Dakota Johnson Goes a Few (Hair) Shades Darker for Fall 2016

She didn’t go 50 shades darker, but this will do! Dakota Johnson gave Us a glimpse of her new hair on Wednesday, October 12, taking her blonde hair down a few tones. 

The Fifty Shades actress, 27, displayed her dark brown locks while taking an afternoon stroll in New York City. But instead of completely getting rid of her lighter locks, she kept the tips of her hair pale for a slight ombré effect. She also appeared to have grown out her brow-skimming blunt bangs from this summer, showcasing a longer swoop later that night at a Kings of Leon concert alongside Taylor Swift.

This isn’t the first time that Johnson has explored the dark side, though. After her role as the book series’ Anastasia Steele was announced in October 2013, she dyed her hair dark blonde. Since then, she’s bounced between shades from the most platinum of blondes to the deepest brunettes. It helps that the actress, whose parents are Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, isn’t afraid of change. In a January 2015 Vogue interview, the writer watched as a hairdresser gave the then-blonde a cut that included something that looked like sideburns.

“I’m not the kind of person who is like, ‘What have you done?!’” Johnson said. “I’m like, ‘I love it!’”

But when it comes to her personal style, she prefers the simple things. "Well, [if I'm binge-watching anything] I'm probably catching up on, like, Downton Abbey,” she told Elle in February 2015. “And I'm probably wearing cashmere of sorts. That sounds nice. I sort of want to wrap myself up in it." 

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