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Title: black women/blond hair
Post by: ->Soon on April 24, 2006, 08:13:51 AM
i see it every once in a while, and it looks pretty cool.

how hard is it to get/maintain?
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: DJ Shadowolf on April 24, 2006, 08:32:06 AM
it depends on the person's complexion and how light the blond color. I do like it in the right mix. But Jet black is so sexy on any complexion. it makes me want to bus 1.   
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: petitschoque on April 24, 2006, 05:41:39 PM
It isn't so hard to "get" in that all that's required is bleaching and dying. However, after the process is complete, warding off damage due to dryness, brittleness, and a tendency to splitting can become a near full-time job. Deep conditioning, trimming, protective styling, maintaining moisture, choosing products/tools with extra care...the meticulousness required could easily become tiring. I would never dye my hair because I am very vain about its length, thickness, and inky blackness. The potential damage from bleaching/coloring is enough to strike terror into my heart. However, if I ever feel adventurous, I'll certainly look into lightening it...

Also, another concern is matching color shade to skin tone. The shade of blonde simply must match the skin tone otherwise the results will be painfully garish. An example of blonde gone wrong is Serena Williams. A woman with such luscious dark skin should be looking into warmer shades of blonde--more coppery/strawberry than blonde, in fact...and if she's going to wear false hair then she should take care to hire a specialist for best results...but that's another conversation. Mary J. Blige is a good example of blonde gone right (although her hair can look shoddy at times).

I think the contrast between dark skin and lighter hair can be very sexy. Recently I saw a *very* dark black woman with her hair lightened to a very warm shade of blonde. She looked so striking that I couldn't help but secretly stare at her like some voyeuristic weirdo. I guess the fact that she was also wearing a white blouse also added to the contrast--white teeth, light hair, white blouse against skin so smooth and dark that it looked painted on. I wanted to go rub her skin...I'm sure it would have been incredibly soft.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: ->Soon on April 24, 2006, 06:04:54 PM
It isn't so hard to "get" in that all that's required is bleaching and dying. However, after the process is complete, warding off damage due to dryness, brittleness, and a tendency to splitting can become a near full-time job. Deep conditioning, trimming, protective styling, maintaining moisture, choosing products/tools with extra care...the meticulousness required could easily become tiring. I would never dye my hair because I am very vain about its length, thickness, and inky blackness. The potential damage from bleaching/coloring is enough to strike terror into my heart. However, if I ever feel adventurous, I'll certainly look into lightening it...

Also, another concern is matching color shade to skin tone. The shade of blonde simply must match the skin tone otherwise the results will be painfully garish. An example of blonde gone wrong is Serena Williams. A woman with such luscious dark skin should be looking into warmer shades of blonde--more coppery/strawberry than blonde, in fact...and if she's going to wear false hair then she should take care to hire a specialist for best results...but that's another conversation. Mary J. Blige is a good example of blonde gone right (although her hair can look shoddy at times).

I think the contrast between dark skin and lighter hair can be very sexy. Recently I saw a *very* dark black woman with her hair lightened to a very warm shade of blonde. She looked so striking that I couldn't help but secretly stare at her like some voyeuristic weirdo. I guess the fact that she was also wearing a white blouse also added to the contrast--white teeth, light hair, white blouse against skin so smooth and dark that it looked painted on. I wanted to go rub her skin...I'm sure it would have been incredibly soft.

umm, that last part kinda turned me on!!!

 ;D

Didnt know it was so much hassle for the hair.its sooooo ez being a guy!!
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: pikey on April 25, 2006, 06:24:55 AM
There's no such thing as no maintenance black hair.  Natural or permed, it all requires regular conditioning, trims, and general tlc.

The problem with the black/blonde look is that more people get it wrong than right.  I have seen so many clashing, jacked-up shades of blonde on black women's heads.  And please note that just throwing some bleach on it does not give you a suitable blonde color, whether its full head or highlights. You see people walking around with brassy yellow color and you know that's what they did, without realising that you have to dye it after you bleach it to get a color that looks good.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Statistic on April 25, 2006, 06:43:08 AM
To all black blonde girls: it needs to stop. now. You too Bee'Yonce. Dye that sh!t back.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Slow Blues on April 25, 2006, 07:26:05 AM
To all black blonde girls: it needs to stop. now. You too Bee'Yonce. Dye that sh!t back.

RBG finished this *&^%. I never liked blonde hair on black women.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: ->Soon on April 25, 2006, 08:20:20 AM
i dont know.

I think beyonce looks incredible with the blond hair.

super exotic
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Statistic on April 25, 2006, 08:25:04 AM
if by exotic you mean dark-skinned white girl, then  yes.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: ->Soon on April 25, 2006, 08:40:28 AM
exotic as in rare and gorgeous
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Statistic on April 25, 2006, 08:51:48 AM
dark-skinned white girl it is.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: ->Soon on April 25, 2006, 08:57:55 AM
wow, so they cant do anything you disapprove of?

Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: pikey on April 25, 2006, 10:02:06 AM
To all black blonde girls: it needs to stop. now. You too Bee'Yonce. Dye that sh!t back.

RBG finished this sh*t. I never liked blonde hair on black women.

While we're at it, girls with fake blue/green/grey/purple eyes needs to stop.  We alllll know it aint real.  Lil Kim should never be your beauty/fashion role model.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: A. on April 25, 2006, 10:05:05 AM
To all black blonde girls: it needs to stop. now. You too Bee'Yonce. Dye that sh!t back.

TITCR.  I don't see how people find that attractive.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: 2Lacoste on April 25, 2006, 10:08:14 AM
It is if its real.  Or if I dunno its fake.  Light green or grey eyes are sexy as hell.

Yeah, and seconded re: Lil' Kim.  Shorty is not attractive, and neither are you with blonde hair/wigs and such.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Slow Blues on April 25, 2006, 10:13:23 AM

Yeah, and seconded re: Lil' Kim.  Shorty is not attractive-

Lord knows she's spent enough money trying though
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: ->Soon on April 25, 2006, 10:43:44 AM
i like her....

cant be the only one.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: D. Pro on April 25, 2006, 12:41:10 PM
To all black blonde girls: it needs to stop. now. You too Bee'Yonce. Dye that sh!t back.

word...

I'm laughing that dude said she looks exotic... womp womp
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: blk_reign on April 25, 2006, 03:43:48 PM
so you're saying you like hair colors on black women that in all probability aren't natural? I know one black woman that has blond hair naturally..and she's afro/cuban...

that exotic comment that you made is another reason why some black women will not date white men...

i see it every once in a while, and it looks pretty cool.

how hard is it to get/maintain?
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: ->Soon on April 25, 2006, 03:47:40 PM
so you're saying you like hair colors on black women that in all probability aren't natural? I know one black woman that has blond hair naturally..and she's afro/cuban...

that exotic comment that you made is another reason why some black women will not date white men...

i see it every once in a while, and it looks pretty cool.

how hard is it to get/maintain?

thats their loss.  if someone found me exotic, id take it as a compliment.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on April 25, 2006, 06:54:02 PM
On the real, I wanted to say this earlier, but I was in a nice mood...you hit the nail on the head with this.

so you're saying you like hair colors on black women that in all probability aren't natural? I know one black woman that has blond hair naturally..and she's afro/cuban...

that exotic comment that you made is another reason why some black women will not date white men...

i see it every once in a while, and it looks pretty cool.

how hard is it to get/maintain?
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: shaz on April 25, 2006, 07:27:11 PM
It is if its real.  Or if I dunno its fake.  Light green or grey eyes are sexy as hell.

Yeah, and seconded re: Lil' Kim.  Shorty is not attractive, and neither are you with blonde hair/wigs and such.

she was a cute shorty back in the day. 
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on April 25, 2006, 07:29:22 PM
It is if its real.  Or if I dunno its fake.  Light green or grey eyes are sexy as hell.

Yeah, and seconded re: Lil' Kim.  Shorty is not attractive, and neither are you with blonde hair/wigs and such.

she was a cute shorty back in the day.

