The fact that it’s even a question we ask ourselves in 2015, is enough of a sign that YES, platinum blonde hair might just be the new thing this season. That, and also Kim Kardashian’s latest hair transformation. The girl just bleached her hair last week and went platinum blonde. If held the planet followed, I would’t be surprised.
I wouldn’t though blame it all on Kim. Hello, Kanye.
Anyway, leaving those two aside, I would very much dare say I myself had a lot to do with this new hair trend. Whaaaaaaa?!
OK. Allow me now for the sake of, basically myself, to be slightly delusional. But honest. Those who know me, know, that last week right before Kim Kardashian went platinum I was seriously considering getting blonde highlights, and then, after stumbling on this photo below of Kate Moss, I was flirting A LOT with the idea of getting platinum blonde hair. Like rough rebel chic 80s style bleached hair, with dark roots and dark eyebrows. Think Madonna or Deborah Harry back then. Or Rita Ora & Rihanna today.
Of course had I voiced this hair desire sooner, I could have claimed the fucking throne to platinum hair. Well, not really, but part of being delusional comes with alternative realities. I got so many, this one’s just the icing on the cake. At least I wasn’t that off the rail and onto the looney place with my bleached blonde thoughts.
Ahh, but you see… platinum hair, as Marilyn Monroe intriguing and seductive as it is, or as 80s Madonna sexual-edgy as it looks is not a cake we can all swallow. These two bombshells are fair skinned and have blue eyes. But what about us, the rest of the flock with darker skin, dark eyes, and not-naturally-light-blonde-hair?
Is platinum blonde hair a safe beauty-bet?
NO. ‘Excuse me?’ snapped my brown-eyed-medium-brown-skinned-self at me. ‘Well, the thing is, platinum hair will always look more at home on a fair skinned person, BUT, all the other skin tones have one massive outcome out of this look: incredible, unbelievable and irresistible edginess and coolness.’ THIS I find personally more intriguing and lust over looking at, more than the opposite. Again, I am biased.
Platinum hair is a major style and beauty statement, first of all cause of its obviousness, and second, for what it stands for or translates.
It can be the dolled up platinum bleached blonde babe, but that is so 2000s Christina Aguillera. Done, done, done. And then done some more. With a slight risk you’ll end up looking like a porn star. It can be retro-bombshell-glamorous, think Marilyn Monroe, or Gwen Stefani. Or it can look very edgy-rock-urban-cool with dark roots and dark eyebrows. Think Rita Ora, 80s Madonna, Rihanna. Not to mention so many fashionistas, bloggers, or models out there. Of all skin tones, and beauty traits.
Platinum blonde also looks so much better on short-er hair, hence Kim Kardashian’s new cut to go with the new colour. Plus think about the rest of the icons. Exactly.
This is where things don’t add up for me, as I made a promise to myself I will no longer cut my hair for a long time. Cause I wanna have Azealia Banks mermaid mane. I know… I’m still 12.
Can anyone wear platinum blonde hair?
YES. It is all a matter of the right shade somehow.
While fair skinned people can pretty much rock any platinum blonde shade (cold, warm, ice blonde, pinkish, ash blonde etc.), the plot thickens when we talk medium brown, brown, caramel, and dark skin tone.
But platinum blonde hair DOES work of any skin tone out there. It all depends on the overall look you’re going for. Platinum being such a doll-hair-color, will always – in my book – look so much better clashed against the opposite: roughness, ghetto-glam styles, retro-edgyness et all.
- dark roots. They add roughness and edginess to the style, giving it that 80s rocknroll vibe.
- dark eyebrows. Yes. It’s no longer required to match your eyebrows to your hair, au contraire, keeping your eyebrows dark, or darkening them will add more definition to your features and create a high-fashion-cool contrast to your platinum hair.
- match your platinum shade to your skin tone. Think about when last week Kim Kardashian bleached her hair it sort of had a yellow unnatural tone to it, now… she went even lighter, but cooled down her shade and made it less chicken-yellow and more 80s platinum. And I’m betting it will look even better once her roots grow out a bit.
Yes, it’s not natural looking on darker skin tones, and yes they would probably look conventionally better with darker hair, BUT platinum hair with darker skin tones looks uber sophisticated and very very very fashionable.
Rocking platinum blonde though will probably take the right attitude & tons of commitment: hydrate & condition our hair a LOT more, AND different makeup habits: eyebrow makeup, mascara, bold lips, contouring. I think platinum hair requires muted makeup tones but strong defined features. Think Instagram filters.
So what do you think girls, are we really going back to the 80s platinum locks? And if so, do they look too fake, or do they actually add just the right amount of sophistication and edginess to our style?