It's officially festival season, which means celebrities are taking inspiration from music festivals, like Coachella, and are dying their hair pastels, rainbow hues, and are taking inspiration from unicorns too! Honestly, we're kind of obsessed with it. Summer is bringing out the brightest in everyone, and we're talking hair color! There's no better time to try out a little color than with your favorite one-piece and sunglasses to match. At least do it for the 'gram.
We've got reds, oranges, yellows, greens, blues, and purples too, a total ROYGBIV moment is happening; we've even got a few stars that rocked all the colors at once, cue the rainbow dreams. We're taking inspiration from stars like Kylie, Cara, and Miley and we think you should too! From pastel rainbow My Little Pony feels to mermaid hair dip-dyes and everything in between, we've got all the hair inspiration you need for this summer season!
So, if you're thinking of trying the unicorn hair trend you've quietly been saving to your collection on social media, or are trying to get that music festival vibe for next year's Coachella, or if you're ready to wear pastels and dye your hair pastel too, read on to see 20 celebrities who rocked the color spectrum with unicorn-inspired hair.
20 Kesha Rocks Rainbow Hair And Names Her Album 'Rainbow' Too
Kesha is no stranger to less than natural hair colors, and she's actually tried the rainbow trend a few times, starting back in 2014. Teen Vogue reported, "We're so happy to have the singer back in action and even happier to report that her true colors are proudly showing. Kesha's no stranger to colorful hair, but now it's bolder and brighter and more fun than ever before. (May we point out that she smartly placed the rosy-pink pieces in front to complement her complexion? Take note, pastel-hued girls!)" We love this look on Kesha! Even though her hair is a totally unnatural color, it actually looks so naturally beautiful on her; we're not sure if it's the minimal makeup or the fact that her personality is so colorful too, but Kesha certainly looks totally herself with her pastel hairdo! People also reported on her rainbow hair, saying "Now she's out again with similarly out-there hair, but this time, the look is... somewhat sophisticated? Did we just type that?" They go on to describe the look, "She's wearing cotton candy hues split down her part, but Kesha's outsize performance personality juxtaposed against feminine, glossy waves make it a surprisingly winning (and pretty!) combo." We share the same sentiment! Kesha looks full glam and sweet with a cotton candy hair theme!
19 Lady Gaga Is Five Foot Two With Yellow Hair
Lady Gaga has literally rocked the full spectrum of rainbow inspired hair on her own, but today we're looking at the time that she went yellow. According to InStyle, Gaga rocked this look back in 2010, wearing what we think is probably a wig to the Grammy's that year in LA. Gaga has toned down her look in the last decade, and we're thinking used a lot of toner in her hair too. She now rocks blonde hair, for the most part, and keeps the outfits a little simpler too. According to People, the star said this about her evolving style over the years, "To be frank, I would just prefer to go through this album cycle and talk about my music...That'd be great. It becomes about everything else, and that was what I [once] wanted. But if I wear a black t-shirt and black pants every day, [people] might listen to what I write. All the outfits, fashion and art pieces over the years made sense to me. They didn't make sense to other people. But I always got it. It was an expression, not a hiding." Gaga proved she wasn't hiding anything with her documentary Five Foot Two and we think all of her hair colors make sense to us too!
18 Kylie Jenner Keeps Up With Blue Hair
Kylie Jenner has gone blue more than once. Last month, the star took to Instagram to post a "denim blue" wig that she wore for Coachella, but today we're looking at one of her first moments with blue hair, her blue ombre from 2014. E! News spoke to Kylie's stylist and reported this about the star's blue hue, "According to Andy Lecompte Salon colorist Daniel Moon, the man behind Kylie Jenner's latest blue 'do: 'Punk is the new pretty and pretty is the new punk.' Which explains why the E! star opted for the cerulean tint when she visited him earlier this week. Moon says Kylie was 'asking for either a green or blue color. I created a custom green and blue palette she liked using Pravana Vivids hair color.' She 'made my job easy,' he added. 'She came in asking for blue or green hair and was very aware of the effect the chosen shade would have on her skin tone, and how it would fade. I recommended using more than one color to add dimension and she agreed.'" We love this look on Kylie and E! goes on to explain that Kylie was actually playing with chalk in her hair before this color moment! Kylie has literally tried it all when it comes to her hair, from red braids to pink and blue wigs, she did try that green color, and even a peach shade too. Kylie Jenner is undoubtedly #hairgoals.
