Blonde Bombshells are Back

09/19/2006 at 09:36 AM ET

The classic platinum blond screen siren is back in a big way this fall. Scarlett Johansson (left) plays up her pinup girl good looks (and sexy curves) with platinum curls and deep red lips in her movie, The Black Dahlia, which just opened last weekend. And Christina Aguilera and Gwen Stefani rock the old-school combo of pale skin, platinum locks and crimson lips on a daily basis. Red lipstick is one of the big emerging beauty trends, and the platinum hair is a nice counterpoint to all the brunettes popping up lately. Tell us: Is this a look you would try?

To Get the Look:

For a splurge, try Chanel Rouge Hydrabase in Fire and Besame Pressed Powder, which has 40’s style packaging for that extra retro flair.

For a steal, try Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick in Fire & Ice, an authentic 50’s color, and Neutrogena Healthy Defense Powder compact.

Photo: LJP/Flynet Pictures; EPA

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Kay on

I LOVE IT! My hair is usually pink, the pink hair dye I use bleaches my hair so when it fades it is REALLY blonde. and I’ve done it enough that my hair has turned almost platinum. I LOVE IT! I remember my mom telling me that our family doesn’t look good with blonde hair but boyyyy was she wrong! Don’t knock ’till you try it, ladies. :]

blondie on

I personally adore this look. It bring back the look of the days when women were women, not to mention complete ladies. I was born with extermly light blonde hair, and the complexion to match and my colour lasted right up to my teens, I hardly have to put a lot of colour into, but I do lightening it up every few months, to keep it looking a beautiful platinum. I love doing this look, the curly hair, which I already have, the red lips, and just eyeliner and mascara…personally I love it, there’s something very classic about it. But if you don’t have the pale skin and blonde hair already, don’t try it, chances are you won’t like it.

Drear on

Everyone should go with whatever suits their natural complexion if it’s sophistication they’re going for. Personally, I think Scarlett’s face is freakish but the style she’s chosen to suit her coloring is great. I’m naturally a dark olive with raven hair and dark brown eyes but the more Earthy associations people have with brown hair suits my personality better so I’m thinking of getting brown streaks. The rest of the World is welcome to go blond I don’t care, I’ll stick with darker shades when it comes to my hair!

Blondie on

Just recently I attended function sporting this look, and the compliments were never ending. I got my hair, which is chin length and blonde, styled in finger waves like in the 1930’s (thankfully this is my hair-dressers forte) Then I just evened out my pale complexion, then added liquid eyeliner and mascara and paired it with red lips. I really like this look; I find it suits people with pale skin and already light hair. For me it works. But I have to say, I also sometimes get jealous of the women I see with lovely olive skin and beautiful thick dark hair. Again, a beautiful look that I, being pale with light blonde thin curly hair, could never pull off. So I say, every woman should embrace her own look, no matter what it is and spend less time wishing they had, or criticizing someone else’s. Everyone is beautiful in the skin they were born with :)

Marina on

I think Blonde is nice, when it fits the person and does look like straw, however I’m very confused, by Sexy Curves. I’m thinking this is a typo or cut and paste error maybe. Scarlett has no curves, she even admits she looks like a boy.

Emmie on

i wish women with dark hair wouldnt complain so much! you have no idea how lucky you are to have gorgeous dark hair! i was blonde as a kid and now im in my teens it’s gone a horrible mousy brown colour which i need to keep dying blonde. dont get me wrong, i love being blonde and having this colour, but sometimes i wish i had a more exotic look! just sometimes tho ;)

Susan on

I have been a natural very blonde person most of my life and so I can carry this off well. I am going to have my light blonde hair done plat. but suggest only light haired people do this. Just for us blondes only!

honeylocs on

I love the look on Scarlett. She has the curvy,thicker body to pull it off, just like Marilyn Monroe. Christina Aguilera is too thin to look sexy with it. Gotta have the curves!

lala on

Its a beautiful look and you don’t have to wear it everyday. Sometimes it’s fun to play a little dress up on an anniversary date or just a girls night out. Life is spontaneous and fun so dress it up!! :)))

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