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A young man with blond hair.
A young man with blond hair.

Blond (also spelled blonde, see below) is a hair color found in certain people characterized by low levels of the dark pigment eumelanin. The resultant visible hue depends on various factors, but always has some sort of yellowish color, going from the very pale blond caused by a patchy, scarce distribution of pigment, to reddish "strawberry" blond colors or golden brownish blond colors, the latter with more eumelanin. Hair color is the result of pigmentation due to the presence of the chemicals of melanin and phaeomelanin. ... Natural Ultramarine pigment in powdered form. ... Broadly, melanin is any of the polyacetylene, polyaniline, and polypyrrole blacks and browns or their mixed copolymers. ... This article is about the color. ... A series of colors above their pale versions A pale color is light or pastel version of a color. ...

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Etymology, spelling, and grammar

The word blonde was first attested in English in 1481 and derives from Old French blont and meant "a colour midway between golden and light chestnut". It largely replaced the native term fair, from Old English fæger. The French (and thus also the English) word blond has two possible origins. Some linguists say it comes from Middle Latin blundus, meaning yellow, from Old Frankish *blund which would relate it to Old English blonden-feax meaning grey-haired, from blondan/blandan meaning to mix. Also, Old English beblonden meant dyed as ancient Germanic warriors were noted for dyeing their hair. However, other linguists who desire a Latin origin for the word say that Middle Latin blundus was a vulgar pronunciation of Latin flavus, also meaning yellow. Most authorities, especially French, attest the Frankish origin. The word was reintroduced into English in the 17th century from French, and was for some time considered French, hence blonde for females/noun and blond for males/adjective.[1] The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Old French was the Romance dialect continuum spoken in territories corresponding roughly to the northern half of modern France and parts of modern Belgium and Switzerland from around 1000 to 1300. ... Old English (also called Anglo-Saxon[1], Old English: ) is an early form of the English language that was spoken in parts of what is now England and southern Scotland between the mid-fifth century and the mid-twelfth century. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Medieval Latin refers to the Latin used in the Middle Ages, primarily as a medium of scholarly exchange and as the liturgical language of the medieval Roman Catholic Church. ... This article is about the color. ... Old Frankish was the language of the Franks and it is classified as a West Germanic language. ... For other uses, see Latins and Latin (disambiguation). ...


Writers of English often will still distinguish between the masculine blond and the feminine blonde[2] and, as such, it is one of the few adjectives in English with separate masculine and feminine forms. However, many writers use only one of the spellings without regard to gender, and without a clear majority usage one way or another. The word is also often used as a noun to refer to a woman with blond hair, but some speakers see this usage as sexist[2] and reject it. (Another hair color word of French origin, brunet(te), also functions in the same way in orthodox English.) The word masculine can refer to: the property of being biologically male masculinity, a traditionally male gender role the masculine grammatical gender This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Look up feminine in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In linguistics, grammatical gender is a morphological category associated with the expression of gender through inflection or agreement. ... The sign of the headquarters of the National Association Opposed To Woman Suffrage Sexism is commonly considered to be discrimination and/or hatred towards people based on their sex rather than their individual merits, but can also refer to any and all systemic differentiations based on the sex of the... Brunette is the feminine of French brunet, which is a diminutive of brun, brune, meaning brown or dark-haired, ultimately from Latin BRVNVS (brown). ...


The word is also occasionally used, with either spelling, to refer to objects that have a color reminiscent of fair hair. Examples include pale wood and lager beer. Lager is a well attenuated beer brewed in cool conditions using a slow-acting brewers yeast, known as a bottom-fermenting yeast, and then stored (or lagered) for a period in cool conditions to clear away particles and certain flavour compounds to produce a clean taste. ... For other uses, see Beer (disambiguation). ...


