Jennifer Aniston Undergoes an Onscreen Tress-formation!

05/15/2009 at 11:45 AM ET

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For her new role as a traveling saleswoman in the film Management, which hits theaters today, Jennifer Aniston trades her famous head of perfectly tousled hair for a darker auburn bob that’s a distinctive departure from her signature relaxed glamour. “She wanted to look very different,” says Melissa A. Yonkey, her hairstylist on the film, “but didn’t want to cut or dye her hair.” Jen’s solution? A $10,000 custom wig created by her offscreen hair guru Chris McMillan. “The color was very complimentary on her. She’s got wonderful warm skin,” says Yonkey. And the new look was all for the sake of art. “With that blond hair, she’s very known as Jennifer Aniston.” says Yonkey, “and I think sometimes that takes away from watching the story”. But don’t think the hairstylist wasn’t at least a little worried about taking style risks with one of America’s most famous movie stars. “I was actually very, very concerned,” she says. “She’s so well-known for her hair that I was waiting for a lot of backlash. But I haven’t had it yet.” Tell us: What do you think of Jennifer’s onscreen hair?Reporting by Nicholas White

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glo on

And one more note–all of you who are so “mad” about her 10,000 wig–well what about Brad’s silly little piece of hair that he paid for to comb over the front of his receding hairline? Ever wonder why he wears that goofy hat all the time? He wears it when he’s not wearing the silly combover clip-in bangs, or however he gets them in there. Tom Cruise has them too, as do Charlie Sheen and Sean Penn. Look at Brad’s pictures and you’ll see what I mean. He has this silly flip and dip thing going on with his bangs–and you can see they’re a little darker than his own hair and how they sit right on top over his ears and forehead. I am very good at discerning who has toupees and hairpieces, and the above-mentioned have them. So if goofy Brad can wear one in real life, gorgeous Jennifer can wear one for a movie!

ana on

Is this Barbara Streisand?

soly on

I don’t like her hair. She looks older. I prefer her long hair with highlight.

Meg on

She looks old

lee on

Darling young woman…

HollywoodHud on

Jennifer Anniston looks just fine. All good actresses are willing to undergo some sort of transformation for a good role. That’s why it’s called……acting!!

Karen Payne on

Very plain and boring. Makes her look like a housewife. No offense to all you housewives out there :)

Taraseetta on

I never respond too these blogs. However, I just need to get this off my chest. Jennifer Aniston is not “one of the most famous movie stars”. Jennifer Aniston has been around for several years but she is still the same caliber “actress/movie star” as, let’s say Lindsay Lohan. Because someone is a new face, or does a few films, they’re given the title of “movie star”. The people that throw these titles around are determined to spoon feel the public this false status of movie star to whom ever has a sordid reputation, has done a few movies or gets drunk and or sleeps around. A movie star is someone akin to, Betty Davis, Susan Hayward, Katherine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Kirk Douglas, Humphrey Bogart, William Holden, and the list goes on. Jennifer Aniston my friend is not a movie star. She is a gal that has made a movie, or two.

Carla on

I think Jen is both beautiful and talented! Much prettier than that scary looking Angelina.

Tiana on

There must be a really low standard for beauty if people think Jen is gorgeous. Her looks are overrated and her nosejobs, cheek fillers and botox still can’t make her gorgeous.
Real actors take risks and she couldn’t even be bothered to cut and color her hair. She’s a limited actress with limited looks.

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