Why Did Jessica Seinfeld Go Blonde? 'Why Not?'

05/14/2014 at 12:00 PM ET

Change is good. Just ask Jessica Seinfeld. Last week, the longtime brunette debuted her new blonde pixie on Instagram, saying, “You can never be too old or too brunette to be blonde.”

When PEOPLE caught up with her this week at the premiere of HBO’s The Normal Heart in Manhattan, we had to ask: Why did she go blonde?

Jessica Seinfeld hairD Dipasupil/FilmMagic

“Everyone is asking me why — and basically, ‘Why not?'” said Seinfeld, 42, who is married to comedian Jerry Seinfeld, 60. “I have no attachments to anything physically,” she continued. “My husband always says, ‘I wish you were more materialistic.’ I just have no attachments (to things) so I don’t care. If I hate my hair, it will grow.”

In December, the mother of three swapped out a longer bob for an edgy pixie cut. Last week, her colorist, Sarah Spratt, continued Seinfeld’s transformation, working with New York City stylist Rheanne White to make her cut — with its rock-and-roll vibe — match the color.

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“I’m impulsive and it’s good to be impulsive about things that don’t matter too much,” she said.

And while plenty of people have weighed in on her new look, those who really matter in her life — her children, Sascha, 13, Julian, 11, and Shepherd, 8, and her husband of 14 years — gave her their stamp of approval.

“The kids loved it,” she shared. “And my husband loved it, which is really nice. I think it took a little bit of getting used to” — for her and for others (including this reporter!) who have done a double-take when they have see her in the last week. “I am unrecognizable, which I love! That is fun.”

–K.C. Baker

FILED UNDER: Beauty , Hair , Hair Changes
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PeeInIt on

Your family is being nice. I like your cookbook, but your hair is horrible. Your stylist should have swayed you. Don’t go back.

Ryry on

Red Flag, something is up.

pat on

Men don;t like anything women do to thier hair. Women read all the gossip mags and watch the red carpet affairs on TV and start to fantasize. Oh I wish my hair was like this or that. Oh I wish my lips were lik that or this. Oh I wish I was like this, that or something else. The average woman in America is 5’4″ tall and a size 14. If your not height and weight proportionate, nobody cares what kind of purse you carry. what color your hair is, or if your finger nails are painted black. Be who you are and take care of yourself and get rid of all the stress in your life. No man, (even if it is you husband) ever asked a woman out, because she use to be a brunette.

Kat on

Jerry always says, “Why can’t you be more materialistic?” Hmmm…

Marie Mullin on

She seems shallow.

46yearoldmom on

She is so ugly. Beak face and all. Not to mention her features are crooked and awkward. He made a big mistake not marrying Shoshanna. She was HOT and still is.

guest on

Not attractive

Mary Magdalene on

Looks great!!t I never thought she was particularly attractive, but now think that she is quite attractive. Really a lovely looking woman.

dancer92136 on

I love her…she is so down to earth, but this hair is a little harsh.

janet on

geez, she has alot of wrinkles for being only 42. I am 10 years old than she is and I dont have those wrinkles. Lucky me I guess.,

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