06 June 2012 by

Mary Kate Olsen Embraces the Dark Side With New Brunette Hair at the CFDA Awards

We all know Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are terribly fashionable, they know how to design a pretty frock and even picked up the Womenswear Designer of the Year accolade at the CFDA Awards. Bravo! They're also indistinguishable and we've spent many an hour trying to decipher which twin is which.

So how helpful that one half of the duo has set herself apart by dying her blonde locks a rich brunette. Yep, Mary-Kate debuted her fresh new hair-do at the ceremony on Monday night ensuring that not only did she make an impact alongside sister Ashley but she stood out amongst a sea of sunny Californian blondes.

Mary Kate Olsen Embraces the Dark Side With New Brunette Hair at the CFDA Awards

The actress-turned-designer’s new colour is a sophisticated chocolate brown and doesn't it bring out those gorgeous green eyes of hers? At the Met Ball last month, M-K was looking particuarly washed-out with her verging-on-granny-grey tresses scraped into a messy bun [above right] so we say this sleek update is a mighty improvement, don't you?

And we wonder whether her hair transformation has something to do with the twin's new beau. It emerged last week that Mary-Kate is dating Olivier Sarkozy - yep, that's the half-brother of ex-French president Nicolas, no less. Could she be aiming for a more mature approach now that she's with an older man? One thing's for sure, it's made our lives easier.

By Chiara Merullo


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