Pink Goes Pink (Again): Hollywood's Obsession with Pink Hair

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In a world full of irony, comes a story about a female musician named Pink who has made news headlines for again dying her hair pink. I'll let you nibble on that one for a minute. Yep. It's a real story. And as innocuous as the report is, it easily leaves one to ponder the importance that we've given this hair hue, especially where celebs are concerned. Despite the catchy stage name, the "Stupid Girl" singer isn't the only famous female to don pink locks. Why is this color so catchy in Hollywood?

The ladies…

Although Katy Perry seems to have blue hair on lock for the moment, she's no stranger to candy color. And before rapper/walking Barbie Nicki Minaj came on the scene with her fruity locks, there was Lil Kim, who once paraded the shade mixed with a daring magenta. Lady Gaga even adorned Vogue magazine with her pink 'do. Nothing stunning about that move, really. Britney Spears tried the look back in 2008. But her lackadaisical approach revealed little more than a bored celeb playing dress-up. The list of famous pinked-fatales really does go on and on.

Pink is girly.

When all is said and done, the color pink will always remain one of the girliest colors of all time. It's for that reason that celebs pick this hair color (as opposed to assertive purple or blue) when they want to experiment with an avant-garde shade, without sacrificing their "innocence." "Lost in Translation" star Scarlett Johansson looked absolutely adorable in her cotton candy pink wig; as such, it was very important to the film---representing that bit of whimsy for which Bill Murray's character so desperately yearned.

Pink: For Rockers Only?

Interestingly, the most famous personalities donning this color happen to be rockers. Gwen Stefani, Katy Perry, and Lily Allen are just a few who seem to have no problem championing it as a signature style. This is perhaps why film directors find ways to put actresses like Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman (who wore one in "Closer") and others into pink wigs; the thought is immediately implied that the characters have a (harmless) wild streak. Is pink just for Hollywood's female rockers? Definitely not. Both Sienna Miller and Dakota Fanning have been spotted experimenting with streaks and tips of varying shades. It's obvious this color represents youth and fun, while also invoking a sense of daring. Although Girl Power in all its Hollywood glory involves a lot more than a racy dye job, thinking pink has taken on new meaning these days.

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