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Kelly Clarkson Has a New Look That Is Totally Bangin'

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We see you, Ms. Clarkson

The stage isn't the only thing Kelly Clarkson rocked at a benefit gala on Friday night. The Voice coach debuted a brand new super-blonde 'do — with bangs! Clarkson highlighted the new cut and color with a high bun, and she couldn't have looked more stunning. Her sexy black Elie Saab dress provided a nice contrast that also helped make her lighter, brighter, edgier hair really stand out.

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Although Clarkson has lightened her naturally brunette locks before, she appears to have gone blonder than ever. Paired with those fringey bangs, the "Piece by Piece" singer looked like a new woman at the UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation's 23rd Annual Taste for a Cure event in Beverly Hills.

In an Instagram post prior to the benefit, Clarkson credited her longtime colorist Robert Ramos with the transformation.

Ramos shared a similar snapshot on his own feed, saying his team glammed Clarkson out for the event with a topknot, bangs and texture. Whatever Ramos is doing, it's obviously working. Or should we say Clarkson is working it?

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To be clear, Clarkson would look amazing no matter what she decided to do with her tresses. She radiates beauty. But it is nice to see the busy mom, who turned 36 on April 24, take time out of her hectic schedule to squeeze in a little time for herself.

In fact, during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the night before debuting her new 'do, Clarkson comically revealed that perhaps she enjoyed a little too much "her" time at her surprise birthday party.

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"I maybe had a little bit too much and I didn't know there was a surprise coming. There was a ton of people waiting afterwards, nobody told me there was a dinner or an escape game planned. Nothing," she said, joking, "I pre-gamed a lot. My pre-game was far above everyone else's."

Get it, little mama! Clarkson works hard; she's earned the right to play hard, too. And no matter how boozy her birthday got, at least her hair will be on point in all the pictures.

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