Was Kirsten Dunst’s “Turning Japanese” the Catalyst for the Pastel Hair Trend?

Not long ago I was admiring Kirsten Dunst’s new bleach job, positive that the Antionette would be the next to follow Proenza Schouler’s surf-punk beauties and dip her tips into a pot of pastel blue, or streak her white-blond locks with bit of mint green. Little did I know she was the one who started the trend long before the catwalks teemed with color-threaded tow-heads. Last August Kiki bopped around with bright blue hair and a pastel sailor getup in a wack-a-doo Takashi Murakami video, directed by McG for the London-based art show Pop Life: Art in a Material World. The video, which has Dunst singing a Vapors cover of “Turning Japanese,” surfaced last month, just in time for blondies like Pixie Geldoff and Ashley Olsen to techni-color their hair, but was promptly pulled from every website known to the internet. Now it’s back up, just in case you needed one more reason to dye your hair cotton-candy blue. Video and other Easter-time dye jobs after the jump.

Comme Des Garcon’s Technicolor Coifs image

Becka Diamond, Ashley Olsen and Pixie Geldof’s Pastel Hair image (Who What Wear)

Fashionista’s Ode to Pastel Brows image

Links: Phil Spector Convicted, Kendra Wilkinson Gets Smart

● Remember 18,000 years ago (OK, it was 6), when Phil Spector allegedly killed somebody? Well, allege no more: Spector was convicted yesterday of second-degree murder . Here’s his booking shot, where his bouffant is looking a tad depressed. [TMZ] ● Hot off the heels of the unreleased Terminator: Salvation, director McG will be taking a sharp left turn by bringing the Broadway smash rock musical Spring Awakening to the screen. [/Film] ● Damon Dash, co-founder of Roc-a-Fella records, just designed a Range Rover with diamond accents. Too bad he can’t buy the car himself, since he owes $2 million to the IRS. [AnimalNewYork]

● Former girl next door Kendra Wilkinson says she’s the smartest she’s ever been, you know, with taxes and stuff. [People] ● Jonas Brother Joe is most definitely with his music video co-star Camilla Belle, as they were seen spending some quality time at a Dodgers game. [JustJared] ● Rapper Bow Wow says he’ll be retiring from music; after 17 years, he’s done everything he’s wanted to do. Note that he’s only 22. [RealTalkNY]