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Amanda Bynes

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Amanda Bynes, is that you? 

During her most recent public outing Monday evening, photographers were surprised by the 29-year-old actress as she stepped out of Craig's Restaurant in West Hollywood camouflaged by a sleek new set of straight platinum blond bangs across her forehead.

The style is a welcomed change-up from the signature middle part she's been rocking since her days on The Amanda Show. It seems her famously dip-dyed blue locks are a thing of the past for the former actress. 

In addition to black-framed sunglasses, the Nickelodeon alumna kept incognito in an unexpectedly simple grey strapless zip-up dress and coordinating black clutch and pumps, reminiscent of the stylings of classic Hollywood pin-ups. 

If her new fringe didn't make it hard enough to recognize the star, Bynes was also noticeably missing some body art. While extending her arm to wave at the surrounding crowd, it was clear the actress had the set of tattoos formerly adorning her forearms—including inkings of a diamond and Hebrew characters—entirely removed.

Amanda Bynes

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In contrast to her behavior in recent years, Bynes appeared friendly, smiling and glowing as she exited her dinner. It's clear Bynes' life is on an upswing after a troubled past in the spotlight. 

More than a year ago, Bynes revealed on her Twitter account that she had been diagnosed as bipolar and manic depressive and was taking medication. This revelation followed months of legal troubles and public displays of erraticism, including false accusations of abuse against her father. She was placed in a psychiatric hold and subsequently released by the end of October 2014. 

As of October 2015, Bynes had enrolled back in school at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM), her parents' lawyer Tamar Arminak confirmed to E! News.

Months later in February, the actress had earning a glowing progress report. A source told E! News Bynes was "doing really great and is very healthy," adding, "She is focusing on reading, yoga and reconnecting with her family...She is trying to live a more balanced life."

Much like her tattoos, it seems her difficult days have finally faded.