Winona Ryder’s new ombre hair extensions: genuinely cool or too trashy?

Winona Ryder

Here’s some photos of everyone’s true love, Winona Ryder, on the New Orleans set of Homefront, and while it’s great to see her at work on a movie, that hair is giving me absolute fits because it looks so not very Winona-like. Those are some wild and wavy ombre extensions, which are all the rage for Hollywood starlets while playing characters who can be found at the margins of society with Jessica Alba, Rooney Mara, and Selena Gomez all recently taking the plunge by way of either extensions or wigs (and of course, Lea Michele and Jessica Biel do ombre just for the hell of it too). Winona usually keeps to her sleek, black hairstyles, so it’s kind of strange to see her like this, but it’s only for a movie, right?

Winona Ryder

In the film, Winona plays the tough, biker-girl sidekick of a methamphetamine drug lord portrayed by James Franco (naturally), who is mercifully not present in these photos because I don’t think I could handle his pretention at this very moment while taking in the shock of Winona’s wild new hair. Oddly enough, this is not the Ryder-Franco movie that we heard about a year ago, which means that now there are two of them. Winona had best be careful, or she’ll find James hiding in her trailer whilst taking photos of her butt and calling it AAART. Fortunately, Jason Statham was present on the set, so we do have a picture of him, and his hair never changes.

Jason Statham

Winona was also smoking a lot on the set, but it’s unclear whether she was actually indulging for herself or for her crazy, ombre character. I’m guessing the correct answer here is “both.”

Winona Ryder

Winona Ryder

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet

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  1. Luise says:

    She doesn’t even look like herself any more.

  2. Evadstructn says:

    Has Winona got bolt ons?

  3. Launicaangelina says:

    Yay! I love Winona Ryder and look forward to her new movies. She is tiny. She’s pulling off the meth dealer’s girlfriend’s look here.

    • Amelia says:

      I don’t remember her being *this* tiny. But like you said, she definitely looks authentic.

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        She was this tiny at some point in her early twenties but she definitely gained and lost weight in the last few years. Maybe she did it for this character? I think she would look younger with a few pounds more but hell, whatever makes her happy.

        I just love her. Yesterday, today, tomorrow. I wanted to be her when I was growing up so badly and short of attacking someone Cracken-style, she could do very little wrong in my book. :-)

  4. mk yarwood says:

    Her poor face. I wonder if you can just go get those brows lowered??

  5. Tifygodess24 says:

    Why does she look like a meth head hooker? Does anyone else see that? Like just trashy….

  6. hyena says:

    So excited for her to be in all these new movies!

  7. Len says:

    This woman – whether in character or not – looks completely CRAZY. Mental issues. Big ones. I know it’s been years, but that shoplifting thing…my lord, that was insanity. I just can’t forget about it.

  8. mln76 says:

    Winona forever!!!! But this movie sounds like a stinker :(

  9. Aria says:

    Winona looks trashy but she is supposed to look that way: a meth lord girlfriend. I’m glad she’s acting again even if some of her latest movies aren’t that great. She doesn’t look mental as some of you said, she looks like someone working on a movie set in character.

  10. dcypher1 says:

    I know james franco as a biker no thanks. Winona forever.

  11. judyjudy says:

    She looks so much like a friend of mine from high school who I recently reconnected with on FB . Not that any of you really care…

    Winona forever!

  12. Gabrielle says:

    She looks good. But I like long trashy looking hair.
    She’s so talented.

  13. HotPockets says:

    Did Winona have rhinoplasty at one point? I don’t remember her nose looking so, Michael Jacksonish?

  14. Cathy says:

    Well, this look is different. If this wasn’t for a movie role, I’d say she looks like hell. She really looks the part.

  15. ladybert62 says:

    Someone should buy her a hairbrush and show her how to use it. Then someone else can take her to an adult hair stylist and get that mess cut and shaped without that silly color.

    If it is only for this role she is playing, then OK. Otherwise, it has got to go.

  16. Ben says:

    She looks great. Too bad she’s crazy.

  17. Darth says:

    I respect her for trying something new, and she seems to have a good attitude about herself, aging, and her career: past, present, and future. Give the girl a break, she’s just living her life and trying to do the best she can.
    I recently saw an interview she gave for Frankenweenie, and I agree that it’s pretty apparent that she has some form of mental illness, which is sad and difficult to watch, but it was also clear that she was trying hard to push through her usual anxiety and shyness, and I admire that she’s not letting it stop her.
    And if indeed she does suffer from mental illness, I think she deserves our sympathy and compassion, not our ridicule.
    Anyway, I’m looking forward to seeing what she does with this character. I think it’s cool that she’s still challenging herself as an actress and is open to roles that people think are uncharacteristic of her.
    That being said, I do hope that someday she’ll give us a classic Winona performance in a cute little indie comedy or something. It’d be good to see the sweet, innocent Winona at least once more :)

  18. Londerland says:

    I can’t take in the hair – too busy looking at the new nose. *sob* WHYnona WHY?

    Honestly, it looks like she stuck it in a pencil sharpener while high. If it comes out that she has a deviated septum from too much coke and this nose job is a drug-related necessity rather than an aesthetic choice, I’ll honestly be relieved.

  19. apsutter says:

    I love her soooooo much!

  20. Ellie66 says:

    She looks like a worn out druggie Winona Ryder and I hope it’s just for a film. But if not she has just aged everybody has a 90s version of Winona in our heads then when we do see pics of her we freak and say She looks so old!

  21. Ellie66 says:

    PS. She still looks better than the Crackin Lindsey.

  22. G says:

    Seriously how does she sleep? Do her lids even close??

  23. Grace says:

    Her new psych meds aren’t working out. She’s got that wild-eyed speed look. I bet she’s on adderall again.

  24. RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

    I met her in person. She is a complete Beotch and totally nuts. I was VERY saddened as I had been a huge fan. She was a disappointment. :(

  25. savedbykittylitter says:

    The problem is not the hair, the problem is that she is way too skinny :/ she needs like 20 pounds or something

  26. Mimi says:

    She looks like a tweeker! Perfect!