January Jones dyes her hair red: does she pull off the ginger or not?

January Jones

January Jones debuted her new reddish shade of hair yesterday during an outing with little Xander Dane, and I don’t love it. Nothing against gingers, of course, but January really doesn’t own the color, and she’s still got the natural air of one of those Hitchcockian blondes. Perhaps we should have seen this coming after the funky pink stripes that January debuted before this last season of “Mad Men” — she may have been dying to go red for some time. I feel that urge on occasion, but then I try to go slightly red, and it looks awful with my Italian/Japanese mutt of a complexion. Also, January’s got some new hair extensions in these photos too, right?

At first, the most rational explanation for January’s big hair change would ideally be some sort of acting gig, but Kaiser quickly reminded me that January’s IMDb profile reveals nothing in the works. So my next theory would be that January is trying to throw people off the scent because Xander’s about to start sprouting some hair, and it just might be ginger hair. Hey, it could happen.

January Jones

Aside from this bizarre look, I actually really like January for some strange reason. She’s not the greatest actress in the world, but she does well with the Betty Draper/Francis persona, and I (oddly) identify a lot with the Betty character even though it pains me to admit as much.

Even though this new hair color does January no favors, I will say one other thing in her favor — at least she’s not wearing towering, 5-inch heels while carrying her baby. That little trend is just ridiculous.

January Jones

January Jones

Photos courtesy of Pacific Coast News


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29 Responses to “January Jones dyes her hair red: does she pull off the ginger or not?”

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  1. Esmom says:

    Her baby is so darn cute!

    I think the red hair is a really pretty shade, and complements her skin tone nicely. Although I do agree the blonde suits her persona, especially in the Betty role, which she plays so well.

    I can’t imagine that they dye job would throw anyone off any scent considering most people know her as a blonde. Unless red is her natural color?

  2. gee says:

    I like her too, I don’t know why but she grew on me. And Betty is one of the best characters on Mad Men by a long shot.

  3. Jackie O says:

    she was made to be an ice cold blond. no one pulls if off better than her. i wish she would boldly accept it and play off it more.

    i like her too. so stunningly beautiful in mad men…at least in previous seasons.

  4. cmc says:

    If I worked with epic sexy redhead Christina Hendricks, the only way you could convince me to go ginge is for a LOT of money. I’m going to hang on to the belief that she’s not doing this to herself, but for a job! Because otherwise, really?!

  5. Cookie says:

    Horrible, horrible look for her.

  6. Marie says:

    I think it would look better, if the dye was red/blondish, this color is to harsh for her

  7. Johanna says:

    A couple of points: I don’t think it’s to throw people off because I think she made it clear that she doesn’t give an ish what the public thinks if she hasn’t even bothered to clear up any paternity rumors. Also, hollywood is off so they don’t count but I’m a natural in 6+ inch high heels. I can carry my baby nephews, run, or even tap dance in them. I’m a natural… No trend for me.

  8. CreamSoda says:

    Is it just me or does she always look so uncomfortable when photographed carrying her little guy around?

  9. erin says:

    whatever, i think it looks cute

  10. Shelly says:

    I think it may look better when it’s down and with some complimentary makeup on. But I agree – she will always be best as a blonde.

  11. Talie says:

    I like Betty, too. Anyway, the hair is for a movie–it’s called Sweetwater, she’s co-starring with Ed Harris. Period piece, I believe.

  12. Chordy says:

    I irrationally like January Jones too! I can’t explain it. I mean, she’s actually really unlikable, but I just really really like her. I think it’s because she seems to have misplaced any and all f**ks to give about anything.

    Also, I hope Xander’s daddy ends up being Suri’s real daddy, and the whole thing blows up into a big SVU episode where there’s some crazy producer going around trying to create a generation of super celebuspawn. I’m just going to tell people that’s the real story. I mean celebrity gossip is essentially fanfic written by publicists anyway, right?

  13. Lindy says:

    I think she definitely is pulling the red off. I don’t watch Mad Men, so I don’t have any real attachment to her as a blonde, but yeah, I think she’s rocking the red here.

  14. T.C. says:

    I like the red. It makes her look less cold.

  15. Jennika says:

    I like her too! haha she does seem kind of unlikeable, and she would probably end up being a bitch, but I still like her!

  16. Kim says:

    She looks better this color than her normal blah bottle blond color.

  17. It is ME!! says:

    I DON’T like her (not personal wise, because I don’t know her, but acting wise-I think she is terrible), but I like this red on her. It’s like a strawberry blonde kinda thing. I don’t think she could pull off the fire engine red Christina Hendricks does though, which is weird, because they are both natural blondes. But..yeah.

  18. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    I think Betty’s an interesting character too and a lot of that character’s detractors don’t seem to know that people parent differently now from the way they did 45-50 years ago. Is she really that far out when compared to Opportunistic Space Cadet Megan, or the Pangaea-sized ego Joan, who is convinced that had she let her co-worker with a crush sleep with her, he wouldn’t have committed suicide? Every single person on that show is a freak, Betty’s just the freak with some school-aged kids. I think she’s well-suited to the part and since I’ve never seen anything else she’s done, I can’t make any other judgements.

    That is a BIG baby. So much for ‘Fat Betty’, hm?

  19. SueAnn says:

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  20. the original bellaluna says:

    CHUBBY WIDDLE BABEH FEET!!!!!!!!!! :D That is all.

  21. bessy says:

    I’m fine with the color, but the bad extensions are looking a little ‘crusty’ if you will.
    also, ADORABLE baby. Clearly Xander has not gotten used to the mobs of paps though. I completely understand why celebs like to cover the baby’s faces when having to deal with that.

  22. S says:

    Child is sooooooooooooooooooo Jason Sudeikis’

  23. Fatkid says:

    The new hair color makes her look like my little sister. That said, I think the blond suits her more (but we are all entitled to change it up now & again)

    I too really like her. She just seems relatable. It may help that my BFF’s hubby went to middle school with her, something about looking at a person’s yearbook makes them a little more real.

  24. Fred says:

    Looks a little more orange than red to me, maybe it’s just the lighting. If her hair was not in a pony tail, you would see better whether the color suits her or not. I get the sense from the photos that she is worried about dropping him in from of the cameras, since he seems to be moving around a bit.