January Jones goes dark brunette: is it flattering & does it change her whole look?

Here are some new photos of January Jones out and about with her blonde (!) baby Xander yesterday in Pasadena. Did you even recognize her? I didn’t! January is showing off her newly darkened hair… I don’t think I’ve ever seen her as a brunette before. She’s usually a blonde – early in her career, she was more of a dirty blonde or honey blonde, and then earlier this year January went red for a film role. But I’m looking at her IMDB right now, I don’t see why she would have gone brunette for another role… she doesn’t have any films in preproduction.

There is a minor theory I have… the new season of Mad Men is already filming, and while the Betty character has definitely taken a backseat, it seems like the writers are really mixing it up when we do see Betty. Maybe Betty goes brunette? Last season it was all about “Fat Betty” so maybe the next season will be all about “Brunette Betty”. “Brown Betty”? Who is Betty if she’s not an icy blonde?

January will probably have to go back to blonde soon enough either way… everyone assumes that she will be back as Emma Frost for the next X-Men movie, along with James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender (sigh). Guess who is not coming back? The director of X-Men: First Class, Matthew Vaughn. COUGH COUGH COUGH. Deadline reported several weeks ago that Vaughn “decided not to direct the sequel” after what I can only guess was his wife Claudia Schiffer’s objections. COUGH. But! Vaughn was working on the script, and it’s believed that Bryan Singer will rejoin the X-Men franchise to direct X-Men: Days of Future Past, set for a 2014 release.

PS… I think Xander is an adorable baby. Yes, I think January is probably the queen of ice-cold vanilla bitchery in real life, but I want to believe that she’s a good mom. Xander seems quite taken with her! Also: I kind of think Xander looks like Tom Hardy. RIGHT?

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Astrid says:

    Yeah, I see a little Tom in that baby..

  2. gee says:

    She looks really good as a brunette. And her baby is so adorable. Some bitches can make good moms!

  3. Hm says:

    She’s going to wanna stop frowning so hard at some point…

  4. rebecca says:

    She looks like Amber Heard now. And yes, her baby is adorable!

    I hope she hasn’t left Mad Men because I can’t imagine why Betty would ever dye her hair.

  5. Lauren says:

    I have been wondering why NO ONE talks or speculates anymore about Xander’s paternity!
    It is 100% Matthew Vaughn, no question, without a doubt. Unfortunately for the whole secrecy plan, the kids looks identical to him and similar to his other children.

  6. Toniko says:

    Considering that they’re filming “Mad men” right now, it means Betty goes brunette, to look more like Don Draper’s current wife maybe?

    • MNFinn says:

      I would love that nuance in the story line.

      I figured she was done filming Betty’s appearances for the season and went brunette to give her hair a break from bleaching.

      In other photos with her root growth showing, her natural hair color is medium brown.

  7. Devon says:

    That baby is so Matthew Vaughn’s. I called it from the minute he put out that ridiculous statement saying he wasn’t the father.

  8. Miss Kiki says:

    Her red carpet style has been so off lately, this is actually the best I’ve seen her looking in while. I’ll reserve judgment on the hair until I see her at an event. I still think Michael Vaughn is her baby daddy.

  9. Malificent says:

    Wasn’t Tom Hardy single, or at least not legal married to anyone else he was dating, when JJ got pregnant? If he was the baby daddy — I don’t think their would have been a reason to be publicly squirrelly about the father’s identity.

  10. Talie says:

    She looks really good, but I think that’s because she did her eyebrows, too. I guess Betty undergoes another transformation. Although, this one is interesting considering Megan is also brunette. But, I think the later 60s were more about darker hair in all the magazines.

    Anyway, her baby has such a little man face!

  11. lizzi says:

    I love her jeans! Wish I had the figure for those… and I want the boots so bad!!!!

    • T.C. says:

      Got to give her props. This is the best I’ve seen her look in a while. The jeans, boots and top look great. Not sure about the hair color. It might be too dark for her skin tone.

      That baby is Vaugh’s no question. This is like the Kstew Rupert Sanders situation, director steps down from film to save marriage and avoid more scandal. The truth will come out soon enough probably when the franchise is done. At least she is being mature about it compare to bratty Kstew. She does seem to be a good Mom I will give her that much.

  12. Apples says:

    The hair color isn’t doing her any favors in these pictures. Doesn’t look like the color is “Ash” enough for her skin- too warm and too dark.
    She’s a weird actress.

