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

FILED UNDER: Beauty , Celebs , Exclusive , Hair
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Suzy on

She is a beautiful blonde, but she was drop-dead gorgeous to-die-for with her dark hair.

Suzy on

I also don’t understand why her mother would encourage her to bleach her hair blonde when she was so young and so perfect the way she was…maybe to look more like mommy???


awwwww she’s so sweet….

Kitty on

Great…Then her father is apt to call her a purple pig.

TraceyD on

I need to go to the bathroom. Wanna report that too?

Amanda on


Sam on

who cares!! OMG!! this is so lame…

Annie on

Why is this news?

Smithy on

Seriously? This is a story? WTF?

Lee on

How on earth did this kid’s PR people get this “story” to see the light of day?! Come on…

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