Blonde is actually Hadid’s natural color, but she has been dyeing it darker since her teenage years. “I started dyeing my hair when I was 14. I dyed it black and blue, I wore eyeliner – I was a punk kid,” she told Glamour in 2016. “I might want to go blonde eventually!”
“Eventually” turned out to be this summer: Hadid had an entire blonde hair evolution. In March, Hadid showcased a dirty blonde style on Instagram, which progressed into an ombré look in June. By August, her hair was “butterscotch blonde,” a shade her colorist, Jenna Perry, compared to ’90s-era Julia Roberts. It was perfect for summer – but now, she’s back to classic Bella for fall.
It has been a busy few weeks for Hadid: for London Fashion Week earlier this month, she debuted a shorter haircut at a Burberry show. And so far this Fashion Week, Hadid has already walked for Balenciaga, Vivienne Westwood, Haider Ackermann, and Off-White. Her sister, Gigi Hadid, also walked that one.
In a 2016 interview with Allure, Hadid explained that she made the decision to stick with a darker brown color, in part, to differentiate herself from her sister: “I just have a darker personality. And my sister being blonde and me being brunette, it’s a good situation,” she said.