Bye-Bye Blonde! Kellie Pickler Goes Redhead: Love It or Hate It?

11/11/2009 at 09:20 PM ET

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Kellie Pickler may be one of country’s most iconic blondes — she’s even impersonated Dolly Parton — but for now, she’s joining a less represented segment of the music community: redheads! The bombshell debuted her newly auburn locks on the red carpet of the CMA Awards tonight, having carefully tucked them under a hat for Parton’s Live from London DVD premiere party on Tuesday night. Pickler joked of the attention her new do is getting on the red carpet, saying, “It seems to be the thing to talk about.” She also gave a shout-out to legendary country redhead Reba McEntire, suggesting that she was joining her ranks since “we’ve got enough blondes in country.” But, she did admit to PEOPLE that she is still adjusting to her new do. “The hair doesn’t make the person, but it has been a shocker. I wake up in the morning and walk by the mirror and I’m like, ‘Who’s that!’ I thought someone broke into my house!” Pickler did manage to find the upside, explaining that, “It’s been interesting with red hair cause you can’t wear the same things. It’s an excuse to go shopping.” What do you think of Kellie’s new hair color? Vote in our poll below, and see all news, photos and more from the CMAs!



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Jess on

Looks good but prefer the blonde. Blonde fits her bubbly perky personality!

Eric on

Her voice is so perfect that her hair color isn’t important.

scott on

waited how many years for you to come to Indianapolis when I could see you and when you finally do, red head? Bummer. I miss the platinum Kelly P!

Talent is on the inside and hair is just an accessory… but I was looking forward to the Kelly I’m used to.

carolyn calderon on

Kellie looks 10yrs. older now. I can’t believe how it changed her looks. I didn’t recognize her! She used to be so pretty, now she looks ordinary and matronly; I hope she goes back to blond .

Molly on

It definitely doesn’t look bad (it makes her looks very pretty and sophisticated), but it also makes her look a lot older and more mature. It depends on the look she was going for; if she was going for an older, more mature look (which looks great!), then she definitely achieved it. However, if she still wants to maintain a young, “innocent” look, then she should switch back to blonde.

Kelly on

I love the red, but blonde is her signature color!

Shelia on

The more I see you in the picture the more I like. It does make you look older but for me with the other looks you were kind of looking on the wild side I think. I hope I don’t get a lot of criticism for saying this.

Love you Kellie what ever you choice.

Juanita on

I like it blonde better. Wonder how Kid Rock likes it? Is she still seeing him? I hope not.

Joyce on

Oh no, Kellie. We loved you as a blonde. Now you just look older, not cuter, and you’ll get older soon enough.

Sonya Jones on

Excuse me, people? Kelli “looks older” with darker hair? What, like 50? Kelli is beautiful with or without blonde hair. She is a young woman. Period. Sure, she looks older…like about 27. Haha, I am 40. Trust me, 27 ain’t nowhere being old. You go, Kelli. You are gorgeous.

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