Lifestyle Style Khloé Kardashian Just Went Back to Brunette After nearly three years, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star went back to her natural brunette roots By Kaitlyn Frey Kaitlyn Frey Instagram Twitter Assistant Style & Beauty Editor, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines and Jackie Fields Jackie Fields Instagram Jackie Fields is the Deputy Beauty Director at PEOPLE. A Tufts University and Parsons School of Design alum, she joined the brand as an editorial assistant in 2005 and has previously held the titles of reporter, writer-reporter, writer, editor, and senior editor. In 2009, she reported the magazine's first BeautyWatch page. During the last 12 years, she has focused almost entirely on beauty – specifically celebrity and market trends. Jackie most enjoys heading up the brand's annual drugstore Beauty Awards. When she is not reporting, writing, and editing content, she is testing fragrances, lipsticks, and products for 4c hair or catering to her beloved English Bulldog, Bowie. People Editorial Guidelines Published on July 24, 2017 10:25 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Splash News Online Major hair change alert: Khloé Kardashian is back to brunette! The Good American beauty has rocked beachy blonde tresses for nearly three years (inspiring us to try the look ourselves!), but she just went back to her natural brunette roots. Kardashian debuted her new “bronde” hue — hair speak for semi-blonde, semi-brunette — while wearing a sexy black leather slip dress on a date with her boyfriend Tristan Thompson over the weekend. “Khloé is never afraid to change things up. She just wanted to get away from her blonde color — change it up a bit,” the star’s longtime colorist Tracey Cunningham told PeopleStyle. “I call this natural, sun-kissed hair. She beats to her own drum. It’s high summer Khloé chooses to get away from the summer light blonde she was wearing recently.” And according to Cunningham, who says she “slowly added more gold to the blonde” with three hours worth of lowlights and glosses, this change was a longtime coming for Kardashian. “She’s considered the change for a few months now. It was a matter of timing. Earlier this week [when we were both in L.A.] we said, ‘Let’s do it!’ So I went to her house and we changed it up,” Cunningham told us. The master colorist’s secret to creating the perfect brunette hue? “Keeping the ends lighter and golden tones throughout to frame the face a little lighter,” she said. FROM PEN: Amandla Stenberg’s Best Beauty Lesson Is One We All Need to Follow The 33-year-old star’s previous major color change (becoming a full-blown blonde) didn’t happen overnight. Kardashian started her blonde transformation in March 2013 with Cunningham, who transitioned her color by first ombré-ing her hair, leaving her tips a golden, honey blonde. Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage; Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic RELATED PHOTOS: Khloe Kardashian’s Hair Evolution “I think this is when I started to become addicted to having blonde hair,” Kardashian said of her red carpet appearance at the Kid’s Choice Awards, who added that this moment also marked a larger milestone in her life: “This is around the time when I started working out and feeling better.” After that, little by little, each time the star stepped out her blonde ends creeped up higher and higher, until eventually by the beginning of 2015 she debuted her full-blown blonde hair and dark roots, which she maintained with the help from Cunningham. — reporting by Jackie Fields What do you think about Khloé’s new hair color? Sound off in the comments below.