17 Bella Throne Has Big Love For Blue Hair, Too
Bella Throne, known for her roles in Big Love, Famous in Love, and Shake It Up, has rocked a lot of unicorn-inspired hair. Most recently, the star has been sporting a red, pink, orange color melt that she wore to Coachella, but the star usually wears her hair in a strawberry blonde color. Today, we're looking at the star's blue hair, which she rocked last year. According to Teen Vogue, Bella explained the hair color change, "I dyed it blue, just because I felt like it. My sister dyed hers pink and we just like doing it to be matching and coordinated. It was just fun. Her boyfriend did his color too. It was cool. It feels good and I always love funky hair colors. I always wanted blue hair, I wanted green hair, purple hair, so it's just fun to do." Bella has experimented with the spectrum of colored hair, and we actually like this blue hair! Bella made headlines this week when she debuted something green other than her hair, a giant green rock, possibly an engagement ring, given to her by her boyfriend! Will the new jewelry inspire a change in hair color too? We can only hope.
16 Nicole Richie's Hair Is Anything But Simple
Nicole Richie has rocked a lot of colored hair. She's done pink, blue, purple, and grey, and we love her colored locks! Her signature pastel hued hair has definitely become a part of her aesthetic and we're into it. According to Allure, Nicole Richie said this about the purple hair, "I was thinking [of going with] pink. Then I decided last minute to go with purple because color is emotional. I use color to set intentions of where I want to go, align myself, and how I want to feel. It's the first color that I ever did when I first started coloring my hair." We love that Nicole is using color as a way to express herself and we're wondering where this actress and fashion entrepreneur is going next with her purple hair! That's not all Richie had to say about her colored hair. According to People, Richie said this, "Surprisingly, it feels like having blonde hair. My colorist Danny Moon, when I talked to him about it, he said, 'I'm telling you, you're not going to feel that different. Having purple hair has the same hue as having blonde hair, and you're not going to feel that different.' And he was actually right." Well, whether she's blonde or purple, we love Nicole and we think she looks great with whatever color she chooses!
15 Cara Delevingne Models Pink Hair
Cara Delevingne is another star who has rocked pastel hued hair. Cara is a famous model and actress, not to mention a part of Taylor Swift's girl gang! We all remember their red, white, and blue 4th of July Instagram look, but now we're looking at her pink hair. We're loving this pastel pink and cotton candy look, which makes her brows look even more intense than normal. According to Refinery 29, "Cara Delevingne has proven herself to be a total hair chameleon. In just the last year alone, she's had a sandy blond lob, short platinum shag, and straight-up buzzcut - proving that she can pull [off] any style. But if you thought her Met Gala bedazzled shave was your favorite hair moment, you haven't seen her hair from last night's Valerian premiere in Mexico City. The model and actress walked the red carpet with a brand-new hair color [of] bubblegum pink and metallic silver." Cara doesn't just have bold eyebrows, she's making bold choices when it comes to her hairstyles too. Is Taylor Swift part of the inspiration for a platinum shag, we can't be sure, but we're hoping all of Taylor's squad goes pink this summer! Let's face it, with the brow envy we have for this star, we're not really paying that much attention to her hair, we're just wishing we could make our brows look like that!
14 Oops She Did It Again - Britney's Mermaid Hair
Britney Spears is known for her long blonde hair, but back in 2015, the star decided to go for a more mystical, mermaid-inspired look. According to Huffington Post, the star went full-on mermaid, even taking to Instagram to post a summertime pool picture of her sporting the mermaid locks and a mermaid tail! Huffington Post reports, "The singer shared a photo on Instagram of herself dressed in a shimmering mermaid's tail while hanging poolside with her adorable sons. The performer paired her blue tail with a striped blue-and-white bikini top, and her pastel blue locks are seen cascading over her shoulders." We're feeling anything but blue about this look; Britney looks youthful and magical and we all want to mermaids for the summer. Britney has come such a long way since her shaved head days, and we're loving this playful look. A few years back Billboard reported that the star suffered from anxiety, saying "If a hair was out of place, I'd be so anxious. I would get very anxious about so many things." The star is now much more comfortable in her skin and we love that she went from matching blue denim to purple and blue hair over the years! We're living for Britney's mermaid moment!
