Kelly Osbourne on her lavender-hair haters: “Sorry – you have housewife hair”

Kelly Osbourne has a lovely photo shoot in the new issue of Glamour Mag. I know, we usually don’t use the word “lovely” with “Kelly Osbourne” but despite it all, I kind of root for the girl. She’s still insisting on the lavender hair, and she’s still insisting on this kind of styling… and you know what? It could be so, so much worse. I think she looks really pretty in these photos. Her makeup is amazing and she photographs well. Here’s Kelly’s interview with Glamour:

GLAMOUR: You grew up in such a unique family. How did they impact your style?
KELLY OSBOURNE: Because [of them] I’ve seen the world and been exposed to all walks of life. It has a major impact on how I dress and who I am. I have this ability to really not care if people don’t like what I’m wearing.

GLAMOUR: In that vein, when did you start using your hair to express yourself?
KELLY OSBOURNE: When I was 13, I had hair the color of gold down to my butt. I had an argument with my mom and yelled, “F–k you!” and chopped off half my hair. My dad could not look at me without pissing himself laughing.

GLAMOUR: Your mom’s not a fan of your new trademark lavender either, right?
KELLY OSBOURNE: 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.”

GLAMOUR: You’ve tried tons of shades. Why not your mom’s?
KELLY OSBOURNE: I would look like her mini- me. I tried red once, and I looked like a carrot. I also wouldn’t go too brown, because then I would look like my father. But I’ve tried green, blue, purple, black. The lavender I really like.

GLAMOUR: What do you say to people who snipe about your own risky, fabulous hair?
KELLY OSBOURNE: I dyed my hair shades of gray because I like it, and it pissed a lot of people off. Now I get tweeted 20 pictures a day of girls coloring their hair like mine. So if you don’t like it, sorry—you have housewife hair.

GLAMOUR: Your controversial $250,000 diamond mani at last year’s Emmys…any regrets?
KELLY OSBOURNE: They picked a few people to wear it for publicity; it was an honor. It’s a lot of money, but you’re telling me you’d say no? Hello! You can shut up.

[From Glamour]

I wouldn’t mind if she went back to blonde either, but I guess I’m one of the few people who really doesn’t mind the lavender at this point. Though I imagine it must be hell on her hair, right? What does “The Lavender Process” do to your natural hair? Does it just tear it up?

Photos courtesy of Glamour.

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  1. Audrey says:

    She looks bad enough (due to her own choices, not nature), but when she opens her mouth, she becomes REALLY ugly.

  2. val says:

    Whoa, she looks amazing!!! Good for her, and the hair color is fab too!

  3. Chatcat says:

    Kelly looks great … when she is completely airbrushed in a picture. Beyond that her “inner ugly” trumps any attractiveness she trys to pull off…regardless of the color. She is like so many other chicks that are famous for ??????

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      “They picked a few people to wear it for publicity; it was an honor. It’s a lot of money, but you’re telling me you’d say no? Hello! You can shut up.”

      Yes, Kelly, I am telling you I’d say HELL NO to a ridiculous $250K diamond manicure and no, I will not shut up.

      LOL @ rich kids like Kelly who front like they’re badass rebels when at the end of the day, they’re no better than a Kardashian.

      • The Original Tiffany says:

        I couldn’t wrap my head around this manicure until I looked it up. It isn’t like she had a diamond fixed to her nail for the night and then returned, that bottle of polish costs 250K and has 267C of black diamonds.
        Why? I could buy a family a HOME with that money.

        That is disgusting. I’ll stick to my home manicures, thanks.

        The Lavender process is the same as any other color like blond. I have blue right now. The first time when they bleach the color out of your hair is really the only damage. You do that once plus roots as they come in. The color that goes over it doesn’t harm it. Kind of fills the cuticle back in and coats it. Taking the color OUT of it when she wants to go back to blond is going to be the harmful thing.

      • Meaghan says:

        It is ridiculously expensive nailpolish, for people with too much money and not enough sense. However, if I was asked to wear it, and didn’t have to buy it, I TOTALLY would have. Think of all the publicity it has given her, and to celebs all they care about is getting their name in magazines and what not. Smart PR move.

      • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

        @Meaghan – smart PR move? In what way? In a let’s-see-how-many-people-we-can-disgust kind of way? Why would anyone with a decent level of ethic consciousness or common sense agree to it even if it were free? It sets a an irresponsible example. Also, PR-wise, I had not even heard she did that until now, and the Emmy’s were a while back..and I’d say I’m pretty caught up on celeb gossip.

      • jwoolman says:

        How is the diamond manicure any different than actually wearing expensive diamonds? I imagine the diamonds can be recovered somehow. Dangerous if you’re a nailbiter, though.

    • LadyJane says:

      She is so ‘shopped I would have had no idea who it was without the title of the article. And the purple hair… well it is a bit sad when your ‘career’ is reduced to a hair colour. What is her talent again? Seriously. What is it?

    • marie says:

      ha, completely agree with all you guys. I can’t stand this chick.

    • yariettt says:

      I just googled the mani, and it looks crappy.. All lumpy and it looks like about 5 coats too many of polish. What a waste, this girl is a totally entitled jerk. She should never speak in public or on fashion police. And I’m a cosmetologist, so I can testify to what Tiff said. You just bleach out all the color, same as stefani or aguilera. It’s very damaging but your hair can be fine as long as you don’t go back and forth between light and dark. That’s the mistake a lot of young people make. If you’re going to bleach all of the protein out of your hair, don’t bounce back and forth. Go to a professional and get deep conditioning and other added services to replace what was stripped out of your hair by the bleach. A Demi or semi permanent color over the bleach will help repair damage. And if you need to bleach your hair, make sure to only get touch ups and don’t ever repeatedly bleach the same hair.

    • LastDaze says:

      I kind of like Kelly and she looks amazing in these photos. But what exactly does she do to claim fame?

  4. Blue says:

    Wow she really does look pretty, then she opens her mouth. Ughh.

  5. gee says:

    She looks REALLY pretty in these pics.

  6. Hahahahaha says:

    My my my,how we’ve evolved!

  7. Jackie Jormp Jomp (formerly Zelda) says:

    I like the lavender. It’s not over the top and it beats the hell out of the only seemingly gossip-commenter-acceptable option of “light brown with blond hilights, softly fringed at the side.”

  8. Mirella says:

    She looks really pretty in these pictures.

  9. pepi says:

    WOW! beautiful pics!, I agree, she looks amazing

  10. Heather says:

    Huh. I’m a housewife with blue hair. Suck it, Kelly.

  11. Relli says:

    This chick is like an overgrown teenager.

    Honestly does anyone care about her lavender hair? Has the public raised outrage? No, she likes to act like she has something to be controversial about. I have friends who are always dying their hair of shade of the rainbow, they are called hair stylists and its awesome.

    Points though for not bringing up that she was “formerly” fat and never thought she would be skinny or Christina Aguilera.

  12. Jane says:

    People pissing themselves over lavender hair need to get a life.

  13. Melissa says:

    I’m sure it’s hell on hair. The lavender is such a light color that she probably has to bleach all her hair before dying it.
    I try to give her a chance but then all I leave with is bitch and try-hard. By the way, how did she become a thing with fashion? She’s not really innovative or even memorable most of the time.

  14. Aubra says:

    Her looks has evolved…the rest of her, meh!

  15. amada basura says:

    um no fattie YOU have housewife hair. bad dye job, uneven. funny that such an ugly (inside and out), badly dressed girl gets to sit with a mutilated madam puppet and her spoiled daughter and make fun of everyone else. those kettles have found we pots exceedingly black.

  16. Apples says:

    She looks beautiful in these pictures!
    I feel like the cool lavender hue really works for her skin tone.
    “Housewife hair” made me laugh; I can be too conservative, but, my excuse to myself is that I live in Boston.

  17. Samantha says:

    Deeper purple would look better. The lavender looks too washed out.

  18. aims says:

    Yes Kelly, we’re jealous of your hair. I agree, she looks great here. I wasnt sure if it was really her.

  19. Layale says:

    How can you tell if she’s been airbrushed or not in these pics? I kinda like the lavender hair. She’s very photogenic, for sure. Love her eyes!

    • DreamyK says:

      I looked at pictures of her when she was younger that had close ups of her eyes and they are hazel and not that bright green.

