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sunnydays
May 31st, 2011, 09:48 AM
How do the celebraties seem to go from brown to blonde effortlessly, they never seem to have an in between stages or hair that looks a bit brassy, how do they manage it? Has anyone else succesfully gone brown to blonde without any wierd in between stage colours?

selderon
May 31st, 2011, 09:53 AM
1) Professional colorists
2) Color sessions carefully timed to happen shortly before events
3) High quality wigs for events when real hair isn't photo ready
4) Photos taken several months (and color sessions) apart

MsBubbles
May 31st, 2011, 09:54 AM
Here are some of my thoughts:

- Very competent, very expensive hair professionals!

- Wigs to cover the occasional disaster or less-than-Hollywood-perfect hair

- Top quality/top dollar hair extensions

- In publicity shots: photoshop and airbrushing

- They don't always manage it! Some of the more sensational/gossipy rags like to post photos of bad extension jobs, old extension jobs that need replacing, stars without make up, stars with cellulite, stars with the occasional terrible hairdo...

But regarding the color I'd say hairstylists to the stars are probably well aware that if they mess up even once, somebody else is ready in the wings to take their place and all that lovely money the celebs can shell out on their appearance!

growingpains
May 31st, 2011, 09:57 AM
It's not that hard to get the right shade if you are willing to significantly damage the hair. Then you just put extensions in with the now much shorter blond bits.

That's my theory anyways.

And good hairdressers. Lots of styling to make it look presentable.

elbow chic
May 31st, 2011, 10:01 AM
money. so much of it. The very best people in the business. House calls, no need to dash to the salon and be seen looking rough!

And image-conscious staff ensure that if their celeb is NOT looking perfect, she is hidden away at the gated estate till she is made picture-perfect again. Careful scheduling, too!

Celebrities' lives are much different than ours. :D

sunnydays
May 31st, 2011, 10:05 AM
so unfair, I mean how did jessica simpson go from so dark to so blonde, and jordan aka Katie price, black to blonde in what a week, ok i heard than bad stories etc about her hair extensions but she has done black to blonde before. And reece witherspoon for example and jessica simpson. they were pretty dark and went back blonde

elbow chic
May 31st, 2011, 10:15 AM
They are not like normal people, darling. They also have twins and are back in a size 2 in six weeks' time. :laugh:

They don't have to cook for themselves or do their own laundry or clean their own houses or mind their own children or do their own shopping; and they DO have to do whatever it takes to look perfectly fit and groomed at all times.

Everything in their lives revolves around looking perfect and their budgets to make that happen is way more than anyone here likely makes in a year. ;)

lapushka
May 31st, 2011, 10:16 AM
so unfair, I mean how did jessica simpson go from so dark to so blonde, and jordan aka Katie price, black to blonde in what a week, ok i heard than bad stories etc about her hair extensions but she has done black to blonde before. And reece witherspoon for example and jessica simpson. they were pretty dark and went back blonde

Yes so unfair. As if there aren't capable stylists or colorists around for... oh, just about anyone else. ;) Kind of hard for me to see what the problem is, really. :o

If you're concerned about the in between stages, I'm sure you can talk to a stylist / colorist, so you'll have the least amount of discomfort while transitioning from one color to the next. It's not impossible.

If you're contemplating switching up hair colors a lot (esp. big differences between colors)? Don't. You'll fry your hair. Seriously. BTDT.

sunnydays
May 31st, 2011, 10:29 AM
Does anyone else have a problem with letting go of the fact that they are not as blonde as they were as a child, i think thats my problem. I have dark roots i am pretty sure my hair if left to grow would not be blonde anymore, but I have a hard time accepting that fact, i like to think i am still blonde. Am i the only wierd person like that?


EDT: I have dyed my hair dark brown now

Fufu
May 31st, 2011, 10:32 AM
It could be wigs or temporary hair colouring.

sunnydays
May 31st, 2011, 10:33 AM
I keep thinking that in a year i will get highlights, then i think what is the point as my natural colour will be half way out, i keep toying with the idea of doing it, not sure maybe just see how it goes

littlenvy
May 31st, 2011, 10:42 AM
If you had three people taking care of your hair all the time and money was no object you would look good to. And for those times when things go wrong ... there is alway spray on colour :wigtongue Haven't you seen Joan Rivers latest hair thin spot cover up makeup?
And then there are some celebs that just have beautiful hair to begin with, that's why they are celebs, because of their looks. :)
I don't care much for what they do, now I only care that my hair is healthy and gets as little damge as possible. And that my hair is natural with nothing fake about it.
We can't all be beautiful and rich. More's the pity.

elbow chic
May 31st, 2011, 10:52 AM
Does anyone else have a problem with letting go of the fact that they are not as blonde as they were as a child, i think thats my problem. I have dark roots i am pretty sure my hair if left to grow would not be blonde anymore, but I have a hard time accepting that fact, i like to think i am still blonde. Am i the only wierd person like that?