13 Kylie Jenner - Inspired By Princess Peach
Raise your hand if you had no idea Kylie Jenner had peach hair before! We know, Kylie Jenner already showed up on this list, but honestly, with this girl's hair transformations she could be the whole list, and we're living for this princess peach inspired 'do. We know that Jenner has a thing for peaches, especially given she came out with "The Royal Peach" palette, which was a part of her Kylie Cosmetics range, but this is a whole new level of peach tone inspiration. According to Teen Vogue, "It was only a matter of time before Kylie Jenner unveiled her Coachella look, and it obviously was going to involve a MAJOR hair color. And she did not disappoint. Kylie just took to Snapchat and Instagram (where else?) to debut her new 'do: long, shiny, peach strands. This is one color that Kylie has never tried before...so we can essentially rename the weekend Kylie-chella." When it comes to Coachella hair trends, Kylie is boss, and we're not just talking about her liquid lips, this girl owns festival looks, and this is one of the many Kylie hair looks that is giving us some serious Pinterest-esque inspiration for next festival season!
12 Hilary Duff And Cinderella Story Blue Hair
We're loving this look on Hilary Duff, aka Lizzie McGuire. This multi-dimensional blue color is giving us all the Cinderella feels and we think Hilary should only wear pastel hues. She's tried pink, blue, and silver inspired too, and this girl just can't do any wrong in our books. According to Glamour, Duff said this about her new hair, "It takes a while to get used to. My makeup has to be different, colors that I wear have to change a little bit." This is a sentiment that a lot of stars and hairdressers seem to share, with pastel hair comes bolder makeup too; a lot of our references point out that pastel hued hair calls for bolder looks, and full face glam, rather than a more natural look, and most stars tend to agree. Los Angeles Times reported Duff also said this about her evolving style, "I love that you can take on a different role. You can just put something on and all of a sudden you've morphed into something different. It brings out a tone in your personality and you get to play with that." We hope the star isn't feeling blue because we love this pastel hue.
11 Jaime King And Her Blue Valentine Hair
Jaime King, famous for her role in Hart of Dixie, debuted this amazing blonde-blue, ombre dip dye look back in 2012 and we're just about ready to dye our hair blue now too! We're absolutely loving the watercolor quality to this color and the way that she's chosen a multi-dimensional color, versus just one shade of blue. King has tried lots of hair trends over the years; she went rose gold back in 2015, but we're wishing she would bring back this blue, which we're officially declaring the perfect summer hue. What's King's secret to beautiful healthy hair, no matter the color? According to Byrdie, the star said this about healthy hair, "I think the biggest mistake you can make is washing your hair every day. You know with so much on it - so much heat and all of this stuff - and I've had my hair worked on since I was a baby, and it's still beautiful and healthy, and it's because I don't wash it. You need to have the natural oils of your hair, and people know this by now, but I think a lot of people don't actually follow it. That's the one thing I can say is that it's a real truth." The star only washes her hair once or twice a week, which is not only good for natural oils but helps keep color locked in too!
10 Kelly Osbourne Rocks Fiery Red
Kelly Osbourne is known for her lavender locks; this girl knows how to rock a mauve, but today we're looking at a more recent color from Kelly, this fiery red-orange. The star took to Instagram last August to post the new color and captioned a photo, "Welcome to the new ME!" She, of course, used a fire emoji, because, well, duh. Kelly is another star who has done it all when it comes to color, from granny grey to pink, and lavender too, this star will try any rainbow inspired color hue, which is why it is not a surprise that she tried a red-orange shade for summer! Kelly opened up to Glamour a few years ago to explain why she was apprehensive about red hair, she said this about her mom, "She wishes I would go back to blond. She'll call me, really serious, and say 'I think it's time for a change.' I'm like, 'Mom, you have hair the color of a fire engine.' I would look like her mini-me. I tried red once, and I looked like a carrot. I also wouldn't go brown, because then I would look like my father. But I've tried green, blue, purple, black. The lavender I really like." Kelly did decide to try red again, with a little orange mixed in and we're glad she did because while she doesn't look like a fire engine, she certainly looks fiery!