Yea Lil Kim was very pretty back in the day...I think she looked her best in Ray J's Wait a Minute video (with blonde hair no less).
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: shaz on April 25, 2006, 07:36:30 PM
before that.  when she was just some girl standing to the side of b.i.g. in a source mag.  i'm talking jeans and a sweat shirt cute. 

ain't nothin finer than a woman that can look sexy in jeans and a white tee.  yumm.   ;)
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Statistic on April 25, 2006, 08:30:51 PM

thats their loss.  if someone found me exotic, id take it as a compliment.

exotic is like saying someone looks weird, but in a cute way. it's no compliment really.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: A. on April 25, 2006, 08:31:39 PM
ain't nothin finer than a woman that can look sexy in jeans and a white tee.  yumm.   ;)

A white tee is the antithesis of sexy...
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: UVATroll15 on April 25, 2006, 08:33:07 PM
so you're saying you like hair colors on black women that in all probability aren't natural? I know one black woman that has blond hair naturally..and she's afro/cuban...

that exotic comment that you made is another reason why some black women will not date white men...

i see it every once in a while, and it looks pretty cool.

how hard is it to get/maintain?

thats their loss.  if someone found me exotic, id take it as a compliment.

A word of advice, women don't like adjectives that are usually used in reference to animals at the zoo.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: dbgirl on April 25, 2006, 08:33:55 PM
I've had my hair blonde.
But I was a blonde kid -- until I was about five.
My hair isn't really dark anyway.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Statistic on April 25, 2006, 08:44:11 PM
O RLY?
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: dbgirl on April 25, 2006, 08:45:18 PM
If you saw me you'd understand.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Statistic on April 25, 2006, 08:48:02 PM
SRSLY?
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: A. on April 25, 2006, 08:50:39 PM
YA RLY

someone has spent a little too much time on xo ;)
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Statistic on April 25, 2006, 09:06:22 PM
awww looks like a baby Mariah Carey.  :P
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Hybrid Vigor on April 26, 2006, 06:13:29 AM

thats their loss.  if someone found me exotic, id take it as a compliment.

exotic is like saying someone looks weird, but in a cute way. it's no compliment really.


For once, I agree with RBG. People throw the E word at me and I don't find it to be a compliment whatsoever. I take it to mean "You aren't white but you are cute anyway."
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: petitschoque on April 26, 2006, 06:13:43 AM
There's no such thing as no maintenance black hair.  Natural or permed, it all requires regular conditioning, trims, and general tlc.

There's no such thing as 'no maintenance' hair of any kind (assuming the goal is to look civilized). However, low maintenance hair is very attainable whether or not one has "black" hair. It's all about being well-versed in what works for one's hair. Those who are very high maintenance either enjoy spending endless hours fussing over their hair or are rather unskilled at caring for their hair...and thus expend great effort achieving looks that others create with ease.

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Re: Exotic

Regardless of what the PC police say, I don't believe the word is offensive in and of itself. I'm regularly called exotic and whether or not I take offense depends on the source. I think it can be a compliment because I certainly am not interested in being a lackluster drone like most people walking about. In the case of the lady with very dark skin and very light hair whom I saw, 'exotic' would have been the word to use. She was striking, she was unusual, she was rare and beautifully so.

When exotic is used to praise one's beauty, I don't think it's so bad. When it's used to objectify or fetishize, well then therein lies the problem. It isn't so hard to differentiate between the appreciative person who might have used a loaded word and the weirdo fetishist who wants to hang you on his wall or thinks you're 'pretty for a black girl.'

I don't find Beyonce exotic since there's no shortage of scantily dressed, ethnically ambiguous, bottle-blondes of questionable talent and taste. In fact, they are virtually the norm in the entertainment industry.



Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Hybrid Vigor on April 26, 2006, 06:17:52 AM
I don't find Beyonce exotic since there's no shortage of scantily dressed, ethnically ambiguous, bottle-blondes of questionable talent. In fact, they are virtually the norm in the entertainment industry.

You don't think Beyonce is talented? I think she's a good singer (certainly not the greatest, but she sings well and on key - unfortunately, can't take that for granted anymore!) who sort of pioneered a new vocal style. She definitely has a distinct voice, and that's more than you can say about many. I think she gets a lot of criticism because she's essentially a Barbie, but she has talent.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Slow Blues on April 26, 2006, 06:20:29 AM

thats their loss.  if someone found me exotic, id take it as a compliment.

exotic is like saying someone looks weird, but in a cute way. it's no compliment really.


For once, I agree with RBG. People throw the E word at me and I don't find it to be a compliment whatsoever. I take it to mean "You aren't white but you are cute anyway."

Did Mr. Valentino sling the E word at you?
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Hybrid Vigor on April 26, 2006, 06:21:45 AM

thats their loss.  if someone found me exotic, id take it as a compliment.

exotic is like saying someone looks weird, but in a cute way. it's no compliment really.


For once, I agree with RBG. People throw the E word at me and I don't find it to be a compliment whatsoever. I take it to mean "You aren't white but you are cute anyway."

Did Mr. Valentino sling the E word at you?

Haha, no.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: petitschoque on April 26, 2006, 06:36:21 AM
I don't find Beyonce exotic since there's no shortage of scantily dressed, ethnically ambiguous, bottle-blondes of questionable talent. In fact, they are virtually the norm in the entertainment industry.

You don't think Beyonce is talented? I think she's a good singer (certainly not the greatest, but she well and on key - unfortunately, can't take that for granted anymore!) who sort of pioneered a new vocal style. She definitely has a distinct voice, and that's more than you can say about many. I think she gets a lot of criticism because she's essentially a Barbie, but she has talent.

She pioneered a new vocal style?! What style is this?

She might have a distinct voice in that I can tell it's her singing but talent involves more than that IMO. After all, William Hung was rather distinctive too.

I think less of her because she is contrived and her success lies in wholly marketing rather than talent or creativity. Her songwriting skills are rudimentary at best, her dancing could be mastered by anyone with time on their hands (compared to MJ whose moves were truly inspired), and her look is so generic. I mean line up Keisha Cole, Ciara, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Millian, Tyra Banks, and Jessica Alba. They've all had their hair that particular shade of 'is it blonde or is it brown' with the 'is it weave or is it real' look, all have that ethnically ambiguous 'is it black or is it hispanic or is it mixed race or is it tanned white' look, and appear to be sisters (with some being uglier, chubbier, taller etc versions of the others). Booooo-ring. Beyonce is simply the least mediocre (even that's arguable) of a very mediocre bunch IMO.

Not to say that her betters are flawless...but talent requires a certain unteachable ooomph, a certain stand-out gimmick that the artist can totally claim as theirs, a charisma...just a something that Beyonce lacks. Maybe the something is uniqueness.

I could go on but I can't spend my morning on Beyonce.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Statistic on April 26, 2006, 06:45:38 AM

For once, I agree with RBG. People throw the E word at me and I don't find it to be a compliment whatsoever. I take it to mean "You aren't white but you are cute anyway."

See, why you have to say it like that?  :(
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: crazy8 on April 26, 2006, 06:50:56 AM
How do you paste a picture that from your computer, not the internet?
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: pikey on April 26, 2006, 06:57:26 AM
I don't find Beyonce exotic since there's no shortage of scantily dressed, ethnically ambiguous, bottle-blondes of questionable talent. In fact, they are virtually the norm in the entertainment industry.

You don't think Beyonce is talented? I think she's a good singer (certainly not the greatest, but she well and on key - unfortunately, can't take that for granted anymore!) who sort of pioneered a new vocal style. She definitely has a distinct voice, and that's more than you can say about many. I think she gets a lot of criticism because she's essentially a Barbie, but she has talent.

She pioneered a new vocal style?! What style is this?

She might have a distinct voice in that I can tell it's her singing but talent involves more than that IMO. After all, William Hung was rather distinctive too.

