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Idina Menzel's Stylist Reveals Why the Star Went Blonde

Ever since Idina Menzel went blonde, fans have been speculating that the Broadway superstar finally looks like her FROZEN counterpart, 'Elsa.' However, Menzel's stylist says this is not the case.

"We knew there would be [comparsions to 'Frozen'] ...though it's not the reason," Menzel's stylist, JT Franchuk told Page Six. "Idina has been interested in trying a shade of blonde for a while. We started... a few highlights around her face earlier this week...She was loving it, so we took it further."

The Tony Award-winner posted a picture to Facebook of her new 'do earlier this week, with the caption, "Look what me and my girl @jtfranchuk did today. Needed a change. Loving it! #brunettetoblonde #blondehairdontcare."

Idina made her Broadway debut as Maureen in the Tony and Pulitzer Prize"winner, Rent, for which she received a Tony Award nomination. She followed that with her Tony Award-winning performance as Elphaba in Wicked, which she subsequently brought to London's West End, and she is currently staring as Elizabeth in If/Then on Broadway.

Other New York stage work includes See What I Wanna See (Public), The Wild Party (MTC), and Hair (Encores). Menzel's voice can be heard in the Disney animated musical, Frozen, singing its Oscar nominated song, Let It Go. She reprised her performance as Maureen in Chris Columbus' film version of Rent, and has appeared in movies as diverse as Enchanted and Ask the Dust.

On television, Menzel had a recurring role over multiple seasons of "Glee" and has guest starred in numerous other shows. She starred in her own PBS special, Barefoot at the Symphony, with an accompanying live album of the same name. Menzel's highly successful international concert tour recently included a sold out performance at Carnegie Hall. In addition to cast albums, Menzel's prolific recording career includes solo albums: Barefoot At The Symphony, I Stand, Here, and Still I Can't Be Still.

Source: ET

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