In the nearly 30 years that Céline Dion has been an international superstar, the powerhouse vocalist has done her fair share of experimentation with hairstyles, from her naturally dark-brown curls to a platinum pixie cut. For the most part, however, Dion is most recognizable with long waves that fall somewhere between light brown and bronde, worn either full and loose or pulled back in an elegant bun. So it’s no wonder that her recent deviation from her signature look is getting a ton of attention.
Dion doesn’t post to Instagram very frequently, but earlier this week, her team shared a photo taken during the Tokyo stop of her current world tour. In it, Dion is seen looking at herself in the mirror — perhaps getting a good, long look because she doesn’t recognize herself with a brighter-than-ever honey-blonde hair color and thick, eyebrow-grazing bangs. “Tonight is the night! Tokyo, are you ready?” the caption reads in both English and French. No doubt Tokyo was definitely ready for her performance, but no one was ready for this chic new style.
According to the caption, the rest of Dion’s look is made up of an asymmetrical JW Anderson dress, blue Saint Laurent heels, round Dior sunglasses, and a Gucci scarf tied around a green Hermès bag. But despite the pricey designer-packed outfit, it’s her hair that grabs most of the attention.
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It’s not the first time Dion has given blonde bangs a try — she wore a similar look back in 2004 when she received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame — but she has resisted making major hairstyle changes in the years since, largely due to her fans’ preference for her usual look. “The craziest thing I’ve done is cut my hair blonde and short,” she told Vegas magazine in 2012. “And people reached out to me, saying, ‘Céline, you’re one of the most stable things we have in our lives. Don’t do that. We want you the way you are.'”
Based on the nearly 170,000 likes the Instagram photo has received, however, it seems Dion’s fans are more than happy to embrace her new look.
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