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Jennifer, Jessica and Renée: Lightening Up for Summer

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Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson and Renée Zellweger seem to be adhering to the same beauty philosophy lately: the blonder the better. The stylish stars have all taken their hair color a few shades lighter, donning new sun-kissed looks just in time for the warmer months. “The trend for color this summer is lighter and blonder,” says celebrity colorist Rita Hazan, whose New York salon counts Jennifer, Jessica and Renée among its well-known clientele. Lopez, who turned heads as much for her sizzling Cavalli dresses as her sexy honey-colored hair at the World Music Awards last month, recently got a subtle boost to her trademark highlights, which she showed off at a charity event in the South of France on May 20. “She is a little blonder than she has been,” says Hazan. “Her hair was darker in the winter. I lightened it up.” As for Jessica’s golden locks? “I gave her pale blonde highlights and made her lighter and brighter,” says Hazan of Simpson, who shone in a bright yellow Carolina Herrera dress at the White House Correspondents’ dinner last month. But Zellweger, who also showed off new a new, shorter pixie cut at the Tribeca Film Festival this spring, went the blondest of all. “I usually keep her hair a golden blonde,” says Hazan. “But I went a lot lighter than she has been. She is ready for summer.” —Gillian Koenig; reporting by K.C. Baker