Hot trend of the moment: Candy-colored hair
The hot hair trend of the moment isn't blond, brunette or even red. It's more like ... ROYGBIV.
Celebrities and fictional characters of all sorts -- from Katy Perry to Ramona Flowers, the chick with seven evil exes in "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" -- have been popping up with hair colors that appear to have been borrowed from the nearest bag of Skittles. While cos players and manga fans -- the sort of people who come to Comic-Con in costume -- have long sported the Easter egg look, lately it's becoming more mainstream, even more mainstream than it did after Kate Winslet played Clementine in "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind." Seriously, is Frenchie from "Grease" now responsible for dying everyone's hair and/or supplying their wigs? Given the ubiquitousness of the trend, it seems that way. Some examples...
The aforementioned Ramona Flowers, as played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead in "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," sports as many hair shades as the mane on Rainbow Brite's horse. Given her fiercely independent, often fickle nature, all those color changes suit her perfectly.
Rihanna, not one to avoid bold fashion statements, has been sporting a fire-hot pink color, one that looks sophisticated and edgy at the same time.
Last month, Amber Rose gave her short locks the blue treatment, the topper to an ensemble that might have been a little too '80s for even this firm believer in the "Flashdance" era.
Why is this happening? Is it yet another sign of the resurgence of the '80s -- with all its Cyndi Lauper and Boy George style sensibility? Maybe.
Is it a passing fad? Probably.
Another question: If this trend has become so mainstream, is it really daring to sport borderline flourescent follicles anymore? Maybe not as daring as it once seemed, but since most women are still too afraid to have their hair turned the same color as Kermit the Frog, I'd say there's still *some* element of danger there.
Most important, once you get to a certain age, do you just look stupid with bright pink or purple hair? Well, Patricia Field -- costume designer extraordinaire -- has been rocking this look for ages. And it works on her. Hmmm ... maybe that means it's okay to give myself a Ramona Flowers makeover.
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| August 11, 2010; 2:10 PM ET
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