Kristin Chenoweth Debuts Longer, Darker Hair

09/01/2014 at 11:15 AM ET

Quick, check outside your window to see if pigs are flying. Quintessential blonde Kristin Chenoweth has opted for a darker hue as she heads into fall.

Kristen Chenoweth hair photosCharles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank; Courtesy Haus

“Goin dark is fun,” she captioned the below photo, which gives a good view of her new ombré do. She’s almost entirely a brunette now with the exception of her honey-kissed tips. And she didn’t just go darker: She also showed off significantly longer strands, courtesy of the hair wizards at NYC’s Gemini 14 salon.

When a fan asked how her hair got so long, so fast, Chenoweth joked on Twitter: “I’m actually part chia.” She followed that up by saying, “Hello I’m such a blonde. Oh wait. Not anymore!”

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It was an abrupt change for the star, who has been spending the past year growing out a pixie cut she chopped last November at Jennifer Lopez’s suggestion.

At the time, she told PEOPLE she was still adjusting to the cut, but loved what it represented. “I think I’ve needed this for a long time. I was nervous about being so exposed. It is what it is. I am what I am,” she said. “I encourage people to go for it. There is nothing wrong with having a change in life. And guess what: Hair grows back.” Or changes overnight with a little professional help!

Do you love her new look? What do you think of her as a brunette?

–Alex Apatoff

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Tiff on

I don’t like it. AT least not the pic.

K on

I love the bob, I think either color works. She is a small person so she can pull off short hair! Bet the pixy was cute too.

Bhavana on

I like the shorter blonde hair. She’s cute either way, though.

Kristin on

Nothing can make her look… or sound good. That voice curdles my blood.

Joyce on

OMG, She looks so ugly!!!!!!!

Joyce on

OMG, She looks so ugly!!!!! Why would she ever do that. Looks like walking dead.

Gigi on

Needs bangs!

John on

Kristin has been sick so I’m hoping this comment is not out of line: Eat some pasta.

Marie Mullin on

The darker one ,she is old looking for sure.

Catie on

It might be the picture, but the longer hair makes her look older. I like the shorter style.

Amaryllis on

Oh that is BAD.

Andrea on

I actually like it, but she really would look great with some soft bangs.

Jill Salczynski on

Does not even look like her. The face structure has changed! Do love the blonde bob though makes her look younger.

Lacey on

Oh no, go back!

nash on

She Need bang, big forehead :)

Smithy on

She has such strong features that the center part forehead featuring cuts don’t really work on her. Shorter is better. Blond is better. Some sort of bang is better.

Pattimelt on

Yuck. Get some bangs to cover that big forehead.

veggie mama on

Well, her voice drives me crazy and she’s always poking fun at her cute little size. Boring. Her hair looks better blond. It fits her! And shorter bob with bangs would take off the 10 extra years she just added making it darker! Still, she’s too cutesy for my liking.

Smithy on

I have this forehead. I cover this forehead.

Pattimelt on

Look closely…….thats not the same person. Nose is different. One pic has smile lines, the other doesnt. Different colored eyes. WTF?

Angel on

Plastic surgery has ruined her face. She used to be so cute.

overseas on

she needs bangs, bad. And gain some weight.

Truthfinder on


Nicole on

Shorter,lighter hair suits her better. Adding a side bang would be good, she needs to back off the Botox on the forehead.

diane on

I dont mind the hair but what the heck did she do to her face?? Yuck!

diane on

I dont mind the hair but what is going on with her face??

Lisa on

Blonde and short way better!

Lisa on

Blonde and short!!!!

Mary on

Makes her look old and evil. Love her as a blonde, go have it fixed fast!!!

Dark4Fall on

I’m in love with the new hair actually. I think the way her face is looking is partially due to an instagram filter.I love Kristin Chenoweth and she can sing her mouth off!

SouthernBirdie on

Sister needs BANGS!

