American Girl Makes 2014 the Year of Pink Hair

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American Girl, the maker of the those expensive dolls you just had to have when you were 10 years old, just introduced its newest doll: Isabelle, a spirited blonde who’s about to join dance school. Isabelle, like Molly, Samantha, Addie, and the rest of the AG gals before her, has clothes and a look typical of her time period. But unlike Molly’s nifty beret and super-cool hula-skirt Halloween costume from 1944 or Samantha’s rad fur muff from 1904, 2014’s model gets an asymmetrical fashion tee, a motorcycle jacket, and some ombré pink hair.

Luckily, the rainbow-bright strands are clip-ins, so Isabelle doesn’t have to stay married to the look — like our friend’s Kirsten doll who made the permanent transition to pink after getting a Kool-Aid dye job. But is this how 2014 will be remembered when Isabelle is discovered in some middle-school time capsule in 50 years?  Someone might want to tell Chloe Nørgaard she wasn’t the first to go pink for the new year.

American Girl Makes 2014 the Year of Pink Hair