I think less of her because she is contrived and her success lies in wholly marketing rather than talent or creativity. Her songwriting skills are rudimentary at best, her dancing could be mastered by anyone with time on their hands (compared to MJ whose moves were truly inspired), and her look is so generic. I mean line up Keisha Cole, Ciara, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Millian, Tyra Banks, and Jessica Alba. They've all had their hair that particular shade of 'is it blonde or is it brown' with the 'is it weave or is it real' look, all have that ethnically ambiguous 'is it black or is it hispanic or is it mixed race or is it tanned white' look, and appear to be sisters (with some being uglier, chubbier, taller etc versions of the others). Booooo-ring. Beyonce is simply the least mediocre (even that's arguable) of a very mediocre bunch IMO.

Not to say that her betters are flawless...but talent requires a certain unteachable ooomph, a certain stand-out gimmick that the artist can totally claim as theirs, a charisma...just a something that Beyonce lacks. Maybe the something is uniqueness.

I could go on but I can't spend my morning on Beyonce.

I agree to a certain extent.  There's definitely a lack of standout female artists in the R&B community, both in terms of looks and talent.  Other than the few singers like India Arie, most of them have the same light to (occaisionally) medium brown skin, light to medium brown long hair, slender curvy bodies highlighted in very little clothing, rocking the same 'bootylicious' dance moves.  The music is all similar brands of 'hiphop soul', with interchanging guest rappers (50cent, lil wayne, pharrel).

Where's the individuality?  Why do all of their songs sound the same?  Where's the soul, for lack of a better word?  Whitney had it, back in the day.  Aretha definitely had it. Even Mariah and Christina Aguilera has(d) it, as much as people may want to criticize both.  Mary J has also been known for it.  So why are today's up and coming artists so consumed with mediocrity? I hear a song on the radio and can't even tell who it is...
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Hybrid Vigor on April 26, 2006, 06:59:39 AM

She pioneered a new vocal style?! What style is this?

she has a style of singing that now widely copied. it's arguable (probable even) that someone else did it first, but she popularized it back with destiny's child. Don't ask me to describe it, I'm not versed in musical vocabulary.

I think less of her because she is contrived and her success lies in wholly marketing rather than talent or creativity. Her songwriting skills are rudimentary at best, her dancing could be mastered by anyone with time on their hands (compared to MJ whose moves were truly inspired), and her look is so generic. I mean line up Keisha Cole, Ciara, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Millian, Tyra Banks, and Jessica Alba. They've all had their hair that particular shade of 'is it blonde or is it brown' with the 'is it weave or is it real' look, all have that ethnically ambiguous 'is it black or is it hispanic or is it mixed race or is it tanned white' look, and appear to be sisters (with some being uglier, chubbier, taller etc versions of the others). Booooo-ring. Beyonce is simply the least mediocre (even that's arguable) of a very mediocre bunch IMO.

I will agree with you on her writing and dancing - I won't bother with the writing, and she dances no better than the "average black girl." However, I don't know about your assessment of the looks of the various women you named - the only thing they all have in common is a trendy style of dress with beige to tan skin and long hair. I don't think that any of them are "ethnically ambiguous" and if they are, you imply that there is something wrong or inauthentic in being so.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: redemption on April 26, 2006, 07:02:40 AM
Beyonce = no talent skank

For talent, see Jill Scott
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Statistic on April 26, 2006, 07:05:04 AM
How do you paste a picture that from your computer, not the internet?

you can't; you have to upload the pic to a website then link from the website to here.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Statistic on April 26, 2006, 07:07:26 AM
Beyonce = no talent skank

For talent, see Jill Scott

lol
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: dbgirl on April 26, 2006, 07:43:29 AM
I agree with Coreenne that ethnic ambiguity is not, in and of itself, a bad thing.
I also don't think that: Keisha Cole, Ciara, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Millian, Tyra Banks, and Jessica Alba all look alike.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Statistic on April 26, 2006, 07:45:15 AM
I agree with Coreenne that ethnic ambiguity is not, in and of itself, a bad thing.
I also don't think that: Keisha Cole, Ciara, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Millian, Tyra Banks, and Jessica Alba all look alike.


they all have something in common though: They'd look much better with darker hair.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Hybrid Vigor on April 26, 2006, 07:46:16 AM
My hair is jet black  ;D
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Statistic on April 26, 2006, 07:49:48 AM
My hair is jet black  ;D

On second thought...  ;)
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: petitschoque on April 26, 2006, 07:54:12 AM
I don't think that any of them are "ethnically ambiguous" and if they are, you imply that there is something wrong or inauthentic in being so.

Don't read things into my words.

I believe they are ethnically ambiguous, and I believe it is due to deliberate marketing. They have to appeal to the widest audience.

I think it is lame and boring because my eyes desire more variety. However, I never said anything about wrongness nor did I raise any issues of authenticity.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Hybrid Vigor on April 26, 2006, 07:58:59 AM
I don't think that any of them are "ethnically ambiguous" and if they are, you imply that there is something wrong or inauthentic in being so.

Don't read things into my words.

I believe they are ethnically ambiguous, and I believe it is due to deliberate marketing. They have to appeal to the widest audience.

I think it is lame and boring because my eyes desire more variety. However, I never said anything about wrongness nor did I raise any issues of authenticity.


Maybe I just take a more essentialist view about it - my feeling is that to White people, Ciara is still black regardless of how much weave you pile on her head. I could be completely wrong, but I don't think it enhances crossover appeal nor do I feel like you can "make" someone appear to be ethnically ambiguous. I'm not sure if I've ever thought about it the way you are describing - my feeling is that White people feel how they (meaning each individual) feel about Black people. So if you have Suzy Q who isn't open to the idea of listening to a black singer, she won't listen to one, whether its India Arie or Christina Milan. I'm not sure if I'm making sense, but it goes back to what I was saying in the Hampton hair thread - changing your hair/dress/style/whatever doesn't make you any less Black to White people. 
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: petitschoque on April 26, 2006, 08:14:44 AM
Maybe I just take a more essentialist view about it - my feeling is that to White people, Ciara is still black regardless of how much weave you pile on her head.

Whether or not someone whose look crosses ethnicities is still seen as a black person is not what I was talking about. What I meant is that there are varying degrees of blackness and these often correspond to varying degrees of mainstream acceptance. Of course, skin/hair color isn't the only consideration in determining who will appeal to the mainstream (ex: peppy attitude with a slightly valley girl accent might make one black star more "approachable" than another who has a thick "blaccent" and isn't at all cutesy but anyway--this is in direct opposition to your belief that "hair/dress/style doesn't make you any less black"...).

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I could be completely wrong, but I don't think it enhances crossover appeal nor do I feel like you can "make" someone appear to be ethnically ambiguous.

I think you can totally enhance ethnic ambiguity--you can't make Indie.Arie ethnically ambiguous but you can take a dark-haired Beyonce, give her flowing extensions, lighten her hair, lighten her make-up...and voila! Much less "ethnic"...just as you could give her a dark brown head of tightly curled hair with earthy make-up (browns and reds instead of pale pinks and bronzes) and voila! Much more "ethnic." This is how make-up artists and stylists eat.

I also think ambiguity totally does enhance crossover appeal...but that's a matter of opinion not fact so we can disagree on it and both have valid points. I don't believe that the viewpoint of white people is so simple that they can't differentiate between different types of blacks. I mean black Americans are fond of the House Negro v. Field Negro analogy...didn't that roughly correspond to light negro v. dark negro? And if so, why do you think that whites could differentiate then but suddenly can't nowadays?

Even if whites really see black as this monolith with no variations, the fact is that crossover appeal doesn't only mean appealing to white people. Someone like Beyonce can fit the standard of beauty dominant in the latino community, for instance, and gain fans that way. She can even appeal more to asians than someone like India.Arie or Jill Scott would. There are exceptions but people often prefer those with whom they can identify and physical appearance is part of that identification IMO.

