Kelly Osbourne’s lavender hair: dumb or cute?

A floral Kelly Osbourne rocks a rosey mini dress and lavender hair on a night out in West Hollywood

Kelly Osbourne has been turning heads for the past few weeks for all good reasons. She’s lost a lot of weight, she got an adorable little blonde bob, and her fashion sense has greatly improved. Plus, she even got an Us Weekly cover celebrating her new body, in which Kelly was interviewed and she seemed very sweet and humble. All in all, good times. But like so many of us, I think Kelly still has that same old self-destructive streak. Thus, dying her hair this weird lavender-grey, which she showed off last night.

Now, some will say it’s just some dumb hair dye. You’re probably right. But you know she probably paid a small fortune to get her hair to do that cute blonde bob thing, and now she’s ruined it with lavender. Kelly tweeted: “i know its lavender but having my hair this color makes me feel like me again!” See? She didn’t feel like herself when too many good things were happening, so she had to ruin her hair. She even said she was inspired by Dame Edna. Oh, no. Honey, don’t.

Kelly also took to her Twitter to dismiss the tabloid rumors that she had surgery to get her new look. She tweeted: “ I would not waste money on plastic surgery people have already made up there minds as to what I look like and I would rather buy a new dress.” Kelly also joked about plastic surgery in a recent interview, saying “When I get older, yeah definitely [I would have work done]… I think it can be a great thing, it’s just that people take advantage of it and it gets scary. My mom and I call them Vegas faces or Sellotape faces. They think they look sexy when they’ve got lips like vaginas. They’re just cardboard cut-outs of each other.”

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  1. girl says:

    I think she has looked great lately but that color reminds me of old lady hair.

  2. Brown Suga says:

    I kind of like it

  3. Maritza says:

    I would’ve gone for a bright blue, she looks cute!

  4. Ophelia says:

    It seems to work on her.

  5. Cazzyb-uk says:

    Think she looks great!

  6. Schnauzers!!!! says:

    I really like the lavender hair! She is adorable and hey, if it helps her confidence, GO GIRL! :)

  7. Stella says:

    I am actually jealous of her hair. It grows so damn fast and its so thick. Ugh! Anyways, she pulls off that lavender perfectly. At least it doesn’t age her by 10 years.

  8. the other mel says:

    I think it’s cute and she looks fantastic. She’ll change it again eventually, anyway.

  9. Solveig says:

    Wow, the post-punk Fairy with Turquoise Hair, or something like that.
    She looks good, but I don’t like that she is starting to resemble her mother.

  10. Anna says:

    This may be totally trendy right now(though heavens know why) but I don’t like it. On anyone. And I thinks it’s particularly yucky on Kelly. Well… maybe not as yucky as the peroxide blonde was, but still.

  11. ,,,, says:

    How is changing her hair color self-destructive? It’s hair. You can dye it, cut it, re dye it, and it grows back. Thus I don’t really see how it’s ruined since she could go right back to the blond bob next week if she wanted.

  12. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    Its cute, I think had a been a brighter I wouldn’t have thought that it was like an old lady at first glance. But I likes it.

  13. pnw says:

    it looks like the younger daughter of that old cranky lady from those hallmark cards.

    egh Lavender is the new pink I suppose.

    Pretty sure more people will do it since to them it’s “new”.

  14. Jillian says:

    It does look like old lady blue/grey hair. The lip color and the blush clash horribly too.

  15. RedEyeJedi says:

    it’s cute. something i wouldn’t do, but it’s cute for kelly.
    i can’t help but notice that her pupils are a little dilated. i’ve also been noticing that everybody in hollywood have dilated pupils recently too. either its the flashes from the camera or they’re all on drugs…

  16. Larissa says:

    yeah, the self-destructive remark was purely sensationalist.
    She looks great! And I too resemble my mother, guess why? hahaha

  17. hohoberiberi says:


  18. Fire says:

    I kinda like it and it totally fits with what Kelly’s been doing for years, but I hate her choice of lipstick with her complexion. I always thought you were supposed to match your lip and nail color, or at least be in the same family ? But, I’ll be the first to admit I’m not up on the trends…

  19. I think she looks adorable but the color is old lady-ish and I think she should rock some color while she still can. She looks amazing since her weight loss. I’m proud of her.

