Joey King Looks Like a Different Person With Her Pastel Pink Bob

Pink hair is taking over Hollywood.

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Dua Lipa, Brittany Spears, and Megan Fox have all made a *very* strong case for pink hair over the past few months. Hot pink, pastel pink, pink highlights—the variations are seemingly endless, surprisingly uber-flattering, and wildly fun for summer. By and large all the Hollywood transformations have had a bit of a girly flair, but leave it to Joey King (and hairstylist Dimitris Giannetos) to put an edgy, punk-rock spin on the hue. 

For the Bullet Rain movie premiere in Berlin, King’s glam squad, which also included makeup artist Polly Osmond, overhauled her aesthetic. Instead of showing up to the red carpet with her typical copper-toned look, King arrived with a sleek, asymmetrical pink bob. Add dark brown shadow roots and an extremely deep side part to the mix, and the hairstyle made King look pretty unrecognizable. 

"I wanted to make her hair look very modern and complete the look. The Balenciaga catsuit was all black so the pink gave her a little contrast, highlighted her features, made the color of her eyes pop," Giannetos exclusively tells Marie Claire. "I wanted the texture to be kind of wet, but not too wet, so I used ColorWow Pock & Lock High Gloss." 

A quick scroll through the comments section on King’s Instagram post confirms that her 19 million followers love the look just as much as us. “BUBBLEGUM QUEEN,” one person said, while another wrote, “That hair is everything.” Celebs even got in on the action, with Awkwafina dropping a fire emoji, Julia Garner writing, “SMOKESHOW,” and Vanessa Hudgens saying, “Omg omg OBSESSED.” 

As much as we love, love, love this look on King, it’s only temporary—a one premiere wonder. Giannetos used a wig to bring the drama. Less than 24 hours later, the actress was back to her shoulder-length copper hair and fake bangs. Still, the style was anything but boring. Giannetos gave the Kissing Booth star a Y2K-esque spiky bun complete with face-framing tendrils. While the Bullet Rain press tour is winding down, we can’t wait to see what other glam King has up her sleeve. Out with a bang, right? 

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,,,, 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.