24 May 2010

The Best Tressed List: lighten up!

Carey Mulligan did it. Renee Zellweger was next. And now Beyonce, Aggy and SJP have followed suit. Yup, it seems everyone who’s anyone is going for a bright shade of blonde in time for the summer sun. In fact, we’re so hypnotized by the lush loveliness a-top these ladies’ heads that us Grazia lot are tempted to reach for the bleach bottle, like now. But what say you - are these gals a cut above the rest or are we just having a blonde moment? Have a browse then bring in the verdict...

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Before that Sinead O’Connor-inspired buzz cut, Agyness Deyn turned to the dark side with an ebony bowl cut that was more Beatles moptop than world class supermodel, so we’re happy to report she’s morphed back to the peroxide locks which made us sit up and take notice back in ‘07. And by the look of things, making like Eminem is a serious fashion statement for the summer (although we have an inkling only Aggs could pull this one off...). Oh, the coolness.

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The delectable Reese Witherspoon has also lightened up with a beautiful bleached mane (insert your own 'Legally Blonde' quip here) and we’re loving the sudden switch from buttery blonde to cool ice queen. Although hair yo-yo-ing for film roles is nothing new (she’s starring alongside the newly-cropped R-Pattz in 'Water for Elephants'), this new take on blonde is all about swapping the Californian-beach-babe effect for a pale, creamy tone. It’s fresh, it’s pretty, it’s oh-so-edgy. Bravo Withers!

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Next up, Michelle Williams arrived at Cannes sporting a luminous platinum crop, cute-ified by a side-sweeping fringe. Adorable, right? In fact, the perfectly coiffed ‘do caused hair hysteria, not least because it’s a dead ringer for Carey Mulligan’s mop and this is highly confusing for us celeb watchers. But considering her switch to the hair colour du jour has bagged her the role of Ultimate Blonde Bombshell, Marilyn Monroe, we’ll let the style pickpocketing slide...

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Mischa Barton also hit the bottle last week (the hair dye bottle, obvs) reminding us she’s quite the colour chameleon. Because La Barton's dabbled in many a hot hue since ditching the blondette tone of her Marisa years but it was her entrance at the amFAR event which really caught our eye - seriously, what a knockout. So it's bye bye drab girl-next-door, hello beautiful Barbie!

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And just incase you needed more convincing, we’ve also spotted Beyonce looking blonde-ilicious when performing for the president, SJP upgrading her infamous barnet with sun kissed highlights and even our Chezza getting in on the action with lighter locks, proving that looking on the bright side really is all the rage. So could it be true - do blondes have more fun? Pass us the bottle and we’ll let you know!

by Jessica Vince


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