Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Jessica Simpson Collection

First off, a big happy birthday to Jessica Simpson! The blushing bride turns 34 today, July 10, and to celebrate she took a selfie. My Jess, what lovely blond hair you have!

If Jessica’s hair is looking a little on the light side lately, props to you for knowing way too much about celebrity follicles. The pop star actually had her hair dyed for her all-American wedding to Eric Johnson. Now hair colorist to the stars Rita Hazan is spilling the secret inspiration behind Jessica’s golden locks.


“Jessica just had to be blond,” Rita tells People. “She looks her best as a blond.”

For this particular shade of lovely, Rita, who’s been working with Jessica for about 15 years, took a cue from none other than Jess’ daughter, 2-year-old Maxwell Drew!  

“I wanted her hair to be timeless, so the color was more of a baby blonde [to match] Maxwell’s color, with subtle highlights that blend into her hair,” Rita explains.

Good call! The fair hair perfectly complimented Jessica’s champagne-colored Carolina Herrera gown and made for some absolutely adorable family photos. And to think it only took Rita six months to get Jessica’s hair up to snuff!

What did you like best about Jessica’s bridal look? Tell us in the comments below!

Sources: Jessica Simpson on Instagram, People

Elisabeth Kramer is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Downton Abbey expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!