Fifty shades of blond and brown… that’s the new hair color Dakota Johnson is rocking. The actress who is known for her intricate, fun yet elegant hairstyles though keeps experimenting with her hairdos, doesn’t really change her basic hair color game. We’ve not seen the How To Be Single star in anything different than a chestnut brown mane that is of medium length in a long time.

Though surprisingly she is not a natural brunette. Her natural hair color is more on the muddy blond side of the spectrum. Her new look is giving fans major hair inspiration for this season. With this change she has us all dreaming; of lightening up the look of our locks and rocking a sunny hue to kill the chill.

Just before the third installment of the Fifty Shades trilogy makes its way to the cinemas, Dakota decided to liven up her regular look. The 28-year-old was spotted recently with the ends of her hair painted to have those oh-so-ravishing subtle blond highlights.

Perhaps this is the year, all those brunette celebrities who hardly ever switch their brown mane for another hue have decided to finally make some hair color changes. Though Dakota’s look has not changed as drastically as Ariana Grande’s or Selena Gomez’s, it is still equally impressive. In an interview with Refinery29, Dakota’s hairstylist Tracy Cunningham revealed the deets of the process.

She told them that Anastasia Steele’s new hair color is basically her prepping up for a new role. “We had been using a gloss to darken her hair color to brunette,” she said, “but she’s naturally a dark blond, so the highlights were an easy transition. I used Redken Flash Lift to foil highlight all over, then went in with a ShadesEQ gloss around her root area to lessen the line of demarcation.”