By Erin Lukas
Dec 03, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
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Yep, it really is déjà vu: Beyoncé is a brunette again. The singer debuted her dramatically darker hair during her performance alongside Jay Z at the Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa, which honored Nelson Mandela a century after he was born. 

Bey's new color is a rich chocolate brown with two warm, caramel-toned streaks framing her face. Her waist-length hair was styled in tight curls, an optimal look for her signature hair flips. Although the singer has been a brunette before, this is the darkest her hair has been in the past few years. Most recently, she's played with all-over caramel highlights and a bright honey blonde shade. 

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Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100

When it comes to hair color trends, going darker for the winter isn't exactly revolutionary, but when you are Beyoncé it doesn't matter because you are, well, Beyoncé. 

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As any member of the Beyhive knows, there's only one mantra to live your life by: "What would Beyoncé do?" So, if you've been wanting to change your hair color, it looks like you're going to be a dark brunette this season.