Leighton Meester Has a Shocking New Hair Color (and We Barely Recognize Her)
It’s a totally new look for the ‘Gossip Girl’ actress.
Say goodbye to Blair Waldorf’s classic brown locks. Leighton Meester, the actress who brought the Gossip Girl heiress to life from 2007 through 2012, just took to Instagram to reveal a new haircut and color that are a totally new look for the actress and singer (remember Cobra Starship’s “Good Girls Go Bad?”).
Meester posted a selfie on Instagram to show off her new platinum blonde look and long bob (a.k.a. lob). The post—part of a paid partnership with Nexxus New York Salon—includes the caption “Having a blonde moment.” Does this mean Meester doesn’t plan to stay blonde for long? Or is she just taking part in some clever captioning? Only time (and her stylist) will tell.
Meester’s last Instagram shot of herself pre-makeover, with her familiar brown locks, was just five days ago—if she’s anything like us, she’s still adjusting to the new color and length. The actress has worked a range of dark brown and dark blonde hair colors over the years, but this is the lightest she’s gone since before her Gossip Girl days. (Like Whitney Port, she's gone blonde for spring and summer!)
She’s sported shorter cuts, though: In 2012 she debuted a sleek bob that ended right around her chin. Since then, according to Instagram at least, her hair has been on the longer side for the last five years, making this the perfect time to sport a completely new ’do.
Meester recently starred in the 2017 TV show Making History (which was canceled after one season) and is currently filming a TV pilot and a movie. Whether her new look plays into one of these projects remains to be seen—we’re just happy to see Blair Waldorf on the move, blonde hair or not.