Does hair color really determine people’s perception of who you are? Debra Messing says a resounding “Yes”. Debra is a natural brunette, however, when filming her first feature flick some years ago she was told to change her hair color to a blond! Can you imagine Debra a blond! Well that didn’t work out so somehow she became an auburn. Debra stated that as soon as she changed her hair color to the auburn shade she got infinitely more gigs. That is something.