Nicole Richie recently stepped out sporting a new brunette do instead of her signature blonde locks.

The naturally dark-haired beauty admitted that becoming stuck in a rut was the reason for the switch.

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Nicole said, “I change my hair color all the time, and I hadn’t done it in a few years. With the babies, I just really hadn’t had time. I’m so used to having that change all the time, and I hadn’t done it in about two years, so I was just ready and sick of being blonde! I was ready for a change!”

Change is good! Nicole is one hot mamma with the darker do. She really stands out now amongst all the bottle blondes in Hollywood.