Blondes may have more fun, but Ashley Tisdale is willing to risk it.

After the past few months as a blonde, the former High School Musical star, 24, debuted a darker 'do last week at the premiere of Miley Cyrus' new film, The Last Song.

"My natural hair is dark, so I do tend to like it more dark just because it's easier to manage," she tells exclusively. "I like being blonde, too." (Watch the clip above.)

Which look does she prefer?

"Blonde is more fun, I guess," she tells Us. "I think I still have fun as a brunette no matter what -- I can have fun anywhere, but I think with guys, it's definitely different. You get different guys according to your hair color."

The star, who has been dating Scott Speer, isn't concerned about how he'll adjust to her latest color change.

"I've always been someone who's really good with my hair because I know it so well," she tells Us.

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