There's an old adage that blondes have more fun. Maybe we can ask Camila Cabello for confirmation? The 26-year-old, who is typically brunette, has indeed entered a committed relationship with hair bleach—a sign there will be plenty of fun ahead.
Just one day after posting some photos in a recording studio, the "Shameless" singer posted another Instagram to further rile fans up, premiering a head of peroxide locks with the simple caption, "It’s time." She showed off the new shade in a Reel, which she captured herself using a camcorder.
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The Billboard Music Award winner's new hair color is the work of celebrity colorist Nikki Lee, founder of Nine Zero One salon in West Hollywood. "It was a process but we did it!" Lee wrote via Instagram on Thursday. In a press release, she shared that the shade came to be with the help of L'Oreal Paris' Feria Power Toner in "Ice Blonde."
“Our promise to each other was we could do it, but only if we kept her hair as healthy as possible. We got her to this color with three appointments. When going from almost black hair to platinum blonde hair it’s important to be patient and understand that it’s a process," the colorist added.
The blonde hue is indeed icy, leaving room for dark roots that reflect the singer's signature brown hair. To premiere the new shade, Dimitris Giannetos styled the singer's hair down in a wavy, wet look, with wispy bangs separating above the artist's heavily lined brown eyes.
"CAMILA!!!!! Hi blondie! new ERA new HAIR for my love," wrote the celebrity hairstylist on Instagram, sharing the same video as Cabello. In the post's caption, he noted that makeup artist Patrick Ta handled glam for the big reveal.
Although the Cinderella actress has lightened things up before, we've never seen her this blonde. The closest style in recent memory is a honey blonde hue—also by Lee!—that she wore in 2022.
With more award shows on the horizon and what looks like a new album on the way, Cabello is bound to show off her new color even more in the near future. For what it's worth, I'll be keeping my brown hair—I think she'll have enough fun for both of us.