Yesterday, Ashley Tisdale surprised us all and bid farewell to her signature blonde locks. This winter, thanks to a color, cut and styling sesh, she’ll be sitting pretty in pink.
The actress and singer debuted her new do on Instagram captioning the post, “The Voices in My Head made me do it.” And according to Cosmopolitan, this hair transformation–which we consider her most dramatic to date– was part of a photo shoot for her new Illuminate Cosmetics line.
A drastic color change requires extra reinforcements, which is why Tisdale had her entire four-person team on board for this one: colorist Dom Forletta, extensions expert Violet Teriti and hairstylist Buddy Porter, along with Justine Marjan.
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According to Forletta, the pastel pink color—which is actually a super affordable cotton candy shade from Manic Panic—was accomplished after only ten minutes. Before the first wash of color, he made her highlights extremely pale and then worked the color through the base roots. After five minutes, Forletta then brought the color all the way through the hair to the ends, thus creating a gradient effect.
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Extensions were also added for volume and Porter cut her existing lob into a sleek, angled bob. Marjan finished up the look by creating loose waves for added texture. So what inspired this dramatic hair change? Marjan told Cosmopolitan, “The color played well off her makeup palettes, so we wanted the hair to feel young and fresh.”
Tisdale’s dedication to her cosmetics line, Illuminate Cosmetics, is apparent as her hair now mirrors some of the existing palettes that are already available for purchase.
This isn’t the first time Tisdale has changed her hair with the seasons. Maybe next year we’ll see another makeover inspired by a new product.