Famously brunette actress Leighton Meester, who is best known for her starring role in the hit TV show Gossip Girl, has ditched her signature locks in favor of a platinum blonde ‘do. Meester acted alongside Blake Lively in the show which dealt with New York’s teenage elite.
The show was the relative starts of both of these actresses careers and while Meester has gone blonde before, she typically sticks with a brown to blonde highlighted look with a signature ombre style.
Meester was seen exiting the Nexxus hair salon in NYC where famed colorist Aura transformed her locks to bright, platinum blonde.
Reports say that she was in the salon for over seven hours before emerging. That’s a lot of time and a whole lotta bleach!
Meester debuted the new look on her Instagram paired with red lipstick.
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Choosing to completely shake up her look for spring was something that she decided to go for just for the heck of it, but the color wasn’t the only big change.
The actress also opted to cut off a few inches to give her a fresh lob. Meester, who has been blonde before, says that she doesn’t feel like saying she went blonde does it justice, as it’s a completely different color of hair.
It’s icy and bright and the complete opposite of what many are used to seeing her sport.
After allowing her hair to grow out for a bit, she wanted something completely new and invigorating and fun. It seems she’s gotten just that as her new look is definitely eye-popping and head-turning.
Meester is currently working on a few projects, though she hasn’t landed any roles that have gotten the type of success and notoriety equal to Gossip Girl.
Her and husband, Adam Brody, who was famously a part of another teen drama show, The O.C., currently live in New York City.