Lauren Alaina Loses Her 'Signature Look' in Favor of Pink-Hued Hair

01/19/2012 at 03:00 PM ET

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Country singer Lauren Alaina is pretty in pink … hair, that is. Earlier this week, the American Idol runner-up Tweeted a photo of her new “really blonde” hair featuring several streaks of the hot new hue.

Nashville hairstylist Melissa Schleicher, owner of Parlour 3 salon in Brentwood, Tenn., lengthened Alaina’s locks with tape-in Platinum Seamless hair extensions, and called on the salon’s colorist, Vallorie Barnes, to lighten it all up.

“We took her from the two-tone blonde and brown — her signature look — to a sandy, golden blonde all over,” Schleicher, who also counts Carrie Underwood and the men of Rascal Flatts as clients, tells PEOPLE.

As for the pink highlights, Schleicher says Alaina told her team, “‘I’m taking away the brown, I want something fun.'” So, the stylist shares, “We put pink in.”

Schleicher says the singer was nervous about how her fans would react to her new look, but overall “she loves it. I think she looks amazing. I think it’s more now and beautiful.”

Alaina could go back to brown at some point, but Schleicher notes, “Change is good sometimes.”

–Joey Bartolomeo


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Jeannie on

Parlour 3 is an absolutely STUNNING place. Very helpful staff. “High-end” vibe with reasonable prices. Melissa did a great job! Highly recommended!

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Lauren looks beautiful as always!

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