Katy Perry gets back to her roots as she sports a long black wig and blunt bangs


She shockingly unveiled a head full of bleach blonde hair in 2017 after having rocked black tresses for the majority of her career in pop music.

But Katy Perry took fans down memory lane as she briefly returned to her signature strands for an American Idol taping on Sunday.

‘Mother,’ captioned the 36-year-old hitmaker, who sported a lengthy raven toned wig with a blunt Bettie Page-inspired fringe.

Back to her roots: Katy Perry took fans down memory lane as she briefly returned to her signature strands for an American Idol taping on Sunday

The expensive-looking wig flowed down her chest in loose tendrils that she toyed with as she posed for the camera.

The Teenage Dream songstress concealed her impressive post-baby body beneath a chic pink and black tiger print poncho.

The flouncy garment, that stopped just before her knees, was partially netted on the shoulders and chest and fastened tightly around Perry’s neck.

Giving the ensemble an overall edgy vibe were Katy’s black arm-length leather gloves and sultry thigh-high boots.

Having more fun? She shockingly unveiled a head full of bleach blonde hair after having rocked black tresses for the majority of her career in pop music; Katy pictured in 2019

Having more fun? She shockingly unveiled a head full of bleach blonde hair after having rocked black tresses for the majority of her career in pop music; Katy pictured in 2019

The first photo in her trio of self-portraits showed her looking off to one side with one foot propped up against the wall, while another captured the singer with her mouth agape and eyes fixed on the lens.

She also included an action shot that showed her flipping her faux hair, while aiming her eyes to the ground.

As for her makeup, Katy appeared to be mimicking the makeup she wore on her famous California Dreams tour in 2011, which followed the successful release of her hit record Teenage Dream in 2010.

Serving: 'Mother,' captioned the 36-year-old hitmaker, who sported a lengthy raven toned wig with a blunt Bettie Page-inspired fringe

Serving: ‘Mother,’ captioned the 36-year-old hitmaker, who sported a lengthy raven toned wig with a blunt Bettie Page-inspired fringe

Loving the length: The expensive-looking wig flowed down her chest in loose tendrils that she toyed with as she posed for the camera

Loving the length: The expensive-looking wig flowed down her chest in loose tendrils that she toyed with as she posed for the camera

Perry’s go-to makeup artist Michael Anthony decked out her lids with a light dusting of pale purple eyeshadow and a heavy amount of neutral brown shadow in her socket. 

For that signature Katy Perry look, the singer made sure to throw on a dramatic pair of false lashes.

As for the finishing touches, Anthony applied a muted pink lipstick to Perry’s pout and a generous amount of hot pink blush to her cheeks

Throwback: As for her makeup, Katy appeared to be mimicking the makeup she wore on her famous California Dreams tour in 2011, which followed the successful release of her hit record Teenage Dream in 2010; Perry pictured in 2011

Throwback: As for her makeup, Katy appeared to be mimicking the makeup she wore on her famous California Dreams tour in 2011, which followed the successful release of her hit record Teenage Dream in 2010; Perry pictured in 2011

Shortly after sharing her transformation with her 108million followers on Instagram, fans and friends of the singer took to the comment to voice their approval.

‘You are so gorgeous,’ wrote one devout follower, while a majority left ‘heart’ and ‘fire; emojis.

One Katy Perry super fan, often referred to as a ‘KatyCat,’ thought Katy had actually dyed her hair back to black.

‘YOU GAVE ME A FREAKING HEART ATTACK,’ they commented.

Supportive: Shortly after sharing her transformation with her 108million followers on Instagram, fans and friends of the singer took to the comment to voice their approval

Supportive: Shortly after sharing her transformation with her 108million followers on Instagram, fans and friends of the singer took to the comment to voice their approval

Whoops! One Katy Perry super fan, often referred to as a 'KatyCat,' thought Katy had actually dyed her hair back to black

Whoops! One Katy Perry super fan, often referred to as a ‘KatyCat,’ thought Katy had actually dyed her hair back to black

Adore it: One Instagram user, clearly happy to the return of Perry's raven hair, wrote: 'I love ur black hair'

Adore it: One Instagram user, clearly happy to the return of Perry’s raven hair, wrote: ‘I love ur black hair’

One Instagram user, clearly happy to the return of Perry’s raven hair, wrote: ‘I love ur black hair.’

Perry got rid of her famous black hair in the early months of 2017, prior to the release of her fifth studio album Witness, which debuted in June of that year.

Not only did she trade in black for blonde, but the mother-of-one also decided to cut her hair into a chic pixie cut. 

Despite giving birth less than four-months ago, the Roar singer has been hard at work filming episodes for the highly anticipated fourth season of American Idol.

Transformation: Perry got rid of her famous black hair in the early months of 2017, prior to the release of her fifth studio album Witness, which debuted in June of that year; Perry pictured in 2017

Transformation: Perry got rid of her famous black hair in the early months of 2017, prior to the release of her fifth studio album Witness, which debuted in June of that year; Perry pictured in 2017

She judges the hit ABC singing competition series with country crooner Luke Bryan and music legend Lionel Richie.

Katy welcomed her first child, daughter Daisy Dove, with fiance Orlando Bloom in late August.

On August 31, the duo, who got engaged on Valentine’s Day in 2019, released a statement through UNICEF joyously announcing their daughter’s birth. 

Perry took to Instagram earlier in the month to reveal that fellow pop princess Ariana Grande, 27, had gifted a $655 Givenchy snowsuit to Daisy Dove. 

Parents: Katy welcomed her first child, daughter Daisy Dove, with fiance Orlando Bloom in late August; Katy and Orlando pictured

Parents: Katy welcomed her first child, daughter Daisy Dove, with fiance Orlando Bloom in late August; Katy and Orlando pictured

Gifting: Perry took to Instagram earlier in the month to reveal that fellow pop princess Ariana Grande, 27, had gifted a $655 Givenchy snowsuit to Daisy Dove

Gifting: Perry took to Instagram earlier in the month to reveal that fellow pop princess Ariana Grande, 27, had gifted a $655 Givenchy snowsuit to Daisy Dove

The I Kissed A Girl songstress shared a video which showed off the present, and accompanying note.

The padded onesie for babies, boasts detachable mittens and booties with Givenchy branding.

Ariana’s sweet message read: ‘Katy and Orlando, congrats & I adore you both!!! Love, Ariana.’

Tagging the One Last Time singer, Katy simply added ‘ILY’, which stands for ‘I love you.’

Good pal: The I Kissed A Girl songstress shared a video which showed off the present, and accompanying note

Good pal: The I Kissed A Girl songstress shared a video which showed off the present, and accompanying note

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