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Going Red: Molly Sims Wanted a "Big Bold" Hair Statement -- And Got One

With a little help from one of the industry's biggest names, the usually blonde model mom has tried ginger on for size

"I feel like Julianne Moore!"
Amy Adams' signature red hair was the inspiration for Molly Sims recent color transformation.

The model, 40, was itching for a big hair change, "something fun and energetic," and polled hairdressers for 6-months about what to do.

Ultimately, when it came to pulling the trigger with either a drastic cut or color overhaul, the naturally dirty-blonde asked for her husband's two cents. "He said color, so I went with color," the dutiful wife recalls.

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After trying on "six or seven different wigs" in a variety of reds, celebrity colorist Aura Friedman from Sally Hershberger's eponymous salon, did the honors and made over the blonde into a "gold-y, red-y, coppery toned" redhead.

"I was so nervous when she was doing it," Sims, a brand ambassador for Nexxus says. "I saw the bowl of like orange, carrot and my heart like sank. But then once she finished it, I was so happy."

"I like it. It's almost like wearing a new pair of heels," Sims says of changing up your hair color. "You can wear different makeup, different clothes. It definitely changes things up. I feel like Julianne Moore!"

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