Nicole Richie Dyed Her Hair Purple, But She Isn't The First Celeb To Go Bold

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Nicole Richie attends the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
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Nicole Richie just dyed her hair purple. Really, really purple. And it's great. We love a bold choice that makes fashion lovers everywhere rejoice, and still leaves some people a little confused -- that's half the fun of fashion. And your hair is, after all, one of the most versatile accessories that there is. As wonderful as Nicole's new violet 'do is, she isn't the first celebrity to dye her hair a surprising shade. Here are 13 celebrities who have dipped into the crazy color pool. 

Kelly Osbourne

Speaking of purple, Osbourne has been rocking a similar shade to Nicole’s for a while now. And we like it, as it is a vast improvement from some of Kelly’s previous hairstyles

Christina Aguilera

When in doubt, choose both fire engine red AND platinum blonde. Add cheetah print, Mickey Mouse, and cleavage to complete look. 

Helen Mirren

Mirren dyed her hair for the 2013 BAFTAs. Because she’s Hellen Mirren, and why not? 

Katy Perry

Pretty sure we could do this entire slideshow with just Katy Perry and her various hair colors.

Demi Lovato

Demi has rocked pink and blue hair, and she pulls it off every time.



And now for our newest flavor of cotton candy, Ke$ha. 


Avril Lavigne

Lavigne channeled the colors of my middle school Motorola Razr phone case - lime green and pink.

Jessie J

Jessie J opted for the classic jet black to fuchsia ombré look. Obviously.    

Willow Smith

She dyes her hair back and forth. Okay, sorry. That was terrible. Couldn’t resist. 

Britney Spears

Because she is Britney Spears and if she wants every color in the salon in her hair, she will have it. 

Lady Gaga

As if any crazy hair slideshow is complete without the master herself… 




Rihanna is pretty much the fiercest human on earth, so this hair color just seems like a given to us. 

Ellie Goulding

Is it pink? Is it blonde? Is it purple? We’re not sure, but we like it.