“Hey guys! I'm on instagram now!” Bynes wrote on Twitter. “Check me out.” Accompanying the tweet is a selfie of the 33-year-old with what appears to be a new septum piercing and hot-pink hair.
Of course, this isn’t Bynes’ first Instagram account. After drama with an impersonator on multiple social media platforms in 2017, Bynes seemingly disappeared from everything except Twitter. But if anyone could welcome themselves back it’s Bynes — and, of course, with a fresh new look.
The new hairstyle comes just a few months after Bynes announced on Twitter that she'd officially graduated from college at California’s Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Along with it came a photo of Bynes in a cap and gown, and what appeared to be a few subtle streaks of pastel pink hair. Now, it seems she's fully committed to the look.
Although Bynes is no stranger to experimenting with her hair colour, she hasn't been this pink in years. In fact, her last few hair changes have been relatively mundane. In 2017, she kicked off the new year by going back to her natural brunette colour, and one year later she appeared on the cover of Paper magazine with a whole head of creamy blonde highlights.
Five years before that, Bynes said she shaved her head after a particularly damaging bleach appointment. As a result, she opted to wear colourful wigs and hair extensions in public, which was captured by the 24/7 paparazzi surveillance of the star around 2013. Of course, this was also around the same time that Bynes was struggling with substance abuse and a very public breakdown, which she's since opened up about in interviews.
Bynes has since recovered with the kind of comeback fans always knew she'd make. After all, if anyone deserves a hairstyle change to celebrate their return to IG, it's Bynes, right?
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