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Elle Fanning Goes Brunette (and Gets a Cut!): See Her Dramatic New Look


This is one celebrity hair change we didn’t see coming. Elle Fanning dropped a beauty bombshell over the weekend, ditching her signature blonde hair for a much darker hue. And we can’t stop talking about it.

Elle Fanning Dark Hair
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The 16-year-old actress debuted her brunette shade with an auburn sheen at The Boxtrolls L.A. premiere, and we wonder how long it took her colorist to cover up that blonde. The star also got a blunt cut, shaving at least 2-3 inches off her ends. She styled the look with a sleek center part. The dramatic color definitely plays up her green eyes, but it’s unclear whether the major mane switch-up is here to stay or for a new role.

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As for her beauty MO, Fanning recently revealed to Teen Vogue that she follows the less is more philosophy which other girls in her grade seem to dismiss, “with really curled hair and the black eye shadow. It might be them, but it’s just not me,” she said.

“I just feel like it’s better, looking fresh. It’s also sexier not wearing any makeup at all,” she added. “Like, honestly, if you talk to guys, they’ll all think that.”

What do you think of Fanning’s dramatic new look? Are you missing the blonde? Share your thoughts below.

–Brittany Talarico