If we've learned anything from following Chrissy Teigen on Instagram and Twitter, it's that she, frankly, doesn't give a damn what you or I think. Homegirl is living her life as she sees fit, which is evident from posts of her stuffing her face at the Super Bowl, and of her hubby, John Legend, frisking her at the Oscars. And, well, isn't that why we love her so much? So, when she posted the above photo to her Instagram yesterday, it didn't really faze us. In it, Chrissy is seen getting her locks dyed a dark shade of brown. With spring right around the corner, most ladies are going lighter. But, it is Chrissy we're talking about here, and she's never really been one to follow the crowd.
We have to admit, when we saw this picture, we had a lot of conflicting feelings. On one hand, she looks like a total bombshell. (Duh.) But, on the other, we kind of miss her Goldilocks strands. The Sports Illustrated model looked smoking with highlights, ones that most women could only dream of. She's even known for helping start a new color trend: bronde. We spoke with the man behind her new hue, T3 lead hairstylist David Lopez, on the inspiration behind the look. "We thought going darker would create a vampier look," he says. "We wanted her to feel like a modern-day Bond girl." Want to create her retro-inspired look at home? Lopez started out by prepping the hair with Kevin Murphy Hair Resort spray and Show Beauty Lux volume mousse. He then rough-dried it, with her head upside-down, for maximum volume. To create the curls, he flat-wrapped large sections of hair using the 1.5-inch barrel of the T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Barrel Styling Wand. He then back-brushed the hair, for added fullness, and finished it with the 1-inch barrel to create a stronger wave. Lopez did mention that Chrissy's locks won't stay this dark — she has plans to go a little lighter soon. So, even though we're not the biggest fans of the color switch-up, and prefer the sun-kissed hair of yesteryear, we're just going to hold our tongues and smile through it. We're pretty sure that's what she'd want us to do, anyway.
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