Emma Roberts dyed her hair “Cayenne Spice,” and it’s most definitely the color of 2017

In many ways, winter is an ideal time to change up your hairstyle. While the outside world turns into a cruel and frostbitten wonderland, you can transform your hair into the color and shape that fits your mood. This year, Emma Roberts is rocking a new hair color, opting to warm her honey blonde hair up into a smoky cayenne red shade. It suits her skin tone and feels like a subtler homage to the ever popular phoenix hair trend.

The new look came courtesy of Nine Zero One Salon co-owners, Nikkie Lee and Riawna Capri, who were behind many of Roberts’ iconic hairstyles before. (Does the hair-themed hashtag #DesertRose ring a bell?) The shade of color itself was cooked up by Lee, while Capri took the wheel when it came to creating a soft beach wave texture.

Lee had this to say when we asked what the decision was for Emma’s new style:

"We colored Emma's hair red last year around this same time and LOVED it! Work permitted her to go back blonde, so at first opportunity we took her back red. We really went for it this time and made her a spicy copper red. Last time was more strawberry blonde."

She added this about the ~hot~ new shade:

"Last year, Emma's red was #DesertRose (strawberry blonde). 2017 is all about pushing the envelope, so we spiced things up and did a red copper! We played around with the name a bit and collectively came up with #CayenneSpice."

Here is a similar color from geniuses at Nine Zero!

These are great reference photos to show your stylist if you’re craving a similar color!

Emma can always turn up the volume on both the curls and the red when spring arrives. That is, if she feels like going for more drama than her role and regular outfits in Scream Queens.

Now Roberts is ready to kick off the weekend fueled by the fire that only comes from a new hairdo!