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Mariska Hargitay Got the Prettiest, Brightest Highlights in Her Hair for Spring

The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star shared the gorgeous new look to fans. 

By Jackie Manno

It looks like Mariska Hargitay is just as eager for the end of winter as we are.

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The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star is getting into the mood of the upcoming season by shaking things up with her hair. More specifically, the actress embraced spring by getting some flattering light highlights.

''#SundayFunday always a joy when I get to see this one ♥️✂️💇🏻‍♀️ #MagicMaker #TheBestest #Refreshed #HairMaster love u cm #ManeAttraction,'' she captioned the Instagram post showing off the new look, tagging her celebrity hairstylist Chris McMillian. 

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Hargitay has been a loyal client to McMillian, as she also went to him in June 2023 for another lovely hairdo. That time, she got a 70's inspired chop with some flowy curtain bangs. 

"Woke up in a bit of a funky mood and then this one came over and had me laughing in five minutes. And then [McMillan] gave me the #coolesthaircut ever! #70vibes #NewBangs #AllLayeredUp #CurtainBangs #I ChrisMcMillan @mrchrismcmillan," she wrote on the post. 

Hargitay has been rocking fierce hairstyles since a very young age, as on January 18, she also shared an adorable vintage snapshot of her wearing a bow in her hair when she was just a toddler. 

"Baby Bow Benson Baby Benson with a bow? #RockABow #RockABowBaby ,🎀" she cleverly captioned the post. 

When Hargitay was on TODAY a week later, she also sported a similar look with a bow in her hair. According to Hargitay, the 'do was inspired by her late mother, Jayne Mansfield

"Today’s bow at the @todayshow#ShowYourBow #AllAboutTheBow #BowReady #ItsBowFun #ShowDayBowDay #ItsABowThing #RockABow #SVU25," Hargitay captioned the Instagram post.

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How Mariska Hargitay celebrated her birthday

Mariska Hargitay holding a People's Choice Award.

Although Hargitay may be excited for the spring, she is actually a winter baby. She celebrated her 60th birthday on January 23, 2024, and spent the day surrounded by loved ones. When Hargitay was on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on February 8, she talked about how her husband, Peter Hermann, and her three children, 17-year-old August,12-year-old  Amaya, and 11-year-old Andrew all threw a personalized party and sang to her as a special gift

"It was so magical and spectacular," she gushed to Fallon. "And the highlight was each one of my children sang to me...I didn't know about it! My kids don't sing. They've never sang in public, so I had no idea. This was such a surprise!"