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16 Celebrities With Gorgeous Platinum Hair


Kate Moss platinum hair

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Platinum hair has been popular for decades, but not everyone looks good in super blonde hair, and very few people can boast this shade naturally past childhood. Platinum is the one shade it's always best to get done in a salon, because doing it at home can cause even more damage to hair than you would receive normally. 

Scroll through this slideshow of famous platinum blondes to determine if the look will flatter you, or if you should go with a different shade.

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Elisa Nalin

Elisa Nalin
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Italian-born, Paris-based stylist Elisa Nalin is a platinum blonde with pale skin and light blue eyes. If you have have similar features, this look will likely suit you well.

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Brea Grant

Brea Grant
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Actress Brea Grant has dark eyes and skin that's not super pale. She's proof that you don't have to be nearly translucent to rock a platinum hairdo.

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Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige at the Met Gala 2018
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R&B songstress Mary J. Blige has rocked platinum hair innumerable times. At the 2018 Met Gala, she paired her platinum 'do with a matching platinum dress and accessories.

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Kate Lanphear

Kate Lanphear
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Street style favorite Kate Lanphear (who works as the head of Google's Fashion Week search project) rocks a short platinum style that complements her pale, pink skin. Notice that many of the women on this list have short, rather than long, platinum hair. This is because platinum hair is hard to grow out—you have to work hard to keep it healthy.

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Singer Pink
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Singer P!nk's skin borders on olive-toned, but her darker complexion looks fantastic with her bleached locks. While she often experiments with different styles (adding in braids, varying lengths, and the occasional strand of pink), her color is nearly as iconic as her voice.

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Elisha Cuthbert

Elisha Cuthbert
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Actress Elisha Cuthbert looks great with her lightened locks, which aren't as light as the other platinum shades on this list. If you want to go bleached blonde but not super platinum, try Cuthbert's color.

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Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani long platinum blonde hair
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Singer Gwen Stefani is known for her platinum mane. The Italian-American beauty doesn't have super pale skin but has managed to make the bleached look work for her throughout her career.

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Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor at Versace FW/19
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Singer and actress Teyana Taylor stunned with blonde locs at Versace's F/W 19 show. Taylor is known for slaying the hair game, and has also rocked a shorter blonde 'do.

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Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams
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Actress Michelle Williams always looks sophisticated with her platinum blonde pixie cut. Occasionally, she experiments with darker hues and more length but her platinum cut seems to suit her best.

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Karreuche Tran

Karreuche Tran at the 2017 BET awards
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It's hard to imagine that just a few short years ago actress Karreuche Tran was blonde, but here she is at the 2017 BET awards killing it. The shocking color is offset with gentle waves and a chin-grazing bob.

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Rachelle Carson

Rachelle Carson
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Actress Rachelle Carson's hairstyle is nicely cut, and isn't bleached so light that the color looks unnatural on her. The addition of bangs and face-framing layers adds a sophisticated element.

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Shakira at the El Dorado release
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Singer Shakira has donned platinum hair for a long time, even as recently as at the release for her 2017 album El Dorado. Her slightly grown-out roots give her hair dimension it wouldn't have had otherwise.

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Carey Mulligan

Carey Mulligan
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Actress Carey Mulligan's hair has been colored a variety of shades, some for roles. Here she is with platinum hair around the time she filmed The Great Gatsby.

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Sarah Harding

Sarah Harding
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The blunt, dramatic look really suits English singer Sarah Harding. Here, her brow-grazing bangs offer a stark contrast to a smoky eye—making for a modern take on '90s rocker style.

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Portia Freeman

Portia Freeman
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London-based model Portia Freeman's skin is so beautifully pale that she's a natural with platinum hair. And a pop of red lipstick saves her from looking washed out and sallow.

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Swedish singer Robyn's hair is almost white in this photo, but she pulls off the color effortlessly. While her styles have changed over the years, the platinum shade appears to be one she never tires of.

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