Katherine Heigl Goes Back to Blonde: Love It or Hate It?

09/23/2010 at 02:00 PM ET

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Katherine Heigl isn’t exactly immune to stirring up controversy, but on-set tussles aside, if there’s one thing that really gets her fans talking, it’s her drama-queen-worthy hair changes–and after months as a brunette, the actress is back to blonde. In the past, honey-colored hair has been her standard blonde staple, but this time around it looks like Heigl hit the bottle a little bit harder, bleaching it out to soft platinum. And while most stars tend to stick to one side of the hair color spectrum, Katherine seems to be one of the few A-listers who can gracefully shift between extremes. But we want to know your take on the change. Should Heigl stick with the lighter color, or defect back to the dark side? –Katherine Kluznik Rentmeester

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Bria on

She looks best as a blonde, but this color is just too bleached! She probably had to over bleach it to get all the brown dye out. Sometimes, even after you use dye remover on hair dyed dark you may have to do some bleavhing because there maybe some dye left in the hair and it makes your color look dingy.

Jam on

BARF.

Kristy on

Beautiful as ALWAYS!!!!

Jessica on

Totally washed out. She needs a darker blonde.

Rachel on

Gracefully shift between extremes? You can’t be serious with that statement because all you have to do is look at that picture and see that platinum blonde color looks horrible on her. The dark brunette look didn’t work for her either. She’s actually an actress who can’t pull off extremes. She looks best with a darker/dirty blonde color or a very light brown.

jess on

Absolutely HATE IT.

christy on

She looks awful. Her hair looks yellow. She just needs to go away!!!!!!!!!

tink1217 on

she looks much better as a brunette

samanthamcelyea on

If it wasn’t so extreme, I’d like it. She’s better blonde. Just not BRIGHT blonde. More a honey blonde.

Pam501 on

She looks nice either way, but I loved the color of her hair best in 27 dresses…kind of a brownish blonde.

Steen on

She is always beautiful

Sue on

Fugs. Dark works for her best. Pretty sure she’s a natural brunette too. Sad.

Courtney on

Ms Heigl should’ve stayed blonde in the first place she looked like an idiot with dark hair most natural blondes do other than a few. for example Melissa Newman looks good as a brunette but she dyes her hair brown to cover gray granted she’s also nearly 2 decades older than Ms Heigl and from hollywood royalty. her parents being Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward who were one of very few film industry couples to stay married more than 50 years something Katherine & hubby Josh Kelley will never do.

Fran on

Katherine is so beautiful; to me it does not matter what her hair color is; she could even be bald; SHE IS BEAUTIFUL…INSIDE AND OUT!!!!

carrie on

She looks better brunette. She looks too washed out with this much blonde.

Renee on

I love Katherine but this color does not look good. I agree w/ Rachel….she needs a dishwater blonde or the blonde that she started out with on Grey’s Anatomy. She looks good more natural than extreme.

Me on

Considering she went brunette for a (very badly cast) role as Stephanie Plum in One for the Money, why would she stay brunette?

gary on

I love it from a guys point of view! She pulls it off just fine. Beautiful as ever!

Gone Darker on

She looks great as a brunette, but the platinum makes her look washed out.

alililone on

I am a fan of hers and I think she is gorgeous. HOWEVER, this makes her look pale and washed out. Her hair looks better in lighter shades, but not like this. Still love her though.

Mmm Hmm on

Now her hair color is once again as fake as her personality.

Natalie on

She is a beautiful lady, BUT this shade of blonde does her a disservice. It is too bright and artificial looking–she will probably notice this soon and tone it down!

Susie on

Its her hair and really none of my business. If her parts call for a specific hair color so be it.

Confused on

Too extreme! And why are her eyebrows GREEN? Ewww…

Patty on

I like her better with blond hair…but THIS is way too brassy!! Hopefully She’ll tone it down some…

Anna on

I like it better blonde, but that specific color blonde is not pretty. I always think that dark blonde looks better.

Joyce W. Davis on

Brown eyed women always have to be careful of going too blond. She would have been better with a more honey colored blond. But it will probably oxidize to a darker color. I do like her as a blond tho’.

