Katy Perry Goes Back to Blonde -- and Her Stylist Gives us the Scoop

12/12/2011 at 10:30 AM ET

Katy Perry Hair Color
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Katy Perry cracked jokes like a pro on Saturday Night Live this weekend, but it seems the singer is also becoming a pro at changing her hair color these days, too. This year alone she’s gone from black to red to blonde to lavender, and now, she’s switched back to blonde, debuting the look Saturday on SNL.

Perry’s colorist, Rita Hazan, loves her latest look. “She wanted to do something different — an easy, effortless honey blonde,” she tells PEOPLE. “She’s having fun with her hair color now, which I love.”

The star also chopped several inches off of her hair last week, rocking what Hazan calls “a really edgy bob.” To complement the cut, she left the ends of Perry’s hair “a little bit darker” to give her some depth. “We didn’t want it too solid or boxy,” she explains. “She has to work something that’s cool.”

Though Perry’s “dream shade” was the lavender she wore all summer, Hazan says she was ready for a change. “That was high maintenance, it fades really fast,” she admits. In fact, the pinky-blonde look Perry sported a week ago was just the result of her color fading. But Hazan does admit that the initial change from blonde to lavender was “genius. It worked with her skin tone, too.”

Constant color changes can be pretty harsh on the hair, but Hazan says Perry is great about at-home conditioning treatments. “I know she does them, because she always calls me and asks me to send her more product,” Hazan jokes. “She takes it seriously because she likes to keep her hair healthy. It doesn’t just stop at the salon — it has to continue at home, too, and she understands that.”

While Perry is seemingly giving her hair a break and enjoying her time as a blonde, Hazan doesn’t see the color lasting for too too long. “I think this will stick for a few months at least,” the stylist says. “But she’s Katy Perry — she can do anything at any moment.” Tell us: What do you think of Perry’s latest hair hue?


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JJ on

Aww, I liked the pink. It was really pretty and she is one of the few people who can pull it off.

sam on

I love it. It looks so good on her!!

Patti on

Glad to hear she takes care of hair with her dying. Just one note: Katy, please do not start with extensions. Let it grow on it’s own if you decide you want it long again. People do not like fake hair.

Joanna on

GO BACK TO BLACK. RUN AWAY FROM BLONDE. If she keeps bleaching her hair like this it will fall out. She needs to dye it back to her natural hair color fast and wait a LONG time and I mean at least a year for it to grow out before even attempting to color it again. I’m even talking about even dying it a lighter brown shade. It is sooo damaged that it needs time to heal.

Vanessa on

I think she looks good as a blonde!

Sarah G. on

Joanna- blonde is actually her natural hair color- going back to black would require more dying. Plus Im sure since she has money she doesnt have to worry about the problems like us from using box dyes that actually will make our hair fall out.

Sandy Cheeks on

Even though she is a natural blonde (natural blonde doesn mean platnium!) She looks best with DARK hair! Makes her skin and eyes pop! This blond color….meh! It does make her look younger though! :)

Meg on

She’s very pretty, but I think the long black hair looks so good on her. This look sort of ages her, in some pics she looks like Kate Gosselin.

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jsp81355 on

I think Katy Perry is a beautiful girl with a killer body, but I think she looks so much better with dark hair. The blonde hair makes her look nondescript – and I’m a blonde myself.

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