When I think of celebrities with signature hairstyles, the very first one that comes to mind, without fail, is Zooey Deschanel. She could probably get away with legally trademarking long, brown hair with bangs if she really wanted to. For the last 20 years, it’s been one of the features that makes her instantly recognizable and makes other people with that hairstyle endure constant comparisons to the actor. (Not a bad thing, of course.)
But on Tuesday, May 30, Deschanel ripped a hole in the space-time continuum when she posted photos to Instagram showing off a new hairstyle that’s a major departure from her go-to look: big and blonde.
“Who’s she?” Deschanel wrote in the caption of two mirror selfies, which show her loose, retro-style voluminous curls in a sandy blonde color with a shadow root, made especially visible by the height of her hair at the crown. (Is there a Bumpit in there?) And it is Deschanel, of course, but wow — she looks like a completely different person.
You’ve probably heard people remark that Deschanel and Katy Perry look like long-lost sisters, but fans in the comments can’t help but notice a new fellow-celebrity resemblance while she’s blonde: Christina Applegate. And they’re not wrong!