What do you think of her blonde locks? (She's not feeling them)

By Alex Apatoff
Updated June 24, 2015 01:57 PM

Bella Thorne is having a blonde moment. The up-and-coming starlet arrived at the Crocs Funway Runway launch party in New York City with golden tresses in place of her distinctive red locks on Tuesday. And if you’re missing her signature look, you’re not alone: She does too.

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“I’m naturally blonde, so it wasn’t like it was so big for me,” Thorne, 17, explains to PEOPLE. It was a temporary switch for her upcoming film, Shovel Buddies, and she is eager to return to her old hue.

“I’m not completely digging the blonde, to be honest,” she says. “But once I get in the sun and I get a little more of a tan, I think it’ll look better. I think I’m just going to keep it for summer … And then for winter, I’m going to go back to my red, my luscious red.”

You’ll be able to keep close track of her color over the next few months, as the busy actress has a full slate of projects in the works, including MTV’s Scream and a film with Patrick Schwarzenegger, Midnight Sun.

But even with a jam-packed career schedule, Thorne is making time for her personal life, too. She and former Disney Channel costar Gregg Sulkin, 23, looked awfully cozy when walking the red carpet at the Much Music Video Awards in Toronto on Sunday — but she’s keeping her lips sealed on any details.

“I’m not going to confirm anything,” she says. “We are, you know, we’re hanging out. I only hang out with him. We’re going to see how it goes over the next few months.”

Do you miss her blonde hair? Like her new relationship? Tell us below!

–Emily Zauzmer

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