When you've been coloring your hair for longer than you can remember — blonde babylights every six weeks since the ninth grade, buying bottles of Olaplex in bulk — you may find yourself blind to the beauty of your natural color. But if there's anyone who can convince you to revert from a bottle blonde back to an au natural brunette shade, it's Emma Roberts.
On a whim, the Scream Queens actress took her blonde lob to the dark side, the color almost identical to the one at her root — a piercing, dimensional brunette that makes her green eyes pop. The deep brown color, with hints of caramel at the ends, came courtesy of L.A.'s seasoned colorist Nikki Lee, who tells us that Roberts went totally rogue with her decision to go back to brown. "We were just supposed to do a blonde touch-up," Lee admitted. "And Emma sat down and said: 'Let’s change it up!'"
Of course, the 28-year-old actress has proven that she can truly wear any color that comes in a box or bottle. Roberts has tried everything from soft, honey blonde to an icy white, and she makes a drop-dead gorgeous redhead, too. But the dark brunette color she's sporting for spring may be the most fitting. "What I love the most about when Emma's brunette is how the color brings out her eyes and suits her skin tone," Lee tells us.
And we have to agree, the chocolate brown color is one of our favorites — and feels especially appropriate given the chilly season. If you make like Roberts, taking your hair a tinge darker to mirror your root, you'll have a color that's a whole lot easier to maintain than a platinum pick. That means forgoing your Saturday morning salon appointment for a steaming hot coffee in bed — a mid-winter plan we can all get behind.