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The Definitive Ranking Of Katy Perry's 17 Hair Colors

Though Katy Perry is renowned for her powerful vocal chords and her unabashed confidence, the singer has another unique calling card: her hair. Perry's hair has been hued nearly every color of the rainbow at this point in the vocalist's illustrious career, from the palest baby pink to electric blue. Instead of just singing about fireworks, Perry is herself a firework. But which shade complements the singer best? Read on for our definitive ranking of Perry's 17 hairstyles.

17. Green-Streaked Black

Though this garish green-streaked-black dye job is a fearless manifestation of Perry’s ephemeral personality, it looks less chic than scruffy.

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16. Grey Blue

Call it personal preference if you choose, but selecting any shade with a grey cast is just begging to be labeled as vaguely dingy.

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15. Pastel Blue

This close-up of Perry’s fading, pastel blue locks is doing her image no favors; her individual strands are looking a bit bedraggled from so much dye.

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14. Blue and Pink-Streaked Black

Something about this pink and blue-flecked ‘do isn’t quite right; then again, the fashion industry has the world conditioned to detest chunky highlights.

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13. Blonde With Grey Streaks

Again, this blonde and grey simply reads too staid for Perry’s vibrant personality.

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12. Strawberry Blonde

A swing and a miss on the color spectrum, this strawberry blonde somehow looks too conventional, not to mention brassy, for Perry.

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11. 50 Shades Of Purple

Intriguing though it may be, Perry’s 50 shades of purple coiffure is a conflicting mashup of color.

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10. Ash Brown

A pre-notoriety Perry stuck with her natural ash brown in the early aughts. Though the shade isn’t abysmal, it looks plain compared to her more radiant recent selections.

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9. Orchid

Always one to embrace a trend, Perry selected none other than Pantone-approved Radiant Orchid for her dazzling hair color.

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8. Glowing Green

Perry lit up the night—literally—in a luminescent green shade this year.

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7. Electric Blue

An electric blue ponytail paired with nearly matching eyeliner? Cosmetic perfection.

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6. Pink-Tinted Blonde

This sweet, swingy bob is to die for, and its pink ombre hue simply adds to the allure.

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5. Black

If Perry ever chooses to stop playing with dye at the salon, my guess is she’ll return to this rich, captivating raven shade.

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4. True Purple

Purple does wonders for Perry’s pale complexion, so why change a good thing?

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3. Grey-Tinged Lavender

Call it the only time in history when grey has added warmth and dimension to hair: Perry’s grey-tinged lavender locks took on a ’20s vibe when paired with finger curls and a bejeweled headband.

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2. Blue And Pink

Somehow, this My Little Pony-esque candy floss-colored updo just works for Perry. Perhaps it is her youthful spirit?

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1. Bubble Gum Pink

If her broad grin is any indication, Perry adores this Barbie pink shade—and for a solid reason. The warm tone brightens up her face, as well as her demeanor.

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