  20. annie says:


  21. dread pirate cuervo says:

    Hair, cute. Lipstick, not cute.

  22. Linda says:

    I like it!

  23. Ruby Red Lips says:

    It looks too grey to me, she looks like an old lady at first glance – don’t like it ;o(

  24. OXA says:

    I love it!

  25. TaylorB says:

    I love the cut, not so much the color, but if lav hair is enough to make her feel like herself again instead of going back to drugs then I will give it a hearty thumbs up.

  26. bb says:

    I love that lavender blonde.

  27. Nikki6zBitch says:

    I actually like it better than the blonde hair! It looks cute on her.

  28. grisgris says:

    I like the concept but the dye looks a bit uneven and she needs different blush and lipstick.

    I rather like that platinum blonde/gray color that Pink and GaGa sport – but maybe that is because I am gray myself and thinking of giving up coloring every 6 weeks and going natural.

  29. Alarmjaguar says:

    No comments on the vagina lips reference? I found that hilarious.

  30. Becks says:

    Wow, I like it, Im surprised that I like it, but I do!! She looks great!

  31. nylon says:

    But her head looks so big now, perhaps she lost too much weight. She looks like a bobblehead doll.

  32. Dala says:

    I love the purple as a temporary thing, I can’t see keeping it very long though. It does suit her style.

    “…they’ve got lips like vaginas.” Too funny!

  33. Mistral says:

    CUTE! :)

  34. ! says:

    It looks great on her. I think she should choose different lipstick but over all its adorable. And I want that dress in the top pic sooo bad!

  35. Katyusha says:


    Her pupils are probably dilated because of the lighting she’s in. In that first shot, it’s night time, and it’s probably dark without the camera flash.
    Also, camera flashes (or any light) would make pupils smaller, not dilate them.

  36. Steeze says:

    actually, this color is a new trend. light pastels are in. a few major fashionistas have dyed their hair these colors. i think its alright. but i wouldnt want to damage my hair with a harsh dye job.

  37. Cinderella says:

    She’s young and has a beautiful complexion. She can get away with it.

  38. RedEyeJedi says:

    @katyusha: yeah i suppose. i believe that she’s probably not abusing drugs anymore, but i also believe that she didn’t fully kick the habit to the curb.
    oh well, they’re rich and they can afford it so whatever. she’ll still be my favorite osbourne.

  39. Ursaline says:

    I like it but think it would have looked better with hot pink tips or something brighter. The lavender is hard to see and needs to be more pronounced to really make a statement. But done well, I think it would suit her and she’d look terrific.

  40. california angel says:

    Her get-up is so cute and she looks awesome!! I wish the hair was more lavender and less grey… but ya, agreed cindarella, and i’m jealous of her great complexion.

  41. kh says:

    i think she looks awesome. got some of her edge back, which is a good thing, for a while there she was turning into a short version of paris hilton (looks wise).

  42. fizXgirl314 says:

    Actually, I’m glad she hasn’t lost her wild side… I hate it when people become carbon copies of eachother… hooray for individuality!

  43. bo says:

    like it too.

  44. Bec says:


  45. Feebee says:

    She pulls it off. Looks really good.

  46. Jen says:

    I actually cooed. I think she looks super cute.

  47. Eden says:

    Love her!!!

  48. *Lee* says:

    I think it looks completely cute. It’s not completely in your face purple, it’s shiny and healthy looking, and I love the cut.

  49. Pia says:

    Dying her hair lavender makes her self-destructive? That’s an interesting take.

  50. ThunderC*nt says:

    Shhh! Her secret is lots and lots of Adderral. Pass it on. She’s not now or was ever disciplined enough to do diet and excercize (sp?). Uh- huh. Nice try, though.

  51. Mairead says:

    Very cute!

