Maggie Gyllenhaal Is Back to Brunette

06/02/2014 at 06:09 PM ET

Maggie Gyllenhaal Dyes hair brownSplash News Online; INF

It was fun while it lasted! After a brief visit to the blonde side, Maggie Gyllenhaal has returned to her natural brunette shade, debuting her new (old) look over the weekend in her N.Y.C. hometown.

Gyllenhaal surprised fans with her platinum pixie, which she first wore in Cannes in April at a photocall for her film An Honourable Man — and though it was a surprising new look for the longtime brunette, we loved the breezy, Parisian feel of the color for her. She continued to rock her lighter look with bright lips and bold outfits throughout all of May.

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But whether the hair was just for a role and its time came to an end, or whether she just missed her more low-maintenance hair hue, Gyllenhaal decided to make the switch back on Friday. And though we were getting used to the fun blonde look, we have to say, it’s nice to see her back to basics.

Do you prefer one color or the other? Should she have stayed blonde for summer? Tell us below!

–Alex Apatoff

FILED UNDER: Beauty , Hair , Hair Changes
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Grace on

She looks better as a brunette and the short hair suits her and frames her face nicely.

Gg on

She looks bad either way. She always looks much older then she is.

cocomom on

Love her hair in a pixie cut. She has an amazing face. The darker hair is a better compliment for her skin tone and her blue eyes.

Tiff on

That is the worst haircut I have ever seen. At least when it was blonde, it was a little punk rock – the brown makes her look like a grandma.

Mellie on

Good choice! You’re pretty either way, but the brunette suits your coloring better!

peoplefan on

She is an awesome actress. I am a fan. That’s all I have to say about that.

Megan on

Really, this haircut is horrible, super unflattering, if you wan to go for a pixie, try Twiggy instead, this is terrible and for older women, like Judi Dench.

Yulia on

i agree with Gg that she looks old then her age, and i thought that finally blond made her look yuang and fresh. brunet is defenetly not her color (sorry for mistakes, not my native language)

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