While everyone else is experimenting with crazy hair colors (at least that’s the case if our Instagram feeds are any indication), Nicole Richie seems to be sending out the message that she’s been there and done that. At the launch of her House of Harlow 1960 pop-up store in Los Angeles, Richie debuted a new striking short haircut and bright-blonde color.
Richie’s new look has a bowl-cut effect when viewed from the front but then extends longer in the back into a supershort bob. It’s giving us major Ruby Rose vibes—with a pinch of Chanel couture wigs mixed in—so obviously we’re into it.
Richie has never been one to shy away from unconventional hair colors, and while we’ve loved seeing her experiment with them, we find her return to blonde to be refreshing. But we’re not counting on this back-to-basics phase lasting long. “My hair changes color, as you can see, with every wash,” Richie once told us in an interview. “The way I look at hair is it’s just hair color. I don’t use permanent hair color—it washes out. It will go grow back. I’ve always liked changing up my look.”
And for those of you who are based on the West Coast, it’s worth stopping by Richie’s pop-up—located at the Grove and open until July 16—for a slew of awesome beauty events it will be hosting throughout the week. On Friday, Richie’s makeup artist Beau Nelson will be teaching attendees how to get Richie’s signature smoky-eye look, and on Sunday, Richie’s colorist Danny Moon will be re-creating Richie’s bold hues on customers using Manic Panic. So if you’ve ever wanted to emulate Richie’s bubble-gum pink, this is your chance.
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