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Anyone who watched Modern Family knows Ariel Winter (and her character, Alex Dunphy) as a brunette. However, when the show wrapped its final season in February, she wasted no time dyeing her dark-brown hair strawberry blonde. It didn’t come as a huge surprise — the actor had briefly dyed her hair red in 2019 between seasons and openly pined for a return to an orangey hue. But as much as she loved being a redhead, it appears Winter is ready to move on to an entirely new hair color.
Instead of returning to her natural dark-chocolate shade, Winter has bleached her hair platinum blonde. She debuted the new look on Instagram in a post featuring six similarly-posed photos in which she’s lounging on a striped outdoor sofa in Los Angeles. “Winter Is Coming!!!!!!!!!!!” she wrote in the caption — a Game of Thrones reference combining her last name and recalling the icy-blonde hair of Emilia Clarke’s character, Daenerys Targaryen.
Winter didn’t achieve this cool-toned masterpiece on her own. It appears she either visited her colorist and stylist or they came to her at home; she tagged Tabitha and Tim Dueñas, her go-to hair pros, to give them credit for the incredible color and long, loose waves.
You can tell from the look on her face in the photos that Winter is loving her new look, and her friends and fans leaving comments are thrilled, too. “My favorite color on you ever,” actor Alexa Losey wrote, while makeup artist Ash K. Holm said, “You look amazing !!!😍😍😍.” Several fans even called out a resemblance to Marilyn Monroe, and we can’t argue with that.
Will it last? Winter loves to make dramatic hair-color changes, there’s no way to know. But considering how awesome she looks as a platinum blonde, we wouldn’t be surprised if she stays flaxen for at least the rest of 2020.
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