Jennifer Love Hewitt did a hair transformation & now she’s unrecognizable?

Jennifer Love Hewitt has been relatively quiet for years now. She still works and she’s currently starring in 9-1-1. But I can’t remember the last time she was in the news – it’s been years since she was a tabloid queen, setting up pap strolls at Tiffany & Co and trying to be “America’s Sweetheart.” She’s been married to Brian Hallisay since 2013, and they have three children together. Which might explain JLH officially going for a “mom bob.”

The mom-bob took over from that wacky Kate Gosselin-esque choppy short haircut favored by moms. As you can see in JLH’s Instagram pics and video, she was had a longer hairstyle in a tawny/honey blonde, but now she’s got a brown-red mom-bob. The hair transformation was done by Nikki Lee at her salon. It really did transform JLH too – people don’t even recognize her in these photos. Which begs the question: what else has JLH done to transform herself? I actually don’t think it’s anything major – it looks like maybe she got some eye work at some point, plus lip fillers? She looks good though, and this hair style suits her so much more than the longer, lighter style. JLH’s hair should always be dark!

This was JLH back in 2019:

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red and JLH’s Instagram.

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  1. Amy Bee says:

    Her hair looks good but she looks nothing like JLH.

    • Bettyrose says:

      It’s like she gave her cosmetic surgeon a reference picture of Lean Rimes.

    • HelloDolly! says:

      Yeah, I was going to say there’s alot more than a new hairstyle going on here! No shame, but yes, she looks entirely different.

    • Anita says:

      Yeah, it’s not the hair, lol.

    • Moxylady says:

      Her nose and cheeks are very distinctive. By turning to the side, it’s not letting us put her whole features together.

      Could be hiding procedures. Could be an extra strength filter of some kind. Could be she took the one photo from the side and wanted a comparable before and after. Either way – she looks best in dark hair but it’s fun to change it up. You do you JLH.

  2. Enis says:

    She almost looks like she had filler dissolved.

  3. Notjust says:

    A heavy filter over the pictures and after shots in the video as well, I’m guessing.
    I’ve always loved bob haircuts. They’re easy and chic and look good on almost everyone.

  4. Dutch says:

    Sure Jan, it’s just her hair that changed. Also maybe not filter your face into oblivion.

  5. Digital Unicorn says:

    Its not just the hair that’s had work done – I didn’t recognise her in any of those photos.

    Also I have a bob (to my ears) so lets not jump on the bob please – am not a mom and I like it short as its easy to manage and suits me better than really long hair. At least she didn’t get a bird nest do at the back ala Kate Gosselin.

    • Sass says:

      Agreed, I don’t have patience or time for long hair and have actually had more or less the same haircut since fourth grade 🤣 and I end up tucking it behind my ears as well. In all photos since age 9 you’ve got me with hair tucked behind my ears. Even if the color changes, which is also rare, people see photos of me from high school and swear I haven’t aged. Like Paul Rudd.

      Would I love to have beautiful, long, slightly more volume/thickness? Yes. But I don’t so I work with what I have. And the Bob works for me!

      As for JLH, yeah her hair didn’t change her whole face like that. It’s not like she grew out her bangs. She didn’t have bangs. What she did was cosmetic surgery. Which is fine but let’s not act like it’s anything else.

    • kiks says:

      I actually feel like most moms these days have long hair. Lots of messy buns and 2015 “beachy waves” in my neck of the woods.

      Bobs are chic. Period.

  6. Delphine says:

    That’s who?? She has an entirely different face! Maybe it’s a filter or maybe it’s rhinoplasty but that looks like someone else and not JLH

    • L84Tea says:

      Same reaction. Who is this person?? That’s not JLH. She pulled a Jennifer Grey apparently.

      • Teddy says:

        Yes, the tip of the nose is quite different. The brows and lips are altered too, but it’s the nose that changes her whole face, just like Jennifer Gray.

    • Barbara says:

      Just the brows alone are totally different! There’s twice the amount of space between her eyelids and eyebrows now and the arch is completely different. I don’t think Botox can do that much.

      • BillyPilgrim says:

        Her philtrum is longer-she’s has her nose tipped, upper eyes lifted and lip injections via a plastic surgeon or via filters. Regardless, she’s perpetuating lies. I couldn’t care less what she’s had done. I do care that she’s lying about it and thinking we’re dumb enough to believe a cut of her hairs accounts for a totally different face.

    • NotSoSocialB says:

      Massive brow/lid lift and the most noticeable bob is that done to the end of her nose.

      • Jan90067 says:

        YES! DEFINITELY a nose job there, her nose is thinner and the end is definitely reshaped. Lips are “ducked” as well.

        Love the hair though. I have that bob, though with a side part. It can be a very sexy look.

      • Lurker25 says:

        Yeah @notsosocialb, i noticed the nose job too
        Whyyyyy? Why NOW!? She had a long successful career with the old nose. She’s Jennifer Grey’d herself 😣

        Eye lift, brow lift, the thing to make hooded eyes open up by removing skin, tip of nose is gone, lips filled, and the lower jaw/cheeks look pulled… Lower face lift?
        It’s so sad. She’s just another generic Instagram face now.

      • Ameerah M says:

        In all likelihood as she has started aging her nose has started to tip downward more. Just a guess as to why she decided to have a nose job at this point.