  13. Jenna says:

    The fu–, no! I see no Tom Hardy in that baby at all.

  14. Ann says:

    baby looks like Jason Sudeikis.

  15. Helvetica says:

    She looks GREAT in those jeans

  16. Esblondie says:

    Moderators – my other comment showed up; can you please delete this one? Thank you!

  17. Birdie says:

    To me, the baby looks like Josh Groban. Big nose, the eyes.

  18. LG says:

    To me, the baby looks like Jason Sudeikis, no doubt!

  19. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    OK just within the 30ish comments posted so fare, there have already been 4-5 different men listed as the potential father. Is this for real? At that point of her conceiving, did she really have about that many “suitors” at the same time? SMH!

    • Miss Kiki says:

      I think the general consensus is that Michael Vaughn is the Papi. That statement that he released at the time was what sealed it for me. Someone up thread mentioned that it’s a Kstew style sitch but I don’t agree. I think Claudia told him to fix up and stay away from her hence why he’s no longer attached to the new X men film because to my knowledge he had all but signed on the dotted line.

    • mln76 says:

      Ok so she was officially dating Sudekis…she filmed a movie with Vaughn (the father) I think most of the other names above are jokes but she was also involved with (married) Bobby Flay some claim that her ex Ashton Kutcher is the dad.
      Logically speaking the dad is someone who is married hence the secrecy.
      I am telling you its Vaughn.

  20. Tanjee says:

    The little one is really cute and such a full happy face. He looks so much like Mr. Vaughn. (JMO)

  21. HotPockets says:

    No, that baby looks just like Jason Sudeikis, seriously.

  22. emmie_a says:

    I love that baby – he is super adorable!

    I like January the best as a blonde but the brunette is better than red on her.

  23. jc126 says:

    That baby is the spitting image of Jason Sudeikis. Absolutely.

  24. Suze says:

    Don’t know who the baby daddy is but boy oh boy that little tot is cute. And I am not a baby person.

  25. truthful says:

    Vaughn is the father of that lil boy.

    I thought Claudia was going to lose it, while they were fooling around.

    I heard that she keeps someone on set that tells her everything he does.

    Its unfortunate that the father of this child cannot claim him.

    jut beleive that he is not a test tube kid and his dad is not “single”

    • TG says:

      How can anyone live like that? I mean being that insecure? How sad. I would rather be divorced and deal with all that mess than not be secure in my marriage. I mean a little jealousy is healthy from time to time but having a spy on set? That is freaking small town crazy girl stuff. What a loser she is to be that way.

  26. Grace says:

    Uh oh. That kid is starting to look his father. This isn’t going to end well.

  27. Paloma says:

    My vote is for Jason Sudekis.

  28. mebee says:

    She looks like a cross between Evangeline Lilly and Casey Anthony.

  29. anneesezz says:

    Not a good look for her. That is definitely Matthew Vaughn’s child. He’s an average looking baby and I’m being kind.

  30. Ginger says:

    Love the color! But I prefer brunette to blonde anyway. Even if I’m biased, I think it’s really flattering to her and will surely make her eye color stand out.

  31. Aurelia says:

    Dunno why peeps keep saying this kid looks like Matthew V or his daughter. It just isn’t there.

    I totes see ASHTON KUTCHER. Concieved when he was still with cray cray demi. She said the last straw with her fragile grip of sanity would be if he admitted to fathering Jans child. Demi even suggested Jan get an abortion. See, she’s sensitive about her own dried up ovaries.

  32. SaftD says:

    She looks like Maggie Siff from Sons of Anarchy.

  33. Anguishedcorn says:

    I really don’t like that hair color on her at all; I think it should have been a skoatch lighter. And, she looks fking amazing in those jeans. Bitch.

  34. Cinderella says:

    There are pictures of Xander without the sun in his eyes. That’s where he looks just like Jason Sudeikis….his eyes and expression.

  35. judyjudy says:

    That baby is adorable. I can’t imagine a man seeing a little person of his likeness and denying him.

  36. Grace says:

    That child looks like Ashton Kutcher. Mila, Mila, Mila. When you thought you were screwing over Demi, January had already screwed you over with Ashton.
    Karma is super ugly.

  37. Ann says:

    that kid is total Jasons…look at the ears…are you guys crazy??