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Nicole Richie’s hair catches FIRE as she blows out the candles on her 40th birthday cake

House of Harlow 1960 creative director Nicole Richie’s hair caught fire as she blew out the candles on her 40th birthday cake on Monday night.

The Making the Cut judge – who boasts 10M social media followers – joked: ‘Well… so far 40 is [fire emoji].’

It happened after Baby2Baby co-CEO Kelly Sawyer placed the confection, featuring a glamour shot of Nicole as a child, in front of her as the group sang happy birthday.  

Wow! House of Harlow 1960 creative director Nicole Richie’s hair caught fire as she blew out the candles on her 40th birthday cake on Monday night

The Making the Cut judge - who boasts 10M social media followers - joked: 'Well… so far 40 is [fire emoji]'

The Making the Cut judge – who boasts 10M social media followers – joked: ‘Well… so far 40 is [fire emoji]’

When Richie (born Escovedo) leaned over to make a wish and blow out the candles, both sides of her dangling ombré curls became aflame.

Stylist Liat Baruch reached her hand over to put out the fire on the left side of the shocked Nikki Fre$h star’s head as the right side continued to burn her locks.

Nicole’s Instagram video received comments from Amber Valetta, Kelly Rowland, Antoni Porowski, Ellen Pompeo, Big Freedia, Zooey Deschanel, Chelsea Handler, Amy Schumer, brother-in-law Benji Madden, and her husband Joel Madden who quoted her Simple Life castmate Paris Hilton: ‘That’s hot.’ 

Richie and her hairstylist Gregory Russell have spent years trying to mend her damaged locks after decades of bleaching and dying them various shades of color. 

Make a wish! It happened after Baby2Baby co-CEO Kelly Sawyer (L) placed the confection, featuring a glamour shot of Nicole as a child, in front of her as the group sang happy birthday

Make a wish! It happened after Baby2Baby co-CEO Kelly Sawyer (L) placed the confection, featuring a glamour shot of Nicole as a child, in front of her as the group sang happy birthday

Oops! When Richie (born Escovedo) leaned over to make a wish and blow out the candles, both sides of her dangling ombré curls became aflame

Nicole was lucky the fire didn't spread to her face or head

Oops! When Richie (born Escovedo) leaned over to make a wish and blow out the candles, both sides of her dangling ombré curls became aflame

Girrrrl! Stylist Liat Baruch (R) reached her hand over to put out the fire on the left side of the shocked Nikki Fre$h star's head as the right side continued to burn her locks

Girrrrl! Stylist Liat Baruch (R) reached her hand over to put out the fire on the left side of the shocked Nikki Fre$h star’s head as the right side continued to burn her locks

Russell hinted this was not the first time the Bless This Mess guest star had accidentally burned her hair, exclaiming: ‘Stop!!! Again?!?!’

Nicole’s accident might have had something to do with the plentiful pitchers of margaritas served at the party hosted by photographer Carlos Eric Lopez.

Lopez displayed picture frames full of memories over 25+ years of friendship and invited Richie’s pals – stylist Jamie Mizrahi, stylist Simone Harouche, and Bragg Live Food Products consulting specialist Sophia Rossi. 

Nicole's Instagram video received comments from Amber Valetta, Kelly Rowland, Antoni Porowski, Ellen Pompeo, Big Freedia, Zooey Deschanel, Chelsea Handler, Amy Schumer, brother-in-law Benji Madden, and her husband Joel Madden who quoted her Simple Life castmate Paris Hilton: 'That's hot'

Nicole’s Instagram video received comments from Amber Valetta, Kelly Rowland, Antoni Porowski, Ellen Pompeo, Big Freedia, Zooey Deschanel, Chelsea Handler, Amy Schumer, brother-in-law Benji Madden, and her husband Joel Madden who quoted her Simple Life castmate Paris Hilton: ‘That’s hot’

Oh no! Richie and her hairstylist Gregory Russell (R) have spent years trying to mend her damaged locks after decades of bleaching and dying them various shades of color

Oh no! Richie and her hairstylist Gregory Russell (R) have spent years trying to mend her damaged locks after decades of bleaching and dying them various shades of color

Russell hinted this was not the first time the Bless This Mess guest star had accidentally burned her hair, exclaiming: 'Stop!!! Again?!?!'

