News Ellen DeGeneres Inspired Nicole Richie's New 'Do By Rosalyn Oshmyansky 11:58 AM PST, March 2, 2015 This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors. If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page. Embed CodeRestart Now playing Nicole Richie needed a change so she started with her hair!There are no extensions here though as the web series star has been rocking her short, pink hairstyle for about a month. "I wanted some light around me. And you were my inspiration for the cut," she told Ellen DeGeneres.When Ellen asks her if her kids can still recognize her, she says, "They absolutely love it." WATCH: Which Celebrity Hair Extension Is Right For You?She also shared that her kids, Harlow, 7, and Sparrow, 5, go for cupping therapy, and she introduced it to her dad Lionel who did not exactly love it.Ellen shows a photo of him cupping and makes light of it saying, "His face did not look like he was enjoying it or you were enriching his life in any way," but admits, he was a "good sport." NEWS: Nicole Richie Spills Details on 'Candidly Nicole'"The cupping opens up the blood flow and opens up the energy," Nicole explains.By getting her dad to do it, she claims she's, "Enriching his life."Check out the video above to see Nicole talk about her new look and alternative medicine on Monday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.Related GalleryTwo Looks, One Star: Major Celeb Hair Transformations of the Past!