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Our favorite meatball mama Snooki recently underwent an amazing style transformation after trading in her red “mermaid hair” for a new sleek, new sophisticated look. Snooks went “back to black” thanks to her hair stylist Bradley Moreland, who gave her bangs and super long black extensions with colored tips.

While we’ve seen quite a few shots of her new ‘do from far away, Snooki recently showed off an close-up of the bright, fun colors in her hair. “Working with MTV news today,” she wrote as a caption for one of her latest Instagram pics, posing for the camera and looking super cute in a black crop top and flowy black skirt that nicely offset her red-purple tips.

We wonder what she’s working on with MTV News, and we can’t wait to see what she has in store for us! Though she spends tons of time at home with fiancé Jionni and their son, Lorenzo, Snooki admitted that this new hairstyle is easier to manage for her working mom on-the-go lifestyle.

“I absolutely LOVED my red hair,” she wrote on Celebuzz. “But running around with Lorenzo and working, it’s just too hard to maintain the red color every 2 weeks!” Now we’ve got the best of both worlds, as even though Snooki’s gone back to black, she still retained some eye-catching color that makes her style so much fun.

What do you think of Snooki’s color tips? Do you like her new hair, or did you prefer her older look? Share below!