Ashlee Simpson's New Auburn Hair: Love It or Hate It?

01/17/2008 at 10:19 AM ET

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Looks like the new year is bringing some drastic changes for lots of our favorite stars — at least when it comes to their hair. In the past couple weeks alone we’ve seen Amy Winehouse go platinum, Jessica Biel go honey blonde and Lindsay Lohan fade to black. Now we can add Ashlee Simpson to that growing list. The singer showed off a new dark auburn hue while stepping out with boyfriend Pete Wentz for the Cloverfield premiere in L.A. last night. And while changing up her look is nothing new to the star, who as a teen sported signature dark locks, we’d gotten so used to the softer blonde look she’d favored recently. But we want to know what you think. Tell us: Should Ashlee stick with this auburn look, or should she go back to blond?

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Marly on

The new hair colour makes Ashlee’s eyes stand out more. I love it!

Heather J on

Wow I love it! She doesn’t look so dirty anymore.

beca on


marie on

Totally love it !! she looks sexier

Tina on

I love it – I think it looks really healthy and rock girl chic.

Kim on

I love it!

Chinook on

I love it!!! its inspiring me to do the same colour with my new Katie Holmes style bob…this hair colour is beautiful.

skylar on

i think blonde is her best color but she can totally sport the whole auburn look

Cat on

I love it. Makes her beautiful blue eyes stand out and she just seems to glow. I hope she keeps it!!!!

karina on

She looks very beautiful:)) amazing hair:)

Anissa on

Wow, that really does make her eyes pop! So sulty. Not to mention it suits her so much better than it ever did Jessica!!

Joanne on


AE on

I really like it! She looks great, much better than her sis lately, too!

veronica on

keep it,its 2 cute

Esther on


darc on

soooo classy and flattering, makes those georgous eyes pop ~ a keeper for sure! but i am also a former blonde who will never go back, so i am a bit biased!

Dina on

Wow! She looks great as a redhead. I’d love to find the same color for myself.

laura on

i love it! sophisticated and chic, great look

Sarah on

She looks dashing! Plus, it’s a color no other starlet has right now. Ashlee always finds a way to stand out, and this time it’s fabulous.

Kristy on

I think she looks more like she did before the surgery, which I love. She stands out more instead of looking like her sister.

Kristin on

Love It! It makes her eyes look beautiful!!

Tiffany on

I think she looks great. Not only sexy but chic! Keep it!

megan on

I love it so much I might try it myself.

omahagirly on

love it.!

Meagan on

I love this color!! I want to make mine this color!!! I also LOVE her pea coat…where can I find a less expensive version??

flamingo on

I LOVE IT. Her eyes look so much better now, they really stand out.

Patty on

I think her new hair looks great! It really goes well with her eyes and skin tone and makes her look more sophisticated.

Horse Girl on

I love it, she looks so beautiful

Horse Girl on

I hope she actually leaves her hair this color for awhile, I believe this is the best look on her that I’ve seen

beth on

Fantastic new look! Classy, chic, original and makes her eyes look incredible!

monica on

I LOVE IT! i think she should keep her hair like this. her eyes stand out way more!

Nicole on

It is super cute! But more importantly, where can I get that coat?

Jennifer on

Her hair looks great red. It is a lot more sophisticated than her black hair.

Sam on

I think it looks good on her. She needed the change.

alex on

love it! she looks great with every color though really.

Jessica on

I love the new color. She looks very beautiful and more like “Ashlee”.

Morgan on

woww i LOVELOVELOVELOVELOVE ashlee’s hair!!!!!! she looks stunning! the blond hair was too california for her rocker look so this looks totally suitable for her. GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!! at the same time she needs to make sure her clothes match her bold hair color…. she looks great in the picture, but i dont think the auburn and the pink peacoat match.

Jodi on

It looks really fantastic on her. It does make her look a little like Drew Barrymore though.

HotMomma on

I don’t dislike the brown, I think a lighter shade would be prettier. I think this is slightly too dark and a bit harsh. A lighter brunette, I bet she would be stunning. Too dark reminds me of Ms. Spears!

Rachel on

She looks H-O-T!!!! It’s like how she used to look but it’s better than the jet-black.

Julie on

I LOVE the new color! It makes her eyes come out. She is always changing and I really like this or her darker colors then the blonde the rest of the world wears :)

Mary on

I have to say, she looks FANTASTIC (which is a word I’ve wouldn’t have thought to use to describe Ashlee).

Maria on

I love it, she looks more gorgeous than she was before.

Julie on

Ashlee looks GREAT in her new color! I prefer her dark hues then the blonde! It brings out her pretty eyes :)

Rebecca on

I think Ashlee looks great! The red colour goes really well with her skin tone! Good job, Ashlee! :)

Rachel on

I LOVE your hair.

Jon Bodack on

I think Ashlee Simpson’s hair looks very nice! Her boyfriend, Pete Went’z hair, looks very nice too!

Carlota on

I hate ashlee

AB on

Absolutely LOVE the new hair color for Ashlee! She looks amazing!

MK on

I think it was such a smart decision! I hate seeing women with beautiful blue eyes, looking washed out because their hair is too light. Darker colors make their eyes pop! Also, the red tone is just stunning. I wish I could do it, too!

Sheila on

I LOVE the color!!…i think that it is her best look!

Heather on

She looks absolutely amazing. Love the hair, don’t like her. I still can’t get over the way she talked down to the people working at McDonald’s. I hate celebrities that think they’re better than everyone else. There’s video of it on YouTube.

Sydnee on

She looks beautiful.
Auburn really suits her, I think she’s finally found her color.
It makes her eyes really pop.
Which is wonderful because she has beautiful eyes.