Anne on

The comments on here can be ruthless. People should practice only saying things they would say to someone’s face. The Internet comment areas have destroyed human decency and compassion.

jrt on

why are her eyes a different color….

the egos in LA are beyond reason

Charli on

She looks good either way. I really like her. I hope she is well.

jrt on

whats with the tweet photo of her looking to the side….so full of herself

cruella on

Unfortunately both ways.

Milton on

JESUS DID HALLOWEEN COME EARLY THIS YEAR??!! Like something straight out of Fright Night!

Robin on

Well, since we were asked our opinions., I don’t usually put people down, but you know that commerical, Jake from State Farms, she sounds hideous!, well, she looks hideous!, I wish people would stop messing with their looks, when they look better before, and worse after.

Barbara on

The shorter blond hair looks much nicer on her. She has a beautiful face, and the long dark hair makes her look very ordinary and plain.

Dara on

She looks ten years older & ugly with brown hair.

onge on

She is so vile looking. She needs bangs. Does she smoke/abuse drugs/drink heavily? That’s what it looks like.

jessica on

NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!!!!!

jessica on

I think she had some major plastic surgery work and is trying to throw us all of with the hair. Seriously. Look at the facial feature differences. Who is with me?

lola on

I like this color better, but she needs some light and wispy bangs! I hope she is feeling better and not in pain anymore.

Glenda on

I personally think the blonde is a softer look for her.

Guest on

I wouldn’t take ANY kind of advice from JLo.

Allison on

I don’t know if it’s the extensions or the color, but the new do doesn’t flatter her face – at least in that picture.

Kelli on

I like long hair, but she definitely needs to go back blonde!
Her coloring is wrong!

Gottosaysomething on

Did she do something to her face? Surgery?? Her forehead looks different!

Leslie on

She looks half human, half cat.

Terri on

Not a good luck

Stylista on

Disappointed. So much for being confident in who you are. Looked better and sexier before. A bunch of fake glued hair – pathetic. Hopefully it’s for a role, but doubt it.

TJ on

Has she been ill and/or lost weight? That doesn’t even look like the same person!

GG on

I think she looks like a completely different person.
Did she do something to her face??
I like the blonde pixie better – and the smile as well.

Izzie on

She has harsh features and needs a hairstyle to soften them, not highlight them.

Carol on

Short and blond makes her look younger!

Myro on

I thought the picture on the right was one of the Olsen twins, Photoshopped to look older. If that’s really Kristin Chenoweth, brunette is not a flattering look.

WIZ on

Girl you sittin’ at the table…………eat something already !

Sable Senegal on

Her face and hair look scary and older.she should have evened out her hair color.

Hlvs on

Uhhhh did she inject her bottom lip with something?

Carolyn on

Hair extensions look so fake! Just grow it out for goodness sakes!

Wanda on

And…ages about fifty years. Old.

Wanda on

AGes about fifty years… Old

Kms on

She’d look better if she ate food!

amy on

Anorexic bobblehead.

Nancy on

I love Kristen. However I think she is way too petite for long hair. I love it short on her. Either way, blond or brunette, just short.

freespeech92009 on

What on earth has happened to Kristin Chenoweth? Her face looks very odd. Lip injections gone bad? Or maybe it’s just that she’s so skinny. Something looks off — she looks nothing like she did on The West Wing.

Too Dark on

Otherwise, the color is aging. Too severe. I really like KC, but she should have told Jennifer: “YOU CUT YOUR HAIR FIRST, THEN I WILL CUT MINE! ” and of course JLO would have declined, and there would be no need for extentions today! Try a honey hue with lighted highlights and not only will it brighten your face–you WILL REMOVE ÝEARS FROM IT!

R on

She looks like the cowardly lion.

Marcy on

This is just AWFUL! She looks so much older. Go back to blonde!!!!

Lynn on

She looks HORRIBLE!! Doesn’t even look like the same person! Never thought she was attractive but now for sure she is not attractive at all!!

mg on

Love Love Love it….looks amazing on her.

mara on

Forehead looks huge.

J.C. Anderson on

I don’t care what she looks like, I love her.
She has the best sense of humor of anyone

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