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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Heather Giardino on

Adele would be gorgeous no matter what color her hair is! She is beautiful inside and out and you can’t deny that. (Her hair is beautiful though.) We love her!

Dee on

She looks great and the color and style brings out the clarity of her gorgeous blue eyes. I like that she doesn’t ‘fit’ what society considers the norm in beauty and style. Adele is awesome!

Karen on

I love it. Mine next please.

Guest on … seriously. Her hair is not platinum blonde. Platinum blonde is nearly white. Good grief.

Dawn on

She is absolutely gorgeous in every way ! Love her and her music.

Donna on

I much prefer her reddish locks!

Diana on

She has the whole package, a beautiful woman with an exquisite voice! Awesome!

pat on


Michele on

She is just gorgeous; I guess I didn’t realize she wasn’t previously a blonde. So happy to see her having done so well. Go, Adele!

S Miller on

yeah that is NOT platinum hair…..

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