We’re not really sure how this happened, but it’s officially July 1st, y’all. Tis the season of backyard barbecues, sun-soaked vacates and, oh yeah, summer hair makeovers. Blake Lively opted for a perm, Bella Throne recently tried rainbow hair and now Lauren Conrad has hit up her hairstylist for a dramatically updated ‘do.

Lauren’s go-to stylist Kristin Ess took to Instagram late yesterday to share this snap of LC. She captioned the pic, “Got to spend this morning with my human doll @laurenconrad.” While Lauren has always been blonde (with the exception of that brief redhead phase), this is definitely the lightest we’ve ever seen her go.

But actually, hold up. We’re noticing some celeb style parallels here… When Lauren walked the CFDA red carpet a few weeks ago she did so in a sultry silk slip dress and some ultra vampy lips. The look was super reminiscent of Taylor Swift’s new goth look (RIP). But Taylor just went back to her original hair color and now Lauren has decided to go for the headline-making hairstyle…


Could Lauren be gunning to be the new neo-goth celeb style icon after Taylor Swift reverted to her old twee ways? Wow. Crossing ALL our fingers for that one.

What summer hair makeovers are in your future? Share with us on Twitter @britandco.

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