I suspect that those seeking to expand beyond just the 'black' or 'latin' markets consider ethnic associations when positioning themselves for stardom (and I don't think this is a very original suspicion). I also suspect that the less "ethnic" the better (for those who are ethnic to begin with...for whites, a touch of "exotic" might be good). For instance, I believe there's a reason Shakira dyed her hair blonde when she hit the American music scene and hasn't switched since. Sure, she used to dye her hair when she was just a latin star but there was variety in the colors she chose and the colors were often dark. Her insistence on blonde nowadays instead of her natural black or the dark red she favored for a while might be simple preference...or it might be a smart choice that has made her easier to market to whites and even blacks (who also favor a de-ethnicized woman IMO) in America.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: justGem on April 26, 2006, 08:16:42 AM
I don't think that any of them are "ethnically ambiguous" and if they are, you imply that there is something wrong or inauthentic in being so.

Don't read things into my words.

I believe they are ethnically ambiguous, and I believe it is due to deliberate marketing. They have to appeal to the widest audience.

I think it is lame and boring because my eyes desire more variety. However, I never said anything about wrongness nor did I raise any issues of authenticity.


Maybe I just take a more essentialist view about it - my feeling is that to White people, Ciara is still black regardless of how much weave you pile on her head. I could be completely wrong, but I don't think it enhances crossover appeal nor do I feel like you can "make" someone appear to be ethnically ambiguous. I'm not sure if I've ever thought about it the way you are describing - my feeling is that White people feel how they (meaning each individual) feel about Black people. So if you have Suzy Q who isn't open to the idea of listening to a black singer, she won't listen to one, whether its India Arie or Christina Milan. I'm not sure if I'm making sense, but it goes back to what I was saying in the Hampton hair thread - changing your hair/dress/style/whatever doesn't make you any less Black to White people


That is a very sheltered comment.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Hybrid Vigor on April 26, 2006, 08:29:19 AM

I also think ambiguity totally does enhance crossover appeal...but that's a matter of opinion not fact so we can disagree on it and both have valid points. I don't believe that the viewpoint of white people is so simple that they can't differentiate between different types of blacks. I mean black Americans are fond of the House Negro v. Field Negro analogy...didn't that roughly correspond to light negro v. dark negro? And if so, why do you think that whites could differentiate then but suddenly can't nowadays?

Personally, I just think that most whites do not think about the variations in Black people as much as Black people think about them. I just feel that by the time I start interacting with a White person, they already have concepts about who Black people are and whatever traits they associate, positive or negative, with Black people. If they are open minded about befriending me, then they are just that. If not, then they aren't. If they are open minded about Black music, then they are, if they aren't, no amount of "crossover appeal" changes that. But there are people in the gray area and there is where these ideas of ambiguity could come into play.


And Gemini, what makes my comment "sheltered"? Do you think I've only had limited interactions with White people?
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: _BP_ on April 26, 2006, 08:34:46 AM
(http://alicia-keys.de/aliciamovie.jpg)

VS

(http://nappiness.six2oh.com/oldpics/india-arie/India%2520Arie%25202.jpg)

This convo just reminded me of that India Arie/Alicia Keys Grammy debacle.  I have to agree with Petite on this..ofcourse ethnic ambiguity enhances crossover appeal.  That's why so many artists go for that look...or maybe that's why so many artists that become popular already have that look.  Either way...

Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: crazy8 on April 26, 2006, 08:38:26 AM
(http://alicia-keys.de/aliciamovie.jpg)

VS

(http://nappiness.six2oh.com/oldpics/india-arie/India%2520Arie%25202.jpg)

This convo just reminded me of that India Arie/Alicia Keys Grammy debacle.  I have to agree with Petite on this..ofcourse ethnic ambiguity enhances crossover appeal.  That's why so many artists go for that look...or maybe that's why so many artists that become popular already have that look.  Either way...



I have a picture of Beyonce in an e-mail, is there any way for me to paste it onto this thing?
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Hybrid Vigor on April 26, 2006, 08:39:21 AM
Is no one here of the opinion that Alicia Keys' album was just BETTER than India Arie's? And maybe I'll get jumped on for this, but India Arie is pretty generic to me - an earthy type who is talk-singing songs about love and self love. India Arie and Jill Scott and maybe even Amel Leaurrex are all pretty similiar in terms of style and sound - who is doing anything comparable to Alicia? And I'm not even that big of an Alicia fan, but I don't think her winning the Grammys over India was just "well she's light skinned so her music is more accepted".
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Statistic on April 26, 2006, 08:40:06 AM
Part of being successful in Hollywood, music industy etc., *usually*, for black women, includes looking like a dark-skinned white woman to a certain extent. So BP is right.

I have spoken.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Statistic on April 26, 2006, 08:42:18 AM


I have a picture of Beyonce in an e-mail, is there any way for me to paste it onto this thing?

create an account here: http://photobucket.com/ and upload it. THen link the image to here. and voila.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: crazy8 on April 26, 2006, 08:43:17 AM
Is no one here of the opinion that Alicia Keys' album was just BETTER than India Arie's? And maybe I'll get jumped on for this, but India Arie is pretty generic to me - an earthy type who is talk-singing songs about love and self love. India Arie and Jill Scott and maybe even Amel Leaurrex are all pretty similiar in terms of style and sound - who is doing anything comparable to Alicia? And I'm not even that big of an Alicia fan, but I don't think her winning the Grammys over India was just "well she's light skinned so her music is more accepted".

I would disagree that India, Jill, and Amel have the same style and sound.  Alicia's piano skills are off the chain, but we all know that being biracial has given her an edge.  Comparatively speaking, I would say that India's style is closer to that of Erykah Badu.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: _BP_ on April 26, 2006, 08:47:35 AM
(http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/womenenc/banks.jpg)

(http://mpnet.esuhsd.org/studentcenter/celebrities/ciara.jpg)

(http://www.aceshowbiz.com/images/photo/christina_milian.jpg)

(http://www.leeryanfan.com/cob/gallery/photos/PHOTOSHOOTS/Essence%20Magazine%20part2/16.jpg)

(http://img.timeinc.net/teenpeople/images/2005/access/072205_rhianna180.jpg)

LOL, okay, so I have too much time on my hands today..but daymn haha

Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: jnc18 on April 26, 2006, 08:48:23 AM
Is no one here of the opinion that Alicia Keys' album was just BETTER than India Arie's? And maybe I'll get jumped on for this, but India Arie is pretty generic to me - an earthy type who is talk-singing songs about love and self love. India Arie and Jill Scott and maybe even Amel Leaurrex are all pretty similiar in terms of style and sound - who is doing anything comparable to Alicia? And I'm not even that big of an Alicia fan, but I don't think her winning the Grammys over India was just "well she's light skinned so her music is more accepted".

This is what I was thinking actually.  I used to think she was overrated and I do believe much of her popularity and hype originated with her looks, but she's just gotten better as an artist.  You could certainly argue that she's been given greater opportunity because of her physical attributes, but at this point she's just making better music than India.

I also disagree that Amel Larrieux is very similar to Jill Scott.  And I'll say that Alicia Keys piano skills are adequate, but the fact that she plays at all makes her exceptional.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Hybrid Vigor on April 26, 2006, 08:48:30 AM

(http://img.timeinc.net/teenpeople/images/2005/access/072205_rhianna180.jpg)


She is so cute, but her head is so damn big! Why?
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Statistic on April 26, 2006, 08:49:23 AM
Speaking of India - http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/store/artist/album/0,,3500161,00.html  the Akon "I am not my hair remix" is hot.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: petitschoque on April 26, 2006, 08:50:57 AM
Thank you BP for that display of exactly what I'm talking about.

But leave Rihanna out of this. I have a soft spot for her...she's so adorable and fresh-faced.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Statistic on April 26, 2006, 08:51:24 AM


(http://mpnet.esuhsd.org/studentcenter/celebrities/ciara.jpg)




Ciara dyed her hair black. see Field Mob's new video. She looks bangin in it too. Much improved.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: dbgirl on April 26, 2006, 08:52:12 AM
I agree with Coreenne that ethnic ambiguity is not, in and of itself, a bad thing.
I also don't think that: Keisha Cole, Ciara, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Millian, Tyra Banks, and Jessica Alba all look alike.


they all have something in common though: They'd look much better with darker hair.

