Miley Cyrus Just Went Back to Brunette—Against Dolly Partons Advice
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Miley Cyrus Just Went Back to Brunette—Against Dolly Parton’s Advice

For the first time in a long time, Miley Cyrus has returned to her roots. Last night at The Daily Front Row’s Fashion Los Angeles Awards in Beverly Hills, Cyrus debuted a dramatic new brunette dye job while presenting her collaborator Bradley Kenneth with the Stylist of the Year award.

An edgy statement above her jet-black Versace bustier look, Cyrus’s newly darkened waves mark the first time she’s been brunette since 2012, when she famously sheared her hair into a pixie and dyed it platinum blonde while dropping her hit single “We Can’t Stop.” 

The “Flowers” singer’s decision to go brunette is one she started thinking about at the end of last year, even consulting her godmother, the one and only Dolly Parton, on whether or not to go for it. But, in the end, it seems Cyrus went against the 76-year-old country icon’s advice. “I’ve never seen Dolly actually scared before,” Cyrus said during an appearance on the Today show back in December. “She clutched her pearls, gasped, and went back, and she goes, ‘You can’t do that. You are me.’”

To the relief of Parton, plenty of peroxide remains in Cyrus’s lengths, as she’s still sporting a dichromatic look with a medley of tones ranging from chocolate brown to cool beige blonde. The overall effect is very Y2K—or dare we say, Hannah Montana, who had a penchant for chunky, skunky highlights and lowlights herself.

But trust that wherever Cyrus lands on the blonde-to-brunette spectrum, she’s going to have the most fun. That’s just a given.