Audrina Patridge certainly knows a thing or two about staying fashionable in all circumstances. Throughout her pregnancy with her little one, the former Hills star pulled off some pretty stylish maternity wear both on and off the red-carpet (not to mention posing in one of the most epic skyscraper preggo photoshoots EVER). But now that the tiny baby has been born, the first-time parent has decided it’s time to go for a “mom cut” — Audrina style!

Audrina Patridge _ skycraper maternity photoshoot

Having recently given birth to baby Kira, Audrina is surely in the deep end of mommy-hood, but you’d never be able to tell she was suffering through any sleepless nights if her Instagram pics are anything to go by. And although the new mama could justifiably opt to chop her hair out of ease and convenience (and surely rock the short ‘do), Audrina has gone back to her dark roots with some added extra length for her post-baby hairstyle.

First giving fans a peek at the process yesterday via Instagram, it seriously looked as if Audrina was going red. Enjoying her me-time, she added the caption, “First time out of my house in 3 weeks after baby to visit @brianacisneros …And it’s time for a hair change!!:) here’s a sneak peek.. I’ll post before and after next:).”

But it turns out that the scarlet shade was just a touch of color, as the end result is definitely not red. Revealing side-by-side before-and-after pics, this is certainly no typical “mom cut.”

Adding some length to her blonde ombre locks, her new look is all about the gorgeous waves. Taking her tone slightly darker into the brunette category, strands of blonde peek through to lighten up the otherwise drastically dark switch.

Admitting that she enjoyed the confusion over the color she was opting for, Audrina added, “Okay guys…. Noo I didn’t go red hahah.. The comments were pretty funny tho! Here’s a before and after! I was missing my dark hair but still wanted to keep some blonde on the ends and around the face:) @brianacisneros is the best.”

Although this look is totally on-point, we now can’t help but wonder what Audrina would look like with some long red locks.

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