Lindsay Lohan has dyed her hair red, again. After wrapping on Lifetime’s “Liz & Dick,” Linds decided to go back to her roots and headed to the salon for a hair makeover. She tweeted a photo of her new locks to fans and said, “Red again”, two words most of us having been waiting to hear for years. Er, months. Well, days? Point is, whenever Lindsay goes back to her natural color, most of us hope it’s some sort of signal that she’s calming down, that she’s ready to be the talented and light-hearted ginger we all fell in love with eight years ago. Read more…
The world’s largest sperm bank is turning away redheaded wankers, because no one wants their sperm. The director of Cryos International said the supply of redheads, who can make up to $500 for their DNA donation, far exceeds the demand. Instead, it is sperm donors with brown hair and brown eyes who are in the biggest demand, as Cryos’ largest customer base in Italy, Greece, and Spain. Indian donors are also in high demand because India doesn’t allow the exportation of sperm. The only demand for ginger-jizz comes from the wonderland of Ireland, where it sells “like hot cakes” — and, of course, me, who seeks a donation of Prince Harry‘s redheaded sperm specifically.
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Noted redhead Emma Stone appeared at a benefit this weekend a newly bottle blonde, allegedly for her role in “Spider-Man.” Add some 40s and an ankle monitoring bracelet and the Lindsay Lohan transformation (“Lohan-sformation”) will be complete. Stop the madness now, Emma! [12/5/10, Los Angeles] Keep reading »
It took me a minute to realize who was rocking the blunt red bob in these two photos, shot for makeup artist Mark Townsend’s website MARKTBeauty.com. Can you tell? Find out if you’re right, after the jump … Keep reading »
I haven’t seen “The Back-up Plan” yet, which is Jennifer Lopez‘s new flick about a woman who conceives via a sperm donor before meeting a guy she falls in love with. I just read this post at Feministing by blogger Miriam Perez, though, which pointed out something kind of odd: Lopez’s character in the film not only has a Caucasian grandmother, but gives birth to blue-eyed, redheaded, light-skinned twin babies. Keep reading »
A Christmas card was taken off the shelves at two stores in York, England, after customers complained that it made fun of redheads, or “gingers” as the Brits call them. The card showed a little redhead kid sitting on Santa’s lap with text that read: “Santa loves all kids. Even ginger ones.” Ha ha! One redhead woman saw it and said: “I thought maybe it was just me because I am a mother of kids with red hair, but a lot of my friends and other people I know, we are absolutely disgusted. Society comes down hard on how people look and there are so many children these days who are bullied because of how they look. If the card had been about an overweight child then the shop would have been shut down, and so would the people who made the card.” So, there you go, people: life is very, very, very hard for us redhead folk. People just don’t understand our plight! The bullying, the mean jokes, the way even Santa has a hard time letting us freckle-faced freaks on his lap: it’s so scarring! Now if you’ll excuse me, I have an appointment to get my roots touched up. [via BBC News] Keep reading »
Check out Christina Hendricks and Nicole Kidman, two of Hollywood’s more famous redheads. Now, look at their red, red lips. What do you think; do the red lip shades they choose work with their red hair? The jury is still out for me on Christina. (What do you think? Does it work?) But I think Nicole nailed this particular redhead/red-lipstick moment. I’m sure you’ve heard at some point the old idea that redheads can’t wear red anything (lipstick, dresses, etc.), but it’s actually total crap. What does apply to red lips and red hair is also the same rule that goes for wearing makeup of any kind, across the board—you have to take into consideration your skin tone, hair color and feature shapes. How does Nicole get her red lip so right? Keep reading »
I was born a redhead, but these days when people ask if my hair is natural I’m not sure the honest answer is still ‘yes.’ I started dying it shortly before my thirtieth birthday when my once fiery locks began fading a sort of washed-out auburn shade. At first, I was in denial about this sad sign of aging. I convinced myself it was seasonal, as my hair always darkened a bit in the winter, but when summer rolled around and my hair was still drab, I had to face the fact that youth wasn’t the only thing time was robbing me of; it was also trying to steal my identity.
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Hair colorist to the stars, Rita Hazan, dishes out 10 rules for those lookin’ to go red.
1. Never pick a color that looks or sounds fake, like “Cherry Bomb.” Pick colors that are soft and natural.
2. Make sure you change your makeup; going red means making the necessary adjustments to your makeup!
3. As a redhead, it is also important to wear clothes that compliment your hair color. Fiery hair requires less details on clothing, you’re already making a bold statement with that color!
4. In the Fall and Winter, I suggest taking your red to a deeper, richer shade. Keep reading »