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Audrina Patridge has lightened up -- again!

After ditching her blonde streaks in August for a rich, dark brunette color, the reality TV star is has returned to the bright side with blonder hair.

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The Hills alum debuted her new ombre mane, which is darker at the roots and blonder at the ends, during a Sears appearance in Cerritos, Calif. on September 28.

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The last time the 26-year-old natural blonde rocked a full head of sunny strands was in March when she ditched her glossy brown color for her short-lived VH1 reality series, Audrina.

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The reason Patridge, a California native, continues to switch back and forth between being a blonde and a brunette?

"I miss being a brunette. I feel like there are so many blondes in L.A.!" she told Us Weekly.

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