Ariel Winter felt like a new person after she dyed her hair red.
The Modern Family actress often likes to experiment with her hair colour, and debuted her new copper locks on social media in May, with her caption referring to Ariel, the lead character in 1989 Disney animation The Little Mermaid.
In a new interview with People, the 21-year-old gushed that her experiment with red hair had been a complete success.
“It makes me feel like a new me,” she shared. “After I got it done, I was looking in the mirror and I felt like a completely different person. I was pretty shocked that my hair colour could make me look so different and a lot of people will not recognise me. They don’t piece it together because the hair looks so different for them, but I like it a lot.”
Ariel is best known for having the jet-black hair she sports as her character Alex Dunphy in the long-running sitcom, but she is actually a natural blonde.
“People never guess, but my natural hair colour is dirty blonde,” the star revealed. “I’ve always had dark eyebrows, so I was that person. I have dirty blonde hair and really dark eyebrows and dark eyes. I’ve dyed it so many times in the past so really the most important thing for me with my hair now is trying to keep my hair healthy.”
The actress has to keep her hair the same when she’s shooting the show, so she waits until filming is completed for each season to experiment with her tresses.
“I’m pretty adventurous with my hair, I’ll try a lot of things,” she added. “Alex doesn’t change up her look that much. I don’t experiment with it (on the show) so it’s fun for me to do it outside of work.”
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