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How Hilary Duff’s Hair Went from Pastel Blue to Platinum Blonde

If you’ve ever dyed your hair any color on the ROYGBIV spectrum, you already know how hard it is to get that stuff out when you’re ready for a change again. But Hilary Duff just made it look easy. On April 8, the actor revealed her new white-blonde hair, which now extends all the way down to her waist. It’s an impressive feat, considering she had a pastel blue shade less than a month ago. 

“Have you noticed that I’m blonde…. and Rapunzeled???” Duff wrote in an Instagram post. “@nikkilee901 you are hair fairy goddess and I thank you for going down all my hair-ventures with me. Especially for all the tender loving care you treat my hair with when you have to undo what I make you do.”

Duff’s colorist, Nikki Lee from Los Angeles’s Nine Zero One salon, broke down via a press release how she took the actor “from sky blue to springtime sunshine.” According to Lee, it took eight hours and two rounds of a color-removing solution just to get all of the blue pigment out of Duff’s hair. Then, to lighten the hair to that platinum blonde hue, she used a few different professional-grade Redken formulas. 

To add length to Duff’s hair, extensions were a must. “Lisa Satron and I used a Great Lengths combination of tape-in and individual keratin-bonded extensions in 18-inch and 20-inch for the perfect look,” Lee explains. “We mixed rooted and bronde tape-ins in the back of the head and individual keratin-tip extensions in front and sides for the most moveable effortless look.”

Sadly, this isn’t a transformation you could pull off easily at home or without a licensed professional — but if you’re in the market for a hair-repairing product to soothe heat-damaged or color-treated hair like Duff’s, there’s always the In Common Common Crystal Cashmere Treatment system, the bond-repairing treatment Lee used to keep Duff’s hair as healthy as possible during their lightening session. [Lee co-created the brand.]

We don’t know about you, but this new look has us itching even more for a drastic springtime hair transformation ourselves. Be right back, we’re off to call our colorists. 

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