Camila Cabello Has Entered Her Blonde Era

"Hi, blondie!"

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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.

Camila Cabello performing on a stage in a white costume

Camila Cabello's hair was lighter in 2022, though not nearly as bright as her current hair color.

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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.

Sophia Vilensky
Freelance Writer

Sophia Vilensky is a Freelance Beauty Writer at Marie Claire with a beauty, wellness, and entertainment journalism portfolio that includes contributions to Byrdie, Bravo, Teen Vogue, and Us Weekly. Growing up in a family of beauticians—and through her own personal studies—she developed an in-depth understanding of aesthetics, cosmetic product formulation, and beauty treatment development and has also held roles as a senior copywriter, content strategist, and proofreader for top beauty and wellness brands. Even so, you'd be hard pressed to find her with her hair and makeup actually done. Sophia is based in Minneapolis and is a 2019 graduate of the University of Minnesota, where she majored in English and minored in cinema studies. During her time at the university, she was the Arts & Entertainment Editor for the Minnesota Daily, earning the 2019 Editor of the Year award for her work. She connected deeply with the Twin Cities arts scene, collaborating with leading beauty professionals, designers, and artists. Graduating Summa Cum Laude, her thesis—a close-reading of Vanderpump Rules—was featured on NPR. When not immersed in writing or testing new products, Sophia enjoys watching reality TV, reading, and exploring the newest woo-woo wellness trends. Keep up with her on Instagram @sophiavilensky.