Christina Ricci Lightens Up! Like Her New Do?

10/30/2007 at 06:00 AM ET

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Christina Ricci has long been known for her moody and unusual beauty — usually toppped off with jet black hair. But this weekend, she debuted a new lighter look at a Louis Vuitton event in Los Angeles. As much as we liked her dark ’20s inspired bob, we love her softer, honey-flecked new look that really sets off her eyes. But we want to know what you think! Tell us: Do you like Christina with lighter brown hair? Should she go back to black?

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Rose on

Definitely lighter brown.

Emma on

The softer brown does enhance her complexion and the black is a very dramatic look (yet still suits her). Either look is great on her and she’s lucky she can pull them both off!!!

sara on

She looks great with brown hair! She definetly looks younger, and less severe. The color also shows off her beautiful eyes.

Nic on

Love it! Makes her look more mature! Very cute!

Jennifer on

She looks great with lighter brown hair. It makes her eyes look gorgeous! She should definately keep the new color.

Reeta on

I love it!

Helian on

I dont think she’s ever been beautiful….But this new hair sure does it for her.

ann on

LOVE CHRISTINA’S LIGHTER SIDE. SHE LOOKS FABULOUS, TO OVER THE TOP FOR ME WITH THE DARK HAIR AND LIPS. MUCH SOFTER WITH THE NEW LOOK. IT’S VERY PRETTY.

Suzy82 on

I like it, think it really brings out her eyes.

Fran on

For this cut, it definately looks better with the lighter color. She looks gorgeous with the lighter makeup also. I do like the black when her hair is longer and the makeup is lighter.

Jaime on

I love this look on her, she looks much more youthful.

Anonymous on

yes she look very pretty

jen on

5 trillion times better!!!!!!!!

jen on

5 trillion times better

Chrisie on

This new color looks awesome on Christina!! And please, for heaven’s sakes, keep the bangs, SO MUCH BETTER!!

Dawn on

She looks absolutely amazing. I’ve always thought she had a harsh, sort of goth look, but with this change she looks stunning!

Danni on

Love the new color! It’s less harsh and more fresh…it looks beautiful on her :)

LB on

She looks stunning with this color. Love it!

sarah on

i love it!

Kate on

Love it! The more natural look is great on her. Then again, she looks stunning in black as well.

Angie on

very pretty, it softens her up, plus it matches her eyes. LOL!

Cassie T, 25 on

Christina looks SO much better with lighter hair. I LOVE it! It even makes her face look thinner. Absolutely Fab!

Angela R. on

I love it!!! I have always though that her black hair was too extreme. The lighter hair looks much better with her light complexion!

lenora on

I think she looks so much better in the lighter hair color. I like the cut on her too. It looks cute.

Julie on

I think she’s found her PERFECT hair color! Her eyes look amazing! Besides the hair, her soft natural makeup is so warm and pretty.

Honey on

I absolutly love this look, its so much warmer on her, and makes her features just sparkle!

BB on

Personally I don’t like the black hair, i think it makes her look weird. I love the light brown though because i think it makes her look more fresh and young….she is pretty either way…..

BB on

Personally I don’t like the black hair because I think it makes her look weird. On the other hand I like the light brown because i think it makes her look young and fresh…..she is a great actress though…..

Jennifer on

I think she looks great! She is beautiful and the new color makes her more approachable and even makes her look a bit younger.

Heather on

I think her new hair looks great! She should keep it!

Chris on

I LOVE IT – She no longer looks like a member of the Adams Family!!! She actually looks CUTE!!

Tammy C. on

As gorgeous as Christina is with her jet black hair and smoky eyes, I ADORE the new look on her. It makes her look so sofisticated and classic. She’s the kind of woman who can pull off almost any look.

Heather on

I like the light brown much better. I love this cut on her..she has such a unique look. I think she looks great.

Courtney on

Here new hair color looks FANTASTIC! So much more flattering!

sarah on

Love, love, love her new hair color. It makes her look younger and adorable.

GG on

I think her new color really softens her whole look. She’s so beautiful in an unconventional way.

Erin on

LOVE the lighter look. Absolutely beautiful!!!!

Elda on

Oh she looks good either way!!

Rene on

Looks great with brown!

Milly on

Alot better lighter

Cheryl on

The lighter hair AND lighter makeup is a vast improvement.

Shannon on

Love it! Love the black, it was very fun and dramatic, always good for a change, keeps the men on their toes!

niki on

With the dark hair seh looks a little gothic.
I prefer the light brown.

topshop*rox on

i much prefer the dark, blunt bob. not many people can carry off the severe look but she definetely can.

sonia on

Yeah, I guess lighter brown looks better, but I just can’t get used to that haircut.

Rachel on

I love it. It definitely complements her features well and she looks less gothy.

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Pamela on

darker better..more beautiful, sultry and sexy with it dark

sophia on

I like the black hair. I think it is mysterious and sexxy!

kj on

so much better. enough w/ the adams family all dark crap!!!

Horse Girl on

She can pull off both. I think an in-between brunette would suit her better. It would look more natural.

Natalie on

WOW! So much better now.

ab on

I think she looks better with lighter brown hair. She doesn’t look as harsh as ahe usually does with the darker hair. Did she lighten her eyes as well? They seem to match her lighter hair.

Vonnie on

I prefer the dark…looks fab with her creamy skin

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Madelyn on

Christina looks absoultely AMAZING! Even though I love her bob and blunt bangs, I just didn’t care for her dark hair, the color just seemed a little too harsh for her. She has a beautiful complextion and she needed a color to soften her look up more. I’m so glad she chose this light brown color. The color makes her look fresh, young, and brings a much more softer appeal to her, and also really brings out her beautiful eyes. I also LOVE her make-up, she looks better and more natural. I’m loving her side-swept bangs too. Keep this look for awhile Christina!

Mandy on

She looks better with her new look. Was she in the movie casper the friendly ghost? I think she’d look nice with a little bit of longer hair. Maybe she would dye it back to black again, I think.

jen on

she is wierd looking.

Sarah on

The dark hair is striking but, living with it everyday would be too much. The light brown makes her look not so much like a teenage girl, experimenting with hair color. It softens her, and makes her look like an adult.

Brandie on

Def light brown! Much more mature looking as well as less evil looking.

Susan on

My sister teaches Kindergarten and this style is popular with the 4 year olds in her class. I’m pretty sure Christina doesn’t want to look like a 4 year old but that is the end result. Considering she is about 4’10” she should really choose a more adult style.

Meadow on

She looks like a scary vampire with the black hair and blood red lipstick. Creeeeeeepy………
Light brown all the way. She looks great like that.

Corinne on

lighter brown hair =)

Melissa on

She should really think about growing out her hair, both those styles on someone as tiny as her end up making her look like a 5th grader.

Monica on

Well, I think she looks awesome with either color. However, I think from first glance a lot of the reason the lighter hair is looking better is because of the makeup! lol I mean, imagine that dark makeup on the lighter hair picture… I actually have to say I prefer her darker hair. It’s more unique and she does it well (go find some different pics of her with dark hair and NOT gothy makeup).

Monica on

For instance… look at this pic: I like the dark better. :)

Cindy on

The light brown makes her look like 95% of the population. The black is a classic 1920’s-30’s cut and does not make her look like a child. Did Louise Brooks look like a child? I doubt it. The black makes her look more alive the other is so much muted blah….People now would have wanted Coco Chanel to go blonde and layered. Ewwww.

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