We’ve all had our share of makeup mishaps (um, my neck and face were living two separate lives all through middle school), but sometimes cosmetics gone wild can really foul up a lady’s appearance. While makeup was created to make us look that much more beautiful, in some instances, it can be downright scary. Sadly, even celebrities with the best in the business in their arsenals can have their very own makeup misdemeanors. While some may be only minor… others leave these ladies looking hauntingly similar to some of our very favorite spooky Halloween characters. Pretty sure these photos speak for themselves:
For years, redheads weren’t always treated like the bombshells they are. Coppertops, gingers, firecrotches… the list goes on and on. It seems funny that redheads get such a bad rap when some of our very favorite leading ladies were blessed with rusty roots. Who doesn’t love Molly Ringwald in Breakfast Club? What little girl didn’t want to grow up and look like Julia Roberts? And who can forget about cartoon bombshell Jessica Rabbit?
Recently, crimson coifs are stepping up and taking center stage. Young, hot Hollywood is trading in the standard sunny blonde and sultry brunette for fiery red.
Rihanna has been sporting a very cherry ‘do for quite some time and Scarlett Johansson was the most recent buxom blonde to start seeing red. These ladies look lovely, but are you ready for red?
Some things you should know before getting all fired up:
Approximately 1-2% of the population have naturally occurring red hair and it is a recessive gene.
Red is the hardest color to fake due to the many shades available. Most dye jobs will end up looking very unnatural.
Red hair is very difficult to maintain. It fades faster than all other hair colors. This can lead to some very strange hues between touch ups.
Skin color plays a huge role in red hair. If you are fair, you can get away with almost any shade of red, but a light red will look most natural. If you are darker skinned, go with a deep auburn or darker red.
Don’t forget: When you dye your hair, the eyebrows must also follow suit.
So I’ve been sporting unintentional ombre hair. It is “unintentional” because I haven’t had my hair highlighted since June (that’s 7 months, folks) my beloved hairdresser returned to her hometown in eastern Europe and I’m a lunatic when it comes to letting just anyone touch my beloved locks. So, until I find someone who can properly handle my strands of gold, I will allow my natural hue to emerge from my scalp.
While at times I want to punch my own reflection in the mirror, there are a few upsides. One being that I’m allowing my hair a little bit of recovery time. It isn’t easy being highlighted and flat ironed and tugged and pulled. The other being that I’m apparently not alone in this hairy situation. Celebrities from Whitney Port to Alexa Chung and Jessica Biel have been showing off a little root.
The first person I ever recall sporting roots and making it look cool was Sarah Jessica Parker back in the Sex and the City days. I remember thinking, “She is so cool She can even make hair growth look good!” So what is ombre and how is it created? Basically the top of the hair is left darker or in some cases dyed a bit darker while leaving the lower (middle to bottom) hair a few shades lighter. It is supposed to be a subtle transitional look as to not channel “trailer park blonde.”
I actually really like the style on several celebs when it is done correctly. When the color is drastically different, I think it has a tendency to come off as more of a mistake than a choice. Ombre hair looks best on brunettes and blondes who have naturally light hair. Otherwise you may look like this:
Rather than looking like this:
Oh… I just realized another upside to ombre hair… I’m saving money! While some may have to pay up to get the look, mine is as free as can be. So what do you think? Would you rock the ombre hair trend?
It seems that you guys really love big hair- almost as much as I do. The day that I posted about “Bump Its” was the busiest day we’ve ever seen over here at WDYWT. So, to thank you, here’s more big hair:
Remember when Drew Barrymore wore her hair like this to the Golden Globes? And remember how she then wore it the same way in several consecutive interviews promoting her new movie, Grey Gardens? I’m still trying to figure this look out. What do you think prompted her to decided that this was a good style for her? I love big hair as much as the next gal – but really?
Here Drew is again… with more bad hair. Do you think she has some Bump Its under there? I just hope that she is on her way to the salon and saying, “Peace!” to her bad hair days.