The 21-year-old Modern Family actress posted a pair of stunning snapshots on Instagram to show off the new style, captioning the photo set: “Part of yourrrrrr worrrrrld,” along with mermaid emojis. Though she has rocked reddish highlights in the past, this is a major change for the star, who tends to favor dark brunette strands.
And, no, it’s not a wig. Winter’s hair transformation was done at Nine Zero One Salon by master Stylists Tabitha Dueñas (who did the color) and Tim Dueñas (who did the long, shaggy cut). The pair said that Winter asked for a vibrant, copper look, citing Jessica Chastain as a reference for inspiration.
“To fit it to her personal style, we went for a fiery version,” Tabitha explains. “Rather than a brown base red, we went for super bright. For her style and skin tone she needs to be either dark dark, bright white, or intense red. Nothing in between.”
Tabitha also shared her secret for keeping such a bold color looking its brightest. “I use bond builders every step of the way,” she says. “Spraying the hair with Joico Defy Damage before color and adding Olaplex to every formula, also using treatment based conditioners with every rinse. The trick is to lift the hair as evenly as possible with the least amount damage, so your final shade takes evenly with tons of vibrancy and shine.”
Clearly, now is the best time for bold hair colors and styles. If you’re thinking about going a dramatic shade, make sure to go to a reputable colorist and get the scoop on proper maintenance and care.