Nicole Richie Returns To Blonde

The socialite says goodbye to the brunette life

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It’s back to blonde for Nicole Richie. After switching it up to chocolaty brown last December, the star decided it was time to return to her signature honey blonde locks. The man for the job was Joico celebrity colorist George Papanikolas, whom she texted with the request. Usually such a dramatic transformation would take months to achieve, but Papanikolas worked his magic—thanks to a combo of conditioning treatments, lightener, colour and highlights—to make it happen in a week.

The key to major colour makeovers is to keep hair at its healthiest. For this, Papanikolas recommends Joico K-Pak Colour Therapy’s trio of hair repair products, loaded with nourishing oils and amino acid. Our favourite of the three? The Restorative Styling Oil. Just add a few drops daily to damp hair before blow-drying for super smooth hair. It boasts manketti, argan and evening primrose oils to nourish the hair cuticle and avoid colour fading—and at $21.50, it’s a steal compared to in-salon indulgences.

What do you think of Richie’s return to blonde? Have you ever done a hair 180? Let us know in the comments below.

Joico K-PAK Color Therapy Restorative Styling Oil, $21.50. Available at select salons across Canada.