Mary-Kate Olsen Goes Brunette

06/05/2012 at 10:00 AM ET

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New boyfriend? Maybe. New look? Definitely. Mary-Kate Olsenblonde just last week — debuted a new hair hue Monday night at the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards in New York City. The starlet’s new color — a rich, chocolate brown — further distinguished her from her sister, Ashley, who was also at the awards.

According to, Mary-Kate selected the shade with colorist Harry Josh. “I think she was just ready for a change,” her stylist, Mark Townsend, tells the website.

Mary-Kate and Ashley have changed their hair colors in the past; in 2006, Mary-Kate experimented with a reddish hue before returning to blonde, while Ashley went platinum and then brunette. By 2007, they were both back to blonde.

However, Monday night was about more than Mary-Kate’s hair color; the Olsens received top honors for their line, The Row, taking home the Womenswear Designer of the Year award. The well-dressed women beat Marc Jacobs and Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler.

Also honored Monday night: Tommy Hilfiger, who received the Lifetime Achievement award, and Johnny Depp, who was chosen for the Fashion Icon award.


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Poofy on

She looks great! Not like the m*th addict she looked like before.

meghan on

WOW! that’s the best she has looked in YEARS, and she looks great! hope she keeps it up!!!

Missy Lundien on

She looks great!

mimi on

she looks gorgeous!!!! beautiful eyes!

Guest on

Wow That’s an improvement. She actually looks healthy.

Jon on

I like MK’s new Hair, and congrats to everyone on their Awards!

Me on

I really like it, looks healthy and not bleached out. Her hair used to have dark roots and look scraggly, now it is polished.

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Tammy on

MK Olsen cleans up GREAT!!! I hope she keeps this look up…much more mature and very ‘grown up’ looking.

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