      • CMA says:

        Ozempic, Nose job, Blaph, and Deep plane facial (essentially a face lift). I think she looks great and I am 100% for doing anything that makes you feel good about yourself, and if that is plastic surgery, GO FOR IT! My only qualm is everyone in hollywood is really starting to look the same. It’s like Valley of the Dolls. I just wish there were some character kept, like, some imperfections…

  7. SIde Eye says:

    I used to love her on Party of Five. She has had a ton of work done and this is why she is not recognizable. She has that real housewife look to her features now. I feel for these actresses and the pressure to stay frozen at a certain age. She’s a beautiful lady but the last pic of her in the blue polka dots is the only one where she looks like herself. That having been said, I love the haircut on her and the color. I agree the brown hair really suits her.

    • Jenn says:

      I agree — there’s immense pressure to get the Real Housewives “richface” look as soon as you hit 40: “Patriarchy, please don’t hate me! Look, I’m still trying, okay?!!” I identify as agender, but a lot of prevailing attitudes in West Hollywood — the policing of gender, especially other women’s performance of femininity — definitely wears you down over time.

  8. Kate McCallister says:

    A fashion photographer once told me that often when celebrities change their hair drastically it is to distract from recent plastic surgery so people notice that and not their face. I thought that was really interesting.

    • detritus says:

      Yup. Add to that the discussion of how the strikes caused a plastic surgery boom, JLHs higher brows, more open eyes and smoothed out skin.

  9. Yes she has different hair but that should not make her face look really different. She has had a few things done to her face.

  10. deezee says:

    I have never been a fan of hers. She has always irked me since her Party of Five days. But looking at the before/after photos, I think she has lost a little weight, had an eye lift, and maybe some light lip fillers. But yeah, it’s just a haircut. Sure Jan.

  11. Darlene says:

    I watch her on 9-1-1, and she does not look like this irl. I believe her entire IG is filter heavy. Heavy, heavy, because none of her IG photos look like she does on the show.

  12. girl_ninja says:

    Wow. That’s definitely a different hairstyle Jen…

  13. JayGee says:

    It’s a brow lift and lip filler. Whether you can do that via filters or she actually had the work done, I don’t know.

  14. shanaynay says:

    She’s had a lot of work done. Those pics look nothing like her. What does she think we’re too stupid to notice?

  15. Tila says:

    Who was the guy that she used to practically talk in her ‘America’s Sweetheart’ wannabe phase again?

  16. Kaye says:

    What the actual f*ck?

    Who are you and what have you done with Jennifer Love Hewitt?

    • molly says:

      I feel like Joey Tribbiani yelling, “it’s not a cat!”


  17. Isa says:

    I don’t recognize a lot of my FB friends just from filters.

    I’m sure she’s had work done on top of it, but those filters are crazy.

  18. Niki says:

    She’s had a rhinoplasty and brow lift done. She looks completely different. The hair looks good though.

  19. ambel says:

    Also, if you’ve seen her lately on 911, it looks like she is a new parishioner at the church of Ozempic.

  20. ambel says:

    Also, if you’ve seen her on 911, it looks like she is now a new parishioner at the church of Ozempic.

    • Jenn says:

      Y’know, I’d actually forgotten that she was weight-shamed far and wide in 2007 (in retrospect, looking back at the beach photos, you can SEE HER RIBS). Justice for JHew!

  21. Tish says:

    She’s been looking different but this is the first place anyone has said anything. I follow her and she’s been rocking this new face for a while and no one ever says anything and I looked it up online some months back and there were no articles written so I figured she had people in high places cos it’s very noticeable. Gone is her long face, she definitely had filler in her chin and cheeks, blepharoplasty, total nose job and full face lift. I mean she looks better imo.

  22. L4Frimaire says:

    She looks very different for sure. Haircut, some face work and weight loss. I like the color and length.

  23. Renee' says:

    No way that is JLH. She looks completely unrecognizable. As someone commented above, it is Jennifer Grey vibes.

  24. Sandii says:

    It is not the hair that makes her unrecognizable…

    Btw I find the cult around long hair sexist and sad. Nearly no young woman wants short hair because it is not considered “attractive” and ” feminine”….

  25. Kitten says:

    I was going to argue about the browlift stuff and say that it’s probably just Botox but after a quick Google search, that is DEFINITELY it. or a mini facelift. Her eyebrows were always kinda straight, thin, and close to her eyes. Now they’re really raised/arched. DEFINITELY lip injections…and *maybe* a nose job? Need to see more pics of her face front-on to really tell but yeah…if the strategy is to change the hair so we don’t notice the new face, good luck!
    To be clear, she’s exactly my age and I KNOW and totally understand the pressure to start doing some small face tweaks—I don’t judge that AT ALL. I always said I’d start to consider surgery when I hit 45.
    But it breaks my heart to see her pull a Khloe and just erase all of her very adorable features. It is seriously SO startling to do a google image search of her….not an exaggeration to say that she looks like a completely different person 🙁 I guess all that matters is that she feels good and is happy.

  26. Becca1405 says:

    It’s a filter / funny angle in the photo. She looks much more like herself in the video and even that’s been filtered.

    She gained quite a bit of weight with her last pregnancy (or at least it made her a lot softer / rounder) and I think she’s now lost some of that which makes a difference.

  27. ElsaBug says:

    I am not ready for my generation’s teen icons to become Real Housewives clones 🙁

  28. Andrea B says:

    Oh, so now we call it a “hair transformation.” While performing her “hair transformation” they pulled a little too tightly. Oops.

  29. EastVillager says:

    Blepharoplasty. She had her eyelids lifted.

  30. Sumodo1 says:

    There’s another Jennifer who could have warned her not to do this: Jennifer Grey.