Gina Rodriguez

Newlywed Gina Rodriguez is embracing a new chapter in her life with a lighter hair color and it’s so summer-chic. If you’ve been on the fence about going lighter this year, the former brunette beauty may inspire you to test out this style. Shocking us all, the Puerto Rican actress showed off her blonde transformation on social media post-wedding.

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 Gina's all smiles as she shows off her new hairdo and playful T-shirt Photo: Instagram/@hereisgina

In her latest Instagram post, the Jane the Virgin star posed with her new blonde balayage done by Grace Zip from Ramirez Tran Salon.

Gina also gave praise to celebrity hair artist, Anh Co Tran for giving her hair some bounce with a shorter look. The 34-year-old actress and producer captioned her flick with a playful comment of “Nuggets and new do’s”.

Gina's blonde beauty transformation Photo: Insatgram/@hereisgina

Though going blonde can be a bigger commitment than other colors, Gina is showing brunettes a healthier alternative. A balayage offers a unique layered coloring which differs from highlighting as it gives flowing color style that grows out beautifully. This beauty trend has been seen on some of Hollywood’s hottest celebrities such as Emma Roberts, Hilary Duff and more — therefore Go, Gina!

Gina, Emma, and Hilary all showing off their summer-approved hair color Photo:Instagram:/@hereisgina @emmaroberts @hilaryduff

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We can’t wait to see how the Puerto Rican actress styles her blonde beach waves next!

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