The “Girl Next Door” Style of Alyson Hannigan
Actress Alyson Hannigan is known to audiences as the goofy but levelheaded Lily on the hit sitcom How I Met Your Mother, and as best friend Willow to the title character in the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as well as for her portrayal of Michelle in the somewhat racy American Pie movie franchise. Alyson is not what everyone would call a classic Hollywood beauty but has a very lovely, “girl next door” type of style that is very appealing and that everyone loves.
Her dark auburn hair is Alyson’s trademark and so far she has resisted the urge to fit in to stereotypical Hollywood beauty mold by drying it blonde. Her auburn hair works for her as she’s often cast as a good-natured and warm-hearted character, the one that everyone else relies on and feels comfortable around. Her looks are not a distraction from her roles as she’s also seen as being very attractive and is often the one to land the long-term relationship, as did her characters in both How I Met Your Mother and the American Pie franchise. Perhaps her warm hair is associated with a warm personality, and it works for Alyson!
Her everyday good looks also include her signature wide smile. Alyson is rarely seen without her smile, when on the red carpet and for premiere appearances. This adds to her good-natured personality which is often seen in many of her roles. Alyson’s characters are often seen as the most approachable and the one that holds a group together, and this type of warmth radiates from her naturally. Every woman’s best feature is her smile, and Alyson knows to use hers at all times! This adds to her “girl next door” charm and her natural beauty.
When on the red carpet, Alyson is not afraid of color to add some personality to her overall look. She is often seen in ruby red or jade green or a deep sea blue. By using color generously when she’s on the red carpet, Alyson always stands out from the typical crowd of little black dresses. These colors also work well against her skin tone and help to bring out her bright eyes, and they work as a great complement to her auburn hair. Color also adds warmth to her style so she never looks bland and dull.
While some may say that a blonde bombshell would be the classic all-American beauty, others might say that Alyson’s easy, approachable, unfussy style of the girl next door is the real American classic. She radiates her style from within and always looks her best, which is why so many appreciate her look!