Pauley Perrette’s brunette locks may have become iconic on “NCIS,” but the actress’ hair is actually blond. Perrette regularly dyed it black with the help of hair and make-up assistants while filming the series, telling CBS Sunday Morning, “I end up with blond roots.”
The actress tweeted in 2013, “I dye my own hair black at home for #NCIS with store bought dye. I’m absolutely NOT a salon girl!” However, Perrette revealed on “The Queen Latifah Show” that this has led to health complications. She developed a PPD allergy, a condition that can happen when you’ve been dyeing your hair black for a long time. During filming on “NCIS,” she woke up with her head swelling and had to be rushed to the hospital. Afterward, the actress only used black hairspray — as she admitted on The Queen Latifah Show — until she left “NCIS” during its 15th season.
More recently, Perrette revealed a new, very colorful hairdo on Twitter that’s the exact opposite of Abby’s goth look. It does seem like regardless of the project, Perrette has a truly unique sense of style.