I have never, ever liked the look of platinum blonde hair on black women. Not on Etta James, not on Dionne Warwick, not on Mary J. Blige. It doesn’t matter which decade, the age of the woman, or the way the hair is styled.
I just don’t think platinum hair looks flattering against our skin! In fact…I actually don’t think platinum hair is flattering on anyone, white or black. Platinum is a harsh look and harsh on the hair to achieve. It seems that lately platinum blonde hair is being worn more and more by black women and if at all possible, its reemergence has made me like the look even less.
I know you were probably thinking I only hate the look on brown skin beauties but that is not the case. Rita Ora is almost as fair as they come and the blonde hair against her light skin just washes her out and gives her look no dimension. She could still stay in the blonde family but just come down a few shades and it would be perfect!
It seems like Amerie has been searching to find her “look” ever since she burst onto the music scene about ten years ago with her (lone) hit single, Just One Thing. I understand her need to distinguish herself from other R & B singers, but this is definitely a swing and a miss for me. Chopping off her beautiful long hair into the edgy bob would have been plenty of change – the color is just unnecessary and ruins the look for me.
Never one to keep the same hair color, cut or style very long, I was so glad this look was short lived! Nice try though Rih!
Claire, Editor-in-Chief of The Fashion Bomb Daily, knows fashion. That is an indisputable fact. She is a gorgeous woman with the confidence to try new trends and looks, and while she does know about fashion and style, I don’t always favor the hairstyles/hair color. However, her makeup look is flawless here, I wonder what that lip color is!
I’m not sure if Keyshia actually thought this was a good look or if it was just her way of staying true to her roots of being a gritty “ghetto” songstress. Perhaps it was a homage to Mary J. Blige? In some photos, her platinum blonde hair isn’t even as polished as it appears here with about two inches or more of black roots showing giving a quite skunk like appearance. No ma’am, you are too pretty for this!
It’s really a shame about this hair color choice, because this cut and style is the best I have EVER seen on Nene Leakes and if it were in a darker hue, I’d totally be a fan!