Sub-categories

Many sub-categories of blond hair have also been invented to describe someone with blond hair more accurately. Examples include the following:

Danish rock singer Sharin Foo with platinum blonde hair.
Danish rock singer Sharin Foo with platinum blonde hair.
  • Platinum blond and towhead - Pale blond, nearly white; found naturally almost exclusively in children, but occurring rarely among some adults
  • Ash blond - usually quite fair, with some ashen (grey) tones
  • Sunny blond - Very bright, ranging from almost yellow to light yellow.
  • Sandy blond - similar to sand in color
  • Golden blond or honey blond - lighter, with a gold cast
  • Strawberry blond - reddish blond
  • Bottle blond or bleach blond - artificially dyed blond hair
  • Hazy blond or zebra blond - streaked blond and brunette
  • Dirty blond or dishwater blond - dark blond
  • Golden brown - darkest shade of blond which sometimes looks light brown and other times dark blond.
  • Pool blond - Blond tinted with green due to exposure to copper in swimming pools. There are many terms for this form of blond.

Louise Sharin Fosberg (born December 12, 1979 in Copenhagen, Denmark), is a Danish singer and bassist, known from the Danish alternative rock duo, The Raveonettes Height: 6 (183cm) Is a natural blonde Lives in Copenhagen She is 1/4 Chinese on her paternal grandfathers side Category: ...

Origins

Lighter hair colors occur naturally in Europeans, and as rare mutation in other ethnicities[3]. In certain European populations, however, the occurrence of blond hair is very frequent, and often remains throughout adulthood. The hair color gene MC1R has at least seven variants in Europe and the continent has an unusually wide range of hair and eye shades. Based on recent genetic information carried out at three Japanese universities, the date of the genetic mutation that resulted in blond hair in Europe has been isolated to about 11,000 years ago during the last Ice Age. Before then, Europeans mostly had darker hair and eyes, which is predominant in the rest of the world.[3] This article is about the general scientific term. ... Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 400 000 years For the animated movie, see Ice Age (movie). ...


A long standing question has been why certain populations in Europe evolved to have such high incidences of blond hair (and wide varieties of eye color) so relatively recently and quickly in the human evolution timescale. If the changes had occurred by the usual processes of evolution (natural selection), they would have taken about 850,000 years.[3] But modern humans, emigrating from Africa, reached Europe only 35,000-40,000 years ago.[3] A number of theories have been proposed, as follows. Hazel Eyes redirects here. ... For other uses, see Natural selection (disambiguation). ...


Canadian anthropologist Peter Frost, under the aegis of University of St Andrews, published a study in March 2006 in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior that says blond hair evolved very quickly at the end of the last Ice Age by means of sexual selection.[4] According to the study, the appearance of blond hair and blue eyes in some northern European women made them stand out from their rivals at a time of fierce competition for scarce males. The study argues that blond hair was produced higher in the Cro-Magnon descended population of the European region because of food shortages 10,000-11,000 years ago following the last glacial period when the most of it was covered by steppe-tundra. Almost the only sustenance in northern Europe came from roaming herds of mammoths, reindeer, bison and horses and finding them required long, arduous hunting trips in which numerous males died, leading to a high ratio of surviving women to men. This hypothesis argues that women with blond hair posed an alternative that helped them mate and thus increased the number of blonds. St Marys College Bute Medical School St Leonards College[5][6] Affiliations 1994 Group Website http://www. ... Evolution and Human Behavior is an interdisciplinary journal, presenting research reports and theory in which evolutionary perspectives are brought to bear on the study of human behavior. ... Illustration from The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex by Charles Darwin showing the Tufted Coquette Lophornis ornatus, female on left, ornamented male on right. ... For the avant garde collective, see Cromagnon (band). ... Steppe Tundra - an open landcape with climatic conditions unable to support a dense forest population but a perfect climate for small shrubbery such as arid grass and cottonwood. ...


According to the authors of The History and Geography of Human Genes (1994), blond hair became predominant in Europe in about 3000 BC, in the area now known as Lithuania, among the recently arrived Proto-Indo-European settlers though the trait spread quickly through sexual selection into Scandinavia when that area was settled because men found women with blond hair attractive.[5][6] The Proto-Indo-Europeans are the hypothetical speakers of the reconstructed Proto-Indo-European language, a prehistoric people of the Chalcolithic and early Bronze Age. ... Illustration from The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex by Charles Darwin showing the Tufted Coquette Lophornis ornatus, female on left, ornamented male on right. ... For other uses, see Scandinavia (disambiguation). ...


