, the sparkly belt added a touch of glam to the ensemble and I personally think the white button-up adds an element of surprise to what could have potentially been a snoozy choice.

Could anyone else have rocked this look? Probably not. But we’re not talking about just anyone — we’re talking about one of the classiest actresses of our time, and if she wants to wear a button-down on the red carpet then I’ll absolutely love it. Thanks for keeping us on our toes, Julia.

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CON: Alex Apatoff, Style News Editor: I was in a sorority, so I am going to adhere to a strict “PRO-CON-PRO” policy here, in which I am going to sandwich my criticism in compliments to cushion the blow. So let’s start with something nice: Her whole head looks great — fabulous hair and pretty makeup. Nice job there.

As for the dress. It’s very “woman of a certain age,” which Roberts, 46, certainly is not. It makes her look like she needs to conceal her upper arms, which she most certainly does not either. And on a night when her movie is heavily nominated and she’s going to be the center of attention, I’m just not sure “matronly” and “charity ball” is the best look to aim for.

To end on a happy note, she’ll have lots of opportunities to redeem herself throughout awards season. C’mon, Julia, let’s see those guns at the SAGs!

Where do you fall in this debate? Weigh in below!

–Alex Apatoff

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Gifts That Give Back: A Pretty Scarf That Helps Abuse Survivors

Dec/16/2013 at 03:20 PM ET

Julia Roberts ScarfPictureGroup; Inset: Courtesy Theodora & Callum

You’ve been busily bookmarking our gift guide, but this December, we’re also going to draw your attention to great gifts that also give back — to the community, to children, to the world around us. Check them out, and share your favorite gifts that give in the comments.

We already knew Julia Roberts had good taste and a big heart. That’s why we weren’t surprised to see the star recently wearing a scarf from one of our favorite brands, which gives back to one of our favorite causes. She was spotted in N.Y.C. with Theodora & Callum’s “Joyful Heart Wearable Art” scarf, a pretty pink-and-red creation that supports Mariska Hargitay’s Joyful Heart Foundation, which helps survivors and victims of domestic and sexual assault and child abuse.

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Theodora & Callum is donating 20% of the proceeds from the scarf to the Joyful Heart Foundation’s efforts to bring education, empowerment and joy into the lives of these survivors and to help create global change to eradicate these issues. But besides being a wonderful cause, it’s also just a beautiful scarf — that would look as chic worn with a coat as it does worn on the beach with a sarong (celebs like Jenna Dewan-Tatum love doing that with their T&C creations). Check it out here, and read more about the Joyful Heart Foundation’s mission here.

How are you giving back this holiday season? What’s your charity of choice? Let us know in the comments.

–Alex Apatoff

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