Natalie Portman shows off her newly blonde-ish hair: cute or unflattering?

I was sad earlier this week because we didn’t have those crazy photos of Natalie Portman debuting her new “blonde” hair at an event at the Disney Concert Hall – you can see those photos here. She was wearing a giant wedding-cake dress and her hair looked dramatically lighter. Anyway, these are some new photos of Natalie at LAX yesterday, and you can get somewhat of a decent look at her new hair. It doesn’t look all that different in these pics, though. I really don’t call this shade “blonde”. I call it “light brunette with some honey and blonde highlights”. Her hair looks darker than Jennifer Aniston’s, and I’ve always considered Jennifer’s caramel-colored hair to be brunette too (even though she calls it blonde).

Natalie claims her lighter hair is for an upcoming film project, but she isn’t identifying which one. Let me check her IMDB… it’s either the Thor sequel or the Terrence Malick film she’s working on. I would guess the Malick film? Sure. Natalie told THR that “My mom says I’m like a different person” with her new hair. Seriously, y’all? It’s not THAT different.

Sidenote: I’m reviewing the photos again… okay, it’s blonder than I originally saw. It really depends on the light.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Calabaza says:

    She’s kind of pretty but this colour does nothing for her.

    • CG says:

      Co-sign. With her skin tone, the blonde just looks awful on her. And I know they’re shooting the Thor sequel right now, but she was brunette in the original, so wouldn’t she probably be brunette in the sequel too? I can’t imagine her character in that as a blonde.

  2. V4Real says:

    Wait isn’t she filming Thor 2 right now; please don’t tell me she’s going to be a blonde in that movie. I hope she has a good wig.

  3. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I think she looks MUCH less pretty as a blonde. Some women like her and Olivia Wilde are just more suited to brunette.

  4. Kaye says:

    These pics are not doing her any favors, but in the ones I saw earlier with her hair down she looks great.

  5. ladybert62 says:

    Hair color is awful and so is the way she is wearing it.

  6. Sirsnarksalot says:

    Why does it seem like her hairline is trying to crawl off the back of her head? Is she going bald? And yes, most natural dark brunette look cartoonish when they try to go blond. She’s no exception.

  7. Jenna says:

    Meh. It doesn’t suit her. Some people are just not made to be blond.

  8. Alexis says:

    It’s probably for a role and will look better with makeup and the right movie context.

  9. littlemissnaughty says:

    It’s not just that it doesn’t suit her skin tone, it’s also simply a bad dye job. Why didn’t she go to Jennifer Aniston’s colorist??? Say about Jen what you will but her hair color is always flawless. … Natalie’s hair also looks a lot thinner like this, doesn’t it?

  10. bns says:

    Very unflattering. It makes her head/forehead look bigger than it already is.

  11. Missme says:

    In the pics with her hair down, her whole face looks different, especially around the eyes. I’m tempted to say the new hair is to distract from some recent plastic surgery. Either way, the color isn’t flattering on her at all, shes MUCH prettier with her natural color.

  12. Hakura says:

    I’m hopping on the band-wagon. This color is a serious thumbs down.

    It almost… ‘melds’ with the very tan skin, making it a little hard to see where the hairline begins. NOT a good look.

  13. lucy2 says:

    Agree she’s more suited to dark brunette, but it’s for a role, not like she chose to do it for fun.

  14. Michele says:

    Glad to hear that her new blonde hair color is for an upcoming role. I don’t like the color on her at all. It washes her out. She is a gorgeous natural brunette.

  15. jinni says:

    Hope she doesn’t stick with this color once she’s done working because it makes her hair look thin and her forehead look big. She looks like Hayden Panitterre (sp?).

  16. rosmarina says:

    I think she is going to look really good no matter what hair color, but brunette suits her better. Seeing her profile, I’m struck by how much she resembles her father.

  17. leuce7 says:

    Say what you will about her personality or skill as an actress, to me she so often approaches ridiculously good-looking as a brunette that my initial reaction to the blonde hair is that it makes her look ugly–and she is not an ugly woman. Ignoring that we all know what she looks like as a brunette, I guess it’s not that bad, but it sort of clashes with her coloring and I think it actually detracts attention from her features, which is why she no longer looks stunning, as she often does with the darker hair.

    Can’t wait til whatever movie she’s doing this for is done filming.

  18. Anon73 says:

    prefer her with the natural brown – it just suits here.

    with this new color she looks like a Nicole Richie wannabe in some shots.

  19. Anna00 says:

    She has a really big forehead. This colour doesn’t suit her at all, still very pretty though.

  20. A Fan says:

    It never looks good when a brunette goes blonde.

  21. Mrs. Ari Gold says:

    This is the first time that I have ever seen her look bad. She even looks old in the profile shot & she’s only 30!

    Get that hair dyed back fast! This is a really bad idea on the part of the filmmakers.

  22. crumbcake says:

    I agree, not the best color for her hair–she looks best with her natural hair color. I think she’s beautiful regardless.
    It does seem that she has a bit of a receding hairline. . . that happened to me after I had a baby–her forehead looks way larger than usual and the hair looks thinned out/sparse along the edges. Hormone fluctuations can really mess up your hair. Hopefully if that has happened, it will grow back in (mine did, but then I had a bunch of really short hairs sticking out of my head as it grew back in).

  23. Me says:

    Sorry, but she always looks like a mess except for red carpet appearances. I think she would look good blonde, just needs a better colorist. I never really noticed her nose before, but in seeing a profile pic she def had a nose job-a pretty good one at that.