Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Black (Hair) is Back at that 2011 Oscars

Glambo's Red Carpet Review: The dresses were beautiful, as always. We noted the lack of necklaces on most celebrities, and the absence of all jewelry on Hillary Swank. Jennifer Hudson presented in body glitter. A-list actresses like Reese Witherspoon and Oscar co-host Anne Hathaway appeared to be wearing false eyelashes with a hint of sparkle, which we liked.

What we couldn't help continuing to comment on was the new hair color - especially on the men. (Not that we would actually accuse anyone of a bad bottle job.) The guys all seemed to be sporting darker locks than they had in the past. Two of the best examples were Matthew McConaughey and Jude Law. The hair on their head was obviously darker than their eyebrows and facial hair. Even men with a naturally dark do appeared to be wearing a deeper, one dimensional shade. Christian Bale's darker hair was accentuated by the presence of his brownish-red beard, as seen below.

Left: Christian Bale at 2011 Oscars. Right: Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves 2011 Oscar Red Carpet. (Both Photos by Kevin Winter, Getty Images.)

Whatever the reason, darker hair seems to be the new trend. We continued to watch tv and surf the web. From soap stars to prime time hotties, lighter shades and subtle highlights are gone, replaced by darker tresses. We joked, "Is everybody trying to look like Jon Hamm?" If so, we are not complaining because, after all, women love the idea of Mr. Tall Dark and Handsome.

Jon Hamm as Donald Draper in AMC's 'Mad Men'

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