When Helen Mirren, 73, rocked up with candyfloss hair to the Cannes Film Festival red carpet, she proved there's absolutely no age limit to having fun with your hair. Whether you're in your twenties like Taylor Swift, your thirties like Sienna Miller, your forties like Kate Hudson, or your fifties like Julia Roberts and Salma Hayek, going pink is for everyone. The trend for pink hair has been going on for years now, and usually pops up in the spring months, but for 2019 we're seeing more and more pink hairstyles doing the rounds.
Emma Beveridge, the Senior Technician and Stylist at Trevor Sorbie Manchester, says that it’s easy for blondes to try pink. She told HELLO!: "Going pink from blonde is pretty easy as it's a light base ... Maintenance of fashion colours like pink can be hard work as they don't last forever so it's good to invest in a pigment shampoo and conditioner or head to your salon for a toner to refresh. I like to use Evo Fabuloso when using fashion tones."
If you're a brunette, Emma says it can be harder to go pink as you have to pre-lighten your hair in order for the pink to show up. The L’Oréal Colour Trophy 2018 award winner recommends a balayage technique to get the look.
Whether you're after a pastel pink hue a la Kate Hudson or a bright neon pink like Katy Perry, now's the time to try out something new. Carry on scrolling to see more pink-spiration courtesy of the celebs…
When Maisie Williams turned up to Wimbledon with pink hair, we all immediately wanted to reach for the pink hair dye. The Game of Thrones star hit the pink bottle once filming wrapped on the show.
"I dyed it because I didn’t want to work," Maisie told Rolling Stone magazine. "It’s a pretty good way of stopping that. And it just feels so good, so me. I’ve battled my whole adolescence with trying to put a stamp on my appearance, but also be a blank canvas as an actor."
On why she chose pink, she said: "I love pink so much. For so long I pretended that my favourite colour was green, I thought I wasn’t a feminist if my favourite colour was pink. And then I decided that’s stupid.”
When Julia Roberts arrived at the Jimmy Kimmel studio in 2018, she was rocking a completely new look - and it involved pink hair. The stunning actress grunged up her regular look with a barely-there hint of washed out pink through her long, wavy hair.
Taylor Swift had 90s-style pink strands added to her ponytail for the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards. It was a new look for the pop princess but went perfectly with her sequinned outfit.
Ok, so when Gemma Chan headed to the Met Gala after-party we were majorly feeling her cool-girl pink hair but it was, in fact, a wig. Still, she looks super cute with pink hair and should try it out for real.
If we'd have walked past Salma Hayek with pink hair, we wouldn't have recognised her. The actress is known for her deep chocolate locks after all. But at a Kering dinner during Cannes Film Festival, the actress tried out a brand new look. Salma's hair colourist Aura Friedman achieved Hayek's look by starting off with a platinum-coloured wig. "I used Wella Color Touch which is a semi-permanent hair colour (often used as a gloss or toner) to make a pink tone. I then added a darker cool blonde shadow at the root to make it natural-looking," he told Allure magazine at the time.
The Hollywood movie star had a really sweet reason for going pink back in October 2014 - it was for Breast Cancer Awareness month. What's more, it was actually her son Ryder's idea.
"We just thought, you know, it's breast cancer awareness month -- it was actually Ryder's idea," she explained to Entertainment Tonight. "Ryder was like, 'Mum, let's do something for breast cancer awareness,' and I said 'Great,' and he said, 'Let's dye our hair,' and I said, 'OK, let's do it.'"
Sienna Miller put a peachy-gold wash through her blonde hair for the British Fashion Awards in 2013. Fast-forward to today, she's the girl everyone shows the hair colourist for that rose gold hue.
Of course, EmRata can pull off pink hair - is there anything she can't do? Celebrity hairstylist Dimitri Giannetos was the man behind Emily's magical hair and revealed the look on his Instagram feed. Gorgeous!
What's the best way to transform a look? Having pink hair AND pink eye makeup. What a game changer. Katy's magenta hair was courtesy of hairstylist Chris Appleton and was styled in loose waves. The Pop Idol judge's makeup was the handiwork of Michael Anthony. This look is not one for the shy types.
On Kim's old app she wrote about the pink hair colour she tried, saying that she and her hairstylist Chris Appleton "thought about it for a month and then decided to just go for it. Since my hair is blonde right now, it was easy to put the pink colour over it. I figured now was the perfect timing!"
She continued: "North absolutely loves it. She was so excited when she woke up to see I had pink hair. Kanye loves it, too. He thinks it's fun to mix things up."
Amber Le Bon
Is this pink or is this peach? We think it's a little bit of both. We love Amber's My Little Pony hair.
The professional dancer/actress chose pink for a very special reason. Taking to her blog, Julianne said: "I love to experiment with my looks by way of beauty products, styling tools and sometimes even taking things a step further. Remember last year when I chopped off all my hair? It was a big, bold move but it was so worth it! It felt liberating not to hide behind all that hair. So why did I decide on the colour pink this time? Because pink is the color of kindness!"
We reckon Julianne would be a big fan of the #HelloToKindness campaign we have going on.