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Huffington Post: Gina Rivera on Blondes Rocked It All Winter Long

Amelia Fulgentes

We just had the official start of spring and, looking back on winter, we see that lots of blondes remained devoted to their fun, beachy colors through the cold months when lots of us follow tradition for darker, romantic reds and browns.

There were some happy exceptions. Amy Poehler traded her blonde hair for a sexy coppery red to walk the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in late January. That color has been trending so strong in recent months. Meghan Trainor also exchanged her blonde locks for a warm reddish brown when she appeared at the Grammy Awards last month.

Blondes never seemed to go out of style this winter. They just took on different hues.

In the fall it seemed that some of the beachy blondes we’d seen all summer transitioned to a grown-out look, showing off their natural, darker roots. They left the brighter blonde tones on the ends. That style remained deep into winter, beautifully done by stars like Olivia Wilde with a balayage treatment for that sun-kissed natural look and some highlights around the face.

Wilde wasn’t alone. We saw lots of beautiful blonde hair with integrated highlights for a more blended look, which took on the term ‘baby lights.’ I thought this was a very fitting description. It just had a lot of very thin tresses of hair colored a bit lighter or maybe even a honey blonde, or a hue that added a soft, subtle red. The baby lights just added that one more subtle color to all the others in the hair. This has been a beautiful, easy style to achieve, creating a very different look and feel.

We saw a number of stars make a big move to blonde in the dead of winter. What a transformation Zendaya made for the Grammys, from dark and long to blonde and short around the front and sides, long in back.

So, what now for blondes, since the blonde craze never really wore off for the cold, dark months? I am very much feeling the spring fever. The air is warming, days are longer and blondes are beginning to lighten their locks even more – we can almost always go lighter. Taylor Swift has lightened her hair since I saw her at the Grammys. And, if you are blonde, you’re pretty safe with anything to spice it up.