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Mandy Moore Hated Her Blonde Hair and Bangs Phase

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Mandy Moore Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic; Donato Sardella/WireImage

Mandy Moore has come a long way! When we first saw her in the hit music video for “Candy” back in 1999, she was a teenager with blonde hair, shimmery eyeshadow and lots of lip gloss. But it turns out, her younger years featured two major beauty regrets for the 33-year-old This Is Us star: bangs and her bright blonde hair color.

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Not that she has anything against light locks — turns out that’s just not the actress’ vibe. “There was definitely some dated hair that was no good,” the brunette beauty told PopSugar. “I look at anything [from] when I’m a blonde, and I shudder a little bit to myself. I know it’s not terrible, and it was very of-the-moment, but it’s so not me. It seems so like a completely different person.”

Another look she had in A Walk to Remember that doesn’t want to revisit? Bangs. “I have told my close friends and my boyfriend [Taylor Goldsmith] if I ever talk about cutting bangs again to pull me aside and remind me [not to]. Because, anytime I cut bangs, it’s that immediate sense of, ‘Cool! I’m already growing my bangs out again.’ So that’s what I think of when I look at those bangs,” she explained. “They’re pretty unfortunate, and they were really hard to grow out — as all bangs are! There was that awkward [phase], the barrette, and twisting your hair.” (Mandy just got engaged in early September, so she must not be used to using the word fiancé just yet!)

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Mandy Moore on ‘This is Us’ Courtesy ABC

One look Mandy doesn’t have any issues with is being made up to play the 66-year-old version of Rebecca on This Is Us. “Clearly, Rebecca is very hydrated and takes impeccable care of her skin, because I think she looks very good for her age!” she continued. “Aging doesn’t scare me at all. I’m embracing all of that and everything that comes along with it. I loved looking at myself in the mirror and thinking, ‘If this is any indication of what I’m going to look like when I’m 66, I’ll take it.’”

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Stylish thinks Mandy looks great as a blonde, a brunette, with bangs or at age 66, and her attitude makes her even more beautiful!

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