EDT: I have dyed my hair dark brown now

NOBODY is naturally as blond as they were as a child. I'm very, very blond for an adult but even my hair was much lighter as a child. :) (actually it was WHITE back then, nearly as white as a bleached cotton T-shirt.)

Also, if you grow out your natural color you may be surprised at what it does once the natural shade gets some length. A lot of times that dark-blond/light brown shade will develop natural highlights that are, imo, much more beautiful than the sort of highlights people get at salons. :)

reneemichelle
May 31st, 2011, 11:02 AM
Celebrity hair is frustrating. Any time I see a head of beautifully coloured hair I want it to be mine, black, red, blonde, and all the in betweens. Of course my hair ends up with the damage and without the super stylist to fix it at my call!

racrane
May 31st, 2011, 11:05 AM
I used to be quite blond as a child and got highlights once to mimic the color a couple years ago. I very much regret it because my fine hair turned very dry and dull. Now, I'd rather have natural, slightly darker hair than the highlights because my hair is much more vibrant and healthy. And if you ever look closely, many of the actors wear wigs. I know I do for my productions. As people have said before, they can afford the best. And yes, it's not fair. But I'd rather be my natural self than wear everything fake - fake tan, fake eyelashes, fake nail, fake chesticles (ahem) and last of all, fake hair. I want real hair, not hair I take off at the end of the day.

MsBubbles
May 31st, 2011, 11:05 AM
We have a 'growing out the dye/bleach' thread kicking around here somewhere if you want to take the plunge and stop with the highlights. Many of us are/were in complete denial about our natural - much darker - color that we have as adults, that we didn't have in childhood. I believe (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong) that pigment doesn't kick in for many people until they hit puberty, so previously light hair suddenly grows in dark at some point in our teens.

I think we all take our time to make the peace with our natural adult hair color, much like our natural adult bodies. Some people never make the peace with the latter.

Anyway, for my part, I decided (after frequenting LHC for a year or two) that my dark blonde/light ash brown color can look stunning in itself all one very long length, at least on other people, and that I don't have to keep the fake 'wow-factor' bright blonde hair to look pretty or alive.

I'm about 1/3 of the way through growing out my natural color and with some sun exposure, it's not all that dark really. It's still blonde - but naturally so, rather than obvious salon-streaks. Plus the hair shaft is a whole lot stronger, shinier and with less raggedy ends.

torrilin
May 31st, 2011, 11:12 AM
Another thing to keep in mind (in addition to all the very good points everyone else has made)... Very few celebrities actually do radical changes regularly. When Madonna was ragingly popular, she generally stuck with her look for the album. For earlier albums, choppy shoulder length bob with highlights. For later ones, platinum hair juuuust long enough to be sleeked back and then sometimes a fake ponytail (both braided and not). So while her hair was very high maintenance compared to what I'll put up with... it really was not bad in the abstract. Very few stars with long careers really do much different. The look they pick will certainly be different! But the nuts and bolts need to be functional, since their job is to be beautiful.

luthein
May 31st, 2011, 11:21 AM
Also, if you grow out your natural color you may be surprised at what it does once the natural shade gets some length. A lot of times that dark-blond/light brown shade will develop natural highlights that are, imo, much more beautiful than the sort of highlights people get at salons. :)

I agree, most definitely! You may also get ombre hair as you get more length. When I hold my ends to my roots, the color change is quite noticeable.

CoconutLover
May 31st, 2011, 11:49 AM
Does anyone else have a problem with letting go of the fact that they are not as blonde as they were as a child, i think thats my problem. I have dark roots i am pretty sure my hair if left to grow would not be blonde anymore, but I have a hard time accepting that fact, i like to think i am still blonde. Am i the only wierd person like that?


EDT: I have dyed my hair dark brown now

I am exactly the same! I had white blonde hair as a child, and it grew to a mousy brown when I was around 10. Since about age 14 I've had it dark brown, black, a deep red, and now back to a golden blonde colour with highlights. I miss my blonde hair so much! When my hair gets to my goal length of WL I think I might try honey lightening, and other methods to bring out the blonde again. I know I'll never get it white blonde without bleaching, I'm going no-where near bleach again so I'm aiming for more golden tones to be brought out by the honey.

