Thankfully, the hair change doesn't appear to be permanent

By Emily Kirkpatrick
Updated March 18, 2016 07:04 PM

Kaia Gerber shares the same auburn-tinged brunette locks as her OG supermodel mom, Cindy Crawford, so it makes sense that the teen has stayed true to her chestnut-hued roots. But almost any lifelong brunette can find it hard not to fall victim to the siren song of peroxide blonde hair, and Gerber is the latest young model to fall under that spell.

Kaia Gerber/Instagram

If you’re about to lose sleep over Kaia not only stripping her wavy locks of all their naturally sunkissed glory, but also chopping off her voluminous ribcage-length strands, you can rest easy: This is only a wig. The 14-year-old has recently landed a number of high profile fashion gigs, including becoming a face of Alexander Wang’s Spring campaign and the cover of Vogue Paris alongside her mom, so this hair, despite its very realistic appearance, is likely just a fresh look for another shoot.

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In the snap she shared today on her Instagram account, captioned simply “just a lil wig :),” Gerber appears almost totally unrecognizable as a towhead — though oddly enough she look more like her mom in her heyday than ever. The new blonde hair is very reminiscent of one of Crawford’s iconic Marilyn Monroe-esque shots taken by Herb Ritts. Clearly, no matter the hair color, the apple doesn’t fall far from the super chic tree.

What do you think of Kaia’s blonde hair? Do you like her better as a blonde or brunette?

–Emily Kirkpatrick