Friday, October 9, marked Bella Hadid’s 24th birthday, and the supermodel went all out with a new hair look, because well, why not? After all, birthdays are the perfect excuse to break out of your comfort zone and try something unexpected and different, so it makes sense why she’d want to change up her look.
Color-wise, the star opted for a medium chocolate-brown shade that’s decidedly lighter than the ultra-dark, almost-black hue she had before her birthday (as seen here). Additionally, if you look closely, you can see that some of her front pieces are tinted blonde, which adds a really pretty face-brightening effect.
The model and new aunt shared several snapshots from her birthday festivities — including a hilarious video clip of her doing an impression of Kylie Jenner from this past week’s episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. In the video, you can see that Hadid’s hair is especially wavy and has an undeniably mermaid-like feel to it. It almost looks like she went swimming and then scrunched her hair to create more defined curls. (Or perhaps she used a product like Playa’s Endless Summer Spray.)
It’s also worth pointing out that in some of the photos Hadid is wearing pigtail braids, so it’s entirely possible that this is what gave her hair such a wavy finish. Regardless of how she achieved the beachy style, it’s certainly refreshing to see her with a whole new hair look — especially because this isn’t a color or length we’ve seen on her in quite some time.
As for whether Bella will keep it around, only time will tell, though just like many other celebrities, she can definitely be a chameleon when it comes to her hair, meaning it could very well be different tomorrow. Hair talk aside, here’s hoping Bella had an amazing birthday.
This story originally appeared in Allure.
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