Ariel Winter debuts strawberry blonde hair after Modern Family wraps

Ariel Winter shows off her new strawberry blonde hair. Credit: Instagram - @arielwinter

Ariel Winter has marked the end of Modern Family by ditching her signature dark hair and going strawberry blonde.

The 22-year-old has had to keep her hair dyed black since 2009 after landing the role of studious teen Alex Dunphy on the hit U.S. show.

But now that the award-winning comedy series has come to an end after 11 seasons, Ariel has opted to return to one of her favourite hair colours to celebrate being free to experiment with her locks once again.

"I'm a strawberry and a shortcake sooooo new nickname," she cheekily captioned a photo on Instagram of her new strawberry blonde 'do on Wednesday.

In a post earlier that same day, Ariel uploaded snaps of her posing in the hair salon and wrote: "Bye bye dark hair :) I don't think I'll miss you :)))."

Ariel headed to Nine Zero One salon in Los Angeles for her makeover, which took a whopping seven hours to complete.

And speaking to People.com, hairstylist Tabitha Duenas shared that her celebrity client had told her she "never wants to go back to black again".

"With Modern Family's long run ending, Ariel is finally free to have the hair colour she wants. She wanted to strip out the black and go back to her strawberry golden blonde look we had done previously when she was on break from filming," Tabitha explained, noting that it took several rounds of lightening cream to strip out the black dye from her hair.

Previously, Ariel told the publication that she always gets a self-confidence boost when she gets her hair done.

"Every time I come out of getting my hair done, I feel like a new woman," the star smiled. "I'm pretty adventurous with my hair, I'll try a lot of things."

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