The actress traded in her red locks for fall

By Sarah Kinonen
Updated November 09, 2015 01:23 PM

Bye bye, red! Ashley Tisdale continued her great hair experiment by transforming her copper locks into an ombré brunette shade over the weekend.

Ashley Tisdale dyes hair brown

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The 30-year-old debuted the dark new hue on Instagram Friday evening with the caption: “It’s fall y’all @kristin_ess is the best! I love her like I love coffee.”

Celebrity colorist Kristin Ess was the mastermind behind the star’s new dark “bronde” shade, which fades from chestnut to honey as it goes.

Recently, Tisdale has become a bit of a Hollywood hair chameleon. Before going dark, the actress experienced life as a redhead and before that, she was a self-proclaimed “strawberry bronde” — and of course she started the year as a true blonde.

“I was strawberry blonde and I wanted to go a little bit deeper — and we just went really deep for fall,” she told PeopleStyle of all her changes. “I just think it’s fun, it’s a color I’ve never done — [but] I probably will change it up again and go back to something of a blonde.”

She adds: “Everybody knows me as this blonde person, so it’s nice to change it up and know that I’m not that character anymore — I’m grown up and doing other things. As a blonde, it’s like you’re more all-American in a way and anything darker is a little bit sexier, a little more sultry. There’s a bit of an edge now.”

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–Sarah Kinonen