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Marissa Jaret Winokur's Tress Distress: 'Nobody Likes My Hair Blonde!'

05/11/2010 at 11:00 AM ET

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They say that gentlemen prefer blondes — just don’t try and tell that to former Dance Your Ass Off host Marissa Jaret Winokur, who recently ditched her big brown bouffant for a sun-kissed look that is more Barbie than Broadway. “Nobody likes my hair blonde!” Winokur moans to PEOPLE. “I’ve had the exact same brown hair all my life, and my whole life people have been telling me to change my hair.” And so the Tony Award winner took the peroxide plunge, and though she loves her new look, she fears her golden locks are keeping her from doing what she loves–working in show business.” Every producer I have met has asked me to change my hair. I have always said ‘No,’”  explains Winokur while attending the Silver Spoon Dog and Baby Buffet in Los Angeles this weekend. “I finally change it for me…and now everyone in the business is like, ‘You have to go back to having brown hair.’” While the leap from brunette to blonde was a difficult decision for the 37-year-old mother to make, it looks like it may be short-lived. “I’m sure that blondes have more fun, but I think that as a brunette I might work more.” Tell us: What do you think of Marissa’s hair? Better blonde or brunette? –Reagan Alexander

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Tammy on

Love the blond and love the style!

Katie on

I think either one suits her just fine! She looks great for the summer with the blonde but maybe in the fall go back to brown? If you like it keep it but if you think you won’t get work due to the hair color, how about a wig??

Kelly on

To be perfectly honest, these skunky streaks of blonde don’t really suit *anyone*. I think subtle coppery/reddish highlights would have worked better.

I like the new tamed-down style, though. Her big, poofy hair was overwhelming.

Maureen on

Go back to brunette! Dark brown hair is beautiful. Embrace being natural. Blondes are a “dime a dozen”.

liz on

she doesn’t work because she’s annoying.

Daisy Luv on

I LIKE IT!! Not everyone can go from dark to blonde and vice versa… I think it works for her. You go girl!

DS on

Okay….ewwww!

Diane on

It’s very nice but it’s not unique or exciting. It doesn’t make her stand out. I think dark tresses look better on some people and she’s one of them.

meh on

her hair looks terrible because there is still so much brown in it, all these brown streaks and blonde streaks! pick one solid color and you will look better.

Lisa on

I think its cute!!

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