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StellaBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-12-06 09:05 PM
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What's with the Hispanic women with horrible, dyed blonde hair?
Edited on Wed Jul-12-06 09:10 PM by StellaBlue
Seriously. I'm asking.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-12-06 09:06 PM
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1. Ever see a real blonde walk in a hispanic neighborhood?
Men. Go. Nuts.

It's an attempt to get the attention of hispanic men.
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StellaBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-12-06 09:07 PM
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2. But they look horrible with it!
Like I would love to have the hair of Maureen O'Hara, and men would like it, but I do NOT have the skin tone to match.

:shrug:

I also don't get the fixation with blonde hair in general. It bores me. And most blondes look washed out to me. It makes all their features just... washed out. Maria Callas - now that's striking.

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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-12-06 09:10 PM
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3. I agree. It does look awful in most cases.
But, I'm serious about the why. I used to work on the south side of San Antonio, which is very, VERY hispanic. I had a co-worker who was a natural blonde. You'd think she was dipped in 24 karat gold and plated with platinum. Go figure. :shrug:
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TimeChaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-12-06 09:11 PM
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4. Yes,
my little sister has pale blond hair, but I don't want it. I like my dark red-brown hair :D

Blond also has to be the worst-looking color when faked. Hair dyed black, brown, or even red can look fine when done right. Blond rarely does
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-12-06 11:43 PM
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26. The fixation with blonde hair goes back to the early days of Hollywood...
and its founders. It represented the "other"
Quentin Crisp once said somethink like (sorry I can't remember the quote exactly) "Hollywood glamour is notions of Nordic beauty as seen through Semitic eyes"
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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-12-06 09:11 PM
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5. You have a serious problem with jealousy.
Who the fuck cares what color one dyes his or her hair, Hispanic or not?

Need more details but since you are obviously emotional, I hold my breath.

Anybody can have any hair color they want. Get it? ;)

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StellaBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-12-06 09:14 PM
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6. It's just a passing question that crossed my mind when flipping channels
I also don't get old ladies who dye their hair harsh colors that only 15-year-olds could possibly pull off, like bright red or black, thinking it will make them look younger. :eyes:

You see a lot of white women with horribly dyed blonde hair, but they can usually pull it off a bit more passably, being lighter skinned (I, however, look horrible blonde - too olive, even though I am fair). I mean, you don't see many Asian women with dyed blonde hair. What gives?

"Emotional"? That's the polite form of a term often applied to women who are saying things one doesn't approve of. If you're not interested, don't post in my thread.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-12-06 10:55 PM
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16. You rule.
with that great punk attitude. I agree with you wholeheartedly. :yourock:
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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-12-06 11:11 PM
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20. Maybe, but you play the guitar.
:loveya:
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-12-06 11:23 PM
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22. Awwwww, you remembered.
:loveya: :hug:
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-12-06 09:19 PM
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7. ANY woman with very dark hair will have a problem bleaching
hair..especially if done at home.. A dark to light bleach job at a salon can cost a BUNCH, so lots of young women try it themselves and end up with very brittle orangish-gold hair..

(In junior high, my friend and I ended up with very short hair after a botched attempt at "being blonde"... :cry:

Certain ethnic types usually have dark hair:
Italian
Greek
Spanish
South American
Central American
Mediterranean
Native American

combine that with the fact that their hair tends to be thick and a bit coarse, and bleaching is not for amateurs..

The thin, wispy, limp locks of Nordic types fare better at home bleaching :P
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LeftPeopleFinishFirst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-12-06 09:23 PM
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8. I guess I'm used to walking around the Bronx...
and don't notice anymore.

I don't want to offend anyone, but I do agree with you. I have olive skin and am white but wouldn't ever be able to pull off blonde. It just looks weird.
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-12-06 10:33 PM
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11. nice Fiona Apple quote.
she got so much shit for that but I really loved what she said, and good for her. Probably the most wise and honest thing that's ever been said at any awards show ever. Go Fiona!
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-12-06 09:26 PM
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9. Yeah...
Edited on Wed Jul-12-06 09:26 PM by Spider Jerusalem
not only does it most definitely NOT go with their skin tone, but it usually ends up being more 'brass' than 'blonde'.
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Cobalt Violet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-12-06 11:03 PM
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17. It's called "blorange". Not quite blonde, not quite orange.
Edited on Wed Jul-12-06 11:04 PM by Cobalt Violet
Finally,there is a word that rhymes with orange. It's hairstylists slang, if that counts. But anyone knows it when they see it.

But it's fixable if someone has the money.
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Dangerously Amused Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-12-06 09:59 PM
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10. I dunno... why does anyone alter their natural appearance???


