Were You Fooled? Chrishell Stause Reveals Truth About Her Brunette Hair at 2021 People’s Choice Awards

By Lindsay Weinberg, Samantha Bergeson Dec 09, 2021 4:05 AMTags
Watch: Chrishell Stause Talks Jason Oppenheim Relationship at 2021 PCAs

UPDATE: Chrishell Stause played us! The day after the 2021 People's Choice Awards, the Selling Sunset star revealed her bombshell brunette hair makeover was actually just a really incredible wig. 

"Always the same is boring," she wrote on her Story.

She shared a photo of the hair accessory on the ground in a new Instagram post on Wednesday, Dec. 8. 

But not all hope is lost: Chrishell teased that she may be willing to take the plunge and go permanently brunette in the future. "Definitely will be going back to my roots at some point," she said. "But for now we just toned down the front & would need to do it gradually." 

After the comments started rolling in, she shared her take on fans' reactions. "Some of you are happy. Some of you are upset. Some of you appreciate the laugh," she reflected. "I appreciate all of you and your vested interest in my hair color!"

Chrishell later added that the whole experience was "honestly so funny to me," joking, "Next time I am shaving it off!" If anyone could pull it off, it's obviously her. 


Flashback: 2001 People's Choice Awards

Well, we're totally sold on Chrishell Stause's stunning outfit—and gorgeous new 'do. 

The Selling Sunset star wowed at the 2021 People's Choice Awards red carpet on Tuesday, Dec. 7. Now who says blondes really have more fun? The reality realtor rocked a plunging red crepe gown by Italian designer GENNY while debuting a head-turning brunette hairstyle, a reminiscent of her scene-stealing look last year where Chrishell debuted another jaw-dropping haircut at the 2020 PCAs. 

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This time, Chrishell walked the carpet solo—sans new boyfriend (and boss!) Jason Oppenheim. Yet Chrishell and Jason's romance has been heating up non-stop since going public earlier this year. The couple—who went Instagram official in July—can't keep their hands off each other with steamy getaways and red carpet appearances. 

"Chrishell and I became close friends and it has developed into an amazing relationship," Jason confirmed to E! News. "I care about her deeply and we are very happy together."

And Chrishell has already spilled on Selling Sunset season five, teasing on Nov. 26 that she and cast members Christine QuinnMaya VanderMary Fitzgerald and Heather Rae El Moussa just wrapped filming the fifth installment. "OK, the cat is out of the bag," Chrishell exclusively told E! News at the time. "Season four and five, let's go! It's time to get to work. We're gonna probably burn a little sage, say a prayer, but let's do this!"

Plus, the Oppenheim real estate empire continues with new spin-off series Selling Tampa, premiering on Netflix Dec. 15, and Selling The OC scheduled to debut in 2022.

See Chrishell's stunning new look above, and check out more recent celebrity hair transformations below. 

Zooey Deschanel

The New Girl alum ditched her trademark brown hair and blunt bangs for a sky-high blonde 'do for her upcoming appearance on the '80s-based Apple TV+ series Physical.

Katharine McPhee

The "Over It" artist headed into summer with a shorter cut and new hair color, debuting her blonde bob to Instagram in May 2023.

January Jones

The X-Men star kissed her shoulder-length hair goodbye and debuted a pixie cut on May 26.

Emma Stone

While attending the Louis Vuitton cruise show in Italy on May 24, Emma debuted curtain bangs—a style she often rocked in the mid-2010s.

Reese Witherspoon

The Sweet Home Alabama actress debuted wispy fringe bangs in a stunning selfie. 

Kourtney Kardashian

The Poosh founder went back to her brunette roots, debuting a new look. As she put it on Instagram, she's a "brunette4lyfe."

Blac Chyna

Amid her ongoing transformation journey, the Rob & Chyna alum debuted a short pixie cut with shaved sides.

Camila Cabello

On May 15, the pop star opted for a bold hair color, rocking jet-black hair.

Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren wowed at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, as she debuted vibrant blue hair.

Blake Lively

Playing Lily Bloom in the film adaptation of Colleen Hoover's It Ends With Us, the actress was seen with red hair while filming scenes in New York City on May 15, 2023.

Lupita Nyong'o

The Star Wars actress debuted her newly shaved head on May 10, writing on Instagram, "Happy without hair!"

Mandy Moore

On April 24, the Tangled actress debuted a fresh cut and fringe bangs.

Miley Cyrus

The "Flowers" singer unveiled a drastic hair change, going back to her brunette roots, at The Daily Front Row's Seventh Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards.

Charli D'Amelio

The TikTok star debuted a drastic hair change at Coachella 2023, unveiling a blonde bob look.

Ava Phillippe

Ava Phillippe, the daughter of Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe, debuted blunt bangs in an April 4 Instagram.

Austin Butler

The Elvis star went bald for his role as Feyd-Rautha in Dune: Part Two.

Cara Delevingne

The actress debuted a long bob on April 3 that's perfect for spring.

Isabella "Bella" Kidman Cruise

"@craphairclub hair is giving me so much joy still," the daughter of Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise shared on Instagram March 29 along with a photo of her 'do. "Thank you."

Julia Roberts

The Pretty Woman star showed off her fringe bangs and fresh hair color on March 27.

Emily Ratajkowski

The supermodel debuted a pixie haircut in a March 20 Instagram, while also sharing behind-the-scenes snapshots of her photoshoot with Pop magazine.

Chrissy Teigen

The star debuted a red hot new 'do in March 2023.

Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney debuted her biggest hair transformation in March 2023.

Kim Kardashian

After reverting back from blonde to brunette, the SKIMS founder zhuzhed up her signature look with curtain bangs.

Shania Twain

The country music superstar ditched her signature brunette locks for a platinum blonde hairstyle at a Republic Records party celebrating the 2023 Grammy Awards.

Jasmine Chiswell

The TikTok sensation debuted a fiery red hair transformation on Jan. 31 and kissed her Marilyn Monroe-inspired blonde locks goodbye.

Pete Davidson

The former SNL cast member debuted his shaved head while attending a New York Knicks versus Los Angeles Lakers game at Madison Square Garden in late January 2023.

Dixie D'Amelio

For the YSL fall/winter 2023 show during Paris Fashion Week, Dixie D'Amelio debuted a dramatic blonde hair transformation.

"i am having more fun tbh," the influencer wrote in a March 1 Instagram. "Thank you @ysl stunning show tonight."



The "Juice" singer debuted a dramatic bob hairstyle, blonde highlights and wispy bangs in a Jan. 24 Instagram post.

Hailey Bieber

The Rhode Skin founder joined Zendaya, Idina Menzel and other A-listers with her bold new bob haircut.

Idina Menzel

Idina Menzel showed off her chic bob haircut on Instagram, writing on Jan. 17, "So this happened today."

View More Photos From Stars' Epic Hair Transformations
The 2023 People’s Choice Country Awards will air live on Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. across NBC and Peacock.