StyleWatch Style News Now

Style News Now

Kirsten Dunst Dyes Her Hair Platinum

06/25/2014 at 06:37 PM ET

Kesha Teen VogueGotcha Images/Splash News Online; Splash News Online

The ultimate golden girl has gone platinum! Kirsten Dunst debuted her much lighter and brighter hair hue in London Wednesday, leaving her sunny, California-girl blonde strands behind for something a little edgier.

Dunst is no stranger to big hair color change-ups. She’s been a redhead for Spider-Man and a brunette for Mona Lisa Smile, but it’s been years since she went this blonde — ordinarily she sticks to her dirty-blonde, low-lighted waves. Her new look makes her look a little sassier and more urban, and, according to the upcoming edition of the New York Times, is squarely on-trend.

RELATED PHOTOS: Celeb hair makeovers — better before or after?

“It’s about making yourself unusual,” Sally Hershberger Downtown colorist Aura Friedman is quoted as saying. “It’s always fun to have that unicorn in a group of people.” The article lists celebs whose platinum looks tend to get cited as inspiration, including Gwen Stefani, Michelle Williams and Miley Cyrus — and notes that maintenance on such a high-impact shade can be intense. But for the moment, Dunst seems to be enjoying her summer-ready shade.

Are you loving Dunst with her platinum look?

–Alex Apatoff

Want more stories like this?

Sign up for our newsletter and other special offers:

sign me up

Thank you for signing up!

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

On Newsstands Now

George Turns 1: Raising a Little Prince!
  • George Turns 1: Raising a Little Prince!
  • Ryan and Eva: How They Hid Her Pregnancy
  • Jillian Michaels: Why I Left Biggest Loser

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine


Add A Comment

Got something to add to this post? Fill out the fields below to make a comment, ask a question or share a tip. We'd love to hear from you.

Note: If this is your first time commenting on Style News Now, your comment will need to be approved by our moderator before it will appear. Thanks for your patience, and check back again soon.

Showing 4 comments

bitsy on

she is too pale for that shade of blonde!

Dana on

She would look good with auburn hair..

Tina on

Yuck. Too light for her skin color.


Who cares, is the all People can find to write about.


StyleWatch Concierge

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters