Kelly Osbourne on using her hair to express herself (and how her mom hates it)
Glamour: You grew up in such a unique family. How did they impact your style?
Kelly Osbourne: Because [of them] I've seen the world and been exposed to all walks of life. It has a major impact on how I dress and who I am. I have this ability to really not care if people don't like what I'm wearing.
Glamour: In that vein, when did you start using your hair to express yourself?
KO: When I was 13, I had hair the color of gold down to my butt. I had an argument with my mom and yelled, “F--k you!” and chopped off half my hair. My dad could not look at me without pissing himself laughing.
Glamour: Your mom’s not a fan of your new trademark lavender either, right?
KO: She wishes I would go back to blond. She’ll call me, really serious, and say, “I think it’s time for a change.” I’m like, “Mom, you have hair the color of a fire engine.
Tons of shades
Glamour: You’ve tried tons of shades. Why not your mom’s?
KO: I would look like her mini-me. I tried red once, and I looked like a carrot. I also wouldn’t go too brown, because then I would look like my father. But I’ve tried green, blue, purple, black. The lavender I really like.
Shades of gray
Glamour: What do you say to people who snipe about your own risky, fabulous hair?
KO: I dyed my hair shades of gray because I like it, and it pissed a lot of people off. Now I get tweeted 20 pictures a day of girls coloring their hair like mine. So if you don’t like it, sorry—you have housewife hair.
Glamour: Your controversial $250,000 diamond mani at last year’s Emmys…any regrets?
KO: They picked a few people to wear it for publicity; it was an honor. It’s a lot of money, but you’re telling me you’d say no? Hello! You can shut up.