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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Rebecca on

Strange that she encouraged her daughter to bleach her hair, but it does suit her.
I think she’d look good with lavender hair. She’s only a kid, may as well try it before she’s expected to be serious lol.

Tonya on

Typical dumb twit thing to say

De on

Really, lavender hair?

Sammi on

That’s great….but why is this news? She didn’t even actually do it.

Keith on

Slow news day?

fanofboardwalkempire on

I like the blonde hair and I am sure that Lavender while fun for a minute would get boring and tired very fast! Stay blonde Ireland!

AmyinOaktown on

Seriously! Must be a slow celebrity news day….

Anna on

Beautiful but her mother is one of a kind..

DeltaDiva on

Slow news day, I see….

mrsmass on

big celebrity hair change? since when is this chick a celebrity?

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