Madonna's Roots: Intentional or Oversight?

01/12/2007 at 04:44 PM ET

When Madonna appeared on The Today Show this week, more than a few of us noticed her multi-inch roots — in fact, they were pretty much impossible to ignore! We can’t believe that Madonna just forgot to have them done, and she’s not the first star that we’ve noticed lately sporting some pretty impressive roots. What gives? Oscar Blandi‘s lead colorist Kyle White, who tends to the locks of Sienna Miller and Jessica Alba, tells PEOPLE that “The reason natural roots work, especially on someone like Madonna who is such a style icon, is that it is causal chic — an ‘accidental’ look, which is really done on purpose. When roots are highlighted from the root down, it looks too contrived and put together.” Hmmm. Call us fussy, but we prefer the no-roots look. What about you? Do you like Madonna’s dark roots? Would you wear this look?

Photo: Virginia Sherwood/NBCU

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Dani on

Honestly I didn’t even notice them. People are acting like she came out of the house in rollers and a multi-colored mumu with scooby doo slippers to finish it off. THEY’RE DARK ROOTS. BIG DEAL. And then people want to chastise her for it calling it sloppy and disgusting… It’s HAIR, not a big giant booger hanging off her nose. Hair grows. It’s her head. Get over it.

alice on

Who cares? Maybe she had something better to do besides sit in the salon.

Christian on

Her hair looks absolutely ridiculous.
Since she is so light-skinned, and that blonde is OBVIOUSLY not working for her, I agree with a lot of the people before me. Madonna should go darker.

It would set off her eyes nicely.

Fabs on

I totally agree with Dani’s comment. People it’s hair! Get over yourselves.

boo boo on

SHE BLEACHED HER HAIR AND THEN PAINTED HER ROOTS TO APPEAR TO BE COMING IN DARK TO MAKE PEOPLE THINK THAT SHE HAS NOT GONE GRAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I THINK IT’S A PRETTY GOOD IDEA EVEN THOUGH IT DOESN’T LOOK THAT GOOD.

Jenna on

Im pretty sure her natural hair is coming in grey….isnt she in her 40’s??? she’s probably doing the dark roots look on purpose,to make it appear that her hair is still dark.

maria on

I find it hard to believe that a woman of Madonna’s age doesn’t have any gray hair. I am suggesting that these roots are touched up.

RB on

Dani, as far as I can read, you’re the only one who used the words sloppy and disgusting in their post. Maybe it was a Freudian slip?

If you were going on the Today Show and Letterman, would you not make sure your hair is looking good… not to mention the fact that she is freaking MADONNA?!? Love her, but the roots are completely unnecessary considering the occassion, don’t you think?

issy on

dont like Madona’s new look its awfull i think she and other actresses shoud keep to there regular hair color.i call or think of it out of style and Madona’s roots were the worst just keeping to natural hair color or darker color would be just fine.

julia on

COME ON PEOPLE! ITS A “NEW” MADONNA LOOK! Its just another new STYLE/ERA for people to copy and spend more $$$$$ on! THE ROOTS ARE PAINTED ON! To look edgy aand to be talked-about! IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH GREY HAIR! LOL ;-)
Anyone remember CARRIE (SJP) from SEX & THE CITY????!!!!! She had dark ROOTS and blonde hair for about 3 out of the 6 seasons it was on!!! SHE PULLED IT OFF! ATTITUDE!
I LOVE IT!!!! I THINK IT ROCKS!!!!! SO GINA GERSHON-TYPE GIRLS…PARTY ON WITH THAT BAD-ASS (ENVIED!) HAIR!!! LOL EVERYONE WISHES THEY COULD PULL THIS OFF….ADMIT IT…… ;-D

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