Lily Allen Goes Blonde: Love It or Hate It?

04/07/2008 at 11:56 AM ET

Big Pictures/Bauer-Griffin

She may be almost as recognizable for her signature dark locks as her iconic voice, but Lily Allen has something new to smile about, showing off her bright side in London today. We love the way Lily’s new blonde color complements up her complexion, but we want to know what you think. Tell us: Do you love Lily’s new look, or should she go back to the brown locks she’s known for?

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Kim v on

I think it washes her out a little, but it’s still cute. I like her with a brighter look, it’s a nice change.

AnnieJ on

Hate it. She looks worse than usual.

Tammy on

I think that her hair is much too light. It washes her out. She can be a blonde, but darken it!

Christie on

If changing ones hair color could make someone so cheery, it’s definitely working!! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a picture where she’s looked so happy! I love the new ash blonde color. It’s a great look for her and a very nice change!

taryn on

i think it looks good… its a big change but it dont look awful :)

Lissa on

it’s not bad.

isn’t she supposed to be pregnant?
she looks really thin.

Dianna on

I love it! She looks young and vibrant. I think the really dark hair does nothing for her. This is what Amy Winehouse tried to do a few months ago with a home bleaching kit. lol. Play up those eyes a little more and wow, who is she again?

Sarah on

it does kinda wash her out a bit…but i think it works

Rebecca on

I love it. She looks happy.

Tinny on

I have to disagree that it washes her out. She looks fresh. Before she looked drained out. She looks amazing!

Mandy on

I love it! She looks happy and bright. Good for her. She needed a change.

Rebecca on

I liked Lily’s hair before, but now she looks fabulous! It really lightens up her face! She looks so cute!

JYL on


Mary on

Lissa: She WAS pregnant, but she suffered a miscarriage shortly after the announcement.

I have to say, the dye job isn’t bad at all! It’s good to see her look happy, considering recent events.

MelCoast on

I like it overall but her skin color isn’t quite right for it.

Pixie on

to Lissa: no, she’s not pregnant, she suffered a miscarriage a couple of weeks ago.

And about the hair colour…it’s way too light, maybe a caramel would look better on her.

Crystal on

-hate it -dont really know who this chick is anyways -but i dont like the hair color

Wendy on

LOVE IT!!!!!

Lori on

She could pull it off if she wears a brighter lipstick and adds some more color to her face.
She could have a lot of fun with this color.

Emily on

If anything, the contrasting dark hair before was washing her out and required heavy makeup to prevent her from looking ghostly. This is a much better look- perhaps not perfect, but quite an improvement.

I think the critics are just overly judgemental and not open enough.

michele on

I like it, i think it looks good, it would look even better with a tan to contrast

♥ rosie on

Love it. It’s always great to lighten up for the summer and Lilly pulls it off gracefully!

Regan on

i think she looks great..she is one of those people that can pull of light or dark colors! just depends on what u like!!!!!!!

Jenny on

She looks really good…I never really thought she was that pretty before, but I think the blond compliments her face and shows it off more.

Louise on

Hate it. She has no colour in her cheeks bring back the brown :)


I think it’s adorable! She reminds me of Samantha Mathis a little bit.

Violet on

Hate it. Her complexion and eye color make it look very unnatural. I liked her much better as a brunette.

Anonymous on

I agree she looks a little washed out but I don’t think its the hair color that is doing that. Its because she has less make up in this picture and we are used to seeing her with red lips, etc.

aljan on

I agree she looks a little washed out but I don’t think its the hair color that is doing that. Its because she has less make up in this picture and we are used to seeing her with red lips, etc.

Tania Sanchez on

That’s Hot!! I love it. It so compliments her. She should have done it a long time ago.

Me on

It suits her. That black hair was cute too, but I like it this way better. Not sure what it is, but it’s awesome.

ashley g on

i love lily and her new look!! i think she looks so cute, and i can’t wait for her new album!!

Desiree on

I think she looks super cute, it’s fun trying new looks.

demi on

i love it

it could be a little darkerr

but i still love it:]

Andi on

She looks great! Change is GOOD! It’s not forev-a!

Marley on

Surprisingly, I really like this on her!

jen on

its ok but i liked it bettter b4

Gwen in ny on

I don’t think it looks too bad, it washes her out just a touch, but I think with different makeup, it could be quite pretty. The thing is that her dark hair was part of the trademark Lily Allen look, and it could backfire. Amy Winehouse looked atrocious and sickly with that cotton candy textured, dried out blonde she tried briefly, but Lily Allen seems more natural and she has the complexion/skin coloring to pull this particular shade off. But, like I said, it’s part of this persona she’s created and she may end up going back to the darker shade. I say I like it, but I think she looked happy in other photos too so who knows.


I think she looks pretty
its a nicee look

yaniss on

Hated it. She loose her identity

Izzie on

I say “NO WAY!” I love the original Lilly… dark locks and all. Not to say people can’t change their color once in a while, but I think she look even cuter as a brunette. If she must go blonde, I agree, select a darker blonde.

… still love her though! SMILE :)

look at me beautiful on

she’s looking cute in the past i never thought of her as beautiful but i won’t be saying that anymore

amy on

hate it!!!!

Jess on

Whatever helps her come out with a new album is fine with me!

Anonymous on

For some reason her hair color and smile in this picture reminds me of Kristen Cavallari. Maybe I’m just mental today.

Kimberly M on

I like Lily’s new look. It seems better with her complexion.

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