9 Katy Perry Is 'Hot N Cold' With Purple Hair
Katy Perry has tried a lot of hair looks too. She's done blue, green, pink, purple, red, black, blonde, pixie, long, and pretty much everything in between! Today, we're looking at a few colors Perry has tried, the first being this pretty purple. Perry's looks are hot and never cold, which is why we love this pastel-loving California girl and all the variations of purple she's worn. Katy opened up to Glamour about her identity as a celebrity saying this, "I'm Katy Perry onstage. At home, I'm Katheryn Hudson. I've created this cartoon look when performing, but offstage I don't always have three hours to put it together." She then said this about her hair, "I'm naturally the most boring dishwater squirrel brown. So I've been playing with colors since I was 15. I loved the grunge green, and shocking blue was fun. Colored hair is such a huge accessory that you don't even need to add extra stuff." We love how bold and brave Perry is with her hair color, and although her onstage persona may be a little cartoony, we love that the star admits it takes a long time to look like that, we're thinking Perry rocks her hair at home and is living by her statement that you don't need to accessorize colored hair!
8 Ellie Goulding - An Introduction To Yellow Hair
Ellie Goulding rocked this sunshine-inspired, yellow look back in 2015 and we're not sure if we love it like she does. Does it represent a part of the rainbow that seemingly the only other celeb to try was Lady Gaga? Yes, but this shade just seems hard to pull off if you ask us! This yellow-orange look, paired with this all black dress is giving some serious sunflower feels. Ellie told BT this about the unusual look, "I actually really loved this [color]. I remember when I was getting ready for the MTV European Music Award and I had my blow dry, I felt really sexy. I knew it would cause a bit of attention and couldn't wait to wear it on the red carpet." Her look certainly did get some attention, as the color really doesn't have much history on the red carpet, or at all! Goulding has also experimented with purple and grey tones, even pink in the past, but is most well known for her platinum blonde locks. We've seen golden blonde before, but this look is just plain yellow, and we don't think it's as good as gold to us. We think Ellie should stick with blonde!
7 Demi Lovato Was Too Cool For Summer With Her Blue Hair
Back in 2013, Demi Lovato debuted her blue hair hue. According to E! News, Demi's stylist said this about the color change, "Demi looked up blue hair on Pinterest and showed me a couple of photos she liked. We've been planning it ever since she has been going blond. We started taking her lighter at the beginning of the year. She was thinking of going pink or purple, but she kept going back to blue. I used four different blues and greens." We love this look on Demi! Demi has tried pink and purple at this point too, and currently is wearing a more natural look, but we're wishing she would go back to blue, even if it was just cool toned for the summer! Demi opened up to Allure and said this about her hair, "I love changing my hair a lot - I think it's fun. I used to always want to dye my hair blue and purple and pink when I was younger. But I was busy trying to make it in the industry as an actress, and it was hard to go in for auditions with blue hair. And so when I heard of the dip-dye trend, I loved it, and I felt like I could finally dye my hair blue. You know you've made it when you can dye your hair blue." Demi really has made it, and we're loving her hair no matter what the color is!
6 Rita Ora With The Rainbow Ombre
Rita Ora made headlines this week when people continued to accuse her of being "Becky with the good hair," and while we can neither confirm or deny these claims, we do happen to know that she's Rita with the rainbow hair and we're totally obsessed with it. Rita Ora is a famous singer, and has done songs like, "I Will Never Let You Down," and this rainbow hair is definitely not letting us down, as a matter of fact, we're living for it. Rita opened up to Great Hair Inspiration and said this about her hair, "Some people feel really weird about talking about hair extensions, but the reality is your hair can't grow overnight, so why not get creative. The trick is, you have to completely own it, and that's a confidence thing. I was only 14 (when I started dyeing my hair), which is why my hair is so short and damaged now. Olaplex is save-your-life stuff for blonde people. It's a hardcore treatment that really fixes your hair." Ora is open about the fact that she doesn't have good hair, because of all the dye and styling over the years, which has been her argument for why she can't be the girl Beyonce is singing about. According to Teen Vogue, Ora's stylist said that she likes to "talk with her hair." And girl, we're listening, we're here for it, and we're loving it.
5 Katy Perry Has Peacock Inspired Blue Hair
Katy Perry looks like a peacock with this vibrant blue hue! We warned you that Perry would show up on our list a few times because this girl has rocked every color of the rainbow! She is our unicorn spirit animal. Katy has done a couple of blue looks, this bold bang bob, a pin-up inspired long wave with short forehead bangs and even a washed out teal look! Katy's colorist opened up to Pop Crush about the color change and said this, "Katy wanted to go this particular color blue for a few weeks now. It didn't take long to transition to this color as we have been working together previously. We have a great relationship - Katy is the ideal client because she loves to be creative and unpredictable with her look." We can't imagine how much fun it must be when Katy decides on a new unicorn-inspired shade and how much work must go into to, Katy knows her hair has been damaged in the process; Pop Crush reports the star said, "I'll probably have to shave my head one day because of all of it. I'm having fun with my hair color because I was black-haired for 10 years. That was a long time, so I just decided to change things up, try new things and see what worked." We think any color works on Katy!