BabyRay33
May 31st, 2011, 12:08 PM
You have to remember that sometimes it works out and other times it ruins their hair. Lady Gaga said that her hair is FALLING OUT because of all her color changes. And she is a brunette going to blonde to pink to gray to blonde to black, lol.

But I think they are using more fake hair for her now to spare the hair on her head.

I too used to be blonde as a child and I am brunette now. Even my mother comments now and again about how dark it is. She sees me as a blonde girl, but when I remind her that I have 5 inches of LHC dye free hair...she goes...oh...thats right.

spidermom
May 31st, 2011, 12:21 PM
I happened across an old interview with Cher last week, and she said that she's always had a large wardrobe of wigs because if you mess with your hair too much, you ruin it, and she happened to like her hair just as it was. She said she even has wigs that look exactly like her own hair and that's what the stylists curl and tease, etc, not the real stuff growing out of her head.

JuliaDancer
May 31st, 2011, 12:56 PM
I happened across an old interview with Cher last week, and she said that she's always had a large wardrobe of wigs because if you mess with your hair too much, you ruin it, and she happened to like her hair just as it was. She said she even has wigs that look exactly like her own hair and that's what the stylists curl and tease, etc, not the real stuff growing out of her head.

That's pretty cool. She did have gorgeous hair. It must be the Armenian/native American genes...

ilovelonghair
May 31st, 2011, 12:58 PM
For blond growing out: the ombre look :D (google it :) )

I always notice that when celebrities have blond hair it's never as shiny as when they have dark hair, what is it that when hair is dyed dark it can be shiny but when it's dyed blond it isn't possible.

elbow chic
May 31st, 2011, 01:11 PM
Blond hair in general doesn't seem to have as much shine as dark hair, whether either is dyed or natural.

MsBubbles
May 31st, 2011, 03:51 PM
I just wanted to add a disclaimer to what I wrote earlier about wow-factor bleached hair. I think that can look spectacular on lucky people with tailbone length and beyond hair, that is resilient enough to tolerate the color stripping. If you have complementary skin/eye coloring, it can look so lovely. It's just not for me. My natural coloring doesn't support that any more (in my old age :rolleyes:).

Not to sound like I'm trashing anybody with really long, highlighted hair. I'd do it myself if my complexion and hairtype could handle it! :flower:

Ann Marie
May 31st, 2011, 04:03 PM
Does anyone else have a problem with letting go of the fact that they are not as blonde as they were as a child, i think thats my problem. I have dark roots i am pretty sure my hair if left to grow would not be blonde anymore, but I have a hard time accepting that fact, i like to think i am still blonde. Am i the only wierd person like that?


EDT: I have dyed my hair dark brown now


I have naturally dark blonde/lt brown hair...
Some people would call it blonde...some would call it brown! It made me carazy...so in my teens and 20S...I used a high lift color...Les Blondisseme in the lightest color...

The I decided to go dark brown...:bounce:

I quickly went back to blonde...and bounced around after that....went dark again!:slap:...
So I wanted my natural hair back! I miss my natural hair!

Now I henna/cassia my hair!:D
I can see my natural color with a twist! :joy: I love it...and I can get my hair color fix!:rolleyes:

And to comment on the celebreties....(spelling is horrible) :wigtongue They use demi-and temporary colors...and remove with removers...they hardly ever use permanant color unless they are bleaching...of coarse!:)

I would recommend cassia glosses...just to blend your hair and get a peek of your natural color!Will wash out after a week and give a bit of color!

If not already...I will welcome you in with the henna heads!:D

Ann Marie
May 31st, 2011, 04:11 PM
oops...I meant to say cassia/henna gloss!:rolleyes:

Lianna
May 31st, 2011, 04:21 PM
For blond growing out: the ombre look :D (google it :) )

I always notice that when celebrities have blond hair it's never as shiny as when they have dark hair, what is it that when hair is dyed dark it can be shiny but when it's dyed blond it isn't possible.

Dyed blonde hair can be shiny. :rolleyes: I was just watching the show "Sabrina, the teenage witch" and was quite amused at how shiny Melissa Joan Hart's hair was. :)

selderon
May 31st, 2011, 04:54 PM
My hair isn't the same color it was when I was a child. Neither is my skin. Also, I'm taller than I was then, have more teeth, and can read harder words. Different isn't bad.

healingarts
May 31st, 2011, 06:23 PM
As someone who has been in "the biz" since a teenager it is all about going to ultra expensive salons that have the TOP and newest techniques and the celebrities spare no expense. That goes for growing hair long too. That celebrity that has a short bob today and is sporting shoulder length hair next week, has paid for expensive, albeit, gorgeous extensions. They wear the extensions until their hair grows out. For us non-celebrities we just have to do it more cost effectively. I saw the Jessica Simpson hair extensions in a beauty supply for $49 and they were really nice. As far as hair color mistakes there is always OOPS!.