Joyce on

Brown eyed women always have to be careful of going too blond. She would have been better with a more honey blond. But it will probably oxidize to a darker color. I do like her as a blond tho’.

Jamie on

She is a beautiful girl but she should fire the colorist that did this immediately. I know from personal experience that blonde can be very tricky. I finally found a colorist that is amazing. This picture shows a lot of brassiness/red & the Star Tracks pic just looks straight up CHEAP BLEACHED. Way too harsh & her hair looks completely fried. Going from a dark brown to blonde should be a gradual process. I prefer her as a blonde… but blonde done right.

canada girl on

the hair color looks sooo fake, I like her acting and I am excited to see Life as we Know it. But as she is not working she must have to do something with her time, so she colored her hair a bad color

Babyblue123 on

Katherine is a very beautiful woman and she looks way better in blonde than with the dark hair.

Jon on

She’s beautiful no matter what color her hair is, she should do whatever makes her happy!

Anders on

I think she would be a beautiful red head.

Dani on

It doesn’t look right. I have always liked her as a blonde better but this particular shade is not flattering. I agree with another poster – it washes her out.

billie on

horrible job at dying the eyebrows !

linda on

this light haircolor looks very harsh for her fair skin tone. It also just washes her out.

veggie mama on

She looks better blonde, but more natural colour would be much softer and more REAL.

Tami on

I’ve always preferred the blond hair on Kat – it looks more natural on her. I went from natural dark to honey blond for over 20 yrs. Then decided I wanted a change and went for the dark auburn look for fall. Its really hard to get back to the right shade of honey blond. I did it gradually over two or three months so as not to get that too-bleached look. Maybe she didn’t have the time to change it back gradually because it was preferred in her next project. Give the girl a break!!!

Colene on

Why didn’t her hairdresser use more than one color. Mine uses foils applying 4 different colors. its red tones.

August T on

Who really cares..most actors/actresses do this for movie roles…but more importantly they DYE their hair dark for a few months -this is when they get botox, or have surgery done to their face..so that when they go back to blonde or anotehr color…all we see is a change of haircolor …we know something is different and they think we can’t figure it out…hence..Cameron Diaz..nose job..Jennifer Aniston –nose JOBS..perhaps Heigle got her teeth fixed or her double chin or lack of chin fixed? hmmmm

Erin on

Agree with Rachel. I hate her fake uber bottle blonde hair (she had that for most of GA) and the extra dark brunette look didn’t look great either. Her hair looked good circa Roswell – dark blonde/light brown. Since then there’s been far more misses than hits.

Tiff on

Too white blonde…she needs to go a few shades darker…I think it looks over processed and not complimentary to her skin tone or her face.

Shiloh13 on

I agree she looks better as a blonde but this is way to light. Her skin looks really washed out with this color. She needs some low lights to balance things out!

Christine on

This is Very Important News, people.

dragonsi on

I preferred her Roswell color the best, when she played the teenager.

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Linda Rose on

I love the way she wore on Grey’s Anatomy…short, sassy and a perfect shade of blonde.

Lori on

It is a little bright but it can be that way at first and then tone down a bit later. But she is still beautiful. I was just getting use to the brown though.

P~ on

She looks much MUCH better as a brunette. More striking then the washed out- I won’t remember you later blonde.

Kat on

She needs a TONER

Jean on

I totally agree with “Pam501″. I LOVED her hair in “27 Dresses”~I think that’s her best look.

LisaSuzanneTS on

Katherine looks alot sexier as a brunette–
but blonde is a good color., blondes dont
always have more fun.

Paige on

I LOVE it ! I think she looks GREAT as a blonde! i wasn’t fond of her as a brunette.

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CeeCee on

She looks good with any color. Maybe this is not her best, but she still can’t look bad.

ae on

Too blonde. I liked her hair colour in 27 dresses, it looked much more natural.

Sylvie on

She would still be beautiful no matter what color her hair is, although blonde is best. To all the detractors, look out, your jealousy is showing!

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