Dakota Johnson has been making some big changes as of late! Not only does she have a new man in her life in rumored beau Chris Martin, she’s also got a brand new hair color to step into 2018 with. Gone are the 50 Shades Freer star’s signature rich brunette locks, replaced instead by a head full of sunny blonde highlights.

Johnson was snapped rocking the new style yesterday afternoon while out and about for a coffee run. According to Refinery29, the 28-year-old  switched up her look for an upcoming role — perhaps her forthcoming drama, Sound of Metalin which she’ll play a singer in a heavy metal band?

The star’s stylist, Redken Creative Consultant Tracey Cunningham, dished on the process of taking her locks from Anastasia Steele-brunette to her natural sunny shade (which she was also sporting last July), telling the outlet that she “had been using a gloss to darken her hair color to brunette, but she’s naturally a dark blond, so the highlights were an easy transition.”

To be specific, she “…used Redken Flash Lift Lightener ($47) to foil highlight all over, then went in with a Shades EQ gloss around her root area to lessen the line of demarcation.”

It definitely seemed to do the trick: Girl looks amazing!

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