As the temperatures drop and winter officially draws closer, an element of coziness is at the forefront of all our beauty + style needs. Aside from stocking up on all the sweaters we can find, an easy way to add some warmth to your looks is to dip those locks in a darker, richer hue. Case in point: Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson’s brand new look.


Ashley, who was previously rocking a caramel-ish blonde color, showed up to the GQ Men of the Year Party in LA with darker locks. While the transition is noticeable, it’s a more subtle way to sport a winter hair change than, say, Kylie Jenner’s Christmas tree-colored locks.

While her roots are super dark, there is definitely a distint lightness toward the ends. If you want to copy this look but still hold on to some of that summer color, try something like this six-month hair color technique that not only provides a smooth ombré, but allows for minimal upkeep. If that isn’t one of the best Christmas presents you can gift yourself, we’re not sure what is.

Did you recently switch up your hair for winter? Share a picture with us in the comments below.

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