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?

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e on

I love the platinum blonde hair and ruby red lipstick. It takes us back to the days of Jean Harlow ( the original blonde bombshell), and of course Marylin Monreo. They dressed like movie stars than and looked classy and beautiful.

I myself, had platinum hair for a year and decided to go dark. I miss that look and am making an appointment with my stylist after christmas. I just felt like a goddess and in my eyes, I just think it’s beautiful.

And as for pulling it off, I wore it well. I always look like a star…I just take pride in making myself look beautiful, glamerous, and classy. I always recieve compliments.

It comes down to whether you could take the time to do it, or if you have the time. I am willing to spend the time, and can’t wait to have platinum hair again to go with my red lips I don so well.

ana on

hahah the person whos name is E. you speak words well,
as the brunette lovers are tired of fake blond hair, us blonde lovers are tired of people saying we look fake. well guess what all dyed colors look fake, not everyone wants a natural look, you might as well not wear makeup if you love the natural look, oh so alot.
if you have the time everyday, people can go platinum and wear red lips, why would you want to walk out the house and see everyone look the same natural with nude lips? Thats boring, to see on everybody!
GO PLATINUM BLONDES WITH RED LIPS, WE RULE. i rocked it since i was 15 now im 25. hasnt stopped. thank you. dont hate on something you because YOU dont want it. i dont hate on other colors i dont want.

Rae on

I believe that everyone has their own opinions on this. Just stick to what you like and what works for you and be yourself. I adore this, but i would never dye my hair blonde again. It’s a great look for those who can really pull it off. But I really would love to see something on brunette bombshells, hah because I think I could really pull that one off!

Scout on

I used to be a natural dark brunette with coppery hightlights (especially in summer). I have very fair skin and blue-green eyes. I now dye my hair to achieve what used to be my natural color. My true color is now gray. I’ve attempted to let my hair go its natural gray, but it makes me look and feel so old I don’t want to. It’s sort of a steely, salt and pepper gray which I hate. However, I think I could go platinum blonde and look good. Marilyn Monroe had dark hair and went platinum blonde. I am just as fair skinned as her, though I don’t look like her (I’ve been told I look like Elizabeth Taylor, especially eyes). I would leave my eyebrows dark like Monroe did. I think I’m going to go to a wig shop and try on a platinum blonde wig just to see what it looks like. Then I’ll definitely let a salon work gradually to get my hair platinum blonde.

christina on

i just want to say i love the look.. i am sick of eberyone bashing blondes.. you are all just jealous because you arent pretty enough to pull the bloonde bombshell look off!!! so quit hating

Donna on

For those of you who said you’d love to see more about brunette bombshells, just check out photos of Dita Von Teese. If that ain’t bombshell, I don’t know what is!

Jessica on

Yeah! I totally love this look on christina. But most of her hairstyles that she has like in her videos and performances are wigs. In real life her hair is very fine and very dry and does not have much of a curl. I wanted this look but I instead went the in a way differnt direction and got natural red hair with light blonde streaks but still got the long curl hairstyle christina has and it looks real nice.

Ambi on

I think a look like this would look (no offense ~ it is beautiful) like a joke were someone to wear it out in everyday life (grocery store, shopping, even office). I might be willing to try it for a formal event, because it seems very dramatic to me.

Abril on

Would I try this style? I just did! Today is my first day as a platinum blonde and I love it. Word to the wise, do not attempt to get this hair color from a box.

Fran on

I’m very happy to have found this website
your opinions are all very different

i have had platinum hair for about 2 years. its an extremely painfull process, bleaching your hair .To go platinum you have to dye you hair more than once or twice to get it that light. I have to admit, I often get sick and tired of having to re-do my haircolour every 3 weeks. It doesnt sound like much but you do end up dreading it because it burns your scalp!!
but why not spend a little time on your appearance?. It is worth the time if you like the colour.

I often see overweight, unkept, wrinkled old women with bleached white hair (with terrible roots) and often worry if that is what I’ll end up looking like.
It doesnt look tacky. Keep it well nourished and you can look amazing!. If you wear red lipstick and green or black clothing it looks stunning.

But you must remember that Marylin Monroe only looked as amazing as she did, because of extensive hair salon treatments, and she had a lot of money and plastic surgery.

If you are a city-person who has a fair few hours of your life free each 2-3 weeks to spend on yourself then go for this hair colour. But only if you like the striking, bold look.

The only time when platinum hair looks ridiculous, is when you have had a ridiculous spray tan and choose to wear red lipstick (Christina Aguilera). Oh dear. she really is a complete mess! Dont please ever try to copy HER style!

If you choose to go platinum, go for the white face with pink blusher on the apples of your cheeks. very very pale is in. At special occasions and weekends, whip out the red lipstick ;]

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