"With Modern Family's long run ending, Ariel is finally free to have the hair colour she wants. She wanted to strip out the black and go back to her strawberry golden blonde look we had done previously when she was on break from filming," Dueñas said. "She said she never wants to go back to black again."
Winter explained to People that the warm blonde is actually closer to her natural colour than what viewers are used to, saying, "People never guess, but my natural hair colour is dirty blonde. I've always had dark eyebrows so I was that person. I have dirty blonde hair and really dark eyebrows and dark eyes. I’ve dyed it so many times in the past so really the most important thing for me with my hair now is trying to keep my hair healthy."