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City Of Light Blondes

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After Fall’s all-out embrace of “dark glamour,” which resulted in a sweeping mass of Lisbeth Salander-inspired severe brunette dye jobs, it really was only a matter of time before the hair-color pendulum swung back in the other direction. And so it started to swing for Spring, first on the runway at Marc Jacobs, where a crop of models were given Edie Sedgwick-style peroxide treatments, then on the red carpet, as boldfaced names like Natalie Portman, Emma Stone, and Emily Blunt all cashed in their brunette and auburn strands for shades of gold. “Wintertime is normally when people go darker, but I’m seeing the opposite this year, people going lighter,” confirmed celebrity colorist Tracey Cunningham last month when we asked her to weigh in on the nascent trend—a trend, it should be pointed out, that has not gone unnoticed by the Russian style set. As the couture shows trudge on through the Paris snow, it appears as though Ulyana Sergeenko has taken her light brown locks a shade of warm flaxen, while Elena Perminova has opted to boost her already sunny strands with a shock of bleach. Thoughts on their winter white blonde transformations?

Photo: Marc Piasecki/WireImage; Dominique Charriau/WireImage

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