The Internet -- and beauty mavens -- went wild when Lauren Conrad posted a picture of herself
with purple hair on April 1, 2014, but it was all just a gag in honor of April Fools' Day.
Conrad's hairstylist Kristin Ess confirmed the prank in hilarious fashion via Instagram on April 2. "To get this exact shade of purple, we went out and gathered rare amethyst stones. Next, we ground them up by hand until they turned into a fine powder. Then we added 2 pinches of grape koolaid. Mix that in a bowl with 2 oz. of mermaid tears. Apply all over and let it sit for 16 hours. Lather, rinse, repeat. #aprilfoolsyall#shedoesntevenlikepurple,
Although the picture of the Paper Crown designer looks believable enough, it had Us doubting the authenticity since Conrad recently said that she's just not into the purple hair trend favored by the likes of Nicole Richie, Kelly Osbourne, and Ireland Baldwin. "I'm not a big fan of purple as a color!" the recently engaged star, 28, told Us Weekly in early March. "It looks great on [other people] but not me."