Jennifer Lopez Debuts Blonde Highlights in Must-See Transformation

Jennifer Lopez made a bold style change, kissing her trademark light brown highlights goodbye and opting for blonder locks.

By Alyssa Morin Aug 24, 2023 6:33 PMTags
Watch: Jennifer Lopez Shares Sweet Birthday Tribute to Husband Ben Affleck

Jennifer Lopez's new look will leave your jaw on the floor.

The multihyphenate recently surprised her Instagram followers with a head-turning transformation as she debuted bright blonde highlights—an unexpected detour from her trademark light brown highlights.

The Hustlers actress showcased her new 'do by snapping a golden hour selfie in the car. And her blonde highlights were on full display, as Jennifer styled her locks into sexy beach waves.

She cheekily captioned her Aug. 23 post, "Still got me looking like the baddest."

And while her epic makeover, courtesy of hairstylist Frank Galasso, took center stage in the photo, the rest of her look was just as swoon-worthy. Rocking her signature J.Lo glow, the 54-year-old's makeup consisted of bronzy eyeshadow, peachy-pink cheeks and her beloved glossy nude lip.

As for her outfit? She sported a chic brown blazer that she layered over an oversized white button-down and a pair of blue jeans. 

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Jennifer Lopez Through The Years

The "Let's Get Loud" singer accessorized her understated ensemble with hoop earrings, sheer brown sunglasses and several gold necklaces, including a pendant that spelled out Ben in honor of husband Ben Affleck.

Jennifer Lopez / Instagram

In fact, the JLO Beauty founder's subtle nod to the Oscar winner comes off the heels of their one-year wedding anniversary, in which they wed last August in a Georgia ceremony. (Although they technically tied the knot in Vegas a month before their Southern wedding.)

"Dear Ben," Jennifer began her Aug. 20 Instagram tribute, teasing the lyrics from her upcoming song. "Sitting here alone / Looking at my ring ring / Feeling overwhelmed / It makes me wanna sing sing / How did we end up here / Without a rewind / Oh my / This is my life…"

The song, titled "Dear Ben Pt. II," is expected to be included in her forthcoming album This Is Me…Now. And the new single is a follow-up to her hit "Dear Ben," which was featured on her 2002 album This Is Me…Then.

"I did an album 20 years ago that obviously had a song called 'Dear Ben' on it that was about the time that me and Ben were together then," Jennifer—who was previously engaged to the Argo actor in the early aughts—said on a January episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!. "And I got very inspired when we got back together. It was kinda like a miracle and something that neither one of us really ever thought would happen."

Jennifer Lopez / Instagram

Between Jennifer's love life and her unexpected hair transformation, it's clear she's entering a new era. 

"I just had a birthday," she shared in an Aug. 14 Instagram, "and I feel better than ever." 

The singer isn't the only star to switch up her style in recent months. Keep scrolling to see all of the epic celebrity hair transformations.

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.

Rihanna

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.

Zendaya

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.

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