Beauty Hair Celebrity Hairstyles Taylor Swift's Hair Hasn't Been This Dark in Years The singer is a brunette on the cover of Rolling Stone. By Erin Lukas Erin Lukas Instagram Twitter Erin is a Brooklyn-based beauty editor and has been with InStyle since 2016. She covers all facets of beauty for the site. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on November 13, 2020 @ 10:34AM Pin Share Tweet Email Taylor Swift might try pink highlights and occasionally show off her natural curls, but for the most part, the singer has stuck to her bright blonde shaggy lob and bangs in recent years. That's why her new Rolling Stone cover has Swifties doing a double take. George Pimentel/Getty Images Along with Sir Paul McCartney, Swift is the magazine's Musicians on Musicians issue cover star, and went with a darker hair color for the photoshoot. Her light brown hair was styled in a loose braid and her bangs left in her naturally texture. Paired with her blazer, cargo pants, and combat boots, the mood of the shoot is very Folklore. With many of us not going to the salon as often due to the coronavirus pandemic, it's tough to maintain bright blonde hair like Swift's signature color. So whether or not the singer's new light brown hair is a practical change, we're into it. And we can't wait to see what other looks are going to come out of Swift's Folklore era.