Over the years, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL fans got used to seeing Hunter Tylo (Taylor) as a brunette, so they were naturally a little startled when the actress returned to the soap in April of 2018 as a blonde. (In addition to B&B keeping her return a closely-guarded secret and the reveal she was the one who shot Bill!) However, this wasn’t just Tylo wondering if blondes really do have more fun. In fact, she tells Soaps In Depth she was actually just helping out her 20-year-old daughter, Katya!
“She’d been going to Paul Mitchell [hairstyling and cosmetology school] to learn how to do her hair, and so I became her subject,” Tylo revealed. “I got to get gel nails, and she started giving me all these nice treatments — including bleaching my hair.”
Although Tylo has experimented with some lighter highlights in the past, she has never before gone quite this blonde with her beautiful mane of hair. Still, she was willing to give her daughter free reign in doing whatever she wanted if it helped her hone her stylist skills. “It was a little scary,” the star confessed, “because we went full-on Gwen Stefani blonde. But she did a great job, and I didn’t have as much breakage as I thought.”
Sounds like Katya knows her stuff! And while Tylo is already slowly bringing her hair back to her more natural brown, she appreciated the opportunity to try on a different look for a while. “I needed a change, too,” she smiled, “and I just wanted to see what it would be like.”
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