I think people in general look better with darker hair ... including white people.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Statistic on April 26, 2006, 08:52:17 AM
Thank you BP for that display of exactly what I'm talking about.

But leave Rihanna out of this. I have a soft spot for her...she's so adorable and fresh-faced.

Rihanna is very cute.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Hybrid Vigor on April 26, 2006, 08:52:53 AM
Agreed, Ciara looks better with dark hair. However, I think Beyonce looks good in the color she wears.

And petit - you really like Rhianna? To me, she is a island version of Beyonce. They even look alike!


Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: _BP_ on April 26, 2006, 08:53:11 AM
Thank you BP for that display of exactly what I'm talking about.

But leave Rihanna out of this. I have a soft spot for her...she's so adorable and fresh-faced.

yeah, plus she's from my country as well....BIG UPS RHIANNA!!
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on April 26, 2006, 08:54:04 AM
Hmmm I don't know.  With this whole ethnic ambiguity talk, I don't think it's fair to lump in AKeys or CMilian because they are both mixed--thus, therein lies some ambiguity.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: dbgirl on April 26, 2006, 08:54:29 AM

(http://img.timeinc.net/teenpeople/images/2005/access/072205_rhianna180.jpg)


That hair color looks pretty natural.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: petitschoque on April 26, 2006, 08:55:19 AM
And petit - you really like Rhianna? To me, she is a island version of Beyonce. They even look alike!

Oh without a doubt, she's a deadringer for Beyonce...but she has this gentle, sweet cuteness about her that's very wholesome and inspiring. She has an innocence about her face that many of her counterparts have lost, sold, or never had.

Even the way she dances is very toned down and cute. No wild jerking and flailing while shrieking "you looking like you like what you see" in what would be considered underwear where I come from.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Statistic on April 26, 2006, 08:56:52 AM
And petit - you really like Rhianna? To me, she is a island version of Beyonce. They even look alike!

Oh without a doubt, she's a deadringer for Beyonce...but she has this gentle, sweet cuteness about her that's very wholesome and inspiring. She has an innocence about her face that many of her counterparts have lost, sold, or never had.

inspiring face? read a book n-word.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: _BP_ on April 26, 2006, 08:57:37 AM
And petit - you really like Rhianna? To me, she is a island version of Beyonce. They even look alike!

Oh without a doubt, she's a deadringer for Beyonce...but she has this gentle, sweet cuteness about her that's very wholesome and inspiring. She has an innocence about her face that many of her counterparts have lost, sold, or never had.

She's only 16 I think.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: pikey on April 26, 2006, 08:58:05 AM
Thank you BP for that display of exactly what I'm talking about.

But leave Rihanna out of this. I have a soft spot for her...she's so adorable and fresh-faced.

yeah, plus she's from my country as well....BIG UPS RHIANNA!!

I like Rihanna too and I have full support for Caribbean artists doing big things.  On the other hand, she was doing the Beyonce crazy in love dance move in her latest video...
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: jnc18 on April 26, 2006, 08:58:30 AM
And petit - you really like Rhianna? To me, she is a island version of Beyonce. They even look alike!

Oh without a doubt, she's a deadringer for Beyonce...but she has this gentle, sweet cuteness about her that's very wholesome and inspiring. She has an innocence about her face that many of her counterparts have lost, sold, or never had.

Read: She's British

My B.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Hybrid Vigor on April 26, 2006, 08:58:39 AM

Oh without a doubt, she's a deadringer for Beyonce...but she has this gentle, sweet cuteness about her that's very wholesome and inspiring. She has an innocence about her face that many of her counterparts have lost, sold, or never had.

That je ne se quois (however it's spelled). I feel you. She is definitely very fresh and new in a good way. However, I think she looks awkward on camera/in her videos...like a baby giraffe. Maybe she'll grow out of it, but she doesn't take command of the stage/video like some do (Ciara and Beyonce come to mind).
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Statistic on April 26, 2006, 08:59:19 AM
And petit - you really like Rhianna? To me, she is a island version of Beyonce. They even look alike!

Oh without a doubt, she's a deadringer for Beyonce...but she has this gentle, sweet cuteness about her that's very wholesome and inspiring. She has an innocence about her face that many of her counterparts have lost, sold, or never had.

She's only 16 I think.

18 homie. that ass is legal!
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: petitschoque on April 26, 2006, 09:02:37 AM
Quote
However, I think she looks awkward on camera/in her videos...like a baby giraffe. Maybe she'll grow out of it, but she doesn't take command of the stage/video like some do (Ciara and Beyonce come to mind).

LOL, yes she does look awkward...but even that has it's own unpolished cuteness. Not to worry, I'm sure they'll have all the modesty and home-training beaten out of her soon enough. She'll be pop, pop, popping that thing in no time, lol.

Edit: Nevermind, if MoniLi is right, she's already there.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Statistic on April 26, 2006, 09:04:47 AM
ah, a reference to Christina Millian. It's one thing to look like a ho. It's another thing to look like a ho singing an awful song. SMH
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: crazy8 on April 26, 2006, 09:07:23 AM
ah, a reference to Christina Millian. It's one thing to look like a ho. It's another thing to look like a ho singing an awful song. SMH

Isn't she on Jay-z's (def jam) label?

Without further ado:

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i214/fiyah0056/pic17086.jpg)
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Statistic on April 26, 2006, 09:09:43 AM
Eh... Special effects. CGI muthafukka. CGI!
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: _BP_ on April 26, 2006, 09:10:44 AM
ah, a reference to Christina Millian. It's one thing to look like a ho. It's another thing to look like a ho singing an awful song. SMH

Isn't she on Jay-z's (def jam) label?

Without further ado:

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i214/fiyah0056/pic17086.jpg)

The Dee-jay dude next to her is like "WTF!"
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: justGem on April 26, 2006, 09:11:05 AM

I also think ambiguity totally does enhance crossover appeal...but that's a matter of opinion not fact so we can disagree on it and both have valid points. I don't believe that the viewpoint of white people is so simple that they can't differentiate between different types of blacks. I mean black Americans are fond of the House Negro v. Field Negro analogy...didn't that roughly correspond to light negro v. dark negro? And if so, why do you think that whites could differentiate then but suddenly can't nowadays?

Personally, I just think that most whites do not think about the variations in Black people as much as Black people think about them. I just feel that by the time I start interacting with a White person, they already have concepts about who Black people are and whatever traits they associate, positive or negative, with Black people. If they are open minded about befriending me, then they are just that. If not, then they aren't. If they are open minded about Black music, then they are, if they aren't, no amount of "crossover appeal" changes that. But there are people in the gray area and there is where these ideas of ambiguity could come into play.


And Gemini, what makes my comment "sheltered"? Do you think I've only had limited interactions with White people?

No, I suspect black people....Indeed I would elaborate, but I could write a book or qoute the numerous ones that have demostrated the point - that appearances do matter when it comes to how white people or any other races percieve black people.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Hybrid Vigor on April 26, 2006, 09:11:11 AM
I've seen that pic. That's Toure looking like "what in the hell is THAT on top of her head". Weave and gold lame shorts do a lot in terms of sex appeal.

Any woman with the foundation (not obese, clear skin, good teeth) and the time/money can look banging. The only difference between the pop startlets in this thread and the finest chica you know in real life is a personal trainer, and professional hair/makeup/wardrobe.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: pikey on April 26, 2006, 09:12:26 AM
Ambiguity is definitely what is popular in the media. Just look at almost any 'urban' music video: rap, r&b, male or female.  Sometimes I'm looking at the women trying to figure out what their ethnicity is.  Black, white, hispanic, or indian, they're similar skin colors and hair length/color/texture.  

