Judge Judy Has A New Hairdo—And Fans Were Not Ready For It
Judge Judy has had a signature hairdo for 22 years, but she has decided to switch things up!
The judge in charge of the cases on the courtroom reality TV show “Judge Judy” has a new look. Judge Judy has had a signature hairdo for 22 years, according to Inside Edition, and now, she’s decided to switch things up.
Even if you don’t tune in to “Judge Judy,” you likely recognize her signature bob. But, apparently, she’s decided to grow out her hair and sport a ponytail. She debuted the new hairstyle on an episode that aired on April 24, and her fans couldn’t help but notice the new ‘do.
Here’s the Judge Judy style we are all familiar with:
And now, moving on to the new ‘do.
Here, you can see a comparison of the judge’s new look in this clip from CBS Los Angeles’ YouTube channel:
Many took to social media to share their opinions on the way Judge Judy is wearing her hair. Some viewers were shocked to see the change, and as Twitter user @danielleRDH put it, the look had them “shook”:
— Danielle Orlando (@danielleRDH) April 24, 2019
After 22 years of Judge Judy wearing her hair a certain way, it’s no wonder that fans (as Twitter user @kaitlinmonte pointed out) were not ready for the change:
Judge Judy has her hair pulled back today and I wasn't ready.
— Kaitlin Monte FOX26 (@kaitlinmonte) April 22, 2019
Twitter user @ButYaAhhBlanche compared seeing Judge Judy without her signature hairstyle to “seeing Santa without his beard”:
Seeing Judge Judy with her hair pulled back is like seeing Santa without his beard. I wasn't emotionally prepared for this. #JudgeJudy
— Baby Jane (@ButYaAhhBlanche) April 19, 2019
Some were quick to compliment the judge’s new style. Twitter user @cljohnsonjr1 wrote, “I see you your honor” in praise of the longer ‘do:
My girl Judge Judy has a new hair style….. i see you your honor.
— Curtis L. Johnson, Jr. (@cljohnsonjr1) April 22, 2019
Meanwhile, others, like @ivynoelle, said it was perfect for the upcoming warmer weather:
I feel good!! She looks refreshed and happy. A strong look for warmer weather. She's ready to wear a shapeless caftan (perhaps a summer version of her judges robe??) in the Italian countryside
— Ivy Noelle Weir 🌱🌷 (@ivynoelle) April 23, 2019
Others weren’t sold on the look, as Twitter user @milomom2 compared it to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s hair and pointed out that it looked better on Ginsburg:
No sure about @judgejudy new RBG hair. Looks better on The OG RBG.
— Milomom (@milomom2) April 25, 2019
She wasn’t the only one to make that particular comparison. Twitter user @JeffreyLuscombe said he thought the new RBG-like style looked great.
— Jeffrey Luscombe (@JeffreyLuscombe) April 22, 2019
One Twitter user even took it upon himself to start a poll on Twitter. As you can see, it seems the majority of those who voted liked the new look:
Judge Judy's Look.
— 🍕Dave Scheidt 🍕 (@DaveScheidt) April 23, 2019
Still others, like @joyinchrit67, pointed out that it doesn’t really matter what her hair looks like. After all, it’s her great personality and wisdom that make her popular, not her hair.
Love the Judge, but the hairdo, in my opinion, ages her tremendously, and is not flattering. Nothing however will change that great personality and wisdom that I so adore!
— Joy Floyd (@joyinchrist67) April 24, 2019
While this change may have just been spotted on TV, Refinery29 pointed out that another member of the show, Byrd the Bailiff, posted an image of the judge’s hairstyle back in February on Instagram, noting that “change is good:”
After several asked him for his opinion, he also took to Instagram again to admit that he actually prefers Judge Judy’s old style:
“I prefer my boss with the old ‘do’ (left) More sophisticated and ‘Judy’cial. Just my opinion, not law!” he wrote.
Honestly, we’re fans of Judge Judy doing whatever she pleases with her hair. Because, just like in the courtroom, it’s her opinion that matters most!
What do you think of Judge Judy’s new hairstyle?