      So, yeah. Totally photoshopped. That combined with the lecture about housewife hair? Insufferable. Someone should spank her, put a nappie on her ass and send her to her crib for an early nap.

    • Nina W says:

      Seriously you can’t see how obvious the alteration is? I don’t even have a good eye for this stuff but watch her on Fashion Police where you can see her and then look at these photos and tell me they’re not heavily altered. She looks nothing like these photos on the show.

  20. Jenna says:

    “Housewife Hair?” *eyeroll* Mkay then, Kelly. And I REALLY hate that she’s on Fashion Police on E! when some of her outfits are so damn atrocious!!!

  21. lisa2 says:

    She looks pretty in the pictures. She has her own style and is an individual.

  22. Quinn says:

    Wow…I bet Kelly wishes she looked like that in REAL LIFE! :)

  23. Summer says:

    I love her hair color. And her makeup is great in this photoshoot.

  24. Ally says:

    Photoshop’s amazing these days.

    Not getting the love for Kelly, she can be so vicious like her mother.

  25. Cait says:

    Ugh, she always comes across as so bitchy and unpleasant.

  26. mkyarwood says:

    she certainly looks the way she wanted to ten years ago. arrested development. I really like that orange plaid, tho.

  27. fabgrrl says:

    Ah, I see Skinny, Bitchy Kelly is back. don’t worry, Fatty, Sloppy Kelly will make an appearance in a few months, letting us know how stupid lavender hair is.

  28. Murphy says:

    I don’t much care for Kelly or the color of her hair (it always looks like its faded to me) but “Sorry you have housewife hair” was a pretty good come back, I lol’d

  29. Jean says:

    I really like her eye color. She looks gorgeous, never thought I’d say that about her.

  30. HulaHoop says:

    Why is she even in Glamour? Seriously, what is her talent besides snarking on the clothes that people wear and criticizing Christina Aguilara for being “fat”? She just grates my nerves!

  31. Jess says:

    I loved her grey hair and I love the lavendar hair now. And she looks great in this photo shoot.

  32. Miss Kiki says:

    I don’t think I’m ever going to like this girl or her mother. Jack I’m down with but Kelly and Sharon really grate on me.

  33. LAK says:

    I like her hair, but sorry Kelly, having rainbow hair isn’t original or interesting.

  34. tabasco says:

    i quite like the lavender hair, but she can f-ck off with the b-tchy comments b/c homegirl only has a “job” that allows lavender hair b/c she was born into rich/famous.

  35. Hautie says:

    I have always loved lavender for a hair color. It reminds me of my Granny and her sisters.

    They all had this same shade of lilac for many decades. Along with their shampoo-set hair-do’s!

    Even to their final resting place.

    And Fanciful hair rinse has been selling this shade of lavender for decades to elderly women… there is nothing cutting edge about it.

    So there is no need for Kelly to be so bitchy about it. No one cares if she wants to wear the same color hair as my dearly departed Grandmother did….

  36. ramona says:

    I love the lavender hair. I would do it myself, if I could be bothered to keep on top of the roots… alas, I am a lazy, lazy girl.

  37. lylaooo says:

    she looks beutiful….and this color of hair works only on her….. i don´t think its ugly ..

  38. LIVEALOT says:

    who is the photographer?? this pics are gorg!

  39. K-rock says:

    I’ve never seen her look more beautiful. These pics are stunning! As for her hair, the color doesn’t bother me at all. Its not like its a harsh one toned purple.
    I like it.
    Keep on keepin’ on Kelly!

  40. JuneBug says:

    The hair color is too fab…but Kelly ? She fucking sucks, and that’s why she’s on T.V. Her and her Mother are raging bitches.. And anyone else hate the way her jaw moves when she speaks ? Maybe someone broke her jaw…a girl can

  41. Doesn’t tear it up any more that the blond blond…

  42. Pollo says:

    I rather have housewife hair than have a fat gene. How about that?!

  43. Sunnyjyl says:

    I love Kelly. She has to deal with a lot of snark, and is quite good at returning it. I think she looks lovely, but I think anyone who has fun with their look is lovely. Why not?

