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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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Marc M on

I am astonished at the fact that any kind of publication would think this is worthy of news. Madonna has had roots at various stages throughout her career. Speaking from a hairdresser point of view, I agree with the stylist quoted, color or highlights right to the root does look too contrived. I reccomend my clients relax on feeling wierd when their roots come in, it gives their hair depth and dimension. This has been a ‘thing’ since Carrie let her roots come in on Sex And The City. I cant believe no one remembers that. It always surprises me when anything Madge does is newsworthy. I see roots on other celebrity’s all the time and it never makes the news. Professionally, I love Madonna’s hair, and anyone else who is confident enough to not take themselves to seriously! I am astonished at the fact that any kind of publication would think this is worthy of news. This just shows how we aren’t able to focus on whats important as a society!

Abby on

i think she intended for it be like that? Its a style.

Vanessa on

I think its cool and funky. Go girl, you got style!

Ashley on

it looks horrible! she has really looked bad lately, i agree with everyone that she needs to go darker, sorry madonna but blonde isnt your thing anymore….

KT fr Cda on

I never let my roots get that long. As soon as they show a little, I dye them. What’s the point of dying your hair and then have your natural colour show. If you like your natural colour then why dye your hair? Maybe she should also invest on some wrinkle cream for her around her eyes too.

KT fr Cda on

I loved her hair when it was very long and black. I don’t know if it was a wig or not but she looked completely different.

night on

I can’t believe that this woman has jet black hair under the blond. At her age I believe she is grey underneath and had the roots done intentionally. A woman of this age does not have jet black hair without a hint of grey.

Addy on

ok…. It is very sad but Madonna always was a very cute girl…what the heck happened?

crystal on

I will agree w/ Night, she has to have grey in there

Bonnie on

It looks awful. It’s not cute and this is just going along with the recent trend of girls heading out of the house in sweatpants and pajama pants thinking it’s casual-cute. It’s not. It’s just classless and tacky. If you don’t want to have to bother with the maintenance of hair dying, leaving your natural color is way more classy. Even grey can be classy. It shows maturity.

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