updated 11/15/2013 AT 5:00 PM ET
•originally published 11/15/2013 AT 8:00 PM ET
New shade? Time to take it out on the town!
Sporting a fresh new hair color, Taryn Manning hosted a private dinner for her colorist Beth Minardi on Tuesday in New York City.
The Orange Is the New Black star chose The Lion restaurant for her event, with the meal taking place inside a library-like room. Beauty editors and people close to Minardi were also in tow.
Showing off her new cinnamon toast-shaded mane, Manning, clad in Catherine Malandrino, “was in good spirits and arrived with a female friend,” an onlooker tells PEOPLE. “She looked great and expressed excitement over having a night of beauty, given that her TV character is the complete opposite.”
Manning, who sipped on red wine and munched on kale and chicken salad, had to scoot out a bit before everyone else for an early call time on her Netflix series. – Dahvi Shira