The Wildest Pastel Hair in Hollywood: Here's What's Inspiring Stars to Go Colorful

You've probably brought a pic of a stylish celeb to the salon, but maybe you should consider riffing off of other stuff, like … a unicorn à la Julianne Hough or a mermaid (hi, Hilary Duff!)

01 of 10

DEBBY RYAN: A WATERMELON

DEBBY RYAN: A WATERMELON
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“Sometimes I’m rose, sometimes I’m seafoam, mostly I’m both,” the star Tweeted – but it was her Instagram, speckled with watermelon and candy graphics, that gave us the real clue to her dual hue.

02 of 10

KELLY RIPA: PINTEREST

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She’d already been pink for a while when she texted stylist Ryan Trygstad and said she had the urge to go blue. Where does the talk show host get her sudden bursts of tress-spiration? “Pinterest!” Trygstad tells PEOPLE. We love looking for inspiration on there.

03 of 10

TARAJI P. HENSON: STORM

TARAJI P. HENSON: STORM
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Superhero hair! Henson asked hairstylist Marcia Hamilton to create a wig for her, with her main instruction being “more purple!” The result: An ombré violet-to-light-gray fade that Hamilton and Henson called “the modern Storm,” as a tribute to the X-Men character’s lightning-esque locks.

04 of 10

KALEY CUOCO-SWEETING: HER HUSBAND

KALEY CUOCO-SWEETING: HER HUSBAND
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“Ryan loved my pink hair … Every time he looked at me, he was like, Oh, it s like I got a new wifey in town! Cuoco-Sweeting told PEOPLE two days before going back to her hubby-approved pastel shade – and dyeing her eyebrows to match!

05 of 10

NICOLE RICHIE: HER STYLIST

NICOLE RICHIE: HER STYLIST
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When you’ve changed up your color so many times, you don’t need a quirky inspiration, you just need a go-to colorist. In Nicole’s case, it’s her best pal Andy Lecompte. “It kind of just happened,” the Candidly Nicole star told PEOPLE of her mane change. “It was very spur-of-the-moment.”

06 of 10

JULIANNE HOUGH: A UNICORN

JULIANNE HOUGH: A UNICORN
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Keeping your color as bright as ‘s just might be as tough as spotting one of these mythical creatures. “Don’t embarrass your stylist by not keeping up your unicorn magic,” she reminded fans of the high-maintenance style “This look can go from hot to hot mess really easily.”

07 of 10

HILARY DUFF: A MERMAID

HILARY DUFF: A MERMAID
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The Younger actress thanked her stylist for turning her into an ocean goddess, and we’d like to thank her for showing us a color that’s not quite Katy Perry-cobalt or Nicki Minah-green, but something in between that’s totally .

08 of 10

AMBER ROSE: AN EASTER EGG

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Want to stand out at next year’s Easter Egg hunt? Take some beauty cues from Amber, who also made sure her mani matched her festive blue hue.

09 of 10

JANUARY JONES: FRENCHIE

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The Mad Men showed off her do with a shoutout to Grease’s beauty school drop out. But if January actually had Frenchie as her stylist, her hair might’ve come out a bit brighter.

10 of 10

DEBBY RYAN: MY LITTLE PONY

DEBBY RYAN: MY LITTLE PONY
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Remember combing your lavender My Little Pony’s mane? Didn’t you always want it to have a dramatic side-part and long, shiny waves? We did, and we think the Disney star has the look down pat.

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