Credit: Janel Parrish Instagram

We love the glossy black locks Janel Parrish (Mona) is sporting now, but we’ll always have a special place in our hearts for the red hair the Pretty Little Liars actress was sporting earlier this year. Apparently, so does Janel. Check out her recent Throwback Thursday snapshot!

“#Tbt to RED hair,” Janel captioned the Instagram shot she re-shared with the Interweb yesterday, highlighting her highlights from this past summer. We did love Janel’s fiery look, and now we’re kind of hoping we get to see Mona take them for a spin on Pretty Little Liars.

We’ve had Mona on the mind a lot recently, as we contemplate the part she will play in Season 4 when it returns January 7. For the first half of the season, Mona was at least pretending to be Team Liar, revealing many an “A” Team secret as proof and even confessing to the Wilden murder to get Ashley Marin out of jail.

Unfortunately, it seems the alliance has run its course. Not only do the Liars not want Mona on their team as evidenced by the cold shoulder Hanna’s sporting in this winter premiere sneak peek but Mona may be consorting with the enemy. In this sneak peek, we see Mona making conversation with Ezra, aka Uber “A.” Is the Original “A” trying to work her way back onto Team Villain? Did she ever leave it? And what does this mean for the Liars? Frankly, we think a red-haired Mona might fit right in with this character’s Season 4 storyline

Do you prefer Janel with the red hair or the black? And what do you think Mona will be up to in Season 4B? Sound off in the comments below!

Catch the Pretty Little Liars Season 4 winter premiere, Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family.

Kayti Burt is a contributing writer for Wetpaint Entertainment with a penchant for all things pop culture. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!