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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LOLA on

These are things I didn’t ever know how to put into words, but that I have been trying to say all along!
Jen wants to be considered a real actress, has even recently said she wants to “change it up” and do “action”. Hummmmm…. remind you of anyone???? The only hitch is that she won’t cut her “cute” hair for fear her fame will leave her…. she won’t even color it?! Uggh… VAIN! )(Needs to buy an auburn wig for 10 grand?)
Most renowned actors are willing to totally transform. meaning…. gain and lose weight, color and cut hair, grow beards, shave etc..(ex: TOM HANKS, BRAD PITT,Renee Zelwegger, Charlise Theron, Angelina Jolie).
She wouldn’t even ruin her body to have babies with BRAD PITT!!! that was telling!
Sorry…. but Jen will always be Rachel Greene and this is why. Jen worries only about being a “pretty girl”.

kim smith on

Jealous? Yeah, I so wish I had people constantly following around… writing articles about a dumb wig… I just think it’s ridiculous People magazine found it worth their time to report it… hence, the reason i responded to it. I’m perfectly happy with my life, my appearance. I wouldn’t trade it for her’s in a million years.

Trish on

I love her in everything I’ve seen her in. I like the color (it looks natural on her). But not so much on the cut (too drab). But I don’t know much about the movie…that may be part of her character.

Regardless, she’s beautiful & she embraces that.

Suzie on

She could have kept her normal look because she is plain jen. It’s the makeup, lighting, hours of styling that give her any semblance of glamour. Seriously, other actresses have cut or shaved their hair for roles, but her vanity stops her from doing so…as if we don’t already know that she’s no looker. Jen- if you want to be taken seriously as an actress, stop pretending to be something you’re not…take meatier roles that represent common, everyday folks.

Ginger on

I agree with Carlo that that is her natural hair color, so it’s really more of her true self although she did have a nose job to make herself more attractive. Everyone keeps saying she’s such a natural looking beauty. Natural certainly isn’t blonde with a new nose…

flash on

Hahahaha, it sounds like you all are a bunch of Brangaloonie fans! Gotta hate on Jen…..so sad

Debbie on

I think your all jealous of her.

just cuz on

Not loving the look, but she just looks like an average girl.

Ginger on

Sorry to disappoint you Debbie, but I’m just stating what everyone fails to remember. Everyone talks about natural beauty, but when it comes down to it nothing is natural.

Trish on

Wow, seriously…Who cares about her and Brad Pitt? That’s been over for so damn long now! I don’t know why the world can’t move on with their lives. The only people who are ever going to know what really happened between the 2 of them are the 2 of them. They’ve obviously both moved on…why can’t anyone else?

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