Katy Perry vs. Kelly Osbourne: Whose Purple Hair Do You Prefer?

04/20/2012 at 11:00 AM ET

Katy Perry, Kelly Osbourne Hair
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It’s a purple reign: both Katy Perry and Kelly Osbourne dyed their hair purple this week, setting off a new mini-trend.

According to Perry’s stylist, Rita Hazan, the pop star’s longer hair is “purple velvet,” InStyle.com reports. “It’s dark and rich. It’s very punk rock. I love creating colors for her because she always knows how to rock it,” Hazan adds.

Osbourne went purple on Tuesday, Tweeting the process to fans. Earlier this year, after she added a bit of lavender to her gray locks, she told PEOPLE, “I think that I have an addiction to dying my hair, because I always like it to be different. I don’t like being compared to other people.” (Sorry, Kelly, we’re going to do it anyway!) Tell us: Who works her purple best, Katy or Kelly?


FILED UNDER: Hair , Katy Perry , Kelly Osbourne
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no name on

I’m so glad Kelly Osbourne changed her hair colour.I don’t even care what color she dyed it as long as the old color is gone. It does not look lavender on TV it looks grey. I often wondered when I saw her on Fashion Police why a young girl would want to dye her hair grey because thats how it comes across on TV. I spend so much money getting the grey out of my hair so I couldn’t understand why someone would actually dye it that color.

TN on

Sorry, I like both ladies but not the hair colors.

Jenn on

my 15 year old has been begging for months wanting purple hi-lite’s… I just can’t let her do it, maybe I should give in???

Guest on

This just seems childish. Purple hair? Grow up.

guest on

No Jenn, stick to your guns. If you don’t want her to have purple hair then say no. :)

Kitchy on

I loved Kelly’s lavender hair, but I like this too. I like it more on her than Katy’s because Katy’s “unnatural” colors always look somehow off to me, like she’s trying too hard, and plus I think she’s so much prettier with a deep brown color. However, Kelly’s make-up particularly the lipstick, is absolutely awful. So I guess as an overall look, I’d choose Katy, but based on hair alone, Kelly.

Jenn, I personally have no problem with letting my daughter put streaks in her hair, but if you don’t want yours to, that’s your choice as a mom. You make the decision based on what you want or don’t want, not what others think. :)

Tammy on

Jenn, you’re her mom so it’s certainly your decision but I don’t think purple highlights are a big deal for a 15-year-old girl. If that’s the worst she does, she’s a pretty darn good kid!

Guest on

I’m surprised either of these woman still has any hair left to dye! Those chemicals are SO hard on the hair. Ridiculous!

Guest on

@Kitchy-So when you’re daughter starts asking if she can do body piercing’s, tattoos, wearing skirts up to her crotch, are you going to let her do those things as well? Just wondering. We parents are the first teachers of our children, and if we let them do anything they want, problems are on the rise down the road. I don’t have a problem with streaking hair, but why not something that actually looks nice and is not there to say, “hey I need attention, look at me”. I don’t know you, but most of the time that’s why kids want to do this stuff, for attention. Just my opinion.

Kim on

My personal opinion is that you should let your kids color their hair. If that is the worst that they ever do, it will grow out. Then they fulfill that need to be unique.

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