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Emma Stone returns to her roots with strawberry blond hair

by Lindsay Cohn / / Source: TODAY

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Hollywood darling Emma Stone doesn’t just win praise for her acting chops, but also her red carpet-ready style — and her locks are no exception.

The starlet had been rocking a stunning shade of coppery red throughout awards season. But this past weekend, the 28-year-old actress surprised everyone when she debuted a warm strawberry blond hairdo at the Audi Polo Challenge in London (she’s there filming her latest project, a historical drama, "The Favourite").

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Emma Stone attended the Audi Polo Challenge in Ascot, United Kingdom, on May 7.David M Benett / Getty Images

OK, perhaps “new” isn't the right word. Because, as it turns out, Stone didn’t so much try a new shade as go back to her roots. While most of us think of Stone as a redhead, she’s actually a natural blonde — which makes sense, given how perfectly she pulls off her latest look.

If you’ve been following the Oscar-winning actress's career over the years, you’ve likely noticed she’s no stranger to changing the color of her tresses. She’s rocked a variety of hues, including coppery red, strawberry blond, platinum and chocolate.

In April 2006, a baby-faced — then brunette — Stone showed up at a Replay Jeans party with waves and full bangs.

Emma Stone hair evolution, April 2006
Emma Stone attended the Replay Los Angeles store opening party on April 25, 2006 in Hollywood, California.Mark Mainz / Getty Images

She sported lighter auburn locks and side-swept fringe for the Los Angeles premiere of "Superbad" in August 2007.

Emma Stone Hair evolution, August 2007
Stone in August 2007Michael Buckner / Getty Images

A darker auburn hue and a tousled ponytail defined her look at the Los Angeles premiere of "Zombieland" in September 2009.

Emma Stone Hair evolution, September 2009
The actress at the Los Angeles premiere of "Zombieland" in September 2009Barry King / FilmMagic/Getty Images

And who can forget her vintage curls and red lips at the Vanity Fair Oscars party in March 2010?

Emma Stone Hair evolution, March 2010
Stone at the Vanity Fair Oscar party on March 7, 2010 in West Hollywood, CaliforniaCraig Barritt / Getty Images

Later that year, she returned to blond — this time a sleek style with blunt bangs.

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Stone went blond in December 2010.Toby Canham / Getty Images

Stone donned a platinum updo and pretty peach gown at the 2011 Golden Globes.

Emma Stone Hair evolution, January 2011
The actress went even lighter with her locks at the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards in January 2011.Jason Merritt / Getty Images

It was all about soft, strawberry blond waves at the Kids' Choice Awards in March 2012. Perhaps foreshadowing her latest look?

Emma Stone Hair evolution, March 2012
Stone sported strawberry blond tresses at the Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards in March 2012 in Los Angeles.Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic/Getty Images

At the Paris premiere of "The Amazing Spider-Man" in June 2012, Stone wowed with 1920s-esque, vintage curls and crimson lips.

Emma Stone "The Amazing Spider Man" - Paris Premiere, June 2012
Stone chose a vintage look for "The Amazing Spider-Man" Paris premiere in June 2012.Dominique Charriau / WireImage/Getty Images

She looked gorgeous with retro waves and a canary yellow dress at the London premiere of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" in April 2014.

Emma Stone Hair evolution, April 2014
Stone wore yellow at the premiere of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" in April 2014 in London, England.Fred Duval / FilmMagic/Getty Images

Remember her rich chocolate tresses at last year’s Met Gala?

Emma Stone Hair evolution, May 2016
The actress went with dark locks at the Met Gala on May 2, 2016 in New York City.George Pimentel / WireImage/Getty Images

And this past February, she evoked old Hollywood glamour, with '40s-inspired waves in a slightly lighter shade of red at the Oscars.

Emma Stone Hair evolution, February 2017
Stone took home the award for best actress at the 89th Academy Awards this past February.Steve Granitz / WireImage/Getty Images

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