Just as we were getting used to Ariel Winter‘s fiery new look, she’s back to black! The actress, 21, debuted her mermaid-esque hair in May, and while she had reportedly been hoping to keep the strawberry shade for the final season of Modern Family, she returned to her previous darker shade. Her book-smart character Alex Dunphy, who Winter has played since the series’ premiere in 2009, has always sported Ariel’s natural black, straight hair.
Ariel’s reverse dye job was revealed via Instagram posts from Modern Family‘s first season 11 table read on Wednesday, July 31st — which also happens to be her co-star Rico Rodriguez‘s 21st birthday. In the group photo posted by co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Winter’s hair, which falls past her shoulders and is parted in the center, is noticeably back to its usual dark color.
The final season of Modern Family premieres on September 25 and production is expected to go until Spring of 2020 – meaning she likely has to stick with the black hair until then.