Light colored dogs

In a study by spanish researcher Pérez-Guisado golden/yellow dogs exhibited the most aggressive and dominant behavior together with red dogs, second most aggressive was black dogs and the most mild-mannered was brown and semi-colored dogs. It's still uncertain if humans have this correlation as well.[7]


Relation to age and distribution on body

Blond hair is common in Caucasian infants and children, so much so that the term "baby blond" is often used for very light-colored hair. Babies may be born with blond hair even among groups where adults rarely have blond hair,[8] although such natal hair usually falls out quickly. Blond hair tends to turn darker with age, and many children born blond turn light, medium, or dark brunette before or during their teenage years. “Baby” redirects here. ... A male Caucasian toddler child A child (plural: children) is a young human. ... A separate article is about the punk band called The Adolescents. ...


True blonds often have platinum blond hair as children, pale skin with little pigment, pale eye-lashes and grey eyes. If their hair darkens with age it tends to turn a darker ash-blond, not the rich brown of a brunette. Eyelashes and eyebrows remain fair. (Eyelash color is probably the best marker for prediction of adult hair color.)[citation needed]


Those who turn brunette as teens usually have more pigment to begin with; a slightly golden skin tone that tans a little more easily than the paler skin of true blonds, often (but not always) a richer, more golden-blond hair color, dark eye-lashes and bright blue, green, hazel or brown eyes.[citation needed]


The body hair of blonds is also blond, although terminal hair elsewhere on the body may be darker than hair on the head, and even brown. Facial hair is often reddish. Vellus, on the other hand, may be very light or even transparent. Hair that grows from a mole or from a birthmark may be dark.[citation needed] Distribution of androgenic hair on human female and male bodies Androgenic hair, colloquially Body hair, is the terminal hair on the human body developed during and after puberty. ... Developed hair, which is generally longer, coarser, thicker, and darker than vellus hair. ... Vellus hair is short, fine, peach fuzz body hair. ... A mole, technically known as a melanocytic naevus, is a small, dark spot on human skin. ... A birthmark is a blemish on the skin formed before birth. ...


Geographic distribution

Pacific Islander boy[9]

Blonde hair is at the highest frequency among the indigenous peoples of Northern Europe. Generally, blond hair in Europeans is associated with paler eye color (gray, blue, green and light brown) and pale (sometimes freckled) skin tone. Strong sunlight also lightens hair of any pigmentation, to varying degrees, and causes many blond people to freckle, especially during childhood. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Northern Europe Northern Europe is the northern part of the European continent. ... Hazel Eyes redirects here. ... Gray (Gy) is the derived SI unit for absorbed dose, specific energy and kerma (kinetic energy in matter). ... This article is about the colour. ... For other uses, see Green (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Brown (disambiguation). ... Freckles are small colored spots of melanin on the exposed skin or membrane of people with complexions fair enough for them to be visible. ... This article is about the organ. ... Sol redirects here. ...


In Caucasus there are a high frequency of blonds, mostly to be found in Georgia and Azerbaijan[who?]. In Central and South Asia it is still found in higher frequency among some populations, particularly among the Kalash of Pakistan and the Nuristani people of Afghanistan (up to one third of the Nuristani).[10] It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Caucasus Mountains. ... Map of Central Asia showing three sets of possible boundaries for the region Central Asia located as a region of the world Central Asia is a vast landlocked region of Asia. ... Map of South Asia (see note on Kashmir). ... For other uses, see Kalash (disambiguation). ... A smiling Nuristani girl. ...


The Iranians and their related groups have a higher frequency of blonds than other ethnic groups of the Middle East, mostly in the Azerbaijan province of Iran in the Northern Iran. In North Africa, blonds are found in Morocco, Tunisia and northern Algeria. Iranian peoples are peoples who speak an Iranian language and/or belong to the Iranian stock. ... Iranian Azerbaijan or Iranian Azarbaijan (Persian: آذربایجان ایران; Āzārbāijān-e Irān), (Azeri: اذربایجان, c. ...


