Surprise! Taraji P. Henson Dyes Her Hair Purple

Star debuts striking violet locks

By Nicole Adlman Jun 30, 2015 5:40 PMTags
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Violet's the vibe for Cookie Lyon Taraji P. Henson!

The Empire actress took to Instagram on June 27 with snaps of her new purple-to-gray ombré locks and, well, we're kind of feeling it (make that really feeling it). Taraji captioned the shot simply, writing, "#playingWithColor"—indeed!

While we don't know how long the star plans to keep her hair this striking violet hue, we do think it's a great alternative for summer. Other Hollywood actresses have opted to go platinum blond this week (like Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting and Taryn Manning, who both flaunted ultra-light locks yesterday), but a pop of purple certainly fits the mood too.