Ireland Basinger Baldwin: I Want My Hair to Be Lavender

07/01/2013 at 01:02 PM ET

Ireland Bassinger Baldwin blonde hairMichael Simon/Startraks

Is there another big celebrity hair change on the horizon? We caught up with Ireland Basinger Baldwin, and the blonde beauty revealed she has the itch to dye her hair an unexpected hue.

“I actually want my hair to be lavender,” she told PEOPLE at John Frieda’s Blonde Appreciation Month Artwork Unveiling in NYC. “I’m so into lavender hair. It’s really cool, I want it so badly but no one wants me to have it obviously.”

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While she’s open to trying a color like Kelly Osbourne’s, the 17-year-old model said she’s a bit more hesitant to rock a dramatic half-shaved head look like Rosario Dawson’s.

“I don’t think I could pull that off!” she said.

Baldwin is no stranger to dramatic hair color changes. She’s actually a natural brunette, and it was her mom (Kim Basinger) who convinced her to go from dark to blonde a few years ago.

“When I was little I was pretty blonde, and then it gradually just faded out to brunette as I aged, but she’s always loved me as a blonde,” Baldwin said of her mom’s influence. “Everybody would tell me, ‘go back to blonde, go back to blonde,’ so I just did it.”

We think her current shade is perfect for the season. And Baldwin agrees: “With my blonde hair, I think about summer and the ocean.”

–By Sydney Berger

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Vanessa on

So wait, her mom encouraged her to start dying her hair when she was around 14 years old? Way to take away her childhood.

OhMy! on

So a teenage girl wants to color her hair. Now that’s some real exciting new’s.

Joan on

Silly Baldwin, lavender is for kids…….or twits like Kelly Osborne.

Ryry on

This girl needs to fire her PR person (or better yet go out and actually DO something). She hasn’t accomplished anything newsworthy, yet is continuously being pushed into the limelight as if she is significant. STOP!

Sarah on

I absolutely hate to see this article posted next to “Remembering the 19 firefighters who lost their lives.”

It’s ridiculous to post a story about what dumb brat wants her hair color to be. Come on…

KD on

What idiot encourages their daughter to ruin her hair at such a young age….? Brilliant advice there, mom.

robby on

I am going to braid the hair in my nether regions.
Does this qualify as news ?

o on


or not

Joan on

Apparently she’s not taken a good look at Kelly Osborne. YIKES!!!

sandy on

YAWN! If you want it GO do it! Geez, who cares!

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