We love bold, bright hair colors like Katy’s and Pink’s.
But the idea for this post comes from a controversy that’s taken on a life of its own after Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards show.
The alleged feud involved Pink, her husband Carey Hart, Chris Brown and Katy. It all started during the show and made headlines in the days after. Pink felt like she had to apologize to Katy for a tweet her husband sent that could have been taken the wrong way. From Sunday to Monday, Pink and Chris clarified that they were criticizing Chris Brown, not Katy, for lip-syncing. The gist of Carey’s first message was that Pink did a better job than Ms. Perry on a similar swinging-in-the-air act at the 2010 Grammy Awards, and Pink “was 3 months pregnant!”
Getting back to the mane reason for this post…
Judging from our stats, it seems you aren’t really into wild hair coloring a la Pink and Katy Perry (judging from our stats). But WE like some of them, and will continue to cover them…
Katy’s true blue & purple streaks?
Ms. Perry has favored this type of color scheme recently, and often the results are subtle like this. We haven’t heard about any fashion “expert” who compliments the shades. Maybe we haven’t looked in the right places? Doesn’t matter, this combination is pretty even when it’s more noticeable hints of pastels.
Pink’s solid platinum vs. Pink’s pink streaks on white
Pink wore white-hot platinum in a cropped haircut with grand pomp and circumstance. Few real women could pull it off, but Pink can because she’s beautiful and confident enough to bare her face–that’s exactly what this ‘do does with its long lifted crown and buzzed sides.
The photo of Pink-on-white isn’t from Sunday’s Billboard gala, yet it’s more representative of her one-of-a-kind multicolors! We’re not sure if we’d ever dare to wear something so “out there”…unless it’s temporary, for a day or two. We’re more likely to try something subtle like January Jones’ pink streaks from Spring. In the end, we never say “never” when it comes to hair!
Sources: Getty Images for ABC, FilmMagic, Kat Giantis of Wonderwall.msn.com
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Tagged Billboard Music Award, Billboard Music Awards, Blue hair, Buzzed haircuts, Carey Hart, Chris Brown, Glamour wavy hairstyles, January Jones, Katy Perry, Katy Perry hair, Pink, Pink's hair, Purple hair streaks
You’d have to be a Sister from Another Planet (or not care about hair) to be clueless about one of the hottest hairstyle trends for girls in their teens and 20s. It’s wild-n-crazy haircolor–from streaks to bangs to ends to all over! The younger generation has been flaunting these neons, pastels, prints or other unnatural hues for some time, and they show no sign of letting up! Guess we should have seen the growth of the crazy color trend coming because of its popularity with hot celebs like Katy Perry, Avril Lavigne, Kelly Osbourne and let’s not forget Lady Gaga.
A couple of easy ways to wear the colored streaks temporarily are feather extensions and custom dreadlocks. It came as a shock to see custom-colored hair pieces available at etsy.com, THE SOURCE for handmade jewelry, fashions, art, home décor, etc., but not hair pieces!
Feather extensions are the simple, subtle approach to color streaks. These from Wandering Eye Creations (via etsy) come in different lengths and widths in colors including purple to yellow and patterns such as grizzly to barred ginger.
For more technicolor, consider dreadlocks. The dreads shown below are from Black Sunshine (again on etsy). Colors you can choose from are vast–reds yellows, even natural-looking browns and blondes. If Katy Perry-like streaks are too subdued for you, choose falls that cover more or all of the hair!
Both kinds of fabulous fakes can be used a little or a lot… depending on your lifestyle, personality and love interests. Pin in a few around the face or place them randomly throughout. If you like how they work, recommend them to older women who wanna have fun or wanna show their true colors!
Photos: Getty Images & Bauer-Griffin. Sources: etsy.com, instyle.com, wonderwall.msn.com & glamour.com
When we last wrote about Emma, she was wearing a rich dark red haircolor. So why did she have to go and bleach it? She says the mane change is for a part… playing Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man coming out in 2012. We’re wondering if she was just itching to get on the celebrity haircolor trend that says anything goes: think Drew Barrymore, Katy Perry, Rihanna.
Emma says she’s a natural blonde, but surely the real thing is not like this–platinum and gold that verges on orange! As for the style, it’s different and fresh. The bangs and straight locks are of the moment, while the full waves without bangs were perfect for fall. Isn’t it funny how her cat-like eyes are dark or light depending on the haircolor?
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Tagged Bleached blond, Drew Barrymore, Emma Stone's hair, Gwen Stacy, Katy Perry, Red haircolor, Rihanna, The Amazing Spider-Man
It wasn’t surprising to see Katy Perry in blue hair at the MTV Movie Awards, but it WAS surprising when she wore the color in a way that works for real women! Compared with her electric blue wig, the pastel hairpieces seem downright conservative. The peek-a-boo streaks twirl through ringlets, making them new and different without screaming “Look at me”!
If you WANT to scream “Look at me,” follow Katy’s cue. Electric blue perfectly fits the singer’s acting career which includes providing the voice of Smurfette in the Smurfs movie and guest starring in the Simpsons. When asked about wearing the hot hue to the MTV event, Katy said it made sense because she’s wearing it on the cover of her California Gurls.
If you fall in-between mild and wild, consider going with heavier streaks of blue and purple as K.P. has done. Like the wig, these colored hairpieces require no commitment. They work especially well with full, loose curls. Russell Brand’s fiancee isn’t the only one dabbling with the haircolor. At a past MTV Music Awards show, Gwen Stefani stood out in pale blue pigtails. The daring women who dye for this shade have nothing on Marge Simpson who’s been wearing it longer than anyone (from the ’60s until now).
It will be interesting to see if Katy is a blue-head when she plays herself (not animated) with the Simpson puppets in The Fight Before Christmas set to air on Dec. 5th. What do you think?
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Tagged Blue hair, California Gurls, dark haircolor, Gwen Stefani, Katy Perry, MTV Movie Awards, Russell Brand, The Simpsons, the Smurfs movie
Who says baby bangs are just for little girls? Beauty critics and their old-fashioned followers. They think 8 is the age limit for wearing super short bangs.
Katy Perry and Krysten Ritter could care less. Katy shows she’s more than a young singer by doing what she wants. Meanwhile super short bangs are the first thing you notice about Krysten… if you haven’t seen her acting on TV (Breaking Bad) or in movies (She’s Out of My League).
The baby fringe goes in and out of style, but really stands out when they’re off season. The main ones who should say “No” to the look are those who want to hide their eyes, lips or anything about their face. Even older women can wear a variation of these babies. You might want to avoid pitfalls like the one Christina Aguilera took a few years back.