Nina Dobrev debuted a new hair color on Thursday, May 15, at the CW Upfronts in New York City.
Gone was the dark brown color the Vampire Diaries star is known for, and in were dramatic blonde ombre highlights. Loose, textured waves showed off her new color.
"Ombre, in general, is easy to rock for most, as it's so non-committal and gets better as the hair grows out," Kari Hill, consulting celebrity colorist for L'Oreal Paris, tells Us Weekly. "Nina's look is not for everyone, but it's definitely an edgier statement."
Upping the edgy factor, Dobrev, 25, wore a plunging neckline, embellished blazer and a skirt by Alberta Ferretti, paired with strappy gold Louboutin heels.
To keep her locks luxurious and healthy, Dobrev relies on the right styling products—and styles. "Use all kinds of hair masks and try not to style it when you don't need to," she told Teen Vogue. "You can put a braid in it, or if you're not sure how to create a braid, go to a braid bar and get one. It's much better for your hair than running it through irons and heat all the time."