Nicole Richie has been getting busy in the beauty world lately — in late February, the star posted an Instagram that was altered to look as if she dyed her hair purple, only to make the dramatic change in real life a few days later. We’ve seen Richie sport blunt bangs, the long bob, and a wide variety of updos, but her pastel violet hair is the most dramatic change she’s made yet, and the coordinating color of her NO Rules fragrance has us wondering: Did her new scent bring on the change? Possibly! The exotic blend of Mediterranean orange flower, purple jasmine, Turkish almond blossom, and vanilla bean is housed in a frosted lavender bottle, and was inspired by Richie’s carefree attitude to fashion — a philosophy mirrored with her outlook on hair, we’re sure. “I try not to go by any rules, especially when I’m talking about mixing prints,” she says. “I’m so inspired by the ’60s and ’70s, and their rule was that there were no rules.” Whatever sparked the idea, we definitely applaud the star’s bold move, and we’re glad to see her purple reign continue in both the hair and fragrance realms. Find NO Rules in department stores nationwide this month for $45, and click through our gallery to see more celebrity hair makeovers!
Bye-bye, blonde hair! Yesterday in New York City, Kate Bosworth was spotted on the set of Still Alice, rocking new red strands. Bosworth made the dramatic change to get into character for the upcoming film, and the last time we’ve seen this side of the star was back in 2010, when she donned a bolder shade of red for The Warrior’s Way. While she’s dabbled in even darker colors before, the actress prefers herself in paler shades of the spectrum. “I felt more solemn as a brunette. It doesn’t make sense, but I don’t take things as seriously when I’m a blonde,” she told InStyle previously. Because her current auburn has more of a strawberry blonde effect, we think it’s perfect middle-ground between the two hues, not to mention a gorgeous complement to her skin tone. See more celebrity hair makeovers in our gallery!
Who knew a spontaneous decision could make the biggest statement of the night! Next to Lupita Nyong’o‘s Cinderella-esque gown, Jared Leto‘s ombre strands also ranked among the most buzzed-about style moments at the Oscars, but the look could have turned out much different from the gorgeous waves we saw on the red carpet. Leto and his hairstylist Chase Kusero, who used Vidal Sassoon products, were originally going to go for a side-parted low bun with a wet, mirror-like finish, but at the very last minute, the duo opted for a low-key look that worked with the actor’s natural texture. We loved his loose texture and the subtle graduation in color so much, we started to wonder how the style would look on us — which is why we added it to our Hollywood Makeover Tool! Are you curious to see how Leto’s ombre waves will flatter you? Simply upload your picture to our Hollywood Makeover Tool to start, and once the style is in place, share your makeover with your friends on Facebook and Twitter to see what they think. You can even upload your new look to Instagram as a MakeoverGram, and if you’re inspired to make a more permanent change, load the style on your mobile phone or iPad to bring to your hairstylist. Head over to our Hollywood Makeover Tool to get started now!
While we are counting down the days until season two of Orange Is the New Black premieres on June 6th, Taryn Manning, one of the show’s stars, is taking a timeout from the signature brunette hairdo her role requires (Spoiler alert: her troubled character, Tiffany ‘Pennsatucky’ Doggett, lives on to see the new season).
The actress debuted a bright, platinum hair color last night at the Vanity Fair and Fiat Young Hollywood Party, which she pulled back into a loose bun. ”I just felt I’ve been playing this role on this show, and I have a very specific look. Honestly, I just wanted to take a break from that,” Manning tells InStyle. “I’m on hiatus [from filming Orange Is the New Black], and I just wanted to be extreme. I’m doing a new role coming up, and I thought that the character would look cool as a white, light bulb blonde.”
Manning is no stranger to blonde locks, as the actress’ hair has been different variations of the shade over the years, beginning when she was in her teens. ”I started using Sun In when I was like 13, and that’s what started the process,” the actress says. From rainbow-hued highlights to majorly blunt bangs, Manning has never been one to shy away from a hair switch-up. ”It’s fun to change your look,” she states.
Reporting by Carita Rizzo
Do blondes really have more fun? We’re still debating, but Julia Roberts is making a serious case for the statement by revisiting the sunny hue. Over the weekend, the star took her trademark auburn to a pale blonde, which served as a more dramatic take on the golden highlights she debuted in June 2012. Roberts tends to go back and forth between blonde and her signature color, but her hair risks aren’t limited to just shifts in shade. “I once randomly cut my hair off before a shoot,” the star told InStyle previously. “A girlfriend of mine cut it in another friend’s kitchen. I sat there without even a mirror, and she chopped it.”
These days, Roberts frequents the salon of her hairstylist Serge Normant, who has been her mane man for years, but we’re glad to see her adventurous attitude to hair hasn’t gone on the wayside. Get a closer look at Julia’s new ‘do, and see more celebrity hair makeovers in our gallery.
That was fast! After a brief stint as a brunette, Britney Spears made the switch to a bold red hue late last week. While the star has never been a redhead before, we have seen her in two very similar looks — back in 2003, Spears showed off a dramatic fire engine hue in her “Toxic” video, and later donned an auburn wig with blunt bangs for the “Womanizer” video in 2008. Six years later, the singer’s crimson hair has made a comeback, and is still flattering as ever. Besides, we’re sure the shade helps her get into character by the time she plays “Toxic” each night at her Las Vegas show! Get more hair inspiration by checking out the celebrity hair makeovers of 2014 in our gallery.
With spring on the horizon, many of us are tempted to lighten up our current hue, but Elizabeth Olsen decided to take things in the opposite direction by taking her sunny blonde strands to a deep brunette just before a taping of Watch What Happens Live on Bravo. While everyone else was buzzing over her answer when a caller asked who her favorite sibling was, we were fixated on how well her new hair color complements her skin tone. For the record, Olsen doesn’t play favorites when it comes to family “Ashley remembered my birthday, but I don’t hold grudges against Mary-Kate for forgetting mine. She was out of town!” she tells host Andy Cohen. “We’re all very close. I’m very close with my brother as well. I should have just said him — it would have been the easier scapegoat!” Too funny! Regardless of who she really favors, we loved her diplomatic answer, not to mention her glossy, Earth-toned strands. Get a closer look at her ‘do, and click through for more celebrity hair makeovers!
Her blonde hair had a good run, but now, Kim Kardashian is revisiting her natural hue. Over the weekend, the reality star took to Instagram to reveal her au naturel look, captioning a shot of her tawny brown strands with, “I’m back.” We admit — we loved Kim’s warm gold highlights, but no one wears a deep brunette shade quite like the star, and the low maintenance vibe is much more in line with her busy schedule as she balances her roles as mommy and mogul. “I loved that no one recognized me as a blonde, but it required so much upkeep that I went back to my natural color,” she previously told InStyle on her first time going blonde. “I did not want to spend my free time in the salon chair.” Take a closer look at Kim’s hairstyle, and see even more celebrity hair makeovers in our gallery!