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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lisa johnson on

jen is beautiful and she is a great actress,the other people that left comments are just jealous,her personality and looks,are magnificent compared to angelinia.

EONNOEONE on

SOUND,S LIKE SOME OF THE PEOPLE I WORK WITH NEVER ONE COMMET YOUR DOING A GOOD JOB
AND I,AM A U S GOV,T EMPOLYEE

SQUISH on

I knew if I read further there would Angelina remarks, lol! I love Jennifer because she prides herself in her natural beauty. She doesn’t have to play a mental case or woman playing a manly role to grab attention and get great reviews. It’s not about vanity, it’s about reality. Kudos to Jen for being one of the few in Hollywood who doesn’t cut, dye and tattoo every inch of her body. Anyone here who thinks that other stars don’t spend that kind of cash on wardrobe, make up and hair in a film need a good Aniston reality check!

Mary on

I believe that all of you are jealous. Jen has a great outlook on life and doesn’t care what people think of her. She is one of the ultimate women. She has the confidence to be herself and say screw you to the rest of the world. Great for her!

Lynn on

What on earth would make a wig cost $10,000?

Pebbles on

Jennifer is an American beauty. Sing along with me Jennifer “All my haters”. That’s a line from a popular hip hop song that I sing aloud when people are hating on me. The wig is less of a risk and is a viable option. Jen, call my people for character development, since I was a traveling sales pro for 10 years. Yeah right! LOL…luv, luv, luv u sis.

Kay on

Looks better than her normal limp hair. Where can I buy this wig? Looks pretty good, I really like the style. Who makes it?

Sher on

She is absolutely gorgeous and I disagree, she is an amazing actress. Don’t really care what her hair looks like, she is still stunning!!

JLOVE on

I think it is appalling that a movie would spend $10,000 on a WIG-when it looks just like her hair about 6 inches shorter. I could think of a thousand other ways to distribute $10,000.

Zee on

Carlo… lol… that was one of the funniest things I have read in a long time.hahahahaaaaa

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