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Claire Danes Dyes Her Hair Darker With a Hint of Red

11/15/2013 at 12:52 PM ET

Claire Danes brunetteJason Merritt/Getty; Richie Buxo/Splash News Online

As far as Homeland star hair change-ups go, it’s not quite Damien Lewis shaving off all his hair, but it’s still noteworthy. Claire Danes has traded in her sunny golden shade for something deeper, richer and a little more mysterious (someone alert Carrie Mathison!).

The star appeared on the Late Show With David Letterman to debut the new darker do. And though she typically favors more ethereal neutral looks and light makeup (à la her Emmys look at left), she seemed prepared to show off her new color to maximum effect, choosing a fire engine-red Giambattista Valli look and a heavy, smoky eye under darker, more defined brows.

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While it’s not quite Angela Chase-levels of red, her new look is decidedly copper or auburn, with warm undertones that really set off her light skin tone. We loved her blonde, but we might have to cast our vote for “permanent redhead” for Danes. (Even more proof that Carrie and Brody are soulmates!)

What do you think of Danes’s new do? Weigh in below.

–Alex Apatoff

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Kristin on

I like her brown hair much better than blond. She should keep it like that.

Jeffette on

Much better.

Jane on

Not as harsh as the blonde, but there is nothing wrong with her natural color either.

Glenda Barnsdale on

Reblogged this on The Muses Guild:ANDRASTE.

Emmie on

She would be stunning as a brunette.

Nina on

The red adds warmth to her skin…

Peachy on

Much prettier….makes her eyes pop.

Tiffany on

She looks like January Jones in the picture on the left.

Tess on

Likey like!

Amanda on

That’s the prettiest picture I’ve seen of her on a very long time. The blonde hair really washed her out. The red hair and glam sultry makeup looks great.

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