Katy Perry Brings the Nostalgia With Hair Transformation During Glam Night Out With Orlando Bloom

Late '00s is back! See Katy Perry's new-old look, which she spotted on a glam night out with Orlando Bloom at the very star-studded Academy Museum Of Motion Pictures' opening gala.

By Corinne Heller Sep 26, 2021 3:22 PMTags
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OG Katy Perry is back!

The 36-year-old "Firework" singer debuted a new, long, black hairstyle with side-swept bangs, bringing to mind a look she sported for several years in the first few years of fame in the late '00s, as she stepped out for a glam night out with fiancé Orlando Bloom at an almost absurdly star-studded event.

Katy, who previously appeared to be growing out longtime platinum blonde locks, and the Pirates of the Caribbean actor joined several fellow celebs at the Academy Museum Of Motion Pictures' opening gala in Los Angeles on Saturday, Sept. 25. The singer wore a black leather sleeveless over-the-knee dress with tangerine pocket accents and black stiletto sandals, while Orlando sported a black tux.

It is unclear if Katy dyed her hair black or sported a wig. She recently rocked her OG hairstyle, as well as several other looks, used in an ad for Behr's Music in Color generator, which allows Spotify users to search for a song and be assigned a specific color.

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Katy has undergone many hair transformations. The pop star, a natural dirty blonde, sported dyed black hair when she rose to fame in 2008 with her single "I Kissed a Girl." She kept it that color until 2011, when she tinted it strawberry blond and also chopped it off and went pink for a bit before settling on a shoulder-length, honey blond style. In 2012, Katy debuted blue locks before reverting back to black, sometimes with some colorful accents.

In 2015, she experimented with purple and dark red hairstyles before dyeing her hair platinum blond in 2017 and also getting a pixie cut. She kept the color until her recent return to black.

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At the Academy Museum Of Motion Pictures' opening gala, Katy was photographed sharing a hug with Lady Gaga. Also in attendance: Nicole Kidman, Selma Blair, Halle Berry, Tiffany HaddishOlivia Rodrigo, Jenna Dewan, Adriana Lima, Jurnee Smollett, Abigail Breslin, Kaia Gerber and Jacob Elordi, Eva LongoriaAnna Kendrick, Jennifer Hudson, Billie Lourd, Angela Bassett, Molly Shannon, Tessa Thompson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsey VonnSarah PaulsonGabrielle Union and husband Dwyane Wade, Natasha Lyonne, Meg RyanLaura Dern, Issa RaeBenedict Cumberbatch and wife Sophie Hunter, Regina King, Sophia Loren, Tom Hanks and wife Rita WilsonLaverne Cox and Cher.

See Katy and other stars' epic hair transformations:

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.


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. 


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.

Kim Kardashian

The Kardashians star showed off her new bob hairstyle in a recent SKIMS video campaign.

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