  44. bns says:

    I actually like her hair, at least in these pictures, but she’s pretty obnoxious for someone so useless.

  45. twoblues says:

    Housewife hair? “F–k You” too.

  46. Jane says:

    The makeup is excellent. I don’t think I have ever seen her so well made up as in this shoot. I also think there has been some Photoshopping going on, but everyone does that now anyway.

    But, the hair color does nothing for her IMO. The photos are obviously very carefully lighted and/or adjusted in Photoshop to be as flattering as possible. But I have seen other pictures of her without the special lighting and the lavender color makes her very fair skin look a little gray and washed out.

  47. Sandra says:

    Look how her mother acts and add her dad’s behaviour and see why she ended up on drugs.

    Since she turned everything around her hair color is …much ado about nothing.

    She’ll always have a mouth to shoot off but its better to be that way than being back on drugs and being another Lindsay Lohan.

  48. shewolf says:

    Oops she pissed off the housewives…

  49. nikzilla37 says:

    Holy smoke, I would not have recognized her. Did she have work done?

  50. Boo says:

    I’m not a lavender-hair hater. I am a Kelly-Osbourne hater.

    And yet, I like Sharon Osbourne. At least Sharon has a sense of humor.

  51. Minty says:

    Oh that’s rich, coming from a talentless, foul-mouthed celebretard with a huge manjaw, who gets dressed in complete darkness. Better to have housewife hair than nursing home hair.

    I’m laughing at the comments saying how pretty she is. The credit for that, folks, goes to the skilled Photoshop artist, not the mediocre model.

  52. MG says:

    I think she looks great in these pics. Not a fan of the lavender but who cares. I don’t normally watch DWTS but I saw the finale episode she was on and she really cracked me up during the shots of rehearsal etc.

  53. mln76 says:

    Lets congratulate the magazine for excellent photoshopping that isn’t what she looks like. She’s not smart,pretty,or nice and she is no fashion expert just was born with a Dad who was talented before he killed his brain cells.

  54. Word says:

    The photoshop guy deserves a raise. He’s the talented one here

  55. Mrsjennyk says:

    Ugh, can not stand this arrogant beotch!
    Famous for absolutely nothing. Can she go away already????

  56. Mrsjennyk says:

    Ugh, can not stand this arrogant cow!
    Famous for absolutely nothing. Can she go away already????

  57. Michele says:

    Wow I didn’t recognize her even with her trademark lavender hair. She looks so different. I guess it’s due to all of the massive airbrushing/photoshopping going on in the pics.

  58. emma says:

    I think it looks great on her.

  59. Twolilladybugs says:

    Actually she has real housewives hair in the bottom picture. And if she’s going to brag about her hair the least she could do is keep up with the roots!

  60. Havik says:

    Kelly darling, if people hating on the color of your hair is the largest of your problems do kindly take a seat.

  61. some bitch says:

    She looks beautiful in the photos with the styling and makeup. I really do have to give her props for losing weight a few years back and keeping it off (very difficult) but her horrible attitude is a strong repellent.

    Guess I have housewife hair too! I let my hair (naturally golden blonde) be after it shed from over-processing and poor diet and it was the best decision I ever made.

    • DreamyK says:

      I strongly believe she got a lap band like her mother did.

      She actually farted out that suddenly becoming “Happy made me lose weight”. I call major bullshit on that. No woman wakes up fat and out shape and says “I’m happy today, I think I’ll completely change my life by losing all this weight”. No. We get to weight loss out of a sense of desperation and motivation. Once we start to lose weight and see the difference, or others notice, that’s when the “Happy” begins and makes losing more weight a somewhat easier endeavor.

  62. Manda says:

    She looks pretty but all the photos are taken at an angle. Also, what ‘s the point of looking beautiful when you’re ugly on the inside?

  63. Fue McCormick says:

    I totally dig her lavender hair! If I were 20 years younger, I would totally be rockin’ it! LOVE IT!!!

  64. jenny piccolo says:

    She looks ridiculous.

  65. Madriani's Girl says:

    Lavendar hair or not – she looks GORGEOUS!

  66. Alexa says:

    I’m a fan of Kelly’s style because it’s usually flavored with classic “London-look” punk & prep pieces. Love these pics of her. And I’m one that really is drawn to her lavendar hair coloring.

