Zooey Deschanel Is Officially a New Girl With Blonde Hair Transformation

Zooey Deschanel was nearly unrecognizable as she ditched her signature brown hair for a Farrah Fawcett-esque blonde 'do. See the New Girl alum rocking curtain bangs.

By Gabrielle Chung May 31, 2023 8:40 PMTags
Watch: Zooey Deschanel Looks Totally Unrecognizable in Selfie Without Bangs

Who's that girl? It's Zooey Deschanel!

But you may have not known it from the New Girl alum's latest selfie. After all, Zooey swapped her signature brunette locks for a wavy blonde 'do a series of selfies shared to Instagram May 30. One image showed the 43-year-old clad in a blue bodysuit, black puffer coat and gray sweatpants as she showed off her hair transformation, while she was pictured in another standing inside what appeared to be a makeup trailer.

In both snaps, Zooey had curtain bangs instead of her trademark blunt fringe, prompting her to write in the caption, "who's she?"

Indeed, her new look had many fans doing a double take, with Nicole Scherzinger writing in the comments section, "giving me Olivia Newton-John vibes!" 

Other celebs people thought she was channeling included Christina ApplegateChelsea Handler and Farrah Fawcett.

"I legit did not recognize you," one commenter remarked, while another joked, "Everyday she proves why people would've not recognised Clark Kent was Superman."

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So, what's the story behind Zooey's blonde look? The sky-high hairstyle is actually for the actress' upcoming appearance on the third season of the '80s-based Apple TV+ series Physical. Per Variety, Zooey will play Kelly, a former sitcom star who jumps into the burgeoning fitness business at the height of the decade's aerobics trend.


Keep reading to see her bodacious 'do, as well as other dramatic hair transformations.

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.


While enjoying a dinner date with friends on Nov. 9, Rihanna debuted honey blonde hair. After years of rocking black tresses, the superstar decided to switch up her style for something brighter.

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.

Keke Palmer

The Hustlers star debuted a voluminous long bob and curtain bangs on Aug. 12.


Rachel Green, is that you? The Euphoria star appeared to take inspiration from Jennifer Aniston's Friends character with this layered look.

Tom Schwartz

The Vanderpump Rules star debuted a platinum blond dye job in August 2023.

Brian Austin Green

The '90s heartthrob debuted a newly shaved head, sharing on Instagram that "it's for work."

Doja Cat

The "Say So" singer showed off her dramatic hair transformation on Instagram, debuting bright purple hair and a spooky spider design on the back of her head.

Chloë Grace Moretz

The Kick-Ass actress debuted a fresh bob haircut, which she hasn't rocked in quite some time.

Katy Perry

The American Idol judge revived her signature style of 2008 and revealed baby bangs in a June 20 Instagram.

Kim Kardashian

In July 2023, the SKIMS founder debuted a short bob, bringing to mind what has become her sister Kourtney Kardashian's signature style in recent years.

Nina Dobrev

The Vampire Diaries actress debuted fringe bangs for the Los Angeles premiere of her new film Out-Laws in June.


The "Vogue" singer debuted an edgy shag haircut on June 11.

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