Celebrity Transformations Michelle Williams's Changing Looks By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on September 9, 2017 @ 08:00AM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Todd Williamson/Getty See her beauty transformation through the years. 01 of 16 1994 After making her feature debut in Lassie, the baby-faced sophomore decided to graduate from high school early and move to Los Angeles. 02 of 16 1998 Jim Smeal/WireImage The Dawson's Creek beauty joked that she was mimicking her bad-girl character's style: "She is all about the curling iron." 03 of 16 2000 Jim Smeal/WireImage The small-screen star favored natural-looking waves: "I just roll out of bed and put this greasy stuff in it and go." 04 of 16 2002 Jim Spellman/WireImage Williams played up her green eyes with smoky liner and wispy bangs. 05 of 16 2004 Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage With Dawson's behind her, Williams changed up her look with a brunette bob and starred in three indie movies. 06 of 16 2006 Fitzroy Barrett/Globe Photos Inc. Major style moment: the new mom (and Brokeback Mountain nominee) attended the Oscars sporting a low, loose chignon and flawlessly defined red lips. 07 of 16 2007 Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic Inspired by Mia Farrow's pixie in Rosemary's Baby, Williams let her features shine with a close crop. 08 of 16 2009 Jim Spellman/WireImage While growing out her short cut, the Mammoth star faked an updo with long bangs and a tiny ponytail. 09 of 16 2010 Sean Gallup/Getty Williams blew everyone away at Cannes with her short, sideswept cut. "We went for a [pale sandy blond] because she is playing Marilyn Monroe and we wanted to find a shade along those tones," Marie Robinson, owner of the N.Y.C. salon responsible for the style, said. "This shade works well on fine hair as it gives it tons of body. Michelle loves it!" 10 of 16 2011 Jason Merritt/Getty For the Oscars, Jeanine Lobell added color to Williams's face. "I didn't want her to look like a sea of white," she said. She smudged a sparkly pewter eye shadow on the top and bottom lashlines, tucked in a few faux lashes, and finished with a dusting of sparkly white shadow. Adding a drop of foundation to the star's pink lipstick helped make "the lips a part of the face, not a separate statement." 11 of 16 2012 Luiz Martinez / Broadimage Williams's new hair color was a natural evolution. "I don't even know that it was a conscious choice," the Golden Globes Best Actress nominee told us. "I kept cutting it shorter and shorter and as a result it got darker and darker. It naturally happened." Her colorist Marie Robinson seconds her story. "It's more golden and honey, but she was platinum for so long it looks pretty strawberry to everyone," Robinson told InStyle.com. "To show off the texture in her haircut, I used several different lowlights, with a golden blond at the roots and warm blond on the ends." 12 of 16 2012 Jason Merritt/Getty Images "Michelle looks incredible with this Mia Farrow-inspired style. It's '60s combined with flapper flair, and it shows the glamour and versatility of short hair," said Chris McMillan, who used products by Wella Professionals to create the Golden Globes look. After blowdrying with mousse for volume, and dosing with a touch of shine serum, McMillan added a Forevermark for Fred Leighton diamond garland headband. 13 of 16 2013 Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images For the 2013 Met Gala honoring punk, Williams went for an undercut-a hairstyle that's longer in the front than in the back-inspired by Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry. 14 of 16 2014 Karwai Tang/Getty Images Williams debuts a platinum bob. 15 of 16 2016 Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic Williams showed off a shaggy pixie cut and a bold red lip at the Tony Awards. 16 of 16 2017 Todd Williamson/Getty The former Oscar nominee wore her signature platinum pixie 'do and a swipe of striking blue-gray eyeliner to Cannes' Wonderstruck after-party.