The Best and Worst of Celebrities Trying to Make Pink Hair Happen

Pink is the new black — or, erm, blonde — apparently.

We don’t know if it’s the summer months making people feel funny or a delayed angst phase, but celebrities are loving pink hair right now. Whether it’s just a few highlights or a full-on color change, splashes of pink are popping up all over Hollywood. For years, celebrities have tried making the pink ’do look fierce, and some have succeeded. Others…eh…not so much. Check out these 15 celebs who have braved the pink hair and received very different results.

  • 1 Hilary Duff
    Hilary’s two-toned hair is the perfect mix of edgy and classic. The intertwined colors are interesting, and the gray accents make the pink really stand out.

  • 2 Kelly Ripa
    The heavy fuchsia color just doesn’t feel natural on her.

  • 3 Nicole Richie
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    The light pink color is perfect for Nicole’s bouncy personality.

  • 4 Jessie J
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    Bubblicious, much?

  • 5 Demi Lovato
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    Demi is a hair risk-taker, and in her case, extreme. This full-on pink ’do looks electric on her.

  • 6 Helen Mirren
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    The Queen can never go wrong.

  • 7 Christina Aguilera
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    The neon pink and platinum blonde combination on Christina looks a little juvenile. Almost like a funky Barbie doll from the early 2000s.

  • 8 Lauren Conrad
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    Like Christina, LC would have looked better with a lighter pink. Plus, the small dab of pink makes this style look unfinished.

  • 9 Katy Perry
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    Demi and Katy share a similar penchant for wild hairstyles, and they both can pull them off. The contrast between this modern color and and the classic physical style is extremely interesting.

  • 10 Nicki Minaj
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    Again, no words needed. Flawless with every hairstyle.

  • 11 Lady Gaga
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    This throwback Gaga hairstyle works because the singer took a risk and put all of the coloring up front instead of behind.

  • 12 Perez Hilton
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    He looks like a 16-year-old MySpace kid.

  • 13 Rachel McAdams
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    While the pink/blonde contrast is a little jarring, Rachel makes this work by filling her hair with enough pink so that it feels balanced.

  • 14 Rihanna
    It’s a little too Pepto-Bismol for us, but RiRi pretty much makes everything work for her.

  • 15 Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting
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    Hilary Duff and Kaley employ a similar style here. By (seemingly) tinting her hair gray, the pink comes off more seamless.