In western Asia blonds can mostly be found in lebanon and the hatay province of turkey


Aboriginal Australians, especially in the west-central parts of the continent, also have a fairly high instance of natural blond-to-brown hair,[11][12] with as many as 90-100% of children having blond hair in some areas.[13] The trait among Indigenous Australians is primarily associated with children and women and the hair turns more often to a darker brown color, rather than black, as they age.[13] Blondness is also found in some other parts of the South Pacific such as the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. Again there are higher incidences in children but here many adults too carry this indigenous blond mutation. Language(s) Several hundred Indigenous Australian languages (many extinct or nearly so), Australian English, Australian Aboriginal English, Torres Strait Creole, Kriol Religion(s) Primarily Christian, with minorities of other religions including various forms of Traditional belief systems based around the Dreamtime Related ethnic groups see List of Indigenous Australian group...


Some Guanches populations, particularly the now extinct aboriginal population of Tenerife, one of the Canary islands of the African Atlantic coast, were said by 14th century Spanish explorers to exhibit blond hair and blue eyes.[14][15] Blondness was also reported among South American Indians. Guanches (also: Guanchis or Guanchos) were the first known inhabitants of the Canary Islands. ... Flag of Tenerife Tenerife in the Canary Islands chain. ... This article is about the islands in the Atlantic Ocean. ...


In 2002 there was a worldwide hoax that scientists predicted blonds were eventually going to become extinct. The hoax cited WHO as the source of the scientific study. See recessive alleles for more information on the genetic basis of blond hair. Perhaps recessive, but only minorly threatened. ... Look up who in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In genetics, the term recessive gene refers to an allele that causes a phenotype (visible or detectable characteristic) that is only seen in a homozygous genotype (an organism that has two copies of the same allele). ... This article is about the general scientific term. ...


Culturally related ideas

Although not all of the gods exhibited the trait, blond hair was seen as a sign of divinity in ancient Greece. This perspective was likely developed due to the fact that blondes were seen as exotic and otherworldly, when compared to the primarily dark-haired, dark-eyed population of Greece. In Norse mythology, both the goddess Sif[16] (wife of Thor) and the major goddess Freyja[17] are described as blonde. Norse, Viking or Scandinavian mythology comprises the indigenous pre-Christian religion, beliefs and legends of the Scandinavian peoples, including those who settled on Iceland, where most of the written sources for Norse mythology were assembled. ... For other uses, see SIF (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Thor (disambiguation). ... -1...


In Northern Europe fairy lore, fairies value blond hair in humans. Blond babies are more likely to be stolen and replaced with changelings, and young blond women are more likely to be lured away to the land of the fairies.[18] by Sophie Anderson For other uses, see Fairy (disambiguation). ... Trolls with the changeling they have raised, John Bauer, 1913. ...


Blond hair was commonly ascribed to the heroes and heroines of European fairy tales. This may occur in the text, as in Madame d'Aulnoy's La Belle aux cheveux d'or or The Beauty with Golden Hair, or in illustrations depicting the scenes.[19] Only Snow White, because of her mother's wish for a child "as red as blood, as white as snow, as black as ebony," has dark hair.[20] This tendency appears also in more formal literature; in Milton's "Paradise Lost" the noble and innocent Adam and Eve have "golden tresses"[21], while near the end of J. R. R. Tolkien's monumental Lord of the Rings, the especially favourable year following the War of the Ring was signified in the Shire by an exceptional number of blond-haired children. A fairy tale is a story, either told to children or as if told to children, concerning the adventures of mythical characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and others. ... Marie-Catherine le Jumelle de Barneville, Baronne dAulnoy (1650/1651–4 January 1705) was a French writer known for her fairy tales. ... The Story of Pretty Goldilocks or The Beauty with Golden Hair is a French literary fairy tale written by Madame dAulnoy. ... This article is about the Snow White character. ... // Milton may refer to: People with the surname Milton: John Milton (1608–1674), English poet Milton (surname), other people with that surname People with the given name Milton: Milton (given name) In Australia: Milton, New South Wales Milton, Queensland Milton railway station, Brisbane In Canada: Milton, Ontario Milton (GO Station... For other uses, see Paradise Lost (disambiguation). ... Tolkien redirects here. ... Dust jacket of the 1968 UK edition The Lord of the Rings is an epic fantasy story by J. R. R. Tolkien, a sequel to his earlier work, The Hobbit. ...


It is often stereotyped that men find blonde women more attractive than women with other hair colors. Alfred Hitchcock preferred to cast blonde women for major roles in his films as he believed that the audience would suspect them the least, hence the term "Hitchcock blonde". Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock KBE (August 13, 1899 â€“ April 29, 1980) was an iconic and highly influential British-born film director and producer who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and thriller genres. ...


