If you thought you could go a day without hearing news about another major celeb taking the color plunge, you were sorely mistaken, my friend. A few days ago Ellie Goulding debuted a soft pink streak, and before that, Orange Is the New Black actress Dascha Polanco showed off a sultry shade of magenta. And now, following in these ladies’ rainbow-colored footsteps, Empire’s main dame Taraji P. Henson (AKA Cookie) is now rocking purple ombré locks.

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The actress took to Instagram a few days ago to show off her vibrant new ‘do alongside the caption “#playingWithColor.” While most of the ultra-saturated tresses we’ve seen lately have featured an all-over color (with the exception of that epic sand art hair), Henson is bringing back the ombré.

Her new ‘do starts super dark up top and then graduates to a super bold shade of purple, which then fades and transitions into a cool gray with subtle blue undertones. The look is actually super similar to the style Dascha Polanco rocked last year, except Polanco’s was gray at the roots and purple at the tips. We were thinking ombré was as dead as bleached tips, but it looks like we just might have to reconsider.

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(Photo via @tarajiphenson and Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)