UltraBella
May 31st, 2011, 08:20 PM
Honestly, it doesn't need to be that difficult or that expensive. I have been blonde, brown, copper red, back to brown, back to ash blonde (my natural color)...... And my hair is NOT FRIED. I have never had a brassy stage or weird grow out, I have never had to cut damaged hair off. I have a highly skilled hairdresser and her prices are reasonable. I have healthy hair. And I like to have fun with color. Right now I have my natural color, lowlights and highlights ;)

Seeshami
May 31st, 2011, 08:31 PM
I vote human hair wigs. I have been thinking about buying some bangs... But getting them to match has made me hesitate

Venefica
May 31st, 2011, 08:38 PM
How do the celebraties seem to go from brown to blonde effortlessly, they never seem to have an in between stages or hair that looks a bit brassy, how do they manage it? Has anyone else succesfully gone brown to blonde without any wierd in between stage colours?

They can afford the best stylists and hairdressers money can buy and the best and most expensive products on the marked. They also use tricks like extensions and other methods to hide damage and other imperfections. Also often their pictures are manipulated to look perfect no matter how they really look.

Lianna
May 31st, 2011, 08:41 PM
I know a lot of them do wear extentions, but a lot of them don't. Believe it or not, conventional hair care does work for some people. Like someone else said, some of them have very pretty hair naturally to begin with.

Venefica
May 31st, 2011, 09:01 PM
Off course and most of the celebrities have top notch appearances to begin with to. I am just saying that when you live of your appearance like most celebrities do and you have the kind of money they do, then you can buy about anything in hair care, natural or not.

gibsongirl71
June 1st, 2011, 12:21 AM
Does anyone else have a problem with letting go of the fact that they are not as blonde as they were as a child, i think thats my problem. I have dark roots i am pretty sure my hair if left to grow would not be blonde anymore, but I have a hard time accepting that fact, i like to think i am still blonde. Am i the only wierd person like that?


EDT: I have dyed my hair dark brown now

I was never a blond but I always wanted to be. Just like my Malibu Barbie. Oh well.....:wail:

Firefox7275
June 1st, 2011, 02:39 AM
so unfair, I mean how did jessica simpson go from so dark to so blonde, and jordan aka Katie price, black to blonde in what a week, ok i heard than bad stories etc about her hair extensions but she has done black to blonde before. And reece witherspoon for example and jessica simpson. they were pretty dark and went back blonde

I don't see how it is unfair, they earned the money and they spent it on high end hairdressing. :shrug: If you spend enough no doubt you can have your colourist do strand tests with shed hair, a stylist to cut and a specialist apply extensions. My hair doesn't look that great because I colour myself (never had a disaster but it's not pro standard), a walk-in barber dry cuts, I spent years doing little aftercare! :p

Jessica Simpson has her share of bad hair days (http://badhairday.typepad.com/bad_hair_day/ashlee_and_jessica_simpson/), even with the wigs and extensions. Katie Price is not naturally black, her hair is brown (http://loyalkng.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/katie-price-2.jpg). Rather than bleach it out perhaps her colourist stripped the black dye, then only had to lift from a fairly light (possibly orangey) base shade.

sunnydays
June 1st, 2011, 04:05 AM
Its wierd twice before I have gone from brown to blonde with no in between stages though this time when i tried it went a wierd orange/yellow colour. Maybe becuase i used a diff stylist as my regular is on maternity leave :( but then again maybe before when i have been dark i have often let the dark fade for 6months-year before trying to go blonde again, maybe thats the mistake i made this time i dont know, or maybe i was just being to criticle and in fact it wasnt as bad as i thought it was who knows. I know the last lot highlights i had by my old HD collegue she used 40vol bleach god knows why, which made my hair have white white streaks, not what i wanted. Cant understand why she did that when my old HD only used 30vol to lift the dark, surely if anything you would use 40 vol to beging then 30vol or just 30vol both times. I think they well and truely messed up!!

sunnydays
June 1st, 2011, 04:11 AM
Honestly, it doesn't need to be that difficult or that expensive. I have been blonde, brown, copper red, back to brown, back to ash blonde (my natural color)...... And my hair is NOT FRIED. I have never had a brassy stage or weird grow out, I have never had to cut damaged hair off. I have a highly skilled hairdresser and her prices are reasonable. I have healthy hair. And I like to have fun with color. Right now I have my natural color, lowlights and highlights ;)

