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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Lyn on

I believe she has admitted her natural hair color is blonde. It was on the Chelsea Handler show and she talked about how it has been hard trying to get the red out of her hair. Either color I think she looks great.

anonymous on

to boo and oh so so sad. negativity makes you old and wrinkled, and u die young…adele looks gorgeous..a great improvement..they are spot on with her hair, makeup and all her new changes…and they fit her and her personality perfectly..what a winner adele is in all ways. her support people are 2. haters, get lost.

Ellie on

Adele proves over and over that you can be classy, sensual and soooo very elegant without having to show your ass and tits to the world. The hair color/cut is beautiful. Her make-up and stylist team is on point. Sometimes simple is utterly beautiful and sexy without having over do it.

These days, everything is so “overly-done” it takes away from the natural beauty. It’s almost as if we don’t know what “natural” means anymore. Everything is so over-exposed to the point I sometimes ask myself. “WHY are they even wearing clothes if they are going to have 95% of their body exposed to the public like that?” Why not just go butt naked then. LMAO.

Deb on

I think she is beautiful. This this particular picture doesn’t do her new color justice-washes her out-her new color is beautiful. Watched her on the Grammys & her hair looked gorgeous on there. She is just gorgeous and a true talent.

McG on

Adele! Oh Adele…pleaaaaaase go back to being that gorgeous strawberry blonde/reddish…sorta gal. You were HOT(TER!)

Deb on

I love Adele’s hair when it was long too. But now she look so beautiful.

sasha on

I prefer her old look. She looked more “classic” and “vintage”. This new hair color makes her appear too old, and the makeup job is horrible. She looks washed out, like a mannequin.

Darian on

That is not platinum, it is honey blonde, you genius people writer.

Peggy Smith on

She is gorgeous – but that’s not platinum blonde! Pretty color for her complexion.

Amy on

I think she looks stunning in any look and people need change once in a while…

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