Even in ads for products marketed to people of color, there's often the lighter women with long straight or "ethnically ambiguous" wavy/curly hair (the "acceptable alternative").  In 'crossover' roles, in which the black woman is a major player (or even love interest) in a 'white' movie, its almost always the Hallie Berry's, not the Regina King's.

Whether the pressure is whithin the black community or external, to a certain extent we have not gotten over our color complex.  My younger brother says that he wants to marry a dark-skinned woman so that his kids will not experience the plight of the light-skinned man, as he has  :D
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: A. on April 26, 2006, 09:14:47 AM
The only difference between the pop startlets in this thread and the finest average chica you know in real life is a personal trainer, and professional hair/makeup/wardrobe.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Hybrid Vigor on April 26, 2006, 09:15:10 AM
No, I suspect black people....Indeed I would elaborate, but I could write a book or qoute the numerous ones that have demostrated the point - that appearances do matter when it comes to how white people or any other races percieve black people.

I'm definitely not sheltered in terms of interaction with Black people...I went to majority Black schools until college and socialize primarily with Black people. I definitely did not grow up as one of those "there were only 5 black people in my blah blah blah". I'm not saying that appearances DON'T matter to Whites, I just don't think they matter as much as Black people tend to think they do.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: justGem on April 26, 2006, 09:15:24 AM


Whether the pressure is whithin the black community or external, to a certain extent we have not gotten over our color complex.  My younger brother says that he wants to marry a dark-skinned woman so that his kids will not experience the plight of the light-skinned man, as he has  :D
:D :D :D!!!!!
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: ->Soon on April 26, 2006, 09:16:18 AM
I still think it looks hot...
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Hybrid Vigor on April 26, 2006, 09:16:36 AM
The only difference between the pop startlets in this thread and the finest average chica you know in real life is a personal trainer, and professional hair/makeup/wardrobe.


Alot of people would say that the "average" doesn't have the foundation that I mentioned. But depends on what you deem average.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Statistic on April 26, 2006, 09:17:18 AM
The only difference between the pop startlets in this thread and the finest average chica you know in real life is a personal trainer, and professional hair/makeup/wardrobe.

correct
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: 2Lacoste on April 26, 2006, 09:17:57 AM
I'm lazy today.  Insert controversial remark here.

lacoste
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: 2Lacoste on April 26, 2006, 09:18:38 AM
Oh *&^%, I hit 1000 posts.  Official sign of the apocalypse 38274982374932479.  I have no life.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: A. on April 26, 2006, 09:18:49 AM
The only difference between the pop startlets in this thread and the finest average chica you know in real life is a personal trainer, and professional hair/makeup/wardrobe.


Alot of people would say that the "average" doesn't have the foundation that I mentioned. But depends on what you deem average.

Lol, most of the people I know aren't fat, have good teeth, and skin just as good or better than Alicia Keys's used to be.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Hybrid Vigor on April 26, 2006, 09:19:58 AM

Lol, most of the people I know aren't fat, have good teeth, and skin just as good or better than Alicia Keys's used to be.

The average of people in our peer group and the average of (Black) Americans are two different things.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Statistic on April 26, 2006, 09:20:12 AM
I'm lazy today.  Insert controversial remark here.

lacoste

Good hair means curls and waves
Bad hair means you look like a slave


Damn, that was fukked up lacoste.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Hybrid Vigor on April 26, 2006, 09:20:57 AM
Oh *&^%, I hit 1000 posts.  Official sign of the apocalypse 38274982374932479.  I have no life.


yea I felt that way too. But I sit at a desk for 8 hours a day so I feel justified.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: dbgirl on April 26, 2006, 09:22:52 AM
When I talk to white people: I get the sense that black people with light skin are somehow "more acceptable,"
(e.g. comments such as "you're not that black," or "Oh, are you black?"

When I talk to black people: I get the sense that people with light skin are "less acceptable."
(many comments I have read on BLSD, for example,ethnic ambiguity is boring).
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: A. on April 26, 2006, 09:24:53 AM

Lol, most of the people I know aren't fat, have good teeth, and skin just as good or better than Alicia Keys's used to be.

The average of people in our peer group and the average of (Black) Americans are two different things.

When I'm rollin' through the hood, I see lots of not-fat, good-teethed, good-skinned sistas ;)  You could turn any one of them into a starlet.  Even though she's white, take Britney Spears as an example.  Would fit right in at my country high school, and she can't even sing.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: crazy8 on April 26, 2006, 09:25:36 AM

Lol, most of the people I know aren't fat, have good teeth, and skin just as good or better than Alicia Keys's used to be.

The average of people in our peer group and the average of (Black) Americans are two different things.

I agree with Alci...the "average" woman can be transformed into any of those ladies if they had personal trainer, and professional hair/makeup/wardrobe.  Come on KB give black women more credit. Money can work wonders just look at Oprah!

Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Hybrid Vigor on April 26, 2006, 09:26:52 AM

Lol, most of the people I know aren't fat, have good teeth, and skin just as good or better than Alicia Keys's used to be.

The average of people in our peer group and the average of (Black) Americans are two different things.

When I'm rollin' through the hood, I see lots of fine sistas ;)  You could turn any one of them into a starlet.  Even though she's white, take Britney Spears as an example.  Would fit right in at my country high school, and she can't even sing.

Interesting. When I roll thru my hood, I see alot of multicolored weaves, either gold teeth or no teeth, and folks who weigh 200+ pounds. New Haven must be different.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: petitschoque on April 26, 2006, 09:27:15 AM
When I talk to white people: I get the sense that black people with light skin are somehow "more acceptable,"
(e.g. comments such as "you're not that black," or "Oh, are you black?"

When I talk to black people: I get the sense that people with light skin are "less acceptable."
(many comments I have read on BLSD, for example,ethnic ambiguity is boring).


Hahahaha don't twist my comment to fit your point. Boring =/= "less acceptable." Find another example.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: DJ Shadowolf on April 26, 2006, 09:28:06 AM
There is an existance of internal racism. I can never forget the day my white high school track coach said we were racist of our selves. He caught us talking about each other in practice
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: George Jefferson² on April 26, 2006, 09:28:15 AM
I'm lazy today.  Insert controversial remark here.

lacoste

Good hair means curls and waves
Bad hair means you look like a slave


Damn, that was fukked up lacoste.

wow
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: A. on April 26, 2006, 09:28:52 AM

Lol, most of the people I know aren't fat, have good teeth, and skin just as good or better than Alicia Keys's used to be.

The average of people in our peer group and the average of (Black) Americans are two different things.

When I'm rollin' through the hood, I see lots of fine sistas ;) You could turn any one of them into a starlet. Even though she's white, take Britney Spears as an example. Would fit right in at my country high school, and she can't even sing.

Interesting. When I roll thru my hood, I see alot of multicolored weaves, either gold teeth or no teeth, and folks who weigh 200+ pounds. New Haven must be different.

I spent 4 years in Atlanta, GA.  You cannot tell me that that is all you see when you roll through the hood down there.  If so, I suggest you roll through a different hood ;).
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Hybrid Vigor on April 26, 2006, 09:28:55 AM
Money can work wonders just look at Oprah!



Isn't that what I was saying? I'm saying the difference between Beyonce and your HS Prom Queen (if she was Black, as mine was  :D) is simply economics. The AVERAGE chica - I really think that depends on what you think is the average. Anyone can look BETTER with money but Oprah is not giving Halle Berry any competition.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Statistic on April 26, 2006, 09:28:59 AM

Interesting. When I roll thru my hood, I see alot of multicolored weaves, either gold teeth or no teeth, and folks who weigh 200+ pounds. New Haven must be different.

You must live on BET.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on April 26, 2006, 09:29:48 AM
There is an existance of internal racism. I can never forget the day my white high school track coach said we were racist of our selves. He caught us talking about each other in practice

Most definitely...colorism within the black community.  Damn shame.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Statistic on April 26, 2006, 09:30:04 AM
I'm lazy today.  Insert controversial remark here.

lacoste

Good hair means curls and waves
Bad hair means you look like a slave


Damn, that was fukked up lacoste.

wow

It's from an India Arie song. the song i posted a couple of pages back.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Hybrid Vigor on April 26, 2006, 09:30:16 AM
I spent 4 years in Atlanta, GA.  You cannot tell me that that is all you see when you roll through the hood down there.  If so, I suggest you roll through a different hood ;).

