Maybe its because my memories of Jennifer Love Hewitt go back farther than most (I can tell you literally every song she sang on Kids Incorporated back when we were both barely double digits) but the 9-1-1 star and ‘90s teen icon is indelibly a brunette in my mind. So much so that I simply can’t picture her with blonde hair — until I had no choice.
Hewitt shared a photo to her Instagram story on Wednesday, May 17, in which she showed off significantly lighter hair. Could you call it bronde? Sure, it still has some brunette lowlights. But let’s be real here: This is some seriously honey-blonde hair we’re looking at. At first, my brain could not compute — but then it sunk in like a warm ray of summer sunshine: Damn, she looks good as a blonde.
“Went even a little bit lighter,” Hewitt wrote atop the photo, which is when I realized this has actually been a gradual blonding, thanks to Nine Zero One salon founder and stylist Nikki Lee.