Insecurity (People will like me better if I change X about my appearance.)

Low Self-Esteem (I will like me better if I change X about my appearance.)

For Kicks (I've always wondered how I would look with X.)

Reclaim Lost Youth/Aged More Quickly Than Peers (Not ready to be gray/have droopy eyelids/ etc. yet.)

On A Dare/Lost A Bet

Peer Pressure (All my friends have had X done.)

For a Job (Gonna have to get X since I'll be getting camera close-ups.)

Flout Authority/Society/Parent (Hah, now that I'm a legal adult no one can stop me from getting the X I've always wanted!)

Send A Message (Gang/military/etc. tattoo.)

Post-Op/Birth Defect Surgical Reconstruction

Etc...


Bottom line, people do it to feel better about themselves. When I see someone who has dramatically altered his/her appearance, I can't help but think that s/he must be very unhappy inside to do that to the outside. And God knows what has happened in life to make one feel unattractive instead of aware of one's unique beauty. So I try to feel empathy more than judgment. Besides, why should they care if I think it looks horrible? - Obviously they are happy with the look and that's really all that matters.







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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-12-06 10:37 PM
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12. They're just using the hair dye American women refuse to use. n/t
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-12-06 11:43 PM
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27. roflmao!!!!
:rofl:
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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-12-06 10:40 PM
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13. I love Hispanic women
But give me natural black hair over dyed blonde hair anyday.
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Cobalt Violet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-12-06 10:48 PM
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14. Home dyed blond jobs usually do look horrible , Hispanic or not.
Edited on Wed Jul-12-06 10:54 PM by Cobalt Violet
Not leaving the product on long enough, not using enough product, not toning the end result, not taking in to consideration what artifical color is already on the hair, not considering the condition and texture of the hair can all lead to poor results.


I believe that anyone with ANY complextion can find a shade of blonde that flatters them. Whether it's an ashy blond or a strawberry blond, a dark blonde, pale blonde or dementional blonde. With a colorist who know color well, anyone can wear some shade of blonde.




Edit: I left out not lightening the hair shaft first and then the root. Bad mistake for any brunette.

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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-12-06 10:50 PM
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15. I like what is known as
"horrible" dyed blonde hair on a woman. There is nothing like a platinum blonde. Long live Deborah Harry!
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halobeam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-12-06 11:07 PM
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19. Platinum isn't horrible, either is a true champaigne blonde.
It's the brassy, peroxide yellow look that dries out the hair, frizzes it, and in five days you can see dark undertones in the new growth...

Silky platinum can look extremely beautiful depending on the skin tone.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-12-06 11:36 PM
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24. How about Deborah Harry's
every color under the rainbow at once "tween" color? It ends up looking like a partially streaked red. I love that one too. I love all colors including green and blue though, so... :shrug:
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halobeam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-12-06 11:05 PM
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18. I'm blonde. Very ash and it's greying now.
I'd LOVE to go darker, but it doesn't look natural... tried it. Having to keep it light, I feel like it sometimes washes me out if it's too light (as a poster above noted it can do). I don't dare try to do it myself, it would look horrible. I don't pour a bottle over it at the salon either. The only way to get a nice natural blonde is to have your darkest natural tone streaked in with another shade lighter than that, streaked in and then the lighter highlights to have contrast. If you are greying, you need a temporary color applied to the roots which only "tones" the greys around the hairline and your part and THAT needs to be reapplied every three weeks... I go six LOL...

Nothing worse to me than a bad blonde dye job, except for a blonde who is greying it isn't salt n pepper, it's freakin' non descript is what it is. Yucko.

Dying your hair closest to it's natural color is exactly the way to go, IMO. Truthfully, I think men like a woman who looks natural, vs. one who looks likes she's trying to look like someone she's not.

Yeah, I'm a cosmetologist, retired though. The business is cut-throat... I got out. Thank God.

Besides, if you work in a very ritzy place, looks mean everything, and that is just not me. At least not since I had kids.

I don't think women who dye their hair have self confidence problems, maybe they just don't like their darn color.

P.s. Kaboom... the severe storm is here. Going into hiding now. :think:
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-12-06 11:13 PM
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21. I haven't seen it here in Tx-hispanic women have gorgeous hair here
Edited on Wed Jul-12-06 11:13 PM by w8liftinglady
I would give a toe to have their hair!
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-12-06 11:27 PM
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23. Why ask us? Go ask an Hispanic woman with dyed blonde hair.
She could tell you, we'd just be racially stereotyping.
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-12-06 11:38 PM
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25. They're trying to break into the 80s porn market?
I saw so much ...uh...uh...porn in the 80s that featured Hispanic women with bleached blonde hair, that's what the look now always brings to mind.
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