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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Actually I really felt for her so much when Angelina moved in on her man………still admire her loyalties to friends etc….lots good about her….only acting and taking chances aren’t her strong suits.
However Angelina, who without knowing I tended to not be too in to… at least spends her time and money giving to and thinking of others.

kim smith on

Didn’t realize expressing ones opinion about another’s talent, appearance is indicative of jealousy. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

I think James Gandolfini is HOT! Do you? No? Oh, you must be jealous of him.

Caryn Shackelford on

If the only thing Jennifer is known for is her hair, wouldn’t you say that’s a bit of a problem for an ‘actress’? Isn’t the purpose of her field to alter herself to fit the roles? hmmmm It’s about time she’s made a hair change anyway. Every picture you see her in for the past ten years is the exact same hair style. Doesn’t she (or anyone else) get tired of the same ol’, same ol’? I know I do! Jen, you’re maturing. Your young and fabulous head of hair just doesn’t match your age. Come into the new millennium and leave the 90’s behind.

house on

If you looked like jennifer you KNOW you would be happy shes beautiful and you know it.

Tracey on

I completely agree with Trish. She obviously is a mature adult. Always remember, people who live in glass houses should never throw stones. Jennifer Aniston is a great actress and a beautiful person. As for the $10,000 wig, thye could have been more creative and found a less expensive way. As for the negative comments, wow! I hope your children don’t grow up to be criticized by people like yourselves. What goes around, comes around!

Jennifer on

I do think this is a good length for her, it appears to make her younger looking.

jacomo1025 on

Hallelujah! Jennifer Aniston has finally realized that if she doesn’t change her appearance once in a while she’ll never get any other roles besides someone’s wife/girlfriend/ditzy friend. Real actors who embrace their craft know they will be pegged as one-dimensional if they don’t take risks.

zoey on

you guys suck..jennifer aniston is like the hottest and best actress ever..i bet you all are angelina jolie lovers just secretly wishing to be her…and her wig is not better than her natural hair but it DOES NOT look bad.

Jen on

I don’t get what the fuss is about her. She is okay. There are so many other really attractive people out there in this world! But, then I don’t get Hollywood anyways!

Odessa on

She is so beautiful she could go bald. I love Jen and think she has wonderful acting abilities.

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