Holy Hell, Riverdale's Archie Just Dyed His Hair Black

This is a sign of the apocalypse, right?

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KJ Apa, a.k.a. Archie, a.k.a. Riverdale's resident cute redhead, a.k.a. my secret future husband and/or cuddle buddy, just ditched his ginger hair and dyed it black. Please collect the shards of your heart and keep reading.

Yes, Apa's signature hair color is officially gone (at least, for now) as he proved in a selfie posted to his Instagram Stories (opens in new tab) this morning. In the photo, Apa is standing in front of a bathroom mirror with inky, jet-black hair—and an equally black shirt—with the caption "Boys are back on ☠."

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Not only is Apa giving me serious 2007 Myspace vibes (My Chemical Romance, anyone?), but he's also most definitely no longer looking like the same wholesome-ish Archiekins we know and love.

Season two of Riverdale just wrapped, so I'm assuming Apa wanted to feel like his normal ol' self again for at least a few months before filming—and hair dyeing— starts up again. Which, you know, is understandable, considering the fact that Archie isn't real, Apa is an actor, and his natural hair color is actually dark brown in real life (opens in new tab).

Still, I'll be pumped for my future-betrothed's hair to turn back to ginger, if only because it'll signal the impending new season (opens in new tab) of the best show ever.

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Chloe Metzger
Chloe Metzger

Chloe Metzger is the deputy beauty director at Cosmopolitan, overseeing the editorial content and growth strategy of the hair, makeup, and skin space on digital, while also obsessively writing about the best hair products for every hair type (curly girl here; whattup), and the skincare routines that really, truly work (follow her on Instagram to see behind-the-scenes pics of that magazine life). She brings nearly a decade of writing and editing expertise, and her work has appeared in AllureHealthFitnessMarie ClaireStyleCaster, and Parents. She also has an unhealthy adoration for Tom Hanks and would like to please meet him one day, if you could arrange that. Thanks.