    Is it just me or do her bosoms look uncharacteristically bodacious in these pics?

  67. Donna says:

    She looks like Fergie (BEP), esp. In the second pic.

  68. jenny piccolo says:

    She still looks ridiculous.

  69. Green_Eyes says:

    I love her hair & think she owns it..but then again at 23 I was driving my future mother in law crazy w/ my long 80′s hair the sameShade as Kelly O’s. Made for some amazing engagement portraits though. I almost didn’t recognize Kelly in the first shot though.. Agreeshe looks amazing, but some things she says… Not so attractive.

  70. skuddles says:

    I’ve never thought of KO as attractive before but she looks rather good here – probably thanks to an amazing makeup artist.

  71. Aagje says:

    Try getting a real job with hair that shade, instead of one you got solely on account of your father’s success…

    She annoys the living hell out of me, trying to be a rebel but kissing asses of her famous friends and being a complete bitch to others. At least Sharon has a sense of humour.

  72. natalina says:

    even with all the $ in the world u can still be ugly

  73. Louise says:

    HOW much photoshop?! I’d love to see the originals.

    She’s butt ugly in all natural pics.

  74. Boolean says:

    She looks pretty, but sort of fake in the pictures. It almost doesn’t even look like her. But I like her attitude, it’s nice that she just does her own thing and doesn’t care. And it’s true about the nail polish; who would turn it down?

  75. Lari says:

    While she looks good, she also looks like the old ladies walking down any Eastern European city (and town) side-walk. So, no Kelly…you actually do have ‘housewife hair’!
    I lived in Ukraine and that’s what they all wear because the older ladies can’t afford good hair products and the cheap ones turn a weird shade of purple/lilac after rinsing!
    And while she is pretty, this is photoshoped to high heaven – she looks like a manequin in some of these shots.

  76. erica says:

    She looks gorgeous here!! I love her lavender hair, and I don’t get why people are dissing her for it. I’ve always loved her edgy style, beginning from when she was a young teen on the Osbournes. Cool, gorgeous girl!

  77. Starlight says:

    Beautiful including the purple hair.

  78. Wanda Full says:

    I love her hair. I love her style and hair/beauty choices. She is the perfect example of someone who wasn’t super-beautiful to begin with, but through the use of her own personal style totally transformed herself. Go Kelly!! :)

  79. TG says:

    She looks amazing in these pics and I think she is adorable. I am only concerned about the purple because it looks gray and she has worn the look out, though it works in these photos. I am disappointed that she felt the need to tell anyone who doesn’t like her hair that they have house wife hair. I thought she was a nice cool person, this statement is making me think otherwise. If she really didn’t give a flying f*ck about what others think of her style she wouldn’t feel the need to insult everyone. I chopped my hair off and I really don’t care if others like it. I hope they do, but I am not insulted if they don’t and my friends are welcome to their opinion too, good or bad.

  80. hillbillyinthecorner says:

    That a beautiful job of Photo shopping going on in those pictures her face has been photo shopped to a inch of her life… smoothed jaw slimmed down and her chin pulled out to balance her face in every shot…. her face is a almost perfect square jaw in real life…and its gone bye bye in those shots and she has a oval face…….but really beautiful work…. But that is NOT what she looks like in real life…..Fake as hell …Hmmmmmmm ! Love to have that done to some of mine…..

  81. GirlyGirl says:

    Next she’ll go after the Photoshop haters.

  82. Stephanie says:

    I disagree that she photographs well. I’ve seen other pictures of her that don’t look so hot and she sort of looks like a bobblehead. I think the girl photoshops well which is probably just as important in a magazine spread. And, sorry, Kelly, but just because my hair is not a color of the rainbow, it doesn’t mean I look like a housewife.

