Ariel Winter is making headlines galore right now. The “Modern Family” actress stuck to her promise that she’d be kissing her raven-haired locks goodbye, with media outlets bursting at the seams as the 22-year-old returned to her formerly-trademark strawberry blonde hair earlier this week.
Ariel first announced that she was missing the red-haired look with a bathrobe throwback of herself with the dyed hair – the ABC star then took to Instagram to say: “Bye bye dark hair 🙂 I don’t think I’ll miss you” as her final dark-haired moment.
Photos obtained by The Daily Mail on Wednesday evening showed Ariel running errands in Los Angeles. The star had previously been photographed actually leaving the West Hollywood salon where the return to the redhead look took place, but Ariel has since made another outing showing off her gorgeous look.
Ariel was snapped completely makeup free and flaunting her 30-pound weight loss in a textured blue and tight pair of yoga pants paired with a simple white-and-gray tee. The actress had jazzed things up with an alligator-skin handbag, but aside from that, the finish was simple.
Shortly after being photographed leaving the salon, Ariel took to Instagram to debut the redheaded return. The star posted both a still photo and a video of herself toying with her new locks, then asking fans to give her nickname.
“??I’m a strawberry and a shortcake sooooo new nickname?????,” she wrote.
Fans had made some famous name references including “Mad Men” actress Christina Hendricks, with others dubbing the star “Mermaid Ariel” and offering up “Pumpkin Spiced Latte” amid the many suggestions. The update currently sits at over 313,000 likes.
“Modern Family” stars have been marking the end of the sitcom – some tearfully-so, as was seen by Colombian actress Sofia Vergara. Meanwhile, 29-year-old Sarah Hyland took to social media a few days ago with group snaps from the series’ goodbye party.
Sarah included photos of herself, Ariel, plus co-star Nolan Gould. Unfortunately, for Ariel, her see-through and underwear-style dress was slammed by fans – enough for Sarah to actually swoop into the comments section and defend her co-star.
“You know that she’s [fire emoji]?? I KNOW,” Sarah wrote as fans had asked what Ariel was “thinking.”
Ariel took to Instgram five days ago with her final selfie from the set. It showed the star looking beautiful in front of her trailer (complete with her Alex Dunphy character’s first name). A caption from Ariel got fans tearful, though – unsurprising.
In just a few hours we will series wrap on @abcmodernfam, and along with everything else, I will be saying goodbye to the trailer I have had for almost a decade. Goodbye trailer! Goodbye Alex plaque! ? #modernfamily #memories #family #farewell,” she wrote.