Ariel Winter, the Little Mermaid! Star Is Unrecognizable With Bold New Hairstyle

It's the Modern Family star like you've never seen her before...and Bella Thorne approves!

By Corinne Heller May 04, 2019 3:19 PMTags
Ariel Winter, Red HairInstagram / Ariel Winter

Ariel Winter is embracing her Disney roots.

The 21-year-old star of Disney-owned ABC's Modern Family and the Disney Channel's Sofia the First recently had her signature black hair dyed copper red, channeling Ariel, the Little Mermaid.

"Part of yourrrrrr worrrrrld," she wrote on Instagram on Friday, alongside photos of her sporting her new hairstyle and a plunging, short-sleeve, lace-up black top and blue jeans.

Winter had her tresses colored at the Nine Zero One Salon in West Hollywood.

Her boyfriend Levi Meaden liked her pics. And fellow redhead and former Disney Channel star Bella Thorne also approved.

"Love," she commented.

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"OOOOHHH YES...[three fire emojis]" wrote Emma Kenney, another redhead who plays Debbie Gallagher on Showtime's Shameless and Harris Conner on ABC's The Conners.

See other stars' shocking hair transformations over the years:

Liam Payne

The One Direction alum is ready to run...towards a new 'do. Payne debuted his blonde hair on Instagram in June 2021.

Sophie Turner

After years of rocking the blonde, the Emmy-nominated star dyed her hair red, giving fans flashbacks to when she played Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones.

Sophie Turner

The Game of Thrones actress shows off her fabulous new bangs on Instagram Stories, writing, "Ya gal's bange'd up."

Rihanna

The Grammy winner debuted a chic pixie cut in May 2021 that took some fans back to her Unapologetic era.

Selena Gomez

The star debuted a platinum blond hairstyle in April 2021, more than three years after showcasing a similar hair color for a few weeks. Nikki Lee and Riwana Capri of Nine Zero One Salon used Joico Color Balance Purple Shampoo and Conditioner for the transformation. 

Chrissy Teigen

Just in time for spring, the famous foodie gave pastel pink-tinged hair a try after sporting a wig with a similar hue. 

Paris Hilton

The entrepreneur and DJ chopped off her long locks and debuted a stylish shoulder-length bob.

Gigi Hadid

To make her runway return after welcoming baby Khai, Gigi switched up her signature blonde hairstyle for a fierce red look.

Lana Condor

"Did a thing," the actress wrote alongside a photo of herself debuting her pink hair in February 2021. As the To All the Boys I've Loved Before star told her followers, "U know I love my pink."

Hilary Duff

After going blue in February, the Younger star decided to switch up her look once again in early April, returning to her blonde roots.

Sarah Hyland

The Modern Family star debuted her vibrant red hair on Instagram Feb. 24, 2021.

Clare Crawley

When in doubt, think pink! The Bachelorette alum recently debuted a major hair makeover, in which she dyed her hair a pink rose color. "I've been wanting to have some fun and (temporarily) change up my hair for some time now with a fun color," she shared on Instagram on Feb. 6, "so I did it!"

Margot Robbie

The Bombshell star kissed her blonde hair goodbye and looked unrecognizable with her jet black hair. Margot debuted her major transformation, in which she donned a jet black wig on the set of David O. Russell's mysterious new movie.

Shakira

The singer typically sports blonde hair of various shades but went for hot pink in February 2021.

Demi Lovato

The singer rocked a pretty pink look at the beginning of January 2021.

Dua Lipa

The "New Rules" singer debuted a dramatic makeover—a blonde bob!—in January 2021.

Liam Payne

The One Direction alum posted a picture of his longer locks on Instagram in January 2021.

Keke Palmer

The star debuted this new hairstyle in January 2021.

Miley Cyrus

The singer debuted a short mullet-like hairstyle in January 2020.

Ariana Grande

The singer ditched the pony tail for a new romantic hairstyle in November 2020.

Vanessa Hudgens

The actress showcased a new short 'do in November 2020.

Carson Daly

The television host pulled one over on fans by pretending to shave his head.

Kylie Jenner

While most celebs decided to trim their hair, the makeup mogul added some length with the help of some hair extensions.

Dua Lipa

The pop singer traded in her blonde and black locks for a new hue: Pink!

Carey Hart

The motorcyclist got a major trim with the help of wife Pink and daughter Willow. The singer documented the at-home haircut and captioned the Instagram post, "We've lost it. But we're together! AT HOME."

Khloe Kardashian

The reality star, who often changes up her hairstyles, debuted a "bronde" bob with chunky blonde highlights in February 2020.

Hayden Panettiere

The Nashville actress chopped off her long locks for the 2011 movie Scream 4 and did it again in December 2019.

Evangeline Lilly

The LOST alum and Ant-Man star shaved her head in November 2019.

Ariel Winter

The Modern Family star channeled Ariel, the Little Mermaid in May 2019.

Leighton Meester

With help from colorist Aura Friedman and a Keraphix protein treatment from Nexxus, the Gossip Girl star successfully underwent a platinum blonde hair transformation

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