Barton explained that, according to his clients, going blond encourages feelings of confidence, youthfulness and attractiveness; he likewise highlighted “the influence of blonde icons over the years, from Marlene Dietrich and Marilyn Monroe through to Debbie Harry and Madonna.” But flaxen-haired icons aren’t the only ones inciting contemporary copycats. In a recent blog postElle showcases iconic coifs from decades past and their current day parallel—from Twiggy and Aggy, to Diana and Drew.
‘Gold Rush’ Hits Britain
Joining the ranks of recession-induced trends (a list which already includes increased hosiery sales and ‘new nostalgia’) is women going blond… at least across the pond, that is. The Telegraphreported yesterday that a ‘gold rush’ is taking place in the UK—droves of women are showing up at salons requesting lightened locks in hopes of combating recession blues with a bit of blond. “Celebrity hairdresser Andrew Barton revealed a 67 per cent surge in the sales of his blonde hair products compared to this time last year,” says the Telegraph.