By Leah Ornstein – Radar Style & Beauty Editor
Style chameleon Katy Perry hit the red carpet of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night, debuting a brand new hair color – and RadarOnline.com has all the exclusive details about her tress transformation from the woman behind her look – celebrity hair colorist Rita Hazan.
“It was such an exciting challenge to custom-create Katy’s color for her big reveal at the VMA’s,” said Hazan, who has transformed the locks of everyone from Jessica Simpson to Jennifer Lopez.
The NYC based stylist, who has taken the sassy songbird from her raven shade, to red, to blonde and now to her new pastel look, dishes that the pastel hue was Katy’s idea.
“In her mind I think she was just feeling that color at the moment,” she explains.
How long will Katy be rocking the pale purple hairdo?
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“She will keep this color until she gets inspired by something else and just wakes up and says, New color today, Rita.’”
If you are thinking about copying Katy’s color, Hazan has some tips for avoiding a beauty blunder.
“Be careful not to wear anything that will clash with your color – like red, and when you do a color like this you have to commit fully to it with makeup as well. The colors have to be in the same family for balance.
“She is a colorist’s dream,” Hazan says about her chart-topping client. “Always willing to take risks to achieve a groundbreaking look – and it was awesome to be able to realize this goal for her.”