Former Child Star Abigail Breslin, 15, Debuts Mature New Look

Celebrity Style Apr. 15, 2011 AT 11:26AM
Former Child Star Abigail Breslin, 15, Debuts Mature New Look Credit: Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images; E. Gologursky/WireImage.com

Little Miss Sunshine is all grown up!

Dressed in an off-the-shoulder Marchesa gown, Abigail Breslin, 15, showed off a brand new blonde hair color at the Breast Cancer Research Foundation's Hot Pink Party on Thursday night in New York City.

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Despite her sophisticated appearance, the actress didn't go lighter in an attempt to shed her innocent image like some other former child stars have done.

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"She went blonde for a [movie] role," Scott Peper, senior colorist at the Oscar Blandi Salon in NYC tells UsMagazine.com of the transformation, which took nearly four hours. "Plus, the color is a soft pale shade, not a bright gold shade like Lindsay Lohan. It looks natural and age-appropriate."

So what was the star's reaction to the dramatic change? "She loves it" says Peper.

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