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Meghan Trainor Is a Redhead: See Her Fiery New Hue!

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New album, new hair! Meghan Trainor is celebrating the launch of her new album (scheduled to release this spring) with a bold new hair color and chic new cut.

Meghan Trainor red hair
Michael Tran/Getty; Source: Meghan Trainor/Instagram

The singer, 22, debuted a glossy, new auburn shade on Instagram Thursday afternoon, and it’s definitely a bold change for the star, who has had blonde strands for most of her career.

“I love my long, blonde hair, [but] for album two, [my] label wanted to do something crazy different,” Trainor told
. “So my hairstylist said, ‘We’re gonna cut it. And we’re gonna dye it.'”

She added that while the mane change was quite the difference from her signature blonde strands, the singer’s excited to embrace life as a redhead: “I cried, and now I love it. I just have to get used to it. For 14 years I was blonde. I haven’t [had dark hair] since I was three years old.”

The fiery transformation is courtesy of colorist Lorien Meillon, of Ken Paves Salon in West Hollywood, who gave the singer a red shade that gradually fades to a lighter, almost-blonde hue.

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Trainor recently cut her long locks into a choppy, mid-length cut and added some deeper highlights, leaving her platinum blonde behind for a dirty blonde do. But if we’re being honest, this major mane change might be our favorite to date. That red with her fair complexion? Perfection.

What do you think of the star’s bold new do? Are you a fan? Share below!

–Sarah Kinonen