Olivia Wilde’s new hair is like NOTHING we’ve seen from her before

Bye bye, balayage

Beauty Crew Editor / May 25 2017

Besides going super-blonde for a hot few minutes back in the early 2000s (remember her stint on The O.C. as Alex?) and 2012, Olivia Wilde has typically played it pretty straight with her haircut and colour.

Blonde Olivia Wilde in 2005

Usually sticking to medium-to-long dark hair with subtle ombre ends, the Vinyl star hasn’t made a drastic hair change in years.




Until now, that is. 

Taking to Instagram, the 32-year-old mum-of-two debuted a haircut and colour unlike anything we’ve seen from her before. 


“Oh what's up, BLONDE LIFE”

And in better lighting, with pal Kate Mara:

Look at those dark roots! The platinum blonde ends! It’s the edgy style we never saw coming from Olivia, and it’s a pretty exciting departure from her go-to subtle look. 

The short style and blunt cut reminds us of Margot Robbie’s own edgy cut from back in 2015, while the striking contrast in colour is quite reminiscent of Kristen Stewart when she was between root touch-ups last year.

Are these Olivia Wilde's hair muses?

Are these Olivia Wilde's hair muses?

We may only be two short months into 2017, but this could very well be the most dramatic hair transformation of the entire year!

Looking to lighten your hair like Olivia? Here's what you need to know before you go platinum blonde.

Image credits: Getty; @oliviawilde

Carli was BEAUTYcrew’s Editor from launch in 2016 until May 2020. You can find her words right here on BEAUTYcrew, and previously on beautyheaven.