When Miranda Lambert showed up at the CMA Awards red carpet with pink tipped hair Nov. 4, a lot of people drew comparisons to a certain Hollaback Girl who made that look popular years ago. So was Miranda dissing Gwen Stefani with the new style? Read on to find out!
Miranda Lambert, 31, changed up her hair color for the CMAs, but some people were wondering if her blonde locks with bright pink tips was a message to Gwen Stefani, who was then rumored – and now confirmed – to be Blake Shelton‘s new girlfriend. After all, the 46-year-old No Doubt frontwoman has worn colored tips for years – recently rocking deep purple ones – so was Miranda’s new look a diss at Gwen? Her stylist is telling all! To hear more about Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
“It’s no secret that Miranda’s favorite color is pink,” the singer’s hairstylist of four years, Johnny Lavoy, told Us Weekly. “She owns a store named the Pink Pistol, and her tour was named Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars.” Miranda even performed “Bathtub Sink” at the CMAs with a pink guitar Nov. 4 so yes, she definitely is a proven fan of the bubblegum hue.
Johnny notes that Miranda tried out some pale pastel pink streaks when she was Taylor Swift‘s musical guest at an Oct. 21 concert, and he thought adding more would be “fun and different” for this year’s CMAs.
“Because of the risk involved, I thought the smartest plan would be to make some clip-in extensions,” Lavoy told Us. “I used light blonde Lox extensions, then painted on soft pink Joico semi-permanent hair color in an ombre style. The end result was soft but edgy, and chic.”
“This was the first time Miranda played with a bold color, and she loved it, so I don’t think it will be the last!” Johnny declared. So there you have it. No Gwen dissing or copycating was involved in the choice for Miranda’s pink hair debut at the CMAs. It was all just a case of really bad timing!
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Miranda’s edgy pink hair at the CMAs?
— Beth Shilliday