Katy Perry's hair color of the week: Red. Or, well, orange, but you get the idea.

Perry, who recently made headlines for her fling with John Mayer, opted for a more fiery do on the September 2012 cover of L'Officiel Paris. 

Admittedly, it takes a second look to realize it's Perry, considering she looks more like a muted, live-action Little Mermaid than the loud, candy-coated pop star with jet black (or blue, purple, or pink) hair we're used to seeing her sport.

[via Huffington Post]