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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NM on

If she keeps this up, she’s not going to have ANY hair left to color!

sandra on

Wow her hair is going to end up falling out. I’m willing to bet her hair is so damaged already from all those chemicals and thats why she cut it to this “edgy bob”. I dont care how good are the products she uses to change her hair color, that much change in such a short time frame will damage anyone’s hair!

d on

katy perry is a natural blonde

robinepowell on

I don’t like either. I actually prefer her brunette colour myself. Suits her better.

Sarah S. on

@Sarah G.–you are so right about the box dyes–my hair fell out twice because of them! No more boxes for me. I’m graying big time, but at least my hair is growing back. Love Katy’s natural blonde.

Liz on

She dyes her hair. So what! Tons of women do everyday.

Guest on

WOW. This is news? Let us know when her hair falls out! Thanks

Daiga S. on

Everyone seems to have a bob nowdays.Boring.

Mia on

I saw her in a hotel lobby in NYC once. She is very pretty and I think she looks best as a brunette — shows off her features best!

curly on

Blonde is her natural color and she looks fabulous! Who knows- maybe she is prepping to have a baby because you are not supposed to dye your hair while pregnant.

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