Hairstyle File: Sanaa Lathan's Tress Evolution

From bouncy bobs to waist-length waves, here's a look back at the star's most memorable manes.
ESSENCE.COM Sep, 02, 2013

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At the premiere of ’Blade," Sanaa Lathan looked retro glam in a straight, shoulder-length bob.

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Sanaa Lathan rocked a wavy half-up/half-down style to the premiere of ‘Brown Sugar.’

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Sanaa Lathan opted for a beautiful bouffant at the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival.

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Sanaa Lathan was all smiles at the ‘Out of Time’ premiere where she sported a cascade of shiny waves with a sexy center part.

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Sanaa Lathan went for Old Hollywood Glamour in this curly pin-up with flowing waves at the “58th Annual Tony Awards.”

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At the 22nd Annual Artios Awards, Sanaa Lathan arrived in softly curled, two-toned tresses with a side-swept bang.

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At the 13th Annual Premiere Women In Hollywood gala,Sanaa Lathan wore a voluminous pompadour paired with amber-hued spirals and a side-swept bang.

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At the HFPA Salute To Young Hollywood party, Sanaa Lathan went for a shoulder-length, spiral curled ’do.

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Sanna Lathan arrived at the 8th Annual Tribeca Film Festival in a gorgeous and classy high bun.

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Sanaa Lathan traded in her curly look for something straight and sleek at the HollyRod Foundation’s 2009 DesignCare event.

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Sanaa Lathan rocked a mane of gentle curls for a retro-chic look at the 2009 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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At the FOX UpFront After Party, Sanaa Lathan hit the red carpet in big, bouncy curls.

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We adore Sanaa Lathan’s oversized bun that she accentuated by wrapping a braided piece around the base at the NAACP Image Awards.

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At the Cleveland Show Live event, Lathan looked so pretty in lush, touchable curls accented with a center part.

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Sanaa Lathan rocked an ultra-sleek topknot at Ella Moss’ tenth anniversary party.

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At the “Contagion” New York Premiere, we loved Sanaa Lathan’s loose halo of shiny waves.

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At the 3rd Annual Bent On Learning Benefit, Sanaa Lathan arrived wearing a high-class, high-style ponytail.

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Sanaa Lathan arrived at the Second Annual Art Mere/Art Pere Night wearing shoulder-length waves.

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At the “By The Way, Meet Vera Stark” Off-Broadway Opening, Sanaa Lathan opted for a low ponytail with hanging, soft curls.

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At the 2011 Comic-Con International Convention, Sanaa Lathan kept her tresses casual yet chic in care-free waves with a center part.

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At the 2011 Tribeca Ball, Sanaa Lathan wore a pulled back, low chignon accented with a center part.

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Sanaa Lathan glowed in shiny, bouncy strands at the 13th Annual Warner Bros. and InStyle Golden Globe Awards After Party.

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Lathan took her style to new heights in this easy yet chic topknot at a Golden Globe Party.

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At the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon, Lathan wore a half-up/half-down hairstyle paired with pretty peach lipstick and fun, flirty lashes.

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Sanaa Lathan rocked big, bouncy curls with a side-swept bang when she attended the L.A. Hair Season 2 Screening Party.

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Sanaa Lathan glowed at the 2013 American Black Film Festival in Miami while sporting carefree waves with a deep side part.

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Sanaa Lathan attends the P&G Everyday Effect wearing long, shiny waist-length waves.


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