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

Um, Callista Gingrich’s hair is “platinum.” Adele’s is a honey blond, as the story says. Nice hair; bad headline.

fanofboardwalkempire on

Love the lighter locks on Adele!
Adele looks just great! Adele was stunning at the Grammy Awards- congrats to her team in London!

Barb on

I think Adele looks lovely in her new hair style, simple, but elegant. Her stylists did a remarkable makeover without going over the top and her gowns were gorgeous and very tasteful. Way to go Adele.

None of Your Busniess on

Love Adele’s new hair color. Looks FANTASTIC on her!!!!

Boo on

Her colourist must be blind. It actually doesn’t suit her complexion – she’s far too ‘pink’.

And the darker colour made her much more sophisticated, less Barbie. Which, given her music, I had assumed she’d prefer the former, not the latter.

cee on

she looks fabulous! and i really loved this look – platinum or not – but i was sad to hear that she’s not planning to make anymore music for awhile. i need new adele like i need water on a daily basis.

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oh really on

agree with boo, this color does not look good with her skin tone, her old color was complemented her tone perfectly, and was less common/California. she was uniquely beautiful, now looks more like others. i hope she goes back to her old color, and makeup colors too.

kyla on

She looks lovely as a blonde but I prefer the red.

Chrissi on

I think she looks beautiful!!

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