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Why Did Jessica Seinfeld Go Blonde? 'Why Not?'

05/14/2014 at 12:00 PM ET

Change is good. Just ask Jessica Seinfeld. Last week, the longtime brunette debuted her new blonde pixie on Instagram, saying, “You can never be too old or too brunette to be blonde.”

When PEOPLE caught up with her this week at the premiere of HBO’s The Normal Heart in Manhattan, we had to ask: Why did she go blonde?

Jessica Seinfeld hairD Dipasupil/FilmMagic

“Everyone is asking me why — and basically, ‘Why not?'” said Seinfeld, 42, who is married to comedian Jerry Seinfeld, 60. “I have no attachments to anything physically,” she continued. “My husband always says, ‘I wish you were more materialistic.’ I just have no attachments (to things) so I don’t care. If I hate my hair, it will grow.”

In December, the mother of three swapped out a longer bob for an edgy pixie cut. Last week, her colorist, Sarah Spratt, continued Seinfeld’s transformation, working with New York City stylist Rheanne White to make her cut — with its rock-and-roll vibe — match the color.

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“I’m impulsive and it’s good to be impulsive about things that don’t matter too much,” she said.

And while plenty of people have weighed in on her new look, those who really matter in her life — her children, Sascha, 13, Julian, 11, and Shepherd, 8, and her husband of 14 years — gave her their stamp of approval.

“The kids loved it,” she shared. “And my husband loved it, which is really nice. I think it took a little bit of getting used to” — for her and for others (including this reporter!) who have done a double-take when they have see her in the last week. “I am unrecognizable, which I love! That is fun.”

–K.C. Baker

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Nicole on

I really like it. I think it looks good on her and if she loves it then that’s all that really matters anyway.

Amaryllis on

It’s not a good look on her, but as she said, it will grow back. Or maybe she likes it.

Karolina on

Personally I think she looks much better as a brunette. But in the end, sometimes we all need a change and just like she said..it grows back eventually!

Angela on

Like her better as a brunette but I give her credit for trying something new.

StopIt on

I think it ages her and accentuates her wrinkles.

yahoo on

She use to be attractive, now she looks like Jerry. Go figure.

Joules on

rock-and-roll vibe? hopefully for her sake her hair grows fast.

AJLind on

Beautiful. With other celebrities dying their hair purple and grey and white I think blonde is refreshing. What I think is even nicer and refreshing to see is that she is not trying to scrub away every line in order to look younger. She is beautiful.

AnsleyT on

If she were really honest, she’d admit that she went blond cuz she had so many gray hairs…

Candy on

Her face is too long for that look but she has a nice face

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