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It’s a truth universally acknowledged, that a fictional teenage girl going through a rebellious stage, must experiment with hair dye.

Exhibit A: Aria Montgomery (Lucy Hale). Pretty Little Liars carefree spirit sported bright pink streaks prior to Ali’s disappearance in Season 1. We thought they were cool; Emily’s mom called her a goth.

Exhibit B: Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev). Now that Vampire Diaries heroine Elena has shut off her humanity (thanks, Damon), she’s found herself a new happy place one void of all emotion. Not only is Elena 2.0 more brutally honest, but her newfound sassiness also comes with a new ‘do. Taking a page out of Aria’s journal, Elena decides to spice up her life with daring new fashions (bye-bye boring Henleys) and yep, pink streaks.

Lucy and Nina are both super talented, but which actress looks better with rebellious pink streaks? Sound off in our poll below!

Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family. The Vampire Diaries returns Thursday, March 14 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.