Cornrows For Conan: Late Night Host Gets New Look

Guest Simon Baker of 'The Mentalist' marvels at Conan O'Brien's cornrows and spray tan on 'Conan,' Oct. 25, 2012 Guest Simon Baker of 'The Mentalist' marvels at Conan O'Brien's cornrows and spray tan on 'Conan,' Oct. 25, 2012

Conan O’Brien traded his well-coifed ginger locks for cornrows on Thursday’s “Conan.”

The TBS late night host sported the hairstyle more familiar to another redhead – Axl Rose – to fulfill a promise he made to fans who donated funds during the “Night of Too Many Stars,” which raised money for autism research.

He also found out what it’s like for regular “Dancing with the Stars” contenders by getting a spray tan.

“In case you were wondering, my audition for ‘Jersey Shore,’ went quite well,” Conan told his Thursday night audience.

“Don’t be alarmed — this is basically the color I get after about six minutes at the beach And then I burst into flames,” he added.

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