Nicole Richie’s Hair Colorist Explains Purple Haze

Posted Thursday March 13, 2014 1:35 PM GMT

She shocked fans by drastically changing her coif to a vibrant purple hue and Nicole Richie may be starting a springtime trend.

The “Simple Life” starlet’s colorist Danny Moon told press that the sudden decision was borne out of a desire for change.

Moon explained, "She was itching to try a new pastel shade. She said pastel colors are sophisticated."

To illustrate her vision, Richie referred Danny to an Instagram shot that showed her with violet locks. "She was looking for a shade similar to that lavender."

From there, Moon concocted a color potion using Pravana ChromaSilk Vivids Violet and Pastels Mystical Mint- "We picked something vibrant that would fade to an equally beautiful shade."

And now Nicole is all ready to celebrate Easter next month!

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