Dua Lipa’s Hot Pink Hair Is All We’re Thinking About Today

Barbiecore is going strong.

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In case you somehow missed the memo: Hot pink is the summer color. And, given Dua Lipa is the trendiest person alive, it shouldn’t shock you that she took the Barbiecore trend to the next level. Because she didn’t just pop on some pink polish or wear a head-to-toe pink outfit—oh no. The “Levitating” singer decided to dye her jet black hair a very hot pink for her photo shoot with Puma. And to say we’re obsessed with the look would be a gross understatement. 

The man responsible for her Barbiecore transformation? Chris Appleton. The hairstylist took to Instagram to share some BTS photos of Dua in all her “candy crush pink” hair glory. “Pink make the boys wink - lil bts of the magic,” he captioned his post. The “One Kiss” singer also shared a handful of photos via her Instagram page—and it didn’t take long for fans to start obsessing over her new look. “OK DUA….YOU ARE….SO GORGEOUS,” one person wrote, while another said, “Red hair comeback.” 

The Grammy winner is no stranger to taking fun hair colors for a test run. She previously rocked dip dyed pink ends in April 2020, a copper red tone in June 2021 for her Versace campaign, and most recently, a platinum blonde shade for the 2022 Grammys. 

Dua’s not the only celeb to embrace a pink hair color in recent weeks. Megan Fox debuted a paler pink hue last week. The gorgeous transformation, which was thanks to hairstylist Dimitri Giannetos, was in support of a matching moment with fiancé Machine Gun Kelly. The “Bloody Valentine” singer dyed his hair a hot pink hue for the premiere of his new documentary, Life in Pink. “Absolute chaos nyc. SOS,” Fox captioned an Instagram post at the time. Kourtney Kardashian also embraced a purple-pink tinged tone, completed by hairstylist Irinel de Leon. We're not sure who will be next, but we're excited to find out. 

Beauty Editor

Samantha Holender is the Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, where she reports on the best new launches, dives into the science behind skincare, and shares the breakdown on the latest and greatest trends in the beauty space. She's studied up on every ingredient you'll find on INCI list and is constantly in search of the world's glowiest makeup products. Prior to joining the team, she worked as Us Weekly’s Beauty and Style Editor, where she stayed on the pulse of pop culture and broke down celebrity beauty routines, hair transformations, and red carpet looks. Her words have also appeared on Popsugar, Makeup.com, Skincare.com, Delish.com, and Philadelphia Wedding. Samantha also serves as a board member for the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). She first joined the organization in 2018, when she worked as an editorial intern at Food Network Magazine and Pioneer Woman Magazine. Samantha has a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. While at GWU, she was a founding member of the school’s HerCampus chapter and served as its President for four years. When she’s not deep in the beauty closet or swatching eyeshadows, you can find her obsessing over Real Housewives and all things Bravo. Keep up with her on Instagram @samholender.