Hilary Duff's Hairstylist Just Gave Us a Look at Her New 'Lizzie McGuire' Hair

Hilary Duff just got her hair dyed to get in character for the new Lizzie McGuire reboot on Disney+, and it looks amazing.

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Oh my God, it's really happening! Hilary Duff just got her hair dyed to get in character for the new Lizzie McGuire reboot on Disney+, and it looks amazing. The effect is real—not so much in making Duff look like a different person, per se, but really channeling "Lizzie McGuire but as she would wear her hair as a grownup" vibes.

Nikki Lee, hairstylist, explained her exact thinking to us.

"When creating Lizzie’s new blonde it was important to Hilary that it was different from what Lizzie had in the past, and also a little different from what Hilary would normally have. Lizzie’s next chapter blonde is a burst of sunshine! Lighter throughout the ends and around the face, with some dimension throughout the top. I was able to achieve this blonde using Joico’s Blonde Life Lightener, and was able to lock in the color and keep her hair healthy by using In Common’s Mended Sea Treatment Enhancer for strength with the In Common Velvet Cloud Mask."

Lee gushed about the new look on her Instagram, complete with a picture of Duff. She captioned the photo, "Never in a million years did I think I would be doing Lizzie’s color!🙌🏼 Well dreams do come true!💫 Thank you Hilary Duff for trusting me to create the perfect blonde for the next chapter of Lizzie McGuire! 😘"

Juuuuuust in case you want to get the "Lizzie" at your next appointment, here are more details on the literal formula combination:

"I did a full head highlight using Joico Blonde Life Powder Lightener with 30 Volume LumiShine Developer at the root, 20 volume through the mid-shaft, and 10 volume through the ends when needed. After she lifted to a pale yellow I did a root tap about 2 inches out at the bowl using Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 6N with 5 Volume LumiShine Developer. For her hair line and a bit of the mid shaft I used Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid equal parts 6N + 8N with 5 Volume LumiShine Developer. My all over toner was Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9NV + 10N + 10SB with 5 Volume LumiShine Developer. I applied this while the root tap was still on and let everything process together for 15 mins."

Here's the pic (she looks amazing):

And later they straightened it, with glitter!

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(Image credit: Nikki Lee)

IRL, the look doesn't seem all that different from what Duff had before—a bit blonder and more gold, with less of her natural dark blonde underneath (as you can kinda see in a recent photo):

But it's still a sign of amazing things to come.

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