I'm not the one out looking for cute hoodrats  :D so I'll pass. And it depends on what you call the hood. I don't deem lower to middle class black neighborhoods (ie the majority of Atlanta) as the "hood". What I consider the hood is what most people would consider the "ghetto" (I don't like calling isht the ghetto though).
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: dbgirl on April 26, 2006, 09:30:37 AM
When I talk to white people: I get the sense that black people with light skin are somehow "more acceptable,"
(e.g. comments such as "you're not that black," or "Oh, are you black?"

When I talk to black people: I get the sense that people with light skin are "less acceptable."
(many comments I have read on BLSD, for example,ethnic ambiguity is boring).


Hahahaha don't twist my comment to fit your point. Boring =/= "less acceptable." Find another example.

Well, there are many such comments on this board. Boring is an insult, is it not?
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: 2Lacoste on April 26, 2006, 09:31:06 AM
White people named Chip are boring.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: George Jefferson² on April 26, 2006, 09:31:31 AM
I'm lazy today.  Insert controversial remark here.

lacoste

Good hair means curls and waves
Bad hair means you look like a slave


Damn, that was fukked up lacoste.

wow

It's from an India Arie song. the song i posted a couple of pages back.

I'm not upset or anything. It's an interesting sentiment irrespective of the author.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: crazy8 on April 26, 2006, 09:34:03 AM
Money can work wonders just look at Oprah!



Isn't that what I was saying? I'm saying the difference between Beyonce and your HS Prom Queen (if she was Black, as mine was  :D) is simply economics. The AVERAGE chica - I really think that depends on what you think is the average. Anyone can look BETTER with money but Oprah is not giving Halle Berry any competition.


Depends on what guy you ask.  Everyone has a different perception of beauty.  I don't think you can compare those two either.  Halle Berry is not bad looking without the makeup and such.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: George Jefferson² on April 26, 2006, 09:35:10 AM
The best example in the history of mankind of money turning looks around: Chris Rock.

Oprah is the runner-up.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: petitschoque on April 26, 2006, 09:37:07 AM
When I talk to white people: I get the sense that black people with light skin are somehow "more acceptable,"
(e.g. comments such as "you're not that black," or "Oh, are you black?"

When I talk to black people: I get the sense that people with light skin are "less acceptable."
(many comments I have read on BLSD, for example,ethnic ambiguity is boring).


Hahahaha don't twist my comment to fit your point. Boring =/= "less acceptable." Find another example.

Well, there are many such comments on this board. Boring is an insult, is it not?


Your point wasn't that boring is an insult (which is debatable). You used 'boring' as an example of 'less acceptable' and again, I say NO.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Statistic on April 26, 2006, 09:37:33 AM
The best example in the history of mankind of money turning looks around: Chris Rock.

Oprah is the runner-up.

You think Chris is cute now? gay ass n-word.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Hybrid Vigor on April 26, 2006, 09:38:25 AM
Money can work wonders just look at Oprah!



Isn't that what I was saying? I'm saying the difference between Beyonce and your HS Prom Queen (if she was Black, as mine was  :D) is simply economics. The AVERAGE chica - I really think that depends on what you think is the average. Anyone can look BETTER with money but Oprah is not giving Halle Berry any competition.


Depends on what guy you ask.  Everyone has a different perception of beauty.  I don't think you can compare those two either.  Halle Berry is not bad looking without the makeup and such.

Are you saying Oprah is?  ;D

That's what I meant to say, which is that money takes one from "fine from round the way" into "cotdamn, she is a miracle of nature" status.  
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: George Jefferson² on April 26, 2006, 09:39:31 AM
The best example in the history of mankind of money turning looks around: Chris Rock.

Oprah is the runner-up.

You think Chris is cute now? gay ass n-word.

Ha ha, nope. He simply went from the ugliest person in Brooklyn to respectable.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Statistic on April 26, 2006, 09:41:02 AM
The best example in the history of mankind of money turning looks around: Chris Rock.

Oprah is the runner-up.

You think Chris is cute now? gay ass n-word.

Ha ha, nope. He simply went from the ugliest person in Brooklyn to respectable.

Kinda suspect homie.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: 2Lacoste on April 26, 2006, 09:41:41 AM
The best example in the history of mankind of money turning looks around: Chris Rock.

Oprah is the runner-up.

You think Chris is cute now? gay ass n-word.

LMAO.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: George Jefferson² on April 26, 2006, 09:42:57 AM
The best example in the history of mankind of money turning looks around: Chris Rock.

Oprah is the runner-up.

You think Chris is cute now? gay ass n-word.

Ha ha, nope. He simply went from the ugliest person in Brooklyn to respectable.

Kinda suspect homie.

Understandable. I'd question you if it was your comment. Hell, I kinda question you even though you didn't say it :)
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Statistic on April 26, 2006, 09:45:32 AM

Understandable. I'd question you if it was your comment. Hell, I kinda question you even though you didn't say it :)

Touche, Tevin Campbell, touche.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: ->Soon on April 26, 2006, 09:51:53 AM
White people named Chip are boring.


bwuahahahahaha, I just got off the phone with a guy named chip.

and he WAS BORING!

very monotone.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: D. Pro on April 26, 2006, 09:57:11 AM
For real homie... you don't even realize how stupid you sound calling black women "exotic"... and you never will understand, because you won't take out the time to go LEARN something on your own... this is not a zoo


LOL @ George talking boutthe Ugliest person in Brooklyn :D
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: A. on April 26, 2006, 10:14:38 AM
The best example in the history of mankind of money turning looks around: Chris Rock.

Oprah is the runner-up.

You think Chris is cute now? gay ass n-word.

LOL

And what has Chris Rock done?
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: jnc18 on April 26, 2006, 10:19:59 AM
The best example in the history of mankind of money turning looks around: Chris Rock.

Oprah is the runner-up.

You think Chris is cute now? gay ass n-word.

LOL

And what has Chris Rock done?

Teefus (those enormous porcelain veneers), makeup, and S-Curl
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: D. Pro on April 26, 2006, 10:20:31 AM
The best example in the history of mankind of money turning looks around: Chris Rock.

Oprah is the runner-up.

You think Chris is cute now? gay ass n-word.

LOL

And what has Chris Rock done?

Chris turned UPN into a legitimate network, at least for the half hour that he's on  ;)
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Hybrid Vigor on April 26, 2006, 10:21:18 AM
Chris turned UPN into a legitimate network, at least for the half hour that he's on  ;)


What about top model?? Speaking of which, it's Wednesday! YAY!
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: D. Pro on April 26, 2006, 10:22:17 AM
touche... Gotta give it up for Tyra... she a hustla, she's a she's a hustla homie
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: A. on April 26, 2006, 10:22:56 AM
The best example in the history of mankind of money turning looks around: Chris Rock.

Oprah is the runner-up.

You think Chris is cute now? gay ass n-word.

LOL

And what has Chris Rock done?

Teefus (those enormous porcelain veneers), makeup, and S-Curl

I was trying to think if he'd done anything to his teeth.  But you're right...they did used to be a little jacked up, didn't they.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Statistic on April 26, 2006, 10:30:05 AM
Chris turned UPN into a legitimate network, at least for the half hour that he's on  ;)


What about top model?? Speaking of which, it's Wednesday! YAY!

top model is my sh!t. I wonder how Danielle will look with her new grill. I've always seen girls with gapped teeth that I thought would be cute if they got that fixed. now i finally get to have my answer. i'm excited. yippie!
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: D. Pro on April 26, 2006, 10:32:20 AM
after years of rejection, i have finally accepted Top Model... thank God the Lakers are playing tonight and I have an excuse...

what the hell is up with Kobe changing his number?
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: A. on April 26, 2006, 10:44:37 AM
Chris turned UPN into a legitimate network, at least for the half hour that he's on  ;)


What about top model?? Speaking of which, it's Wednesday! YAY!

top model is my sh!t. I wonder how Danielle will look with her new grill. I've always seen girls with gapped teeth that I thought would be cute if they got that fixed. now i finally get to have my answer. i'm excited. yippie!

