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Jessica Alba Goes Blonde for the First Time in Three Years

08/27/2012 at 10:00 AM ET

Jessica Alba Blonde
Courtesy Jessica Alba

“Bye bye brown hair.” That’s what Jessica Alba Tweeted on Thursday afternoon before lightening her dark mane and going blonde, marking the first time the actress has changed her hair color since 2009. (In Hollywood years, that’s an eternity to stick with one shade.)

Three days later, Alba took to Twitter again and followed up with another set of photos, showing off her new, ombré locks in this picture (left).

Alba is known for constantly switching up her style and taking risks with new trends, but is typically not as experimental with her hair. So this change feels especially drastic (though not quite as drastic as that other star who also recently debuted a new hairstyle).

But Alba didn’t go lighter just for the fun of it; she’s reprising her role as blonde stripper Nancy Callahan in a sequel to 2005′s Sin City. (You also may recall a blonde Alba in the 2005 and 2007 Fantastic Four films, too.)

It’s going to take us some time to get used to Alba’s lightened hair, but the more we look at the photo, the more the hue grows on us. Tell us: What do you think of Alba’s new blonde hair? Do you think she should return to her roots after filming is finished?

Jessica Alba Blonde
Courtesy Jessica Alba

–Jennifer Cress

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Jennifer on

Well, she’s gorgeous either way but, I prefer her with brown hair , it compliments her lovely skin tone and features much better then the blonde but, its for the character so we’ll all suffer through ! lol :D

anon on

Just an unreal smile on that girl. She must light up every room she enters.

Jennifer on

I think it looks great! I love the blonde on her, she looks Fab!

really? on

Who. Cares.

Jennifer on

I thought ombre hair was over. Jessica is a beautiful woman, but I really wish this trend would go.

Alexandria on

Jessica you are so pretty as a blonde! My hair is almost the same color lol!

Big Whoop on

This chick is really into herself. I don’t find her attractive, just normal plain Jane looking!

anonymous on

Who cares?

Tiffany on

I DON’T like that OMBRE hair trend! It just looks like they need their roots touched up so bad!!! But she’s gorgeous no matter what!

Gina on

Beautiful girl! Hope she goes back to a darker hair color which
compliments her olive skin.

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