  83. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    Dear Ms. Osbourne,

    Thank-you for applying to be America’s Next London Dame Edna, your interest in the program is appreciated. Unfortunately, we cannot hire you for this position at this time. I’m sure that this news is greatly disappointing to you but we are certain you will still be successful in your future professional effort. Be assured that the competiton was very close, but the retiring Dame was said to have wanted to go a different way–a more realistically feminine way and The Kids In The Hall aren’t doing anything after the risible comedy condom Death Comes To Town got the banished to the outermost city limits of Iqaluit. If you so wish, Shea Stadium is going into previews for Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Fat and what with the tragic passing of Divine in 1988, I wouldn’t be surprised if Bob Mackie says he sees promise in your gold-festooned cankles. You two *are* very close friends, yes? So, you’ll never have to say, ‘If I had her body…’ ever again. Hear that? Ko-Ko Dancer, your life is calling.


    Tova Borgnine’s Academy Of Intermediate Zirconias and Acting Excellence

  84. J7 says:

    Aside from the hair color, she looks absolutely gorgeous.

  85. XOGAMI says:

    Kaiser, my high opinion of you went down a little with this articles, the majority of your readers loathe this untalented creature, reconsider your stance towards her.

    Love you,

  86. UghInsomnia says:

    Maybe it’s just my monitor, but that lavender looks pretty damned gray to me.

  87. TeresaToo says:

    The hair color looks like dirty cobwebs. But the worst of it is her scads of just awful tattoos. I’m not a big fan of tattoos, period, but iff you’re going to have them, at least do soemthing a little bit more self aware than little boy and little girl skulls on your feet (I mean, good grief) and a keyboard on your arm when you don’t play… Can you say “acting out”?

  88. Genevieve says:

    I don’t care about her hair color, but hello photoshop! Geez, could they have airbrushed those pics a bit more!?!?!?

  89. andrea says:

    I really like the lavender, actually. Not for me, but for someone like her, it works. As for the attitude, well, it’s Kelly Osbourne. Although I’ve read that she can be quite charming in person if she likes. As for the photoshopping, holy cow, I honestly didn’t recognize her in the 2nd photo. I thought for a second the Glamour shoot was about her and some other girls.

  90. Aud says:

    Has she had work done on her face?
    She looks like she’s had an eyebrow lift, which has added an almond shape like effect to her eyes.
    As for her hair?
    That style was in fashion for the old women in my neighbourhood. Back then we called them the pink and blue rinse mob.

  91. Patricia says:

    I love her and the whole family.

  92. Nance says:

    She must be photoshop to death or have two pound of makeup, she never look that great in her public apperance.

  93. xoxokaligrl says:

    I did not know people were still talking about her hair, or her for that matter.

    Regardless, she looks ok.

  94. DandyBrandy says:

    She kinda looks like Fergie here.

  95. Aurora says:

    She looks amazing, love her hair

  96. dahlianoir says:

    I can’t imagine saying “fu*k you mom” at 13 to my mother. I guess I wouldn’t be here today LOL

  97. VV says:

    Photoshop aside I do like her hair. I have liked it from the start… it’s different! If I wasn’t so ‘weird’ about colouring my hair and worrying about damage I’d have that colour.

  98. Jax says:

    Housewife hair?? What a loud-mouthed, ridiculous, pompous little tw*t!! What’s she do again? Rely on Mommy and Daddy for her fame and fortune? Put a sock in it you stupid little girl.

  99. Crash says:

    Do celebrities really think we don’t know how they really look?? Her face is HALF it’s usual size. She has a face as big as a basketball. Suddenly, thanks to photoshop, she has a models cheekbones?? This kind of crap insults me. Her basketball head is bad enough. Add into it her mouth and I can’t understand why her fifteen minutes isn’t up yet.

  100. Jay Elle says:

    I LOVE her hair. I would totally do it if I wasn’t a professional…

  101. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    She looks like a mannequin in the pics – I can’t imagine how many hours and hours of photoshop it took to achieve that look. And I think they messed up her head. Sometimes the bottom half of her head (the jaws) looks wider than the top half (forehead) — can a human being have those proportions? Aren’t our brains bigger than our jaws?

    But since this is photoshop, humans can even look like insects (the Ralph Lauren ads). So I guess an inverted-head mannequin isn’t as bad as an insect. But really, companies should just stop with the photoshop already.

  102. Tuxedo Cat says:

    I went gray in my mid-twenties. I would totally have done this to my hair at her age. Another look I admire is Kristin McMenemamy? the supermodel who has let her hair grow out gray to waist-length. She is my hair inspiration.