After all, the singer and paparazzi magnet is more frequently photographed in some version of cutoffs and Uggs (and who can forget the time she went bald?)
Still, it was a more sophisticated Britney debuting a fresh new brunette hairstyle at the Oscars, while walking the red carpet in a black sequined gown from Michael Cinco Couture.
The soft mocha hair color was both fresh and dramatic, and took years off Britney's appearance. It also paired perfectly with the glamorous, old-Hollywood vibe of her dress.
Are you a fan of the brunette Britney, or do you prefer the 'I Wanna Go' singer in her usual blonde hue? Check out the slideshow of photos and sound off in the comments section!