Eva Mendes Debuts Fiery Red Hair in Must-See Transformation Photo

Eva Mendes kissed her signature brunette hair goodbye and opted for something a lot more daring: vibrant red hair. See her epic makeover below.

By Alyssa Morin Dec 29, 2022 7:53 PMTags
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Eva Mendes is turning up the heat this winter with her fiery makeover.

Ahead of kicking off 2023, the Hitch actress decided to start the new year, new me trend by swapping out her signature brunette hairstyle for a vibrant red color.

Eva, who has rarely changed her famous brown locks, shared a close-up of her transformation in a Dec. 27 Instagram.

Looking away from the camera, the star's hair looked effortlessly undone with its textured layers and was swooped over in a deep side part. And Eva made sure her 'do was the mane attraction as she wore little-to-no makeup.

"Mira esto!" the mom of two with Ryan Gosling captioned her photo. "I went red."

Eva credited hairstylist Richi Grisillo for her dramatic makeover, which appeared to have happened sometime during the holidays. On Christmas Eve, she posted a short Instagram video of herself running her fingers through her freshly colored tresses, pairing the look with a simple white T-shirt, layers of chunky necklaces, a dab of pink lipstick and smudged eyeliner. 

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At the time, Eva didn't call too much attention to her transformation. Instead, she shared a heartfelt message about how the holiday season can be complicated.

"Whatever you celebrate or don't celebrate, if you're with friends and family or flying solo, I'm sending you loads of love during this time," she wrote. "I know how hard it can be for some.

She added, "Don't let Instagram trick you—we're all dealing with our own s--t."

Getting a little more personal, Eva admitted that she's not one to hide her emotions.

"I don't care much for acting 'merry' or 'happy,'" she explained. "As long as I stay grateful, I'll let myself feel all the feels that come up. I won't torture others with them but I won't hide them either."

Closing out her post, she then revealed that she went red like it was NBD. See her new look below!

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.

Kim Kardashian

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

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