Jennifer Aniston Undergoes an Onscreen Tress-formation!

05/15/2009 at 11:45 AM ET

Suzanne Hanover/Samuel Goldwyn Films

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

FILED UNDER: Beauty , Hair , Jennifer Aniston
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Andrea on

I would say the reason she is hesitant about cutting or coloring her hair is because she is known for her hair. It really is her best asset and we all have to work with what we have. And as for her not being a great actress ala Susan Hayward, Barbara Stanwyck, Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, et al…Who of the younger generation today, younger than Meryl Streep, is in their class?

Samer on

I think she is a great actress. I don’t she has to cut her hair very time a director tells her so. However, I dont understand why this wig is crazy expensive.

Oli on

I personally think Jennifer is very attractive, though in this movie, the transformation she went under does take away from her regular fresh, beautiful look. And surely anyone with a brain stem would’ve heard that you should never sacrifice hair over a costume/role/etc. Of course, $10,000 USD, for a wig? Eesh. I don’t know what the producers are thinking. And seriously, people, if you don’t like her, don’t see her stuff. Don’t look at her. Don’t come in and whine about how cruel it is for her not to feed starving orphans with her money. Do you feed starving orphans with yours?

Tom on

Gosh it is role playing, its a wig. This is part of an actor’s job!!

Jen’s a very pretty lady but more so when she is sporting her ‘blonde’ look. Absolutely nothing wrong with this hairstyle on her, in fact she wore similar style in Friends many times.

The style seems to suit the role she is playing as at travelling saleslady. It is subdued to meet the business requirements, nothing wrong here.

This style and coloring for the day-to-day life of Jennifer is really not her at least from our image of this pretty lady.

Clarice on

Sometimes her blond hair has been a wig and extensions. You oould tell in Marley and Me. I don’t see the difference.

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