Look! Kate Hudson Dyed Her Hair Pink

She may be a late adopter, but she wears it SO well.
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She may be a late adopter, but she wears it SO well.
Kate Hudson pink hair, American Cinematheque Awards, 2014

Kate Hudson at the 2014 American Cinematheque Awards.

Kate Hudson is, like, the LAST celebrity to hop on board the pastel pink hair colour trend—which frankly, I thought was nearing its demise. (Green hair, apparently, is where it's at right now, if we're to take a cue from Lena Dunham and before that, Katy Perry.)

But maybe pink hair is going to be the beauty equivalent of skinny jeans—a trend that refused to die and just became a staple?

I sure hope so, because the colour is wicked-pretty on just about everyone who's worn it, including (and especially) Miss Kate. Here she is at the recent American Cinematheque Awards:

Kate Hudson pink hair, American Cinematheque Awards, 2014

Kate Hudson wore her new pink hair long and loose.

Do you love it? I am bursting with love here. (And not just 'cuz Kate called me once.) 

I think the colour right away makes her look younger and more interesting... more mermaid-like (though mermaids would probably dye their hair blue). 

KEY beauty point: It also casts a beautiful pinky-peachy glow on her skin, requiring barely any makeup. For this reason alone, I hope pink hair sticks around, because it's basically like carrying around your own soft-focus lighting setup.

Compare the before and after:

Kate Hudson hair before and after

Kate Hudson's hair in September (left) and this month (right).

And could there BE a more perfect outfit to pair with this pastel hue?

Kate Hudson pink hair, American Cinematheque Awards, 2014

Kate Hudson's dress is Jenny Packham.

I suppose this is where I got the mermaid thing. Silver, sequins, strapless—it's so good with the long, loose hair. (Notice that she's hitting that Victoria's Secret model formula I always talk about: dressy dress with casual face and hair.)

What I also love about the pink is the application technique. Colourist Daniel Moon of the Andy Lecompte Salon was behind this look, and it's part balayage (hair-painting around the face), and part Ombré (the blonde graduates into a deeper pink at the ends). In some lights it looks more blonde, and in others, the pink stands out.

Kate Hudson pink hair, American Cinematheque Awards, 2014

Side view of Kate Hudson's new pink hair colour.

And the whole reason for the hair change-up? A really great cause. With a shot of herself and mom Goldie Hawn (who went pink, too!), Kate posted on her Instagram:

“In honor of my bestie Juliana, my assistant Kathy, my grandmother Laura, Mimo and all the people who are fighting and have fought breast cancer. Your courage shines and inspires. We decided to show our support by wearing pink proud! Thank you @majormoonn for taking us there #breastcancerawarenessmonth #familyfun #pinkpower #pinkproud #courage #showthelove #bcrf.”

Kate Hudson pink hair, American Cinematheque Awards, 2014

Kate Hudson's pink hair casts a flattering glow on her face.

I can't think of a better way to think pink, and to show support for those affected by breast cancer. Are you inspired?

Have Your Say

What do you think of Kate Hudson's new hair colour? Have you ever gone pink?