Rachel Bilson's Blonde Do: Love It Or Hate It?

04/16/2008 at 04:36 PM ET


Hair changes have abounded in Hollywood over the past couple weeks with Selma Blair trading her short do for long locks, brown-haired Lily Allen lightening up — and even iconic California-blonde Kate Hudson feeling blue. And now we can add Rachel Bilson to the list of hair-swapping celebs. We spotted the star on the set of her new film New York, I Love You in this shoulder-length blond bob that’s a decided departure from her usual darker look. And even though it’s probably just a wig, we love seeing such a drastic change! Who knew Rachel would look so good as a blonde? Tell us: Do you think Rachel should go blonde for real? Or should she stick with her natural color?

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Tim on

I love it when such a drastic change in hair style comes along on a starlet and it works so wonderfully. Someone should suggest she make that a permanant change.

jen on

i dont like it!!!!

Rachel on

She looks soo much better with her natural darker color! It compliments her skin tone better. The blonde washes her out a bit.

Sally on

I love it! I would have never thought that she would look this good with that hairstyle, but she pulls it off and looks gorgeous!

honewatson on

She’d look beautiful bald although shes not really sexy. She’s beautiful like Audrey Hepburn.

Yes, indeed! on

I’ve thought for quite some time that she would actually look amazing with blonde hair. In fact- that picture is her perfect look: blonde bob with bangs. Her eyebrows just need to be lightened up a bit too. Bring on the double process!

marta on

so ugly.

Kim on

She pulls it off but I don’t love it. She looks better brunette, and we don’t need any more fake blondes in Hollywood!

gross on

she looks horrible..
thank god it’s a wig..

marilyne on

She looks cute but dark colour is more flattering on her

Rayanne on


Jessica on

I love the darker hair more, because the blonde washes her skin tone out…
Plus, it just doesn’t look natural.

laura on

not her at all…she’s definetly a brunette

loren on

It definitely makes her eyes pop but something about the cut makes it feel a bit “out of the 80s.” I think her hair works either way which is hard to pull off as a deep brunette.

Brenda Wasson on

She looks much better with dark hair. She looks washed out as a blonde.

Trish on

Oh come on – that’s a wig, not a “new ‘do.” She’ll be back to her darker color as soon as filming wraps.

Quinn on

No i don’t like it..I think it makes her look crazy and when she is done with this movie she needs to die it back brown..Love her but no…

Frances on

I think she looks really good with that blonde wig. But she looks better with her natural dark hair. Brown looks good on her, because of her skin color.

Jaime on

go blonde

rache on

she look so adorable with this hair colour, i adore!

Glenys on

Wow! That’s quite a change. I didn’t even recognize her at first. It doesn’t look bad, but she looks better with dark hair.

Vicki on

I don’t like it at all. She doesn’t have the coloring for it. Bleck!!!

lily on

Looks terrible…..she looks f-ugly!!!!

CaliAngel on

The style and color doesn’t suit her.

Annick on

No no no no!
Please change it back to brown!

Leslie on

It’s a wig.

Dorothy on

Wow she looks amazingly cute. She is definitely one of the few women (like SJP) that can pull off both blond and brunette and look equally gorgeous in both!

Jonathan Bodack on

Rachel Bilson looks better with her natural hair, even though what she’s wearing probably looks like a wig!?

Marie on

She is so pretty! She can pull anything off, but i think she looks better with darker tones.

alicia on

i think it looks alrite on her..not as good as her natural color of course…n also mayb(since it is a wig) if it was a better one than it would look good n also more believeable

Aubre on

I love it! She looks so angelic and fresh. I think she is beautiful and could pull off anything.

Megan on

She looks like Kate Bosworth! I definitely like her better with her dark hair.

angel on

she looks better as a brunette

Melissa on

I Love blonde hair period! Not everyone can pull it off but I think she looks GREAT Blonde. As for you people out there that say we dont need any more fake blondes! Well let me tell you that I am a” FAKE BLONDE” and I love it and if it looks great on you you should have the hair color you want. I personally think that there are more people out there that want to be blonde instead of brunette anyway!! Rachel you look Beautiful!!

cuter face then her on

she looks way too washed out for being a blonde…needs to take off the wig

Chloee on

It’s bizar! Blond hair doesn’t feet with her brown eyes… but she’s always look good!

umm.. on

i think it looks okay but she looks better with breunette hair. she always looks gourgeous though !

nbyrne on

Is it a wig?!?

chelsea on

i think she looks great with both, but brown is better

Anonymous on

eeeeeeewwwwwww…………its hideous.

BabyGirl on

I hope that is a wig. She looks terrible. She is such a beautiful brunette!

Orpah on

We all know its fake, but it really isn’t too bad

Elly on

No no no. Rachel’s glossy chocolate is wildly sexy. The blonde wig looks trashy.

Erin on

She’s so pretty.

Dem0iselle Ninon on

Oh nooooooooooooo !! She’s ugly now !! She was so beautiful !! =(

jordan on

i can’t believe anyone could say she looks ugly blonde, she may not look her best but she’s way too beautiful to ever be unattractive. anyway i think she looks great, i love it with her eyes, it’s unexpected and it turned out nice.

Jasmine Turner on

i have a big crush on Rachel Bilson, i love her eyes.*`,

Lunch Bags  on

i love both Rachel Bilson and Sophia Bush, they are two of the most beautiful faces i have seen’-“

Anxiety Depression : on

Rachel Bilson is pretty too but i though that she had sad eyes.:,

Post Nasal Drip Treatment on

i love the smile of Rachel Bilson, i got a huge crush on her -:-

Jamille on

She looks like Brigitte Bardot!I really think she can pull off the blonde hair if just in a different hairstyle!

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