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Inside Zoey Deutch's Bleach Blonde Pixie Cut, According to Her Hair Colorist Tracey Cunningham

Zoey Deutch debuted a dramatic transformation of a bleach blonde pixie cut for her upcoming role as French New Wave icon Jean Seberg.

By Alyssa Morin Mar 04, 2024 8:14 PMTags
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Do blondes have more fun? It seems Zoey Deutch is ready to find out.

After all, the Set It Up actress ditched her signature brunette tresses for a bleach blonde pixie cut. That's right, the 29-year-old—who had chest-length hair—chopped it off for her upcoming role as legendary actress Jean Seberg in Richard Linklater's forthcoming film.

"Surprise," Zoey captioned her March 4 Instagram, showing off her new look, "surpriseee."

So, how exactly did the daughter of Lea Thompson and Howard Deutch make the dramatic hair transformation? With the help of hair colorist Tracey Cunningham and stylist Bridget Brager, of course.

"Zoey was so excited when we finally completed the transformation," Tracey exclusively told E! News, "which did take two days overall. We were both in awe, truly gobsmacked, to how much we both loved it."

And once the Outfit star went blonde, her resemblance to the French New Wave icon was uncanny. As the hair colorist put it, "Zoey looked so much like her character, we were wide-eyed looking at the photographs of Jean and then looking in the mirror at Zoey's color and style."

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As for how Tracey achieved Zoey's soft golden strands? She applied Redken's Flash Lift 30 Volume at the root and Redken's Flash Lift 40 Volume on the ends. She also used its Shades EQ line.

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In-between appointments, the beauty pro has been using the brand's Acidic Color Gloss Activated Glass Gloss Treatment to keep Zoey's hair fresh and vibrant.

"In all honesty," Tracey revealed, "even having decades of color transformations under my belt, it's scary going into these intense change-ups. But you just keep your eye on the prize."

Zoey isn't the only star to have an epic makeover in recent months. Keep reading to see which celebrities took the plunge and switched up their signature style.

Rihanna

The Fenty Beauty founder debuted a bright blonde hair transformation April 17 while celebrating her latest Fenty x Puma collection in London.

Delilah Belle Hamlin

The model debuted a bleach blonde pixie cut at the FRAME event April 4.

Megan Fox

The Jennifer's Body star traded in her bubblegum pink tresses for a baby blue bob, which she debuted April 2.

Zendaya

Less than a month afer chopping her hair into a long bob, Zendaya debuted a honey blonde transformation at the Challengers premiere March 26.

Elle Fanning

The Great star ushered in spring with a fresh cut, as she debuted a long bob March 25.

Rachel McAdams

The Mean Girls alum swapped out her signature blonde hair for a dark brunette transformation on March 18.

Bre Tiesi

The Selling Sunset star looked completely unrecognizable after debuting a dramatic blonde transformation March 16.

Kelly Osbourne

The Fashion Police alum ditched her signature purple hair after six years, tinting it an icy silver in March 2024. 

Zendaya

The Dune actress debuted a shoulder-grazing bob at Essence's Black Women in Hollywood Awards March 7.

Sydney Sweeney

The Anyone But You star made a showstopping appearance at Miu Miu's fall/winter 2024-2025 show during Paris Fashion Week. For the March 5 event, she unveiled a dramatic long bob haircut.

Zoey Deutch

To prepare for her upcoming role as  Jean Seberg, the 29-year-old debuted a bleached blonde pixie cut.

Anne Hathaway

The Princess Diaries alum unveiled fringe bangs at the 2024 Film Independent Spirit Awards.

Selena Gomez

The star debuted a bangin' new style at the premiere of her friend Nicola Peltz Beckham's film Lola in February 2024.

Jennifer Lopez

The "On the Floor" singer made a dramatic hair change, as she debuted a chin-grazing bob cut at Schiaparelli's haute couture spring/summer 2024 show on Jan. 22.

Gypsy Rose Blanchard

In January 2024, a month after her prison release, the now-influencer shared a pic of herself sporting a shorter 'do.

Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner traded in her dark locks for a pink 'do in January 2024.

Julianne Hough

In January 2024, the Dancing With the Stars personality shared a video of herself cutting her own hair. "Out with the old energy," she wrote, "and in with the new."

Kate Beckinsale

The Underworld actress took the plunge and went full blonde, while also debuting a short bob haircut.

Riley Keough

The Daisy Jones & The Six actress debuted jet-black hair on Nov. 2.

Eva Longoria

The Flamin' Hot director recently showcased her dramatic transformation, debuting a choppy, layered bob on Nov. 9.

Alix Earle

The TikToker debuted a fresh haircut, revealing a long bob.

Miley Cyrus

After rocking platinum blonde tresses for years, Miley officially returned to her brunette roots to model Gucci's new collection.

Kate Middleton

The royal recently showed off her new curtain bangs during a public appearance on Sept. 27.

Megan Fox

The actress recently debuted a bright red hair color and equally bold blunt bob haircut.

Cara Delevingne

The supermodel debuted a punk-rock hairstyle at Vogue's World Show during London Fashion Week on Sept. 14

Brittany Snow

The Pitch Perfect star made a drastic hair change, going from dark brunette tresses to a bright blonde look.

Hayden Panettiere

The Scream actress debuted a bubblegum pink style in August 2023.

Brooklyn Beckham

The son of David Beckham and Victoria Beckham got his head shaved by Selena Gomez's little sister, Gracie Teefey, in August 2023.

Jennifer Love Hewitt

The Can't Hardly Wait actress showed off her drastic hair change, debuting dark red hair and a blunt bob haircut.

Jennifer Lopez

The Second Act star unveiled bright blonde highlights in a new selfie.

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