W is for white. When Cartoon Dandy came across Kristen McMenamy on the cover of Love magazine, he became obsessed with her icy white hair colour. So, after endless hours of foil and bleach, his hair ended up having the desired shade of nordic blond. Keep in mind that no matter how much you love the colour, the procedure can be harsh for the hair, so go for it only if you have strong thick hair. Having your natural colour to start with (and not some crazy red for example) could also be very helpful. Make sure you have a trim afterwards (in this case I gave Cartoon a totally new haircut) and also be prepared for a lot of homework a.k.a. conditioning and using a shampoo that reduces unwanted yellow tones. It is definitely not an easy job being an icy white blonde but this colour really is irresistible and a classic that never really goes out of fashion (when combined with the right haircut) . Plus it’s one of the major colour trends of 2011. Let’s take a look at some iconic white blond(e)s.
Supermodel Kristen McMenamy, photographed here by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot , is hugely responsible for making long white hair super hot this year.
Actress Tilda Swinton sported this hair recently (couldn’t find photo credit for this picture).
Lady Gaga in her 2010 Alejandro video, directed by Steven Klein.
(super)model Agyness Dean photographed by Steven Meisel, November 2006.
Actor Jonny Lee Miller as Sick Boy in Trainspotting (1996), directed by Danny Boyle.
supermodel Nadja Auermann became huge after dying her hair white in 1994. Photograph by Helmut Newton.
Courtney Love photographed by Juergen Teller, 1994.
Wendy James, lead singer of Transvision Vamp, in the “I want your love” video (1988).
porn superstar Ilona Staller in the eighties (couldn’t find photo credit for this picture).
Madonna in 1987, photographed by Herb Ritts.
Anne Carlisle in the super cult classic, Liquid Sky (1982), directed by Slava Tsukerman.
Marilyn Monroe in the fifties (couldn’t find photo credit for this picture).
Jayne Mansfield, a big rival of Marilyn, also in the fifties (couldn’t find photo credit for this picture).
And the most famous white wig wearers, drag Queen Rupaul (1993) and Andy Warhol in the seventies (couldn’t find photo credit for these pictures).