Jane Fonda Gave Her Signature Blowout a Textural Update

She changed her hair color, too.

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Over the course of her extremely impressive career, Jane Fonda has proven time and time again that she’s all about making change. From environmental policy to reproductive health, the woman knows when and where action is needed—and works her absolute hardest to make it happen. While Fonda's change-making remains tantamount, we can't help but comment on the 85-year-old Oscar winner's hairstyle switch-up at her most recent engagement. 

For the past many, many years, Fonda has found comfort in a great blowout. Her signature layered pixie is even what she wears in her acting roles (forgoing her silver strands for a copper hue in the Book Club universe, but I digress). Nevertheless, while speaking at a United Nations gathering, the High-Level Event for Nature & People: From Ambition to Action, on September 19, Fonda delivered her wise words while sporting bouncy curls. And that wasn’t the only change we noticed.

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At the New York City event, which focused on demonstrating “transformational actions to tackle biodiversity loss,” Fonda’s hair looked a bit longer than usual, parted in the middle and grazing her shoulders in what can only be described as a “lob.” Her color was also different: A deeper, darker gray than the lustrous silver we’re used to. Nevertheless, she looked as gorgeous as ever—the soft, slightly retro curls framing her face and highlighting her pink, almost coral, lipstick and dramatic upper lashes.

Keeping with classic Jane Fonda fashion, she paired the beauty look with a simple, perfectly tailored black suit and funky jewelry—evil eye bracelet and chunky necklace included.

In a past interview with Marie Claire, Fonda noted that her favorite perk of her job is getting to work with talents like hairstylist Jonathan Hanousek and makeup artist David de Leon. She also shared a particularly apt anecdote, noting that the quality that’s gotten her where she is today is her “willingness to take leaps of faith.”

How cool is she? From the glam chair to the speaker’s podium, Jane Fonda is making the world a more beautiful place.

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.