4 Maisie Williams From 'Game Of Thrones' Fame To Game Of Blue Hair
Maisie Williams, famous for her role as Arya Stark on Game of Thrones, recently decided to try blue hair too! According to Bustle, the famous actress only wore this deep-dark blue as a transition to a black root with ombre teal color that she sported a few weeks later. Her latter look gives us some serious mermaid vibes, but we also love this darker, dustier color too! According to Vogue Maisie opened up recently about her untraditional beauty. She said this, "It's only now I'm starting to realize the characters that are available to me because of the way I look and the characters that aren't available to me. It's a very shallow industry. And I don't look like someone who is cast in roles...Don't get me wrong. I'm completely in awe of Hollywood's leading ladies. I love looking at those totally jaw-droppingly beautiful women. But I think it's sad that you only get to see one type of beautiful on screen." We think Maisie is beautiful and that it's time to stand up for all types of beautiful, not just the traditional Hollywood beauty we're used to. Here's to hoping that a teal haired Maisie gets cast in something we're going to see in theaters soon!
3 Lena Dunham - Girls With Green Hair
Lena Dunham is another star that's gotten involved in the wave of rainbow inspired unicorn hair, and she rocked this unique green color, which we haven't seen a lot of other stars try! This color is very mint chocolate chip meets Green Lantern and we're not sure how to feel about it. Lena generally doesn't wear too much makeup, which seems to be a staple to rocking the non-traditional hair colors. According to Us Weekly Magazine, the star said this about her beauty routine, "I feel prettier with a naked face and ChapStick. But a good haircut makes a huge difference." Lena Dunham wrote an article for Vogue about cutting her own hair over the years. She wrote, "I will never forget the first time I cut my own bangs: the power, the adrenaline. I was twelve years old, standing in the fluorescent light of my parents' bathroom with a pair of orange-handled craft scissors, unaware that I was standing on the precipice of self-definition." It's probably something we all tried as a pre-teen, but we think Dunham learned something we all did, it's best to leave the scissors and the dye job to the professionals!
2 Ava Phillipe - Legally Blonde To Rainbow Hair
Ava Phillippe, the new model, and daughter of the famous Reese Witherspoon is goals. Due to her amazing relationship with her mom, the fact that she looks like a young Elle Woods, and her amazing aesthetic on Instagram, we're obsessed with this mini-Reese and we're loving her colored hair moments! This young star has tried blue, pink, and this very cool dip dye look too. This look is very highlighter chic and we love the neon vibe. She captioned an Instagram of the pretty, playful 'do "Playing with exposure," but we're thinking she should have captioned it "Playing with color!" Mom, Reese Witherspoon, opened up to Romper to gush about how cool and creative her daughter is; she said this, "She's so much cooler than I am! She knows a lot about fashion, and she has her own sense of style, which is amazing. She tells me whether or not I can wear things." Ava definitely has a sense of style. She seems to like pink hair best, wearing it a few times over and sporting it at Coachella last year too. We think pink suits the star, or maybe we're just trying to make her look more like Elle Woods, but who can blame us?!
1 Miley Cyrus Goes From Rainbowland To Rainbow Wig
Okay, so this one is obviously a wig, and arguably not a very good one, but still, we're loving that Miley gave the rainbow hair trend a try, especially after singing about "Rainbowland" on her album Younger Now. According to AZLyrics, the song goes, "Living in a Rainbowland/The skies are blue and things are grand/Wouldn't it be nice to live in paradise/Where we're free to be exactly who we are." Miley is exactly who she is in this wild rainbow wig and not only are the skies blue but her hair too! According to Refinery 29, Miley said this about her ever-evolving style, "For chicks, you've gotta look a certain way all the time, and I just don't wanna do that." Miley's look has certainly changed over the years; she seems happiest now, rocking a boho, beach look, complete with denim and a lot of printed tops and dresses. Although we like her more natural vibe, we're kind of wishing she would try the rainbow trend for real! According to Bustle, the song ends with, "We are rainbows, me and you/Every color, every hue/Let's shine through/Together we can start livin' in a Rainbowland." Bustle reports that Cyrus said this about the song, "Because a rainbow's not a rainbow without all the different colors." We think the same thing about Miley!
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