I think we all can agree when I say that other than a beautiful, beaming smile, a girl’s hair is her best accessory. And don’t get me wrong — I LOVE to switch up my look all the time, but for me, there’s something comforting and secure about being blonde!

So when I started working with celebrity stylist Jennifer Mazur in preparation for the Oscars this year, I was a little shocked when she told me I had to go back to almost my natural color, which is brunette. OMG you guys, I’m not gonna lie; I had a total freak out moment (okay, I had multiple freak out moments) — I haven’t been brunette in I don’t know how many years!

On one of the rainiest days we’ve had in LA this year, I headed over to MeCHE salon in Beverly Hills to see Tracey Cunningham for my big hair makeover and OMG, was I nervous! Once I sat down in the chair and had a moment to catch my breath, there was no turning back. You know when you sit down in the chair at the salon, take a good, long stare at yourself in the mirror, and give yourself a little pep talk before all the action happens? That’s exactly what I did. But Tracey is an amazing hair stylist, so I knew I was in good hands.

The next day, though, I had a bit of a minor freak out over the whole thing, which I think a lot of people experience when they go through such a drastic change. It took a little bit of getting used to, but now I absolutely love it!

Check out the video below to see the biggest hair transformation I’ve had in years!