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  • New Celebrity Hairstyle Trend: Cotton Candy Hair?

  • Posted by Kristin on August 19, 2011 at 05:39PM
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  • Gwen Stefani, Lily Allen, Kelly Osbourne, and Rachel McAdams have all done it. Katy Perry, Lauren Conrad, Dianna Argon, and Sienna Miller have recently done it, too. And no, I'm not talking about Botox, although I wouldn't be surprised …

  • I'm referring to the latest celebrity hairstyle trend -- pink hair.

  • For me, the jury is still out on whether this new celeb trend is follow-worthy or not. I mean, when I think pink hair I picture the singer Pink's bright fuchsia pixie cut in her first music video, "There You Go" -- so 2000. Regardless, it's safe to say colorful hair has made a comeback, on the red carpet at least.

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  • Peter Lamas, celebrity stylist and Founder/Chairman of the Peter Lamas brand, explains that adding a bright, unexpected color to your hair is a fun way to show your playful side.

  • If you're up for channeling your "playful" side, Lamas shares some crucial advice: Whether you do a few streaks, like Sienna Miller, or a bold all-over color, like Dianna Agron, one thing is for sure -- unless you're blonde like these girls, your new hue is best left in the hands of professionals. Dying your own hair at home might yield less than electrifying results, since bright shades won't show up as well on darker hair.

  • Joico celebrity colorist Beth Minardi agrees. She adds that you should "not think that this is a look [you] can just get rid of." "The colors stain and stay. So be prepared to commit," she warns.

  • Another way to wear the trend is dip-dyed hair. Celebs such as Lauren Conrad, Kate Bosworth, Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj have been spotted with this look in an array of colors.

  • Celebrity hairstylist Cassandra Parks suggests also leaving this look to the professionals. And, if you don't want to commit to a color, she recommends using light blonde hair extensions and dying them to your color of choice, rather than experimenting on your real hair.

  • And if you'd rather skip the dyeing process altogether, I suggest using Original Diva Single Highlights, $10.95. They come in an assortment of colors and can be easily clipped in to add a bit of color to your plain 'do, just as dyed tips would. Buy them here.

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  • And finally, if you're feeling extra experimental, you can try hair chalking. All you need is some old school sidewalk chalk. You just wet it, and draw onto your hair. It washes out with shampoo, but I would be wary of wearing your summer whites or getting anywhere near a pool with this trend.

  • So, are you feeling "playful" enough to candy-coat your hair?

  • If you are in the mood for a hair makeover, but not ready for a drastic color change, check out the ideal styles for your face shape -- that way you can't go wrong.

  • Member Comments

    Your Comment:

    • I think it's cute BUT this is one trend I won't be doing.

      by MizzPink Friday, December 28, 2012 at 02:12PM Report as inappropriate

    • Color clip ins are the way to go. No commitment, don't have to wash it out. Non drying, and can change the colors whenever you want!

      by Biochm73 Friday, December 28, 2012 at 12:41PM Report as inappropriate

    • I've got dark brown hair, so the clip-in extensions would be my only option. (But even if I were blonde, I'd probably go that route, too, as I wouldn't want this look 24/7!) The clip-ins look cute. I'd probably go for something a lot more subtle and sophisticated, like burgundy, unless I were going to a party or special event where bright color was appropriate.

      by Jewelrydesigner Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 10:20AM Report as inappropriate

    • I wish I had blonde hair to really try this trend out. My ahir is dark brown so at the most I could clip in one of the highlights mentioned which sounds like fun.

      by beautybody Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 10:10PM Report as inappropriate

    • i think this is a cool idea when going out to a club.

      by shar_r Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 01:05PM Report as inappropriate

    • Annie Lennox was doing it wayyyyyy Before Pink:)>Sweet Dreams

      by Bluewolfess Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 04:52PM Report as inappropriate

    • Pink was doing this way before all the other celebs!

      by rockgal911 Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 03:36PM Report as inappropriate

    • I love this trend!

      by queenofthegreen Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 08:50AM Report as inappropriate

    • Unless you are a school girl chewing bubble gum, this would not work for anyone.

      by PorcelainHeart Monday, August 22, 2011 at 10:33PM Report as inappropriate

    • I think I'm going to have to take a pass on the cotton candy hair. Maybe for Halloween?

      by taryn.romero Monday, August 22, 2011 at 09:02AM Report as inappropriate

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