ake Lively made her first visibly pregnant red carpet appearance last night, looking gorgeous in an embroidered Michael Kors dress (get a better look over on Dressed) at the God’s Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards.
In the event photos, I also noticed that Blake’s hair is looking darker at the roots, which is unusual; her color usually is full-on bright blond, not at all ombre. (Want evidence? Click through our slideshow of Blake’s 10 best braid hairstyles ever. No roots to be seen.) This has me wondering if Blake has stopped highlighting her hair during her pregnancy, revealing a glimpse of her natural shade, which appears to be more of a dirty blond than golden.
Whether or not to quit highlighting or dyeing hair during pregnancy is a topic that’s up for debate (kind of like whether to keep getting salon pedicures, like Mila Kunis did). Some people avoid any hair color during the first trimester, just to be cautious. Some people feel highlights are safer than allover dye because they can be placed away from the scalp a bit, so chemicals don’t saturate the skin. Others still worry a little bit about the unknown effects of extended exposure to bleach fumes. I stopped highlighting during both my pregnancies for that last reason—and in part because my highlights always took hours and hours, and I could no longer sit comfortably that long (especially not without dashing to the ladies’ room every four seconds!).
P.S. Sexy-waves styling credit here goes to DJ Quintero of Serge Normant—you know, the guy who gave me my much-celebrated but short-lived bob haircut.