Sarah Hyland has long been straddling that fine line between blonde and brunette. The Modern Family star has danced with the dark side (of hair, of course!), only to return to her go-to caramel-honey highlights. One hue the actress has never crossed over into: flaxen blonde.

The 26-year-old is on the fence no more, however, as she’s just been spotted leaving celebrity salon Nine Zero One looking like a brand new woman with extra blonde hair. In the paparazzi-grabbed snaps making the rounds over on Twitter, Hyland is nearly unrecognizable with glasses and a full head of golden locks.

She gave us warning that a transition was imminent several days back, when she posted a shot of herself looking much lighter than usual and saying, “Really feeling a hair change coming up. What to do…what to do.”

From the looks of things, she’s made up her mind once and for all, and we have to say, the result is stunning. She’s certainly in good company — Katy Perry, Allison Williams, Olivia Wilde, and Kate Mara all also jumped aboard the newly blonde train, proving this look is here to stay.

Looking good, ladies!

What do you think of Sarah’s new ‘do? Chime in on Twitter and tag @BritandCo.

(h/t Refinery 29; photo via John Sciulli/Getty)