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EXCLUSIVE: Lauren Conrad Goes Brunette for Harper's Bazaar

07/15/2009 at 05:26 PM ET

Courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar

We already got a sneak peek at Lauren Conrad‘s brunette tresses when she was spotted on the set of a photo shoot for Harper’s Bazaar and now, the images are out! The fashion magazine had the California girl change up her signature blonde hair for a day-long experiment. But even a wig wasn’t enough to disguise the famous reality star. “I think initially the wig threw people off, but they figured it out. I felt like it only disguised me for a moment, and then it made me feel like I was hiding, which made me feel silly,” Lauren tells Harper’s. Lauren might have considered dying her hair dark to keep the Hills producers from for coercing her to come back on screen, but “I went into a wig store and tried on a brown wig, and they all laughed at me. All these women [who worked there] were like, ‘You look like Hannah Montana.’ So after a day in her dark wig, Lauren’s verdict was in. “Day to day, I can only do blonde. Everything else makes me look sort of plain-Jane.” Pick up the August issue of Harper’s Bazaar to read more about of Lauren’s day as a brunette. Issue hits stands July 21st. Tell us: Do you think Lauren looks good as a brunette?

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Courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar

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Nicole on

I thought she didnt want to be in the spotlight anymore? So… why is she still giving interviews and posing for pics?? Idiot…

Melanie on

I actually like the brown on her..but blondes always do it better.

Pola on

She looks great!

Debbie on

Nicole….she doesn’t want to be on The Hills anymore, she’s pursuing other things like her book. I think that The Hills just wasn’t the kind of thing she wanted to be know for.

I think the brown looks great on her but so does her natural blonde. She can easily pull off either color.

emily on

I think she looks nice brunette. But I like blonde better. I think it’s good she’s leaving the Hills. it’s time for her to pursue other things she’s more passionate about.

Sherrie on

She was blonde? I don’t know about you guys, but I kind of thought she was already a brunette. Now, she’s just a shade darker without her sunny highlights. I looks great, it was to brassy before the current dye job.

Mimi on

Go Away, Untalented Nobody…Please Go Away!

Susan on

I think she looks good with brown hair.

Sara on

she looks beautiful with brown hair, but yes, blonde is better.. it lights up her face more.

Ann on

She looks good as a brunette. Blond hair is beautiful… but I don’t think so Melanie… brunettes and redheads do it just as well…

Stephanie on

She looks okay with brown hair.

Jordan on

Nicole, just because she stopped doing The Hills does not mean she does not want to be in the public eye, she just wants to be seen in a different light, she has a book out and is promoting it, you just made yourself look like an idiot her point of leaving was to close that chapter of her life, she does not want to be in the “spotlight” because of the show that is all. She is trying to expend her brand, that is SMART not IDIOTIC.

Brooke Hughes on

I love Lauren! I think she looks awesome as a brunette, and short hair. She can pull off pretty much any look and I admire her for that.

Lauren’s Bazaar Look « Hills2City on

[...] People has the scoop: “I think initially the wig threw people off, but they figured it out. I felt like it only disguised me for a moment, and then it made me feel like I was hiding, which made me feel silly,” Lauren tells Harper’s. Lauren might have considered dying her hair dark to keep the Hills producers from for coercing her to come back on screen, but “I went into a wig store and tried on a brown wig, and they all laughed at me. All these women [who worked there] were like, ‘You look like Hannah Montana.’ So after a day in her dark wig, Lauren’s verdict was in. “Day to day, I can only do blonde. Everything else makes me look sort of plain-Jane.” [...]

Kailee on

I like her better as a blond but I DEFINITELY want to know what color that is because I want that color!

smiles on

I like her as a brunette. But honestly, she looks much prettier as a blonde. (:

And I’m happy she decided to get out of The Hills. Too much drama = over the top. Still a fan of LC!

Sarah on

She looks great! I’m so happy she’s no longer associated with The Hills and all those people that were bringing her down.

