Nicole Richie’s Purple Hair — It’s Real This Time!

Last week, Nichole Richie fooled beauty editors across the Internet with a photoshopped Instagram pic featuring lavender locks. We totally fell for it and were nothing short of heartbroken when it quickly came to light that we'd been punk'd. Today, we are positively ecstatic to say that it appears Richie has dyed her hair lilac for real. And, it. Looks. Awesome.
Perhaps the first photo was a test drive to see how the world would react to it, or perhaps she wanted to see for herself how frosty lavender locks would look with her skin tone. Or, maybe she had already made her mind up about the decision to dye and was giving us a peak into the future. Regardless, we applaud her decision to make this bold statement in real life, where its gorgeousness needs no filter.
Also worth calling out? Her perfect cat-eye. We're starting to realize that winged-out liner is the perfect match to candy-colored hair, adding that bit of classic glamour to a wild-card look. It's what keeps unnatural hair colors looking fashionable rather than accidental. Richie, we salute you and everything happening around your face right now.

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