kelly clarksonIt was the summer of 2001 when I fell in love with that plucky girl from Texas with a voice the size of a tractor trailer, and to this day, I still can't get enough of whatever Kelly Clarkson does. Whether she's belting her heart out on stage or launching a TV show, I'm her biggest fan. And that extends to her sense of style, as well. She's caught a lot of flack over the years for her weight, but I've always thought she dressed well no matter if she was a size two or twelve. Now, the Duets judge is showing off her 30-pound weight loss in hot dresses, and has amped up her transformation with a dramatic new hairdo. Kelly Clarkson's gone blond, y'all, and I, of course, love it.

Changing your hairstyle is a great way to get out of the old and into the new. Kelly's got a lot of exciting things happening right now and what better way to celebrate slash commemorate these life changes than with a hair change, as well?

She and her stylist chose great color of blond -- it's not too bright, it's not too yellow, and above all else, it's not too cheesy. As someone who took an ill-advised trip to blond-dom sophomore year of college, I am an expert on what looks like a cheesy bottle-blond and what doesn't. The rich, honey tone of the color flatters Kelly's skin tone. It also seems like there's some soft red in there -- a good choice if you're going from dark brown to blond.

Here's to going blond once in your life. It's fun, it's risky, and it may turn out disastrous, but hell, you only live once. Dye before you die, people.

Do you dye your hair? Would you ever do something drastic?

 

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