Jennifer Aniston Undergoes an Onscreen Tress-formation!

05/15/2009 at 11:45 AM ET

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For her new role as a traveling saleswoman in the film Management, which hits theaters today, Jennifer Aniston trades her famous head of perfectly tousled hair for a darker auburn bob that’s a distinctive departure from her signature relaxed glamour. “She wanted to look very different,” says Melissa A. Yonkey, her hairstylist on the film, “but didn’t want to cut or dye her hair.” Jen’s solution? A $10,000 custom wig created by her offscreen hair guru Chris McMillan. “The color was very complimentary on her. She’s got wonderful warm skin,” says Yonkey. And the new look was all for the sake of art. “With that blond hair, she’s very known as Jennifer Aniston.” says Yonkey, “and I think sometimes that takes away from watching the story”. But don’t think the hairstylist wasn’t at least a little worried about taking style risks with one of America’s most famous movie stars. “I was actually very, very concerned,” she says. “She’s so well-known for her hair that I was waiting for a lot of backlash. But I haven’t had it yet.” Tell us: What do you think of Jennifer’s onscreen hair?Reporting by Nicholas White

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Carlo on

How is this a major transformation? That’s her natural hair color. She’s just not pretty to begin with, and that’s just her, unfiltered, unphotoshopped, and uncut.

Susansocal on

Love Jen! but the hair/wig for this new movie looks really bad. In “The Good Girl” and “Friends with Money” she was made to look ordinary and it didn’t require a wig. I don’t think she should use wigs.

Patty on

Jen should be more worried about her acting chops than her hair. She is a horrible actress.

Mar on

It’s her JOB… so does it really matter?

D on

She’s not pretty

Lisa on

I agree on both counts. Unattractive AND doesn’t even count as an actress.

LISA on

You people are so rude!

Lisa on

As has been mentioned before, she can’t act at all. What her hair looks like doesn’t matter.

Pickles on

Lol, I always think that she will never be a good actress because she is too vain. She would never play a part that didn’t allow her to have he toned/tanned yoga body and her carefully tousled hair. I mean, that haircut is barely different from her hair and she had to get a $10,000 wig? That is what and actress is suppose to do–transform themselves and play different roles. I mean–it’s just funny. It’s fine if she is happy to play herself repeatedly, but I wouldn’t say she’s an actress.

T on

Yuck!

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