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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askme on

Joanna, hair doesn’t heal, it’s dead cells, like your finger nails.. if you crack a nail it doesn’t heal, it’s broken. conditioners just make it Feel softer and less dry, but they can’t really repair any damage, when you spend thousands on getting your hair colored it’s nowhere nearly damaged as someone doing it themselves or at a local salon, they pay that kind of price for a pro that knows exactly the right products and level of processing necessary and they never go beyond that or advise anything that will damage it. Also she wears wigs non stop and can rock extensions anytime she wants, so why should she care about some split ends? let her have fun and get media attention from the changes, that’s what it’s all about..

Mariah on

Katy Perry could pull off any colour! she is an amzing person and music artist! i <3 u Katy !!!!

Elsa Caceres on

as an artist she wants to schock people
wear wigs so your ahir will not be ruined
prefer her to Lady Gaga
lady gaga looks like a transvetite and too weird for me
Katy is cute and hope her marriage works out

tm on

I know so many people who dye their hair every color under the rainbow and it’s still there. Not everyone is going to go bald from changing their hair color. She might have some breakage at the crown (you can see that in the second picture), but that doesn’t mean she’s going bald.

As for her brows, why would she want to bleach them? Blonde brows don’t define your face at all. Look at Gwyneth Paltrow’s (naturally light) and Molly Sims’ (bleached). They’re not even visible and make it seem like something is “missing”. A strong brow looks great no matter what hair color you have.

Kelli on

She probably HAD to cut her hair short from all the damage. You can’t treat your hair like that and expect it to stay healthy and strong.

Kimmy on

She looks GREAT!!!!

Tiff on

Blonde hair like everybody else…how original. (yawn)

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Pete on

Kate Perry is hot.

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