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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Karen on

For all you Jen haters here: Jealousy is a vicious tool and I’m willing to bet not one of you are worth a second look!

Jennifer on

She is not a good actress. In all of her roles she seems to be playing the same character over and over….a little funny…a little quirky. Playing yourself time and time again in front of a camera does not make you an actress. As far as her hair goes, I think it is hilarious that an ACTRESS who’s whole job is to transform into other characters wont let anyone touch her hair, but I will at least say the wig looks legit (dowdy but legit). So hopefully she got her $10K worth.

Oh and for the haters…you dont have to be a knockout yourself to recognize average-ness :)

Tammy on

Yuck! Makes her look worse than she normally does. I just don’t find her attractive at all no matter what her hair looks like.

Sara on

In this economy is it really very wise to spend $10000 on a wig? I agree with Pickles!

Rhonda on

As an “average” looking woman myself I can only hope that I can look as good a Jennifer Aniston when I am in my 40′s. There is something to be said for taking care of yourself.

Mimi on

Meow Meow.
I’d like all you critics to go look in the mirror right now… then go look at Jen’s GQ cover on line. Now, can you compete with that? I know I can’t! She’s fabulous. That’s why she’s a star. We all love her like a sister. Maybe you need therapy. All these blogs have become a hate-fest for snipey, jealous types. Maybe your time would be better spent trying to find something to like about yourself.

Penelope Covington on

Jennifer is a wonderful comedic actress (remember Friends?), and has been very good in the movies too. Popular movie stars do flop at the theater, it happens. She is extremely attractive. For those of you who do not think so, that is just YOUR opinion. Frankly, I am sure she does not care what you think. This magazine is the one that solicited your opinion, not her!

Stacey on

All of you are jealous HATERS!!!!!! She’s hot regardless of her hair or acting!!!!

Jennifer on

What is wrong with you people? She is the girl next door. An absolute natural beauty. How do you all look? I’d love the money of an actress but not the hating that goes on for no reason.

cris on

not afraid to make a change and look drab. Thats a sign of a true actress. Personally wished I looked half as good.

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