Russell hinted this was not the first time the Bless This Mess guest star had accidentally burned her hair, exclaiming: ‘Stop!!! Again?!?!’

The wisecracking socialite made sure to style her burnt hair into a tidy French braid when she officially turned the big 4-0 on Tuesday morning.

Nicole enjoyed birthday burritos and Veuve Clicquot mimosas with her pals Carlos and Aaron Paul’s wife Lauren at what appeared to be Griffith Park.

Kicking off Richie’s birthday tributes was the 42-year-old Good Charlotte frontman, who gushed: ‘Happy Birthday Nicole! You’ve made love feel timeless I’ve forgotten how old we are.’    

'Tipsy': Nicole's accident might have had something to do with the plentiful pitchers of margaritas served at the party hosted by photographer Carlos Eric Lopez

‘Tipsy’: Nicole’s accident might have had something to do with the plentiful pitchers of margaritas served at the party hosted by photographer Carlos Eric Lopez

Guest list: Lopez displayed picture frames full of memories over 25+ years of friendship and invited Richie's pals - Jamie Mizrahi, Simone Harouche, and Sophia Rossi

Guest list: Lopez displayed picture frames full of memories over 25+ years of friendship and invited Richie’s pals – Jamie Mizrahi, Simone Harouche, and Sophia Rossi

Cheers! The wisecracking socialite made sure to style her burnt hair into a tidy French braid when she officially turned the big 4-0 on Tuesday morning

Lauren Paul wrote: 'Happy birthday to this Earth angel, you are SO unbelievably special'

Cheers! The wisecracking socialite made sure to style her burnt hair into a tidy French braid when she officially turned the big 4-0 on Tuesday morning

'Bubbly': Nicole enjoyed birthday burritos and Veuve Clicquot mimosas with her pals Carlos and Aaron Paul's wife Lauren at what appeared to be Griffith Park

‘Bubbly’: Nicole enjoyed birthday burritos and Veuve Clicquot mimosas with her pals Carlos and Aaron Paul’s wife Lauren at what appeared to be Griffith Park

The married couple of a decade – who began dating in December 2006 – are proud parents of 12-year-old son Sparrow and 13-year-old daughter Harlow.

Nicole’s famous father – four-time Grammy winner Lionel Richie – wrote that she will always be his ‘little girl, no matter how many birthdays we celebrate.’

And Richie’s younger sister Sofia – who turns 24 this Friday – wrote that she was ‘so lucky to call you my big sis’ and she ‘loves you beyond words.’

Kicking off Richie's birthday tributes was the 42-year-old Good Charlotte frontman, who gushed: 'Happy Birthday Nicole! You've made love feel timeless I've forgotten how old we are'

Kicking off Richie’s birthday tributes was the 42-year-old Good Charlotte frontman, who gushed: ‘Happy Birthday Nicole! You’ve made love feel timeless I’ve forgotten how old we are’

2020 family portrait: The married couple of a decade - who began dating in December 2006 - are proud parents of 12-year-old son Sparrow and 13-year-old daughter Harlow

2020 family portrait: The married couple of a decade – who began dating in December 2006 – are proud parents of 12-year-old son Sparrow and 13-year-old daughter Harlow

'You have been rainbows and butterflies your whole life': Nicole's famous father - four-time Grammy winner Lionel Richie - wrote that she will always be his 'little girl, no matter how many birthdays we celebrate'

‘You have been rainbows and butterflies your whole life’: Nicole’s famous father – four-time Grammy winner Lionel Richie – wrote that she will always be his ‘little girl, no matter how many birthdays we celebrate’

'HBD!' And Richie's younger sister Sofia - who turns 24 this Friday - wrote that she was 'so lucky to call you my big sis' and she 'loves you beyond words'

‘HBD!’ And Richie’s younger sister Sofia – who turns 24 this Friday – wrote that she was ‘so lucky to call you my big sis’ and she ‘loves you beyond words’



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