Nicole Richie Dyed Her Hair Purple, Y'all JK!

Paris Hilton's ex-BFF (sorry, love, you will always be that to me) posted an Instagram Monday morning showcasing her apparent approval of spring's pastel trend: A full head of striking, lavender-hued locks.
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Paris Hilton's ex-BFF (sorry, love, you will always be that to me) posted an Instagram Monday morning showcasing her apparent approval of spring's pastel trend: A full head of striking, lavender-hued locks.

Nicole Richie's turning violet, Violet!

Paris Hilton's ex-BFF (sorry, love, you will always be that to me) posted an Instagram Monday morning showcasing her apparent approval of spring's pastel trend: A full head of striking, lavender-hued locks -- faded Marc Jacobs 2014 hair, this is not. Actually, Richie's new 'do is quite similar in hue to Kelly Osbourne's, who's been tinging her hair a pale shade of purple since early 2012.

Richie has experimented with crazy hair colors before, temporarily going snow white for the punk-themed (or was that 18th century-themed?) Met Gala in May.

Photos of the celebutante on Saturday show her sporting a brunette topknot -- so we can only assume she spent quite a bit of quality time over the rest of the weekend with her longtime friend and hairdresser, Andy Lecompte, to achieve the desired effect.

What do you think of NR's new look?

UPDATE: Welp, looks like we got punked, guys! Our darling former intern Julie has just alerted us to a several-years-old photo of Richie with -- yep -- golden blonde hair. Ah, the magic of Photoshop. At least we'll always have Kelly....