Rachel McAdams

Why Did Rachel McAdams Dye Her Hair Red? 'It Was the Only Color Left!'

Apr/10/2013 at 03:28 PM ET

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She’s been blonde, brunette and even pink — so what inspired Rachel McAdams to take the plunge and become a redhead?

“This was the only color left!” she told PEOPLE, laughing, at the L.A. premiere of To The Wonder.

But seriously: “My mother is a redhead, so I thought maybe I could pull it off,” she shared. “If she could do it, maybe I could do it. I don’t know, I just thought that it would be fun.”

PHOTOS: Vote on more star topknots — and other stylish dos — in Hair Faceoff!

And McAdams is already making the most of her sexy new hue, piling it into a high, shiny topknot for Tuesday’s premiere. Dove stylist Mark Townsend created the “young, cool and super modern” look for the star by spraying her hair with Dove’s Refresh+Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo for texture and working in a dime-size amount of the line’s Color Care Leave on Conditioner for shine.

He then pulled her hair into a ponytail, sprayed it with Sally Hershberger Genius Spray Wax and twisted the tail into a knot, tucking the ends under and securing with two bobby pins that had been sprayed with dry shampoo. A black satin ribbon finished the look.

Tell us: Are you loving the new look on McAdams? Would you try her topknot?

–Alex Apatoff, reporting by Reagan Alexander

Megan Fox Dyes Her Hair Red; Which Star's New Red Do Is Best?

Apr/09/2013 at 10:58 AM ET

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Now that one of the most famous brunettes in Hollywood has gone red, we can officially declare bright red hair a phenomenon.

Megan Fox, who is playing famously redheaded reporter April in the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles remake, debuted her new hue at the L.A. airport Monday night. And we couldn’t help but notice that this particular bright shade of red seemed very similar to the other buzzworthy hair makeovers we’ve been seeing lately.

Since Modern Family‘s Ariel Winter showed off her Little Mermaid-inspired hair in March, it’s seemed like every week has brought a new ginger hue for a different star. Dianna Agron went for a more orange-y shade, while Rachel McAdams debuted a deep auburn color (and had us speculating about whether it was a “breakover”).

And now with Fox’s latest shade, we have to put it up to a vote. Whose new red hair is best?
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Rachel McAdams Dyes Her Hair Red

Apr/05/2013 at 08:36 AM ET

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There’s officially something in the Hollywood water.

Rachel McAdams is the latest star (after Dianna Agron and Ariel Winter) to be spotted with an electric shade of red hair.

PHOTOS: Vote on more star hair color changes and cuts here!

McAdams has actually had the hue since shortly after parting ways with love Michael Sheen in February. So while the other two were just feeling experimental, McAdams may be sporting one of the key signs of a breakover: a bold new look.

Then again, McAdams is no stranger to hair color shakeups: she’s been platinum blonde, chocolate brown and everything in between (even pink!) throughout her career. One thing’s for sure, regardless of the reason: The star seems to be having a lot of fun as a redhead, so we don’t imagine she’ll go back to blonde anytime soon.

Tell us: What do you think of McAdams’s new hue?

Do You Like Rachel McAdams's New Bangs?

Feb/07/2012 at 12:30 PM ET

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It’s officially a trend! Rachel McAdams is the latest star to add bangs to her hairstyle, debuting the look at the Los Angeles premiere of The Vow (sponsored by Ralph Lauren Romance) Monday night. The star stepped out in a sky-blue Vivienne Westwood dress and glimmering jewels, complementing her look with smoky eyes, red lips and her new blonde bangs.

McAdams joins a growing list of leading ladies who’ve added bangs to their hair recently, including Jessica Biel, Rose Byrne, Cameron Diaz (sometimes), Olivia Wilde, Kim Kardashian (who tried clip-ons) and Reese Witherspoon, who cut them to cover a forehead scar. Kelly Clarkson rocked them during the Super Bowl, and Sarah Michelle Gellar added a few face-framing bangs recently, as well.

We think McAdams always looks lovely, but want to hear your thoughts. 


Stars' Sheer Tops: A Do or a Don't?

Feb/06/2012 at 04:30 PM ET

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Your mother probably told you to always keep covered, but stars like Sofia Vergara and Rachel McAdams are making sexy, sheer tops look oh-so-right.

Vergara wore a peek-a-boo black top (plus second-skin leather pants and cute red pumps) on a night out in Los Angeles recently, letting her matching black bra show through. Meanwhile, McAdams made her bold bra statement at a movie premiere, allowing her blue brassiere to show through her fitted cerulean tee.

Both actresses kept the look classy — no tight white tanks and fluorescent bras here! — but we want to know what you think. Vote in our poll and tell us: Would you wear a sheer top and matching bra?


Take Our StyleWatch Polls: Stars Smiles, Spring Fashion and More!

Dec/15/2011 at 03:00 PM ET

Before you head out for the holidays, we want to hear from you! Which star has the best smile? What do you think of Sarah Jessica Parker‘s lacy getup? And which spring styles are you excited to wear again? Vote on these questions and more in our StyleWatch magazine polls; your input could appear in an upcoming issue.

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Jennifer Lopez's Stylists: She's a Fashion Expert!

May/17/2011 at 01:30 PM ET

Jennifer Lopez Fashion on American Idol
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When Jennifer Lopez‘s American Idol contract runs out, the star could have another lucrative career — as a celebrity stylist! Wardrobe designers Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn say the fashion plate knows her Prabal from her Prada. “She’s been in this industry a long time,” Zangardi tells WWD when asked about the duo’s “most informed” client. “It comes with experience.” And Lopez’s discerning support serves as a boon to the industry. “On American Idol recently [she] wore an asymmetric fuchsia Valentino top that we were told sold out the next days,” he says. However, Lopez may want to weigh her options before getting in the styling biz. Though the duo helps A-listers including Rihanna and Kerry Washington find the perfect red-carpet dresses, the job has its tedious aspects. “We bagged up every outfit with shoes and accessories, so everything is paint-by-numbers,” Zangardi says of client Rachel McAdams‘s Cannes Film Festival Marchesa moment. “The final look is extremely glamorous but getting to that point often not so!” –Justine Harman



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