Hot Hair: The New Haute Blondes

Ever since 1950s siren Etta James first began vamping about in a platinum wig, blonde hair has symbolized everything sexy, sensual, and smokin' hot! But the latest light hair hues go way beyond single-process blonde. From the darkest tones (like Rashida Jones' deep amber highlights) to the brightest (ala Eva Pigford's bleached streaks) here are the latest blonde babes.
ESSENCE.COM Jan, 17, 2011

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Last week, singer/songwriter Kandi Burruss tweeted this shot of her brand-new, bronze and caramel-kissed curls. Love!

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Rashida Jones adds some dimension to her brunette locks with a few amber streaks.

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Toni Braxton goes full-on sex kitten with her long, ash blonde tresses.

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RHOA star Nene Leakes sports honey blonde highlights in her stylish pixie cut.

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MaryMary’s Erica and Tina Atkins each sport their own version of subtly highlighted, butterscotch hued strands.

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Angela Simmons recently lightened her chestnut brown strands by adding buttery blonde highlights.

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Mary J. Blige has been every blonde in the book! Recently, she’s been sporting an uber-sophisticated, camel-colored asymmetric bob. So sleek!

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Keri Hilson channels ’50s and ’60s sirens with her platinum bouffant.

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Eva Marcille goes for an edgy-hipster look with her slightly grown out, bleached blonde pixie ’do.


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