It’s been ages since we last saw OG Atlanta gal NeNe Leakes sporting longer locks. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star has been working the blonde cropped ‘do for so many seasons now, we almost forgot that way back in Season 1 she looked very different, with flowing dark strands. Well, prepare yourselves, as it looks like the long hair is back!

Credit: NeNe Leakes on Instagram

OK, so we don’t know for how long the new style will stay — she is switching up her hair pieces weekly on Dancing With the Stars — but that doesn’t mean it won’t! Plus, how cute does she look rocking a side pony — Andy Cohen’s favorite!

The RHoA star swapped out her shorter strands for the ponied blonde look for her salsa number on DWTS on Monday night, a move that seemingly took years off of the Housewife’s life in mere moments. Seriously, NeNe looks like she’s in her 20s here!

Of course, we know the Queen Bee could probably rock really any hairstyle these days. It’s all about confidence, after all — a virtue Linnethia has in spades. But we wouldn’t hate it if she kept this going for a while. A little style switch up never hurts!

What do you think of NeNe’s new, longer hair? Tell us in the comments below.

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