Lady Gaga Goes Brunette: The Singer’s Dramatic Darker, Shorter New ‘Do (PHOTOS)

Crystal Bell / August 20, 2012

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Miley Cyrus isn’t the only celebrity changing up her look. Lady Gaga has returned to her roots and is officially a brunette again.

Mother Monster took to her Twitter to proclaim that she was “definitely feeling less blond lately and little more progressive brunette.” The singer describes the color as “Louis Vuitton brown.”

The pop star has been sporting her signature platinum blond locks since her breakout hit “Just Dance” dropped in 2009. And while Gaga’s always been one for colorful hair risks, it’s nice to see her go au naturale. 

What could have made Gaga go back to brunette?

Last week, the singer posted an open letter to her website. In it, she opened up about the ups and downs of the past year. “Today is a really happy day for me,” she wrote. “The past year was a challenge, and I’m so happy to have my spirit back. I felt in chains at times.”

Could Gaga’s darker, shorter hair be a sign that she’s ready for a fresh start? After all, she has an exciting year ahead of her. The “Born This Way” singer will debut her new fragrance Fame in September, followed by the release of her highly anticipated new album ARTPOP in early 2013.

Gaga has already given fans a taste of what to expect on her forthcoming third studio album. She debuted a melancholy piano ballad — “Princess Die” — in June and an uptempo dance track in July.

Of course, Gaga wouldn’t be Gaga if there wasn’t a catch: the singer left one single streak of blond in her hair. She tweeted: “I’m gonna leave one streak of bad by my left ear. Lady when it’s down, and Gaga when it’s up. Could we belong together?”

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