Jessica Alba Goes Blonde for the First Time in Three Years

08/27/2012 at 10:00 AM ET

Jessica Alba Blonde
Courtesy Jessica Alba

“Bye bye brown hair.” That’s what Jessica Alba Tweeted on Thursday afternoon before lightening her dark mane and going blonde, marking the first time the actress has changed her hair color since 2009. (In Hollywood years, that’s an eternity to stick with one shade.)

Three days later, Alba took to Twitter again and followed up with another set of photos, showing off her new, ombré locks in this picture (left).

Alba is known for constantly switching up her style and taking risks with new trends, but is typically not as experimental with her hair. So this change feels especially drastic (though not quite as drastic as that other star who also recently debuted a new hairstyle).

But Alba didn’t go lighter just for the fun of it; she’s reprising her role as blonde stripper Nancy Callahan in a sequel to 2005’s Sin City. (You also may recall a blonde Alba in the 2005 and 2007 Fantastic Four films, too.)

It’s going to take us some time to get used to Alba’s lightened hair, but the more we look at the photo, the more the hue grows on us. Tell us: What do you think of Alba’s new blonde hair? Do you think she should return to her roots after filming is finished?

Jessica Alba Blonde
Courtesy Jessica Alba

–Jennifer Cress


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Matt on

Jessica Alba is gorgeous.

funkytown on

HATE, HATE, HATE the ombre hair trend and wish it would die a very quick death.
she’s gorgeous but the blonde doesn’t suit her AT ALL…she looks best with her natural color.

veggie mama on

She has a beautiful glow about her and looks lovely either way, though I prefer the brown. She’s a sweetie.

HC on

I’m laughing at the two guys in the background on the 2nd picture. That’s hilarious!
As for the blond. Meh. I like her better with really dark hair. It kind of bugs me when women who are very obviously not natural blonds go blond. But it doesn’t look bad, just not my preference for her.

Laura on

I don’t know if hair extensions are just getting cheaper or what’s happening, but I hate this trend of being able to see the extensions so much more now.
Jessica is a beautiful girl and she looks great in any colour, but those extensions have to GO!

jsp81355 on

She’s so pretty anyway that it doesn’t matter what color her hair is.

Lisa on

The blonde washes her out – she looks much better as a brunette. But it IS for a movie role so hopefully it won’t last long. Also, you can tell she has extensions in the first pic.

Jenny! on

I love her as an actress, she does amazing in movies. She is a chick that can take on almost anything and look great!

Kim on

Don’t like the new look. Always liked her brown locks. My real question is….why is she famous? She not a very bright woman….and what does she do? Who is her husband?

LillianTussey on

I’ve NEVER liked her as a blonde; she is so dark complected. She looks a thousand times better with super dark hair. Otherwise she looks very old and washed out.

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