Do blondes really have more fun? In the case of Daenarys “Khaleesi” Targaryen, “Game of Thrones”‘ Mother of Dragons, it’s tough to say. What we do know, though, is that Emilia Clarke, who plays Khaleesi, is currently appearing on Broadway as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, which necessitated that she wear her hair in its natural dark brown glory. Thankfully, the stark white Khaleesi look is actually a wig, so Clarke’s hair is relatively undamaged. Not so for many of the other celebs on this list, who’ve transformed themselves from brunette to bottled white blondes with the help of a healthy heaping of bleach. Take a look, and tell us whether you like the white blonde look, or prefer their darker tresses.
Women change up their hair color all the time (case in point: our BFF Jennifer Lawrence, who just dyed her hair dark for reshoots on the new “Hunger Games” movie). But it’s still a bit strange to see dudes dye their hair all number of colors. James Franco‘s new lighter locks (which, please, somebody get him a bottle of toner) look like he just dipped his head in a vat of industrial-strength bleach. And Alfie Allen (pictured here at the NME Awards) has gone blonde, too. Alfie, better known to “Game Of Thrones” fans as Theon Greyjoy of the Iron Islands, normally has sort of ashy brown hair. What, are these two trying to pull a Ryan Gosling?
I’ve been dyeing my hair since I was 13, when a hairdresser at an upscale salon informed me that I would have to dye my hair forever because my natural color ― the most neutral of dark browns ― was just that shitty. (Another stylist at the same salon later told my mother to imagine the haircut she wanted, which she had seen on a model in a magazine, “on an ugly face,” so take it with a grain of salt.) I don’t brush (wide-tooth comb!), shampoo every day (twice a week!), or heat style my mid back-length hair, but I still noticed that I was accumulating dry, crunchy ends, which worsened every time I hit the salon for a good two-hour color dose.
Since my mission these days is the longest, strongest, shiniest, most Middleton-esque cascades possible, and also maybe not getting cancer, I started feeling out my options for possible alternatives to traditional hair dye. My quest led me, as many of my quests do, straight to LUSH. Their solid blocks of henna pigment intrigued me for two reasons ― one, the formula not only colors, but deeply conditions and strengthens the hair while doing so; two, the concoction is called Caca Brun Mama, which basically means Poop Brown Mom. Was I really going to put something called Poop Brown Mom all over my hair, and leave it there for six hours? Yes. Yes I was. Keep reading »
I’m currently in the throes of growing my hair out, which requires patience, precision and a will of steel. It’s all I can do to not chop it all off into a pixie cut again, but then I remember that my ultimate goal is to have long, flowing hair, so I can do fun stuff to it. Fun stuff like dye it multiple pastel shades or a bright, bold color. Culling through these pretty pastel-flavored hair shots makes me practically itchy with glee. So while I sweat out the next year of hair growing to get my long waves back, I’ll be keeping these tacked up to my inspiration board.
Tell us: What’s the craziest color you’ve ever dyed your hair?
Lauren Conrad is nothing if not loyal to her fans and followers. And so when readers of her beauty site, The Beauty Department voted that she dip-dye her hair a light peachy color, Conrad acquiesced. The result? Peachy keen. What do you think? [Love. Might need to do this. -- Editor] [The Beauty Department]
You knew it was going to happen. After months of hinting around at major dye jobs, a la Lauren Conrad’s dip-dyed blue locks and Katy Perry’s multi-hued transformations, the big new hair trend is all over crazy color. Not punk rock Manic Panic style, but jewel-toned rock star locks. To really get it right, you’ll need to have light hair already, or want to do an all-over bleach job so your hair can grab as much of the high-intensity color as possible. And because of that, we recommend that you don’t try this at home. Instead, save your hair, and save up your cash — this look is going to be time, money and follicle-intensive. But we think well worth it. [Fashion Indie] Keep reading »