Yeah, this post is about the 2016 Grammy's, BUT this year's Grammy's honored (justly) the recently deceased, gender bending, mullet wearing legend David Bowie. I loved this tribute red carpet! Attendees inhabited the spirit of David Bowie displaying in force the transformative power of hair!
Sometimes its good to look back to understand what we are looking at presently. Katy Perry and Nikki Minaj regularly opt for cuts and colors featured only on Rainbow Brite. Bruno Mars (remember the curlers honey?!!) and The Weekend play with texture and style that bring the drama but also enhance their natural good looks. The formidable hair sartorialist Lady Gaga is at times outlandish and then suddenly classic with her elastic face and taste for the dramatic that pushes the limits of human chameleonism.
I love it! It's like some delusional high fever induced dream (in the curlers honey)!
It's important to remember that none of it is original, they reference Bowie and Bowie referenced others.
The sharp edges, vivid color and angularity of Ziggy Star Dust's hair is definitely reminiscent of the ancient and beautiful Japanese Kabuki theater. High art that's what hair can be! There are not but a few artists who understood the theatrical hair performance David Bowie gave.
Its that chameleon quality that draws me most to hair color. It's the anticipation that things will be different. The "new" person will be unexpected, the persona will be in some way rebel and vivid. That's pretty amazing if you think about it.
I encourage you, for the sake of bringing some high drama into your life to experiment (safely) with color. My favorite 90's supermodel Linda Evangelista (the supermodel "color chameleon") recommends Oribe Shampoo for Beautiful Color and Fudge Clean Blonde Toning Shampoo. Check out these products and let me know what you think! Fudge products are amazing! Don't let the bright purple color throw you though. That color actually balances the violet tones in hair dyed blonde and has the thankful effect of beating back that brassy confusion we often see with a stick. Phew!
While you debate the how, when and what of a color transformation, consider popping on a wig and engaging in some heavy pose dancing to your favorite Bowie song for inspiration. My selection, (in highest of heels of course) Fame!