This article has been updated since its initial publish date.
Bella Hadid has had quite a few hair-overs this year (including getting some edgy choppy bangs which she debuted during Paris Fashion Week just a few months ago!) but we have to admit that her latest hair transformation might just be our favorite one of all!
Bella Hadid Debuts Honey Blonde Hair
Kim Kardashian isn’t the only A-lister to ditch her trademark dark locks for a much lighter hue this year, as the 26-year-old model said goodbye to her brunette tresses and hello to some honey blonde ones, which she unveiled in an Instagram Story that sent her fans into an absolute frenzy!
"Feeling a little better and a little blonder," Bella captioned her Instagram Story. Bella credited hairstylist Jessica Gillin and colorist Jenna Perry for the stunning cut, style, and color, and we love how Perry went into detail about her look to perhaps inspire anyone else wanting to go for the same look!
How Was Bella's New Hair Achieved?
According to Perry, Bella's color was achieved by lifting her dark color to as light a color as possible before toning it to the desired, honey hue. "We have been dreaming up a lighter color for a while, but this was a 'Let’s see how far we can go' moment," Perry told Vogue. "We’re calling this shade 'Baby Bella' or 'Aspen Blonde,'" adding that the color "feels virgin and natural." It certainly looks shiny and healthy, which is something that we so often have to sacrifice when going for lighter shades, so we're glad to see that the condition of Bella's hair hasn’t suffered!
Gillin also weighed in, telling the fashion bible that she added custom-colored hair extensions to give Bella the perfect length, which were blended with cleaned-up bangs and long layers so they go undetected. Mission accomplished, we say!
Bella's Uncanny Resemblance To Older Sister Gigi Hadid
We didn’t realize just how much Bella looked like her older sister Gigi Hadid until we saw them standing next to each other in an Instagram Story shared by Gillin and re-shared by Perry. They both have similar hair colors now, and they definitely look more like twins!
Bella shared some pictures of herself – and her new hair – to her Instagram grid on December 21st in celebration of Gigi, 27, opening her Guest in Residence store in Aspen, Colorado, including the picture her hair stylists shared to their own Instagram Stories. "I am so proud of my sister @gigihadid for opening her new @guestinresidence store in Aspen. 413 E Hyman!!!" Bella captioned her carousel. "She works so hard and the product speaks for itself ! It’s sooo Gigi!!!" she added, with many, many fans dropping complimentary comments and emojis for her new hair.
"Wooow, love your new hair color," one fan commented, followed by the red heart emoji. "Okay blonde hair," added another. "Bella in her blonde era," gushed another. "This hair," raved another fan, followed by the fire emoji. "This blonde," wrote another fan, followed by two heart eyes emojis and a fire emoji. "I'm just loving blonde Bella," another fan complimented, followed by four red heart emojis, while another said, "Blonde Bella is wow." Someone else pointed out that Hadid's gorgeous blue-green peepers really pop with the help of blonde tresses, writing, "Your eyes stand out with blonde hair," and we couldn’t agree more!