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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Sarah on

Wow, so many haters up in here! Jen Aniston rocks! I absolutely luv her! Keep doing your thing, Jen!

Mustangsally5266 on

Who gives a ****! Who cares about her, there is a recession going on and I wouldn’t spend money to go see a movie with her in it anyway! She is sooooooo boring! Its still her, who gives a damn. The wig cost more than the movie will make anyway. Hey Jennifer, its not the wig, its you no one can stand! So quick acting, your not good at it and we are tired of looking at your mopey face all the time. Your movies don’t make money so drop out of sight!

Sara on

You guys are all so mean! I love Jennifer Aniston! She’s great!!

Suzi on

Besides the fact that $10k for a wig is insane and a bit in bad taste considering the economy, she looks fine, but not different enough to make a statement.

Kristina on

Those who say that Jen cannot act are out of their minds…have you seen any of her films? and don’t you know it’s difficult to act in a comedy than in a drama? it’s harder to make people laugh than make people cry…i bet you guys are Angelina’s fans.

tardybellmel on

looks the same just shorter. I wouldn’t call that auburn. Someone is color blind

Kristina on

Carlo, WTF? that’s not her natural color and you know it…you guys are just envious because Jen’s main asset is her gorgeous hair..you’re just a Jen Aniston hater and an Angelina Jolie lover..FYI Angie is a natural blonde, and she looks bad with blonde hair

janet Hagen on

I like Jennifer front to back…but really don’t think this is enough of a change to make us forget that it is Jen in the movie! The computer pix color just looks dull brown (beige)…Actually if I go see the movie I hope I won’t be thinking all the way through, that they sure missed with her hair..cut too short and needed a highlighting done!….

Sam on

In my opinion, Jen is naturally gorgeous, smart, and has a wonderful sense of style. For the people who posted mean comments about her, GET A LIFE.

fishdoggy on

Oh and Kim Smith, you sound jealous when you said you wish you had people following you around and writing about you….. remember?

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