Mai on

I still think she’s an idiot.

tori on

She said she didn’t want to be involved with “The Hills” anymore. The spotlight was always on her personal life, posing for pictures isn’t stepping into that area of her life. I love her,anyone putting her down is just jealous!!!!

Lauren Fan on

Although Lauren is beautiful either way, she looks better with blonde long hair. I wish she wouldn’t have left the Hills, it won’t be the same. Can’t wait to see her in the future.

daysee on

It looks like a wig to me. Nothing looks real about it.

Belen on

Love her as a blonde and brunette!

Jaclyn on

She is actually very talented. Her new book is apparently doing very well.

Tessa on

She’s a cutie, and I think she looks great as a brunette. She would look great as a redhead also. She has the perfect skintone that goes well with all hair colors. My opinion; try out all kinds of looks and just have fun with it!

PeopleReadingHousewife on

I can honestly say that I don’t understand why we should care about this person or the fact that she dyed her hair.

Joe Klemencic on

That girl is an idiot. She couldn’t even tell David Letterman what her own books were about. Sex sells, clearly.

SANDRA on

MIMI………..you are such a hater. Get a life. you’re the nobody! LOL at MIMI the Hater

Jess on

she looks OK… and I guess no matter how much we comment she will go ahead and do whatever she wants cos it’s her life… and I wouldn’t want anyone commenting on my looks… so…. good for her

Ella on

Nicole,

Are you dumb or what? She just finished her first book and is on a book tour now….

Susan on

I agree with Mimi! “Go away!”
She can only do blonde, everything else makes her plain Jane? Whatever!
She’s only “famous” because of “reality” TV. Who cares what color hair she has? Her clothing line is nothing fabulous, her Avon line is silly, and
Lauren Conrad as a serious author? Please!
She’s milked her 15 minutes long enough! Leave her
alone and let’s hope she fades away and takes “Speidi” with her!!

C on

WOW, what a sophisticated look!! She’s very lucky she can pull off anything and still look radiant.

Nichole on

I guess I am the only one who thinks the hair looks really weird.

Becky on

Ok, could that wig look any more FAKE? I mean, with all her money and the people there at the magazine that are doing her hair, couldn’t they find a way to make it more realistic looking? How can anyone even comment on THAT and say it looks good. The color is the only thing that looks good, Not the hairstyle.

Rashida on

Maybe she just doesn’t want cameras following her anymore she probably wants to be in the spotlight she is promoting a book, but she just wants people to focus on her talents instead of her drama.

Donna on

I actually think the dark color makes her look more exotic than the overdone blond color that everyone has.

Dominique on

ewww

Allie on

It’s the same old story “People Reading Housewife”. If you don’t care about someone or something, why spend your time reading about them/it? Find something better to do than sit around being negative!

Emily on

I think that she looks ok brunette. But i like her with blond hair much better!!! :) :)

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Lily on

Actually, she has the skin tone to be blonde or brunette. I think the darker hair just takes some getting used to on her. It’s much more dramatic, and definitely makes you look twice at her. Hair color is such an easily changeable thing. She could do it with a much lighter shade of brown if what she tried wig-wise is too dark for her taste. She’s too young to believe she’s going to be blonde forever. God Bless her if that’s what she really wants, but man that would personally bore me to tears.

Tori on

Hey melanie..Blondes may do it better but brunettes remember it the next morning:p

becca on

she looks fab, theres not much i could say in the negative region to a girly that looks good with lighter hair, then go and pull the darker off, luuuvvvsss it!!

Allison on

Do you think Lauren looks good as a brunette? Absolutely! She looks very sophisticated and hope she sticks with this look for awhile. She wears it well. :)

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E on

LOL @ everything but blonde making her look plain Jane. She IS plain Jane.

Lizzie on

Every girl wants to try being a brunette, but not every girl can handle it!

Rebecca Cruz on

She was on Laguna Beach and The Hills for years, she never got to really live. Now she is taking the opportunity to do other things that make her happy. Why are all of you so judgemental? Your not her so stop judging her and what she does with her life.

Abby on

Don’t be a hater….She’s not an idiot! I love her and she looks great as a brunette or a blonde.

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