When Black Goes Blonde: 9 Celeb Chicks Who Rock The Gold Mane Well

October 5, 2012  |  
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When most people think of the term “Blonde Bombshell,” images of silver screen goddesses such as Marilyn Monroe, Jean Harlow of yesteryear and even Scarlett Johannsen immediately come to mind. There is something about blonde hair that many people find fascinating, leading them to wonder “Do blondes REALLY have more fun?” and “Do gentleman prefer blondes?” as the movie by the same name would have us believe. Going blonde is not an easy feat to pull off for ANYONE who was not naturally born with flaxen strands, and it can be a particularly difficult color for women of color to pull off. Yet, there is a growing bevy of blonde beauties who are doing just that! Here’s a list of our favorite stars who have rocked out as blondes at one point or another and easily could give Goldilocks a well-worn run for her money any day of the week.


Although Bey has periodically drawn criticism from fans who have complained that she, at times, has been styled to look “too white,” she has rocked a variety of shades of blonde hair beautifully for the duration of her career. That’s exactly why she is a spokeswoman for Féria by L’Oréal.



With the help of über-talented stylist Ursula Stephen, Rihanna has become a bona-fide red carpet chameleon with her ever-changing shades, shapes and lengths.


Mary J. Blige

Mary’s well-coiffed and polished styles have made blonde a signature look for this celebrated industry veteran.


Nene Leakes

Love her or loathe her, Nene wears this blonde cropped cut exceptionally well, and the pale color is warm enough that it picks up the tones of her skin perfectly.


Eva Marcille

Eva’s platinum pixie is just stunning on her face. With her flawless face, she could easily be a woodland nymph or a fairy queen. Tinkerbell anyone?


Nicki Minaj

Whether she’s Nicki, Martha or any of her other myriad characters, she pulls off curly locks, fantasy ‘fros and Cleopatra cuts with equally wacky aplomb.



While the cool ashen blonde seen here on Ciara certainly suits her, we love the ombre effect that she has recently been seen sporting. Very trendy and oh so Hot.

Leona Lewis

The British/Guyanese singer’s exquisite looks are positively feline with her lion’s mane of tawny tresses.


Amber Rose

Few women can work a buzz cut! And the list grows shorter still when you add blonde into that mix. And, of course, it’s impossible to look at Amber Rose and not think of the term BLONDE BOMBSHELL. Without a doubt, she’s one hot, blonde mama-to-be.

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