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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Angelina, a natural blonde? Yuck, good thing she doesn’t sport that, she would look even more bulemic.

Connie on

Children starving in Africa? Oh please, why must me use that line every time we see money spent in a way we don’t agree with – especially since so few of us sacrifice anything to help support those chldren. Movies cost what they cost. $10K for a wig – yeah, that’s a lot of money, but when you consider the cost of creating a film, it’s just pocket change. Besides, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to preserve the health of her hair – or the style she likes. I love my hair, and I’d opt for a wig over a cut and dye in the same situation. It’s a practical solution.

teri on


judys4444 on

she is homely and can’t act.

R. on

I sometimes wonder what the people putting Jen down look like themselves. They are so judgemental.

Matt on

I would imagine that this wig was cheap compared
to the ones they used on Salt. Nothing they
use on movie sets are usually cheap. Ask any
of the stars what they spent on clothes, hair
and make-up and I would bet Jen is on the lower
amount. I think Jen is a good actress and I
always enjoy watching her. I admire her for
being herself.

Debster on

She is really starting to look old. It’s in the eyes and around the mouth. Nothing can be done about that. But to age without experiencing many of the really good things in life – happy marriage, home, children, etc – seems to be the saddest thing about Jen. I foresee a very lonely middle age for this lady.

Heather on

Can anybody say JEALOUS? What’s up people?

Lucy on

$10,000 for a shorter version of her natural hair??? Really??

Heather on

Hope you are prettier than your name Judy since you are so judgemental. I’m sure you are a super model with a name like Judy.

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