Is Shay Mitchell’s Blonde Hair Real? The Answer Might Surprise You

According to People, the actor took her dark brown hair blonde for summer, but it may not be here to stay. Whenever a celebrity makes a drastic hair change, there’s always a chance that it could be a wig, so if you were wondering if Shay Mitchell’s new blonde hair is real, you might be surprised.

From wearing wigs for roles to trying out new looks on magazine covers, celebrities love to experiment with their hair and fake us all out. It’s actually brilliant, because it lets you try out a new look and see how it looks in pictures before you go about making a major change, so when the Pretty Little Liars star stepped out for the iHeart Radio MuchMusic Video Awards on Sunday night with full on golden highlights, I had to wonder if it was for real. Mitchell has pretty much always had the same hair, and it’s iconic to her character on the show, so it seemed like a pretty drastic change to make. And it was, in fact, temporary.

The actor posted a picture to Instagram captioned, “Trying to figure out if blondes really do have more fun,” so clearly, this isn’t permanent. Yet.

Trying to figure out if blondes really do have more fun… ? love my glam for today thanks to @patrickta & @chrisappleton1 styled by @bartolistyle ?

A photo posted by Shay Mitchell (@shaym) on Jun 19, 2016 at 6:21pm PDT

It looks so real, that you might be surprised Rolex Sky Dweller Replica Watchesto hear that her stylist, Chris Appleton, used a wig to create the summery, golden glow.

Giving @shaym BiG hair last night for her second look at #mmba2016 ?

A photo posted by Chris Appleton (@chrisappleton1) on Jun 20, 2016 at 7:09am PDT

Crazy, right? It’s definitely a big change from her natural hair, which is much darker.

And though she’s had some subtle highlights before:

She hasn’t been this blonde, so I get her wanting to experiment with a wig before bleaching her hair.

Whether or not she makes it permanent, she totally worked it. Guess we’ll have to stay tuned to see whether Mitchell determines blondes do have more fun!