Emma Roberts has really earned the title of hair chameleon. This year alone she’s switched between brunette, smokey quartz, and blonde, as well as chopping her locks into a textured bob. Now she’s changed it up again with an icy hue perfect for the coming season — and apparently, it is was the end point all along.

It turns out that the strawberry flaxen gold the American Horror Story actress debuted on Instagram back in August, while a stunning shade, was just a stepping stone. Hairstylist Riawna Capri explains that the latest dye job was Roberts’ third hair-lightening appointment (the second one wasn’t posted). “Going from brunette to blonde is a process and it takes time!” Capri said in a statement. “This was Emma’s third blonding appointment since she has been brunette (August 3).” Inspired to make a similarly dramatic makeover? “Always make sure to trim the ends with every appointment when you’re doing a big color change,” Capri advised. “Don’t expect overnight miracles but you can count on ‘3 times a charm’!”

And as for the final result? Capri, who also works with Julianne Hough and Nina Dobrev, dubbed this refreshing, cool blonde shade Champagne Pop. The Nine Zero One co-owner also trimmed up Roberts’ ends to keep her hair healthy — especially important when you’re going lighter — and used Olaplex and Joico LumiShine to achieve the icy blonde tone.

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(Photos via Riawna Capri/Instagram + Dave Kotinsky/Getty)