Ariel Winter has had a busy few weeks. Not only has she been celebrating the conclusion of yet another successful season of the sitcom she stars on, Modern Family, but she’s also been regularly dressing to the nines regardless of the red carpet dress code, twinning with the ever fashionable Jennifer Lopez, continuing to pursue her dream of becoming a lawyer, and clapping back at all the internet haters in her free time. And in case the teen didn’t have plenty on her plate already, she also chose this week to totally change up her look, dyeing her hair a vibrant shade of red.
Of course, this isn’t the first time the actress has channeled her Disney mermaid alter ego. Ariel regularly goes back and forth between wearing her hair super dark for the show and then dying it a fresh shade of auburn once they go on break. But while she dabbled with neon pink wigs at Coachella à la Kylie Jenner, the last time we saw her hair this particular color was a full year ago last March though she quickly went back to black three months later.
So while her latest dye job might not stick around much longer, it’s still a bold beauty shake-up for the 19-year-old. Winter was spotted strolling into a Hollywood hair salon on Wednesday wearing a plain white long-sleeve t-shirt, black frayed booty shorts, white and gold glitter sneakers, a little red Fendi backpack, and a pink baseball cap covering up her previously dark locks. The actress Snapchatted her entire transformation, expressing her excitement over the all-new look and sharing a shot of just her eyes and shower cap-covered head writing simply, “Lookin sexual.”
According to her colorist Amber Maynard at Nine Zero One salon, Ariel’s new color, which she created using Pravana Color Remover and L’Oréal Professional Inoa hair color, is, “a combination of Ruby and Garnet Jewel tones.” She added, “Having it multi-dimensional keeps it fun and allows the color to complement her skin tone.” The actress wanted to “be creative during her break from filming,” bringing in her own inspiration photos for the new look, also opting for very long hair extensions which were cut by Tim Dueñas. Maynard said, “This is definitely her fun summer look! During Coachella she played around with her pink wig, which was super cute. This was something a little more realistic and she can easily go back to black when she starts to film again!”
In the end, the results of her day spent at the salon was a head full of hair any aspiring mermaid would be proud of.
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