Ciara New HairTheo Wargo/Getty Images for bebe, Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic

While some stars are jumping on the blonde bob trend (here’s looking at you, Beyonce!), Ciara went in the opposite direction by trading her highlighted crop for long brunette layers. We caught up with the singer at an event for Degree’s DO:MORE campaign, of which she is a spokesperson, to find out what inspired the change. “I love having fun with my hair, and I’ve been doing blonde for so long, so I wanted to do something different,” she told us. “Plus, it’s about to be fall! The timing was perfect. I wanted to go darker for a while, but I still wanted to have a blonde edge, so we did balayage highlights in the front with a rock and roll feel.” Ciara debuted two-toned blonde hair last year, and we’re loving the modern feel of her new hue — but she’s not quite done experimenting. The singer hinted that “At some point I’d love to do some fun coloring, like a few bright red pieces, even just the spray-on color,” she added. “It would be fun to do a dope grey or blue as well.” We want to know: Do you like her new look? Tell us!

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