Blonde Bombshells are Back

09/19/2006 at 09:36 AM ET

The classic platinum blond screen siren is back in a big way this fall. Scarlett Johansson (left) plays up her pinup girl good looks (and sexy curves) with platinum curls and deep red lips in her movie, The Black Dahlia, which just opened last weekend. And Christina Aguilera and Gwen Stefani rock the old-school combo of pale skin, platinum locks and crimson lips on a daily basis. Red lipstick is one of the big emerging beauty trends, and the platinum hair is a nice counterpoint to all the brunettes popping up lately. Tell us: Is this a look you would try?

To Get the Look:

For a splurge, try Chanel Rouge Hydrabase in Fire and Besame Pressed Powder, which has 40’s style packaging for that extra retro flair.

For a steal, try Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick in Fire & Ice, an authentic 50’s color, and Neutrogena Healthy Defense Powder compact.

Photo: LJP/Flynet Pictures; EPA

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DENISSE on

IMHO, THIS LOOK IS NICE FOR SINGERS, TV OR MOVIE STARS. IT IS A VERY EXAGERATED LOOK FOR NORMAL PEOPLE.

BESIDES, THE HAIR MAY LOOK GOOD IN PICTURES AND TV, BUT IN PERSON LOOKS EXTREMELLY DRY.
RED LIPS ARE CUTE BUT I RATHER THEM ON SMALL OR MEDIUM LIPS, NOT IN LARGE LIPS SUCH AS ANGELINA OR SCARLETT, SINCE THIS COLOR MAKE THEM LOOK CHEAP.
I RATHER 100000 TIMES THE BRUNETTE STYLE THAN THE PLATINUM.

erika on

when is natural beauty a bad thing? i think it is important to play up your natural beauty…i think the red lipstick is wayyyy too much…really distracting…and blonde hair…come on…there is enough blonde hair already! often times, less is wayyyy more…

Reality on

I think its great. I can’t see myself becoming a platinum blond (as I am brunette), but I think the retro look is great. Pencil skirts going just past the knee, sweater sets around feminine curves – the whole look is a great change from the nude lip, long straggly extensions and ultra skinny frame we have been seeing for the past several years.

good_lookin on

With my dark complextion, platinum hair and deep red lips would make me look more in the line of freak instead of chic. I’ll wait till there’s an “in style” for my skin tone :-/

J. on

Going along with the natural beauty comments, I think that if it fits your natural features then its great. It works for Scarlett, Christina and Gwen. I personally don’t think it would work for me, since I’ve always had pretty dark hair (except for some early experimentation). I actually love to play off the darkness of my hair and eyes and keep all other features neutral, ie. lips, skin etc.

jen on

sure i’ll try this look. give me a movie star’s hair/makeup stylists & resources and i’m good to go.
be realistic. where is the average person going to pull this look off at?

Greta Gore on

I’ve been rockin’ this look for 15 years! Please, all of you ‘trendy’ girls, don’t start bleaching your hair…leave this look to the real blonde bomshellsand pinup ladies!

Sharese Eddings on

I love this look, especially on Gwen and Scarlett. It’s a classic look and it’s making a fabulous comeback.

Norah on

Stars like Christina Aguliera are just trying to be the next Marylin Monroe. Which no one ever will be. It is nice on Scarlett and Gwen, but Christina Aguliera wears her hair like that EVERY SINGLE DAY. Now it looks ugly on Christina and played out. For women that are not celebs, as a normal person it looks wayyy just too much for an every day hair do.

Rebecca on

I agree with some of the comments above- are we really gonna give the guy a hard time for being a little too dressed up? C’mon! He looks fine. It’s better to be a little overdressed instead of sloppy!

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