Pretty In Print: Lil’ Kim-Inspired Hair

The original queen of rainbow hair colors.

Here’s a fact that’ll make some of you feel old: It’s been 15 years since Lil’ Kim busted onto the music scene sporting Skittles-colored wigs in her video for “Crush On You.” 15 years! Little did Kim know her not-found-in-nature hair hues, which were considered edgy and daring in 1997, would become mainstream in 2012.  Whether it’s a full-on wig or the toned-down version, bright streaks, Queen Bee’s signature look is everywhere now. And by everywhere I mean even in an Urban Outfitters catalog. Here are two examples from the fall look book, plus a few more bright hair interpretations I’ve spotted in print recently.

From Urban Oufitters: cornrows laced with hot pink.

 A long, side-braid with bubble-gum colored pieces woven in.

 A trio of bold bobs from the October 8th issue of New York magazine. The story is about sweatshirts, but I think the hair stole the show.

More out-there hair from the September issue of Vogue. I love this shoot featuring Karlie Kloss in high-fashion work clothes and vivid wigs.

What do you think of this Lil’ Kim-influenced hair trend? Are you into it or so over it?

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