Newly Single Lauren Conrad Debuts Blue-Tipped Hair

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LC's feeling blue!

The designer and former reality star, who split with Kyle Howard after three years last month, debuted a daring new hairstyle at Tuesday's HTC Status Social bash in Hollywood.

Conrad, 25, showed off her long blonde locks — with light blue tips! — on the red carpet.

"I didn't think anyone would even notice!" she told reporters. "I felt like such a rebel."

Earlier this month, the fashionista polled fans on her site thebeautydepartment about colored tips "because I was obsessed." Once results gave her a resounding "yes," Conrad got the coloring done with her longtime stylist Kristin Ess. 

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Although pals told Us Weekly Conrad was "heartbroken" over her breakup with actor Howard, 33, she was chipper and upbeat at Tuesday's event — with plenty of projects to keep her busy. "I have my two clothing lines, LC Lauren Conrad and Paper Crown, and I just finished the manuscript for my second book series The Fame Game."

Is the newly single star "married" to her career these days? "In a good way, I have a happy marriage," she said. "These are all things that I really enjoy doing, so it's a pleasure waking up every morning and I feel very lucky to have that."

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