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Katy Perry Goes Back to Blonde -- and Her Stylist Gives us the Scoop

12/12/2011 at 10:30 AM ET

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Katy Perry cracked jokes like a pro on Saturday Night Live this weekend, but it seems the singer is also becoming a pro at changing her hair color these days, too. This year alone she’s gone from black to red to blonde to lavender, and now, she’s switched back to blonde, debuting the look Saturday on SNL.

Perry’s colorist, Rita Hazan, loves her latest look. “She wanted to do something different — an easy, effortless honey blonde,” she tells PEOPLE. “She’s having fun with her hair color now, which I love.”

The star also chopped several inches off of her hair last week, rocking what Hazan calls “a really edgy bob.” To complement the cut, she left the ends of Perry’s hair “a little bit darker” to give her some depth. “We didn’t want it too solid or boxy,” she explains. “She has to work something that’s cool.”

Though Perry’s “dream shade” was the lavender she wore all summer, Hazan says she was ready for a change. “That was high maintenance, it fades really fast,” she admits. In fact, the pinky-blonde look Perry sported a week ago was just the result of her color fading. But Hazan does admit that the initial change from blonde to lavender was “genius. It worked with her skin tone, too.”

Constant color changes can be pretty harsh on the hair, but Hazan says Perry is great about at-home conditioning treatments. “I know she does them, because she always calls me and asks me to send her more product,” Hazan jokes. “She takes it seriously because she likes to keep her hair healthy. It doesn’t just stop at the salon — it has to continue at home, too, and she understands that.”

While Perry is seemingly giving her hair a break and enjoying her time as a blonde, Hazan doesn’t see the color lasting for too too long. “I think this will stick for a few months at least,” the stylist says. “But she’s Katy Perry — she can do anything at any moment.” Tell us: What do you think of Perry’s latest hair hue?

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bea on

Cute, but Ido prefer the black hair. It’s a great contrast with her blue eyes.

Kristi on

She didn’t really change her hair color on purpose this year, she was only getting a gradual change to prepare for the blonde. You can’t just go from black to blonde in a few weeks. Even the months they took fried her hair, so that’s why it was cut so short. Her hair still looks a bit dry.

bobby on

She can go bald and still be beautiful

elsa caceres on

you are going to be bald
stop ruining your hair!

mavin614 on

Go back dark,,as a stylist Im just saying the pale skin and eyes rocked with the dark, set her apart now she looks like jane doe! Beautiful but nothing standing out!My daughter loved her fun colors, this cut and color is really original! Again shes gorgeous but GO DARK! From one dark haired girl to another lets rock it!

Guest on

Edgy bob? My mom has that haircut. She looks like she’s taking the team to soccer practice.

Amy Nicole on

I hate it when people say stop dyeing your hair or it will fall out. For me personally I have dyed my hair every color under the sun and have several times went from black to blonde and my hair never fell out. My hair is in good shape even though I haven’t seen my natural color in 16 years.

Oh and this is the Style Watch section of the site. They report on stuff like this.

Jerry Seignfiend on

Cara Wonderwood from Emarican Idol, is a nice blonde… Katy Perry looks nice. But Pappa Joe Perry… will never let her sing back-up on The Joe Perry Project, Aerosmith or simply…(Joe Perry) as Joe Perry of Aerosmith. Too bad Cara Wonderwood Underwood married a MEAT-HEAD! I need to quit my vegan ways, eat meat and play HOCKEY! Den I can B a meat head too, or more!

Olivia on

If you dye you hair completely, dye your eyebrows people!!!!! for god’s sake. Make it look real.

cakegirl on

Heal, lol she should let her hair heal lol. Hair is made of keratin and is dead. It was never alive so it cannot heal. And we never “dye” hair, we dye socks, t-shirts and wedding shoes. We color hair, hence the term Colorist. But thanks for the chuckles.

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