Bye-Bye Blonde! Kellie Pickler Goes Redhead: Love It or Hate It?

11/11/2009 at 09:20 PM ET

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Kellie Pickler may be one of country’s most iconic blondes — she’s even impersonated Dolly Parton — but for now, she’s joining a less represented segment of the music community: redheads! The bombshell debuted her newly auburn locks on the red carpet of the CMA Awards tonight, having carefully tucked them under a hat for Parton’s Live from London DVD premiere party on Tuesday night. Pickler joked of the attention her new do is getting on the red carpet, saying, “It seems to be the thing to talk about.” She also gave a shout-out to legendary country redhead Reba McEntire, suggesting that she was joining her ranks since “we’ve got enough blondes in country.” But, she did admit to PEOPLE that she is still adjusting to her new do. “The hair doesn’t make the person, but it has been a shocker. I wake up in the morning and walk by the mirror and I’m like, ‘Who’s that!’ I thought someone broke into my house!” Pickler did manage to find the upside, explaining that, “It’s been interesting with red hair cause you can’t wear the same things. It’s an excuse to go shopping.” What do you think of Kellie’s new hair color? Vote in our poll below, and see all news, photos and more from the CMAs!


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bibsuv on

LOVEE IT! I agree with the posts on here that have said “more mature.” Redheads are classy!

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Tiffany on

It’s hard to say if you like it better blond or red b/c everyone is so used to seeing it blond. U have to take time to get used to it, then see what you think. She is adorable no matter what.

Ab on

Wow- Really bad… I didnt even recognize her… Shes gone from Not bad to OMG horrible!

08girl on

The red looks okay but the blonde is just more her….because she is a total blonde…if you get my drift. :D

timathyfoster on

kellie is beautiful no matter what color her hair is. She and Tailor need to spend more time writing and producing more hits together and touring

steph on

definately needs highlights/lowlights..but i like her blonde better

Melinda Baker on

When she walked out to present at the CMA awards I didn’t know who she was….it really does make her look older. Younger is better than sophisticated any day. She can do older later. I vote for BLONDE.

kristin on

wow. dont get me wrong girls with red hair are beautiful..

but kelly’s blonde hair is sorta what made her kelly pickler.
i dont like the red at all :/

mooda2010 on


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