The Story Behind Adele's 'Platinum' Locks

02/14/2012 at 06:00 PM ET

Adele Grammy Hair
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In addition to an astounding six Grammy awards, there is another golden addition to Adele‘s life: that gorgeous blonde do!

The singer’s lighter look (she used to rock a deep reddish hue) is the handiwork of colorist Lucy Holbrook at the Daniel Galvin salon in London.

“We decided to color Adele’s hair a honey-colored blonde as it suited her complexion and really brought out the color of her eyes,” she explains. “It was important to elect a color with plenty of depth to complement the bouncy voluminous styles that she favors.”

Lino Carbosiero, the salon’s creative director, was responsible for those Veronica Lake waves. “We made Adele’s hair shoulder-length and cut a long layer through the back so as to give her a bit of swing and some natural movement,” he explains. “We wanted to create an old classic with a modern twist.” Tell us: What do you think of the look?

Justine Harman


FILED UNDER: Adele , Hair
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Anita on

Good job. It makes her look younger. I seriously thought she was in her 40s when I first saw her on DWTS.

kica on

She looks just as great as she sounds!

AJ on

Reminds me of Rosemary Clooney on a “White Christmas.” Classic and stunning. Adele is a lovely lady!

Annia on

So loving it. She looks fabulous!

scatterflake on

Adele looks beautiful, the new color is brilliant! She’s a gorgeous woman with the voice of an angel.

tammy on

Gorgeous regardless! But I preferred her darker hair color

MAG on

it would be nice if this publication hired people who actually had a clue what all the big words mean before they use them. As others have mentioned, that’s not even remotely platinum blond. It’s a beautiful golden honey shade and she looks great. The writer on the other hand, looks a little foolish.

Me on

Love, love, love her- but I hate that color on her

hope on

She looks lovely.

Nerdista on

Not platinum! I don’t know why this irritates me, but it does!

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