“Well it was really short yesterday. I had to cut it for this photo shoot that I did and then Pretty Little Liars called me and were really mad at me so I had to put extensions in last night,” Ashley said. “It’s been literally like six weeks of hair stuff. I was brunette two weeks ago for another film that I did — it’s a mess, but now I’m blonde and long. Kind of.”
Pretty Little Liars’ issue most likely has to do with the fact that Season 5 will begin filming next week and, from what we garner, the Season 5 premiere will pick up right after the Season 4 finale ends (and with someone in “serious danger,” fighting for his or her life in the hospital). It would look pretty suspicious if Hanna stopped off at the salon for a new ‘do in the midst of life-or-death events. Though, this wouldn’t be the first time her character’s hair broke continuity. In the Ravenswood series finale, her hair was longer and darker than it was in the PLL episodes that both preceded and followed it. We’ll blame it on Ravenswood’s spooky spirits.
Luckily, we don’t have to worry about Hanna hair incongruities anytime soon. According to Ashley, “I cannot change my hair or else it will fall out.” So, we’ll be seeing Hanna/Ashley with bright blond locks for the foreseeable future.
Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family.
Kayti Burt is a contributing writer for Wetpaint Entertainment with a penchant for all things pop culture. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!