In the media and in culture, blonde women are often portrayed as "promiscuous." Because of this, many believe that blondes "have more fun." Blonde jokes are a class of derogatory jokes based on a "dumb blonde" stereotype of blonde women (or blonde men) being unintelligent, sexually promiscuous, or both. Blonde jokes are a class of jokes based on a stereotype of dumb blonde women. ... A joke is a short story or ironic depiction of a situation communicated with the intent of being humorous. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Stereotype (disambiguation). ...


Two notable bleached sex icons of twentieth-century America, who started causing an unrealistic, more or less scandalous and otherwise negative image of real blond hair, were Jean Harlow and Marilyn Monroe. Monroe, who was pale blond as a child though her hair darkened to brown and Harlow, a natural ash blonde, both frequently portrayed stereotypical dumb blondes in their films. Jean Harlow (March 3, 1911 – June 7, 1937) was an American film actress and sex symbol of the 1930s. ... Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson;[1] June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), was a Golden Globe-winning[2] American actress, singer, model, Hollywood icon,[3] cultural icon, fashion icon,[4] pop icon, film executive and sex symbol. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In the early-mid twentieth century, blond hair was associated with a Nordic race, promoted by Nordicists such as Madison Grant and Alfred Rosenberg, while the "Aryan race" was conceived as a larger group, including the non-blond "Alpine race," During World War II, blond hair was one of the traits used by Nazis to select Slavic children for Germanization. Nordic theory (or Nordicism) was a theory of race prevalent in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. ... Madison Grant in the early 1920s. ... Alfred Rosenberg around 1935   (January 12, 1893 Reval (today Tallinn) – October 16, 1946) was an early and intellectually influential member of the Nazi party, who later held several important posts in the Nazi government. ... The Aryan race is a concept in European culture that was influential in the period of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. ... Nordic supremacy theory (or Nordicism) was a theory of race prevalent in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... National Socialism redirects here. ... Germanization (also spelled Germanisation) is either the spread of the German language and culture either by force or assimilation, or the adaptation of a foreign word to the German language in linguistics, much like the Romanization of many languages which do not use the Latin alphabet. ...


References

  1. ^ Origin of "blonde", from Etymonline. .
  2. ^ a b "Blond/Brunet" from The American Heritage Book of English Usage (1996)
  3. ^ a b c d "Cavegirls were first blondes to have fun", from The Times. Note, the end of the Times article reiterates the Disappearing blonde gene hoax; the online version replaced it with a rebuttal.
  4. ^ Abstract: "European hair and eye colour: A case of frequency-dependent sexual selection?" from Evolution and Human Behavior, Volume 27, Issue 2, Pages 85-103 (March 2006)
  5. ^ Cavalli-Sforza, L. Luca; Menozzi, Paolo; and Piazza Alberto The History and Geography of Human Genes Princeton, New Jersey: 1994 Princeton University Press Page 266 -- Map of the incidence of the gene for blonde hair in Europe.
  6. ^ Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  7. ^ http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2006/12/13/dogfur_ani.html?category=animals&guid=20061213093000
  8. ^ See http://www.gnxp.com/blog/2006/04/blonde-antipodals.php for discussion of Melanesian and Aboriginal Australian children with blond hair.
  9. ^ Naturally blonde blacks
  10. ^ Dupree, L. "Afghānistān: (iv.) ethnocgraphy". Encyclopædia Iranica (Online Edition). Ed. Ehsan Yarshater. United States: Columbia University. 
  11. ^ Modern Human Variation: Overview
  12. ^ Gene Expression: Blonde antipodals
  13. ^ a b Gene Expression: Blonde Australian Aboriginals
  14. ^ http://www.familytreedna.com/(czkb1cubrllp4y45bfy33aud)/public/Guanches-CanaryIslandsDNA/index.aspx Familytreed.com
  15. ^ http://washingtontimes.com/travel/20050421-090747-8069r.htm Washingtontimes.com
  16. ^ Byock, Jesse. (Trans.) (2006) The Prose Edda, page 92. Penguin Classics ISBN 0140447555
  17. ^ From the 13th century Friðþjófs saga hins frœkna:
    A song of Valhal's brightness,
    And all its gods and goddesses,
    He'd think: "Yes!" yellow's Freyja's hair,
    A corn-land sea, breeze-waved so fair.
  18. ^ Katharine Briggs, An Encyclopedia of Fairies, Hobgoblins, Brownies, Boogies, and Other Supernatural Creatures, "Golden Hair," p194. ISBN 0-394-73467-X
  19. ^ Marina Warner, From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales And Their Tellers, p 362-6 ISBN 0-374-15901-7
  20. ^ Marina Warner, From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales And Their Tellers, p 365 ISBN 0-374-15901-7
  21. ^ John Milton (1674). Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books. Google Books. Retrieved on February 2, 2008.