Mine was never fried before, but this time it went really bad for some reason, but then the first lady who dyed it dark also dyed it red first something i have never had done before when going brown from blonde i just have warmth in the colour,

|Xei
June 1st, 2011, 04:16 AM
They have an expert colourist who knows exactly what s/he is doing, and uses the right products.

sunnydays
June 1st, 2011, 05:27 AM
Ye so many dont have a clue i find, they think yep worked for last person will work for you, works for straight hair so will work for curly hair....um no thats not how it works

MsBubbles
June 1st, 2011, 10:15 AM
Honestly, it doesn't need to be that difficult or that expensive. I have been blonde, brown, copper red, back to brown, back to ash blonde (my natural color)...... And my hair is NOT FRIED....snip...I have healthy hair.

With respect, it's worth noting that not everybody has very thick, resilient hair, genetically-speaking.


Mine was never fried before, but this time it went really bad for some reason, but then the first lady who dyed it dark also dyed it red first something i have never had done before when going brown from blonde i just have warmth in the colour,

I'm sorry!

I have the kind of fine strands that just wouldn't be able to tolerate much at all.

Stick around here and read up, to see how to rehab your hair!

KatiSasha
June 1st, 2011, 02:54 PM
This is how:

Article #1 says how unfortunate short haircut looks on Paris Hilton and how well she quickly grew it out into an assymmetrical bob.
http://thebeautystop.com/celebrity-hair-the-good-the-bad/
Article #2 catches the sight of awful extensions that were used to achieve the said assymmetrical bob.
http://thegloss.com/beauty/gallery-hair-extensions-gone-wrong-britney-spears-edition/gallery-page/4/?replytocom=360482

Just Google "bad celebrity hair" and have a laugh! At the most a hudred people see us on a bad hair day, if you're a celebrity - it's pretty much millions.

Umm, the worst one yet:
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/woman/3481982/Worst-celebrity-hair-horrors.html

MsBubbles
June 1st, 2011, 07:04 PM
Umm, the worst one yet:
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/woman/3481982/Worst-celebrity-hair-horrors.html

Thank you KatiSasha for all those links! I pulled up a chair, sipped some coffee and had a laugh! Good grief. shudder::agape::bigeyes:

reneemichelle
June 1st, 2011, 09:37 PM
Oh my goodness, extensions seem like the magic way to long hair but when I see pictures like that I have much more patience to just wait and grow my own!

sunnydays
June 2nd, 2011, 04:09 AM
This is how:

Article #1 says how unfortunate short haircut looks on Paris Hilton and how well she quickly grew it out into an assymmetrical bob.
http://thebeautystop.com/celebrity-hair-the-good-the-bad/
Article #2 catches the sight of awful extensions that were used to achieve the said assymmetrical bob.
http://thegloss.com/beauty/gallery-hair-extensions-gone-wrong-britney-spears-edition/gallery-page/4/?replytocom=360482

Just Google "bad celebrity hair" and have a laugh! At the most a hudred people see us on a bad hair day, if you're a celebrity - it's pretty much millions.

Umm, the worst one yet:
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/woman/3481982/Worst-celebrity-hair-horrors.html

:thud: :thud: :thud: :thud: Oh my goodness, they are truely truely awful, and I thought mine was bad!!!! Good grief. Maybe mine wasn't so bad after all, thats why when I had blonde highlighted curly hair so many strangers made a massive fuss, mine was like silk even though I bleached it, it was amazing. But saying that it was not dye on top of dye and I had it cut regularly and I do have very strong hair.

EDT: I had highlighted hair which was great, dyed it dark then tried to go back blonde, which is when it went really really dry and just wouldnt do anything.

Lilli
June 2nd, 2011, 08:27 AM
My hair isn't the same color it was when I was a child. Neither is my skin. Also, I'm taller than I was then, have more teeth, and can read harder words. Different isn't bad.

LOL! Thanks for the perspective.

ilovelonghair
June 4th, 2011, 02:00 AM
Those extensions are placed to close to the hair lines and too high up the head, of course that makes them visible. That's not the way they should be done. Lot of people also don't know how to deal with extensions, it's not like normal hair, they will knot easier at the scalp and can cause all sorts of nasty problems (knots, traction alopecia, build up of dirt/oil, skin flakes that don't get washed out properly etc), unless the wearer knows how to deal with them (that includes knowing how to do updo's etc, you can't do that in the normal way, extensions will show if you do)

kellinaturalmom
June 4th, 2011, 10:05 PM
Not too many celebrities have natural long hair longer then BSL!