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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JJ on

Aww, I liked the pink. It was really pretty and she is one of the few people who can pull it off.

sam on

I love it. It looks so good on her!!

Patti on

Glad to hear she takes care of hair with her dying. Just one note: Katy, please do not start with extensions. Let it grow on it’s own if you decide you want it long again. People do not like fake hair.

Joanna on

GO BACK TO BLACK. RUN AWAY FROM BLONDE. If she keeps bleaching her hair like this it will fall out. She needs to dye it back to her natural hair color fast and wait a LONG time and I mean at least a year for it to grow out before even attempting to color it again. I’m even talking about even dying it a lighter brown shade. It is sooo damaged that it needs time to heal.

Vanessa on

I think she looks good as a blonde!

Sarah G. on

Joanna- blonde is actually her natural hair color- going back to black would require more dying. Plus Im sure since she has money she doesnt have to worry about the problems like us from using box dyes that actually will make our hair fall out.

Sandy Cheeks on

Even though she is a natural blonde (natural blonde doesn mean platnium!) She looks best with DARK hair! Makes her skin and eyes pop! This blond color….meh! It does make her look younger though! :)

Meg on

She’s very pretty, but I think the long black hair looks so good on her. This look sort of ages her, in some pics she looks like Kate Gosselin.

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jsp81355 on

I think Katy Perry is a beautiful girl with a killer body, but I think she looks so much better with dark hair. The blonde hair makes her look nondescript – and I’m a blonde myself.

NM on

If she keeps this up, she’s not going to have ANY hair left to color!

sandra on

Wow her hair is going to end up falling out. I’m willing to bet her hair is so damaged already from all those chemicals and thats why she cut it to this “edgy bob”. I dont care how good are the products she uses to change her hair color, that much change in such a short time frame will damage anyone’s hair!

d on

katy perry is a natural blonde

robinepowell on

I don’t like either. I actually prefer her brunette colour myself. Suits her better.

Sarah S. on

@Sarah G.–you are so right about the box dyes–my hair fell out twice because of them! No more boxes for me. I’m graying big time, but at least my hair is growing back. Love Katy’s natural blonde.

Liz on

She dyes her hair. So what! Tons of women do everyday.

Guest on

WOW. This is news? Let us know when her hair falls out! Thanks

Daiga S. on

Everyone seems to have a bob nowdays.Boring.

Mia on

I saw her in a hotel lobby in NYC once. She is very pretty and I think she looks best as a brunette — shows off her features best!

curly on

Blonde is her natural color and she looks fabulous! Who knows- maybe she is prepping to have a baby because you are not supposed to dye your hair while pregnant.

Nikki on

Please Katy, go back to dark, I hate to say this, but blonde is just not good for you at all! If you want something different, go for red or brown! This though? Please dye it darker, PLEASE!!!! I love you though!

RaeRae on

“edgy-bob”? It’s cute and looks really good, but I’ve seen soccer moms have that hairstyle around here for years.

Still a cute hair-do, but not anything out of the ordinary, or even something I’d consider edgy.

angela on

I liked the pink!!! Honestly, though, I’m amazed she has any hair left…

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Alisha on

Katy Perry is beautiful no matter what color her hair is.

Yikes on

How about brunette, so your hair and eyebrows match.

Rhonda on

Love the blonde!

JeanE on

Back to Black! She looks so much better dark, her eyes pop and her skin looks better. I usually don’t like that dark but on her, I loved it.

Chaz on

Who cares? What a waste of space and a worthless online magazine!

NBH on

I think she is a really pretty girl! I love that she adores her hubby.

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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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.

Bianca on

Sorry people but her hair is not going to fall out! Because she gets it professionally done. I have been coloring my hair (crazy and often) for 25yrs. The only time I had any breakage is when I (once) over bleached it my self.
Now that I am a hair dresser I know how to not do that for clients!

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UmpaLumpa on

Nooooooooooooooo!!! If she does not go back to brunette, Zooey Deschanel will be my #1 hottest brunnete now.

Amen

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