I hope she keeps this look for a while.
It’s a positive change.

manolo7 on

she looks so pretty :) look at her eyes :D omg! i love her hair :d she looks so pretty :D

Britney on

She looks great!!!!

erica on

her hair is fine, she just looks so fake. like a barbie. but oh well typical of people in hollywood

Kara on

love it!
she’s so cute

angie on

LOVE IT!!!!!!

Kathrine on

It looks gorgeous! She has never been looking better.

Glenys on

LOVE it! Her best look yet!

minan on

She looks wonderful. This hair colour is beautiful. I love it.

brandi on

I love it she looks older not so young and trashy

K-Style on

She looks great! I really love her coat though, does anyone know where to get it?

YoMama on

I love it!! Best she’s ever looked!

anonymous on

I love ashley’s hair like this. It makes her stand out alot and it frames her face really nice.

Tricia on

LOVE IT!! its ah-mazing!!

La-La on

Great color but not on her. Totally washes her out. The blonde definitely brightens her complexion.

Tricia on

LOVE IT! its ah-mazing!!! :D

MS on

I love Ashlee’s new look! The hair color perfectly complements her skin tone & doesn’t wash it out. I think I may need to make a trip to the hair salon… (how persuasive!)

nicole on

Hate it. blonde is better on her. She looks like an old lady w/ this color.

Nicole on

It looks fantastic! Way to stand out from the rest Ashley!

Anonymous on

i love it!

Hazeleyez21 on

I think the new hair color really looks nice on her. The whole dark hair with the light eyes always brings forth a more exotic look which i think is nice!!

SharonLea on

Beautiful, it fits her perfectly!

Kristy on

She looks beautiful. I thought she did before, but this hair color really compliments her other features

Daisy on

She looks great!!! I absolutely loooove this color on her. I was actually considering this color last year, but don’t know if my light-olive skin would look good in it. Ashlee always looks so pretty, Jessica should learn from her!!!

Kristi P 47 on

I have never seen her hair better. She looks glamorous with red hair. She needs to stay with it.

smith on

AMAZING, i LOVE it! she looks great, it really brings out her beautiful eyes

Jamie on

Wow… it makes her so pretty. Defiently love the new color.. it a keeper!

Casey on

oooh lala[:
i really like her in this color

Violet on

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT! She is the type of person who can pull off almost any (normal) haircolor.

Cocoloco on

no matter what this girl does to herself, she will always be fake and i will never like her. her hair color is nice though.

Leah on

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE her hair that color!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Corinne on

I love it. =)

erika on

i think it looks nice on her,,

Sandra. on

She has gorgeous hair. :]
& Eyes.

Kayla on

I think it looks great…She looks sophisticated and more of a lady

Di on

I love it!!!!

Joegrl on

I like it, but she can look good in any color!!!!

ALY on

Ooh how cute! i just love this color for her. It’s nice to change it up every once in a while adn this was definitely the color to go.

anaschild on

Somebody remind me again, just exactly what is this girl famous for anyway????????????

Courtney on

I love that she changes it up all the time! She looks beautiful with every color.
I like her best with black though.

kat on

they do say personalities change with their hair color so going from blonde its sky high. and yes the color is sheek.

Jessie on

I love it!

Mikaylah on

She looks beautiful!! :)

Jana.x on

I think she l;ooks HAWT. Blonde was to Paris Hilton and brown to was to rock for her.

Jenny on

I think she looks great!!! This color really looks amazing on her!!

Bride of Chucky AKA Tiffany on

I love it!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous on

wow i love it!!!

jen on

i think she looks so much prettier wth her hair like that!!! i love it!!!

Dahen on

I love it it looks so nice with her skin tone.~~

Dani on

Ashlee’s new hair colour suits her the best! i love it on her, but i wouldnt wear it with a red coat. try black next time for the hottest look Ash!



marie on

The new hair colour makes Ashlee’s eyes stand out more. I love it!cool!

Ashley on

I really love her hair! she looks very pure looking, this is a great change for her.

adi on

she looks wack!!!

Heather on

So much better!! The pink coat rocks too.

Alia on

hmm, itzzz……..FANTABULOUS!!! :-)

Mrs. K on

I like it- however, I would like to see her try a color like Jennifer Aniston’s. I think it would suite her very well. A light golden brown with reddish undertones and highlights would make her look more mature, and less “teenage trashy”. I definitely feel this is a step in the right direction though!

marissa on

Ashlee should stick with this color. It brings out her eyes and makes her look more grown up.

dolly on

Who Cares about this chick???

Rachel on

I love it!!!!

Julie on

I’m in love with the new look! i myself recently dyed my hair auburn. :]

brooke runyan on

I think Ashlee can have any type of hair because she’s so hip.

Tayler Bear. on

I ADORE HER HAIR!! i am actually going to the salon and getting my own hair colored and cut the same way. with my fair complexsion and Bright blue eyes this hair will just intensify my strong features… and ashlee looks some much more chic!! MAGNIFICENT!

arianna on

i am so dyin my hair that color

Adrianne on

omg!!! i love her new hair cut, and color! all of it jussssst…..
workkz :)

Megan on

I love this color on Ashlee. She looks so gorgeous, and her complexion just glows. Ive been trying to get this color for the longest time, and its complicated if you have dark brown first cause you have to lighten it, and now my hair is damaged so i have to do treatment and then dye it again [:

Person11 on

I thinkn it looks soo amazing on her! I just died my hair the same auburn and i get the same compliments! I love this color!

Nikiitaa . on

i love her hair!!
I was blonde to before,
im going to dye it “auburn” (:

susan on

loove it! Auburn is the new blonde and ashley doesn’t want to stay behind.. Good work seriously i’m blonde and i’m so siiick of it!

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