  52. lucy2 says:

    I really like the cut, it’s very cute, but not the color. In the wrong light it looks gray, and there’s no point in making yourself gray before nature does.

  53. Gistine says:

    I think she looks better with more meat on her bones. She doesn’t look right thinnish.

  54. Jag says:

    She should’ve gone darker, but I prefer her with darker hair. Dark blue or purple would’ve been great. That lipstick choice is wrong, though. lol

  55. KittensMcGee says:

    I like. She looks great.

  56. p3rp3tu4 says:


    Sick of the Sin City Puke copper, yellow, Magenta, Redken Mcdonald’s California Blondes. Bring on the UK Coolies!

  57. Blackwood says:

    I think the hair and lips look great… I also think that the brown blush ruins it, it should have been a cool-toned pink to match the rest of the look.
    Anyway, she looks cute and really happy as well. I particularly like the hair cut and the way she did her hairline, it suits her features nicely.

  58. Cam says:

    actually, i really like it… i think it looks great on her.

  59. imo says:

    Luvs it, Kelly does her own thing and I like that about her. Hair dye is self destructive?? How interesting

  60. kitty says:

    It’s actually very fashion forward right now, those grayed-out old lady colors. If anyone can pull it off, it’s her!

  61. Kat says:

    It really suits her. She looks great.

  62. Wresa says:

    LOVE IT! And purple is my fave color (yes, I’m 5), so that doesn’t hurt!

  63. SpreadLove says:

    Were do you get self destructive out of dying your hair? I dont understand that at all. Maybe if she shaved her head by dying it? Nah.
    I quite like it. I couldn’t rock it but she sure does.

  64. teehee says:

    Reminds me of Kellie Pickler now…. looks good

  65. Alexa says:

    GORGEOUS! I love it! She’s ALWAYS cute – always has been, always will be!

  66. chessie says:

    Cute, definitely cute! Cute from head to toe.

  67. Big Mama says:

    Honestly she can do no wrong in my book.

  68. Toe says:

    I like it. Just wished I could pull that off on dark skin. I just painted mine Red 2 days ago and i like it.

  69. Stephie says:

    I think she looks great overall but the lavender twinged hair reminds me of those purple hair rinses my gram uses to use.

  70. Dexter says:

    Why do old women dye their hair purple? I’ve been wondering about that for years. Does anyone know?

  71. N.D. says:

    I like it. May be it’s not for everyone but then what is? It’s good on her and it stands out.

  72. Ashley Brooke says:

    I actually think it looks cute on her!

  73. juiceinla says:

    I like it better than the brassy bottle blonde (US cover), for sure- and so much better than the carbon copy pink every girl her age sticks in their hair.

    I kind of wish I were young again so I could do this. sigh.

  74. snapdragon says:

    i like it – she looks quite cute here. kelly is young, and her style has always been a bit alternative, so i think it works on her.

  75. staybeautifulx says:

    she looks stunning.

  76. Sarah says:

    I think the hair + makeup are lovely — just not with that outfit.

  77. knotstu says:

    amythiste , my violet.
    Time and eternity in the pools of her eye’s.
    ( sigh )
    I would like to waltze with kelly to ‘West end girls’ by the p.s.b.

  78. Bratari says:

    Don’t like the hair at all, but the dress and jacket are really lovely.

  79. Rebka says:

    It looks to me like she left the toner on too long, or had one too many washes with a purple shampoo made for platinum blondes. It looks accidental.

  80. knotstu says:

    i just like to use a shaver myself.
    Get it all stubble.
    She did that once didn’t she?

  81. knotstu says:

    oh ! Sorry …. Cute.

  82. chelsea says:

    She looks amazing, what a transformation BUT the hair!! It adds 30 years, makes her look tired and old and in need of a blood transfusion.

  83. PKD says:

    After seeing The Hunger Games, I finally figured out Kelly’s hair: she’s REALLY REALLY wanted to play Effie Trinket, and she’s dying for a role in The Capitol City. She’d fit right in with all the bizarrely coiffed, over-made-up hyper-fashionistas.