It all started with Etta James, the bawdy, brassy, ultra-blonde torch singer who showed 1950s-era Black women that Marilyn wasn't the only one who could rock a platinum 'do. These days, our sexiest A-listers are following in her footsteps, sporting ultra-blonde wigs, extensions and dye jobs. From Eva Marcille's white-blonde pixie to Keri Hilson's sunny curls, these superstars are looking pretty in platinum.
Cute & Curly
Keri Hilson adds a couple curls to her funky-cute bob.
During a visit to ESSENCE.com’s offices, Atlanta Housewife Nene Leakes showed off this ultra-pretty platinum pixie. So fierce.
At an ASCAP Rhythm & Soul event, Monica pulled her blonde-streaked strands into a loose side-chignon. So elegant.
Out and about near Rockefeller Center in NYC, Keri Hilson sported a razor sharp, platinum bob with full bangs. Hot!
How YOU Doin'?
Wendy Williams looked beyond glam in honey blonde waves at the International Emmy Awards.
Mary J. Blige looks festive in a high, oversized bun with full bangs. We’re obsessed with her golden highlights and buttery blonde lowlights.
Sometimes the simplest hairstyles have the most impact. Exhibit A: Leona Lewis’ loose, messy fishtail braid. Add a stunning amber-and-gold hair hue and black liner, and you’re done.
From Eva Marcille’s white-blonde pixie to Keri Hilson’s sunny bob, these superstars are looking pretty in platinum.
The White Stuff
Eva Marcille goes for an edgy hipster look with her slightly grown out, white-blonde pixie ’do.
Selita Ebanks embraces the new two-toned trend by sporting bleached blonde bangs.
Zoe Kravitz recently added honey highlights to her dark brown, shoulder-length ’do. So summery!
New reality star Toni Braxton channels Barbarella with her tousled, golden-streaked mane.
Mary J. Blige has spent most of her career as a blonde—and this softly highlighted, pale yellow look might be our favorite shade yet.
Beyonce’s bright blonde highlights and buttery lowlights give her haircolor natural-looking dimension.
Keri Hilson adds a single curl to her straight asymmetric for a funky-cute spin. Add shimmery makeup and an LBD, you’re party-perfect.
“Basketball Wives” star Evelyn Lozado looks beachy and radiant with golden skin and matching, sun-streaked strands.
Coif chameleon Nicki Minaj turned heads in a platinum blonde wig and bubble gum pink lips.
Chrisette Michele pulls her sunny yellow braids back in a chic, oversized chignon.
Sisters Erika and Tina Atkins-Campbell of Mary Mary look super-glamorous in their radiant, honey blonde tresses.
Cassie tosses her long, side-shaved goldilocks over one shoulder for a casually chic look.
Amber Rose goes for the bold with her white-blonde buzz cut.
Angela Simmons recently added a golden blonde layer on top of her chestnut brown strands.
Singer Amerie (posing with hairstylist Johnny Wright and Niecy Nash), shocked her fans when she dyed her black tresses a Debbie Harry-inspired, white-blonde hue.
Ever the tress trendsetter, Erykah Badu debuted a platinum faux-hawk during a performance earlier this summer.
Model of the moment Ajak Deng caused quite a stir at New York Fashion Week with her short, platinum natural. Chic!
Kelis recently took her short, curly natural from cherry red to silvery blonde—which look do you think is more flattering?
After sporting chocolate brown tresses all last season, Nicole Richie recently lightened up with this wavy, pale blonde bob. We likey.