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?

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gabbb on

madonna looks awful.
her roots sucked.
her outfit sucked.
and how did her hair take long to do?
she’s so digusting in so many different ways, oh and she can’t sing. i don’t rally like her….

rachel b. on

Madonna could use a touch-up but having one of those day’s where she could care less and letting her hair go.

santi on

Madonna is an Icon of modernity. This roots are not casual. Madonna is 48 years old and of course she has white hairs!!! This is a super studied look to look younger and, I tottaly think, so fashionable and stilist. She looks amazing!!! Do you will look so fantastic at 48?

Grandma nature on

omg 40 don’t make me laugh!….lol….im 53 and she was just starting out when i was in my early 20s she was suppose to be 19 and never been touched…..SNORT….she looks like a guy and whatever color she dyes her hair she will still look like a guy. like her music anyway.

Ronald on

madge is just one of those celebs who can sport any look and get away with it beautifully. She always beam with confidence no matter what the whole world thinks of her.

giselle on

looks horrible!

Lin on

The reason she has those dark roots is so that people will think she has no grey hair yet. She does…..believe me. I know the tricks. She gets it coloured dark to look like natural growth.

justine on

i think it looks good on her its also more of a mother style but still sexy

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