The Online Etymology Dictionary is a dictionary that describes the origins of English language words. ... The Times is a national newspaper published daily in the United Kingdom (and the Kingdom of Great Britain before the United Kingdom existed) since 1788 when it was known as The Daily Universal Register. ... Perhaps recessive, but only minorly threatened. ... Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a 1953 film adaptation of the 1949 stage musical, released by 20th Century Fox, directed by Howard Hawks and starring Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe, with Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid, Tommy Noonan, Taylor Holmes, and Norma Varden in supporting roles. ... Encyclopædia Iranica is a project of Columbia University started in 1974 at its Center for Iranian (Persian) Studies with the goal to create a comprehensive and authoritiative English language encyclopedia about the history, culture, and civilization of Iranian peoples from prehistory to modern times. ... Ehsan Yarshater, of Columbia University, is one of the worlds leading Iranologists. ... Alma Mater Columbia University is a private university in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. ... A Valkyrie is waiting at the gates of Valhalla on the Tjängvide image stone from Gotland, in the Swedish Museum of National Antiquities in Stockholm. ... Katharine Mary Briggs (November 8, 1898 – 1980) is the author of The Anatomy of Puck, the definitive 4-volume Dictionary of British Folk-Tales, and various other books on fairies and folklore. ... Marina Warner (born 21st November 1946) is a British writer, known as a novelist and short story writer, and also for many non-fiction books relating in various ways to feminism and myth. ... Marina Warner (born 21st November 1946) is a British writer, known as a novelist and short story writer, and also for many non-fiction books relating in various ways to feminism and myth. ... For other persons named John Milton, see John Milton (disambiguation). ... Events February 19 - England and the Netherlands sign the Treaty of Westminster. ... is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

Perhaps recessive, but only minorly threatened. ... Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a novel written by Anita Loos that was published in 1925, a Broadway play produced in 1926, a Broadway musical produced in 1949, which Loos also wrote the book for, and two motion pictures. ...

External links

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Hair color redirects here. ... Japanese man with black hair Indian girl with black hair Black hair is the darkest and most common color of human hair says Tom P. of Burr Ridge, IL. The vast majority of people of non-European descent (Except Veronica) have black hair. ... Brunette redirects here. ... Woman with red hair Man with red hair Red hair (also referred to as auburn, ginger, ranga or titian) varies from a deep orange-red through burnt orange to bright copper. ... Hair coloring products generally fall into four categories: temporary, semipermanent, deposit only/demi, and permanent. ...

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Blond - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1412 words)
Blond (or Blonde, see below) is a hair color found in certain mammals characterised by low levels of the dark pigment eumelanin and higher levels of the pale pigment pheomelanin, in common with red hair.
Blond hair is common in infants and children, so much so that the term "baby blond" is often used for very light-colored hair.
Blond hair tends to turn darker with age, and many children born blond turn from anything between a light brown to even fl before or during their teenage years.
blond: Definition, Synonyms and Much More from Answers.com (1555 words)
Blond hair occurs naturally in humans of all ethnicities, but at such low rates that it is hardly noticeable in most populations.
Apart from Europe, blond hair is present proportions in the Middle East and South Asia, though not as popular there, notably found amongst the Persians, Kurd, and other Iranians in Iran, Punjabi's of India and Pakistan, and Pashtuns and Tajiks of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Monroe, who was blonde as a child though her hair darkened, and Harlow, a natural ash blonde, both frequently portrayed "classic" dumb blondes in their films, yet were known as intelligent people.
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