Christina Hendricks Dumps the Joan Holloway Red & Goes Bombshell Blonde​ (PHOTOS)

christina hendricks as joan mad menTo Mad Men fans, Christina Hendricks will always be redheaded Joan Holloway. But in real life, the stunning actress was born a blonde. And now that the epic AMC drama is a wrap (with its final season premiering in just weeks -- OMG!), Christina's going back to her roots. Literally!

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Today, Christina, who is a brand ambassador for Clairol, debuted her stunning new blonde hair color, courtesy of Nice 'n Easy 8G. Check it out.

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So gorgeous. 'Course some of her fans are sure to lament the change, but because it's strawberry blonde, it's not so drastically different from her red tresses we've grown to adore. That said, it's definitely caused something of an emotional shift for Christina.

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She tells People:

The color has this new energy about it. It’s fun. It may not seem like a huge deal, but I think every woman knows that when you color your hair it changes your vibe. I’m having a lot of fun with it. It reminds me of when I was a kid — half my life I was blonde. It’s a bit nostalgic and there’s this sort of youthful feeling about it to me.

Aww. Love that it's sort of pushed an emotional button for her. Sometimes, you just need to go "retro" and rock a style from the past. And of course, you may need a hair makeover in general to move into the next chapter of your life.

Obviously, the fact that Christina won't be reprising her role as Joan had more than a little something to do with this new look. She explains:

It’s [the end of Mad Men] sort of the impetus behind my color change. I had been red long before I had played Joan, but they did start to become sort of the same person. I started relating the red to Joan. When everything was coming to an end, and all of sudden I was moving to New York, and all these changes were happening I thought why don’t I just embrace the change, and change a little bit of everything, and give Joan a nice little send off. It was sort of an emotional thing for me too.

It's sort of emotional for us, too! But in a really lovely way. Can't wait to see what's on the horizon for Christina. Something tells me it's going to be glam no matter what it is.

What do you think about Christina Hendricks' new hair color? Team Red or Blonde?

 

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