Britney In Her Brown Wig

BRITNEY Spears reveals her dark side — in an amazing short brunette wig.

The singer, 23, tried to throw fans and photographers off the scent by disguising her familiar blonde tresses beneath the bob as she popped out.

Fooling nobody ... star was still spotted

But the switch failed to fool eagle-eyed snappers who still spotted her in Santa Barbara, California.

Britney — famed for hits including Oops! . . I Did It Again and Toxic — showed off her new look as she strolled to the store with best pal Jenny Webster to pick up a refreshing iced tea drink.

She then stripped down to a bikini top, denim shorts and flip-flops for a walk on the beach — still wearing the wig.

Hands up all those who thought she might really have been Britney Sheared!

Source: The Sun