I don't really follow (I get unsolicited summaries from my g/f ::)), but didn't she refuse to have it fixed the other week when the other girls got their teeth fixed?
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Statistic on April 26, 2006, 10:50:02 AM

I don't really follow (I get unsolicited summaries from my g/f ::)), but didn't she refuse to have it fixed the other week when the other girls got their teeth fixed?

How you goin' try to play me? Homie, you watch. The clips for next week's show say she gets the gap filled.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Hybrid Vigor on April 26, 2006, 11:21:48 AM
RBG, I know you weren't trying to accuse GJ of being suspect and you watch freakin TOP MODEL.


Sorry, had to call you out on that one. Why are you so busy calling everyone gay (I've noticed it wasnt just in this thread)? Not compensating for anything are we?
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Statistic on April 26, 2006, 12:00:28 PM
RBG, I know you weren't trying to accuse GJ of being suspect and you watch freakin TOP MODEL.


Sorry, had to call you out on that one. Why are you so busy calling everyone gay (I've noticed it wasnt just in this thread)? Not compensating for anything are we?

You sound kinda gay too.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: jnc18 on April 26, 2006, 12:02:28 PM
RBG, I know you weren't trying to accuse GJ of being suspect and you watch freakin TOP MODEL.


Sorry, had to call you out on that one. Why are you so busy calling everyone gay (I've noticed it wasnt just in this thread)? Not compensating for anything are we?

Second.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Slow Blues on April 26, 2006, 12:04:32 PM
after years of rejection, i have finally accepted Top Model... thank God the Lakers are playing tonight and I have an excuse...

what the hell is up with Kobe changing his number?

What number is he now?  ???
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: crazy8 on April 26, 2006, 12:09:13 PM
after years of rejection, i have finally accepted Top Model... thank God the Lakers are playing tonight and I have an excuse...

what the hell is up with Kobe changing his number?

What number is he now?  ???

Read that Nash is winning MVP for the second time in a row.  Maybe he was mad so it's his way of rebelling. :D
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: jnc18 on April 26, 2006, 12:11:28 PM
after years of rejection, i have finally accepted Top Model... thank God the Lakers are playing tonight and I have an excuse...

what the hell is up with Kobe changing his number?

What number is he now?  ???

Read that Nash is winning MVP for the second time in a row.  Maybe he was mad so it's his way of rebelling. :D


He's gonna be #24 next season.  You have to give 6 months notice before changing number (without changing teams), thus the current announcement.

Nash winning MVP is BS.  Kobe, LeBron, Dirk, Wade, THEN Nash.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Statistic on April 26, 2006, 12:14:27 PM
RBG, I know you weren't trying to accuse GJ of being suspect and you watch freakin TOP MODEL.


Sorry, had to call you out on that one. Why are you so busy calling everyone gay (I've noticed it wasnt just in this thread)? Not compensating for anything are we?

Second.

Second what!?!?! She made up evidence! Search my name, I haven't said gay since like last August on here! You n-word would buy a Northface fleece in Hawaii.

And there's nothing about watching hot women on TV. I rest my case!
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: D. Pro on April 26, 2006, 12:15:01 PM
after years of rejection, i have finally accepted Top Model... thank God the Lakers are playing tonight and I have an excuse...

what the hell is up with Kobe changing his number?

What number is he now?  ???

he's going with 24 next season... I've figured it out though, he wants to be the only man in history to have two numbers retired by the same team... good ol' Kobe Bean


as for Nashy winning the MVP... that's just terrible... I bet John Stockton is sitting in his rocking chair in Utah crying, saying "So the key is to not play defense?"
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Slow Blues on April 26, 2006, 12:17:50 PM
after years of rejection, i have finally accepted Top Model... thank God the Lakers are playing tonight and I have an excuse...

what the hell is up with Kobe changing his number?

What number is he now?  ???

Read that Nash is winning MVP for the second time in a row.  Maybe he was mad so it's his way of rebelling. :D


He's gonna be #24 next season.  You have to give 6 months notice before changing number (without changing teams), thus the current announcement.

Nash winning MVP is BS.  Kobe, LeBron, Dirk, Wade, THEN Nash.

Ahh, I wouldn't call it BS. You could've picked one of those fives names out of a hat and I would've agreed with it. Phoenix would have been total garbage this year without Nash. Although I don't think Phoenix can advance past Dallas nor SA and maybe not even the Clippers without Amare.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: crazy8 on April 26, 2006, 12:21:52 PM
after years of rejection, i have finally accepted Top Model... thank God the Lakers are playing tonight and I have an excuse...

what the hell is up with Kobe changing his number?

What number is he now?  ???

Read that Nash is winning MVP for the second time in a row.  Maybe he was mad so it's his way of rebelling. :D


He's gonna be #24 next season.  You have to give 6 months notice before changing number (without changing teams), thus the current announcement.

Nash winning MVP is BS.  Kobe, LeBron, Dirk, Wade, THEN Nash.

Ahh, I wouldn't call it BS. You could've picked one of those fives names out of a hat and I would've agreed with it. Phoenix would have been total garbage this year without Nash. Although I don't think Phoenix can advance past Dallas nor SA and maybe not even the Clippers without Amare.

how did a black women/blonde hair thread completely turn into a discussion about men's b-ball?
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: pikey on April 26, 2006, 12:31:18 PM
after years of rejection, i have finally accepted Top Model... thank God the Lakers are playing tonight and I have an excuse...

what the hell is up with Kobe changing his number?

What number is he now?  ???

Read that Nash is winning MVP for the second time in a row.  Maybe he was mad so it's his way of rebelling. :D


He's gonna be #24 next season.  You have to give 6 months notice before changing number (without changing teams), thus the current announcement.

Nash winning MVP is BS.  Kobe, LeBron, Dirk, Wade, THEN Nash.

Ahh, I wouldn't call it BS. You could've picked one of those fives names out of a hat and I would've agreed with it. Phoenix would have been total garbage this year without Nash. Although I don't think Phoenix can advance past Dallas nor SA and maybe not even the Clippers without Amare.

how did a black women/blonde hair thread completely turn into a discussion about men's b-ball?

lol, men think they gotta put their 2 cents in everything.  If its not a topic they can comment on, change it one they can  ;D
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: jnc18 on April 26, 2006, 12:32:46 PM
RBG, I know you weren't trying to accuse GJ of being suspect and you watch freakin TOP MODEL.


Sorry, had to call you out on that one. Why are you so busy calling everyone gay (I've noticed it wasnt just in this thread)? Not compensating for anything are we?

Second.

Second what!?!?! She made up evidence! Search my name, I haven't said gay since like last August on here! You n-word would buy a Northface fleece in Hawaii.

And there's nothing about watching hot women on TV. I rest my case!

n-word please.  First of all, almost all women on TV are hot.  Second, the Top Model chickens aren't even that fine.  And last, all they do is annoying girly sh*t and get coached by homosexuals.

And considering how you been calling folks out, you can get it too.  That sh*t's kinda gay.  Not that there's anything wrong with that...

(P.S.  Speaking of UPN and being "suspect", I've probably seen every episode of Girlfriends)
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Statistic on April 26, 2006, 12:34:51 PM

n-word please.  First of all, almost all women on TV are hot.  Second, the Top Model chickens aren't even that fine.  And last, all they do is annoying girly sh*t and get coached by homosexuals.

And considering how you been calling folks out, you can get it too.  That sh*t's kinda gay.  Not that there's anything wrong with that...

(P.S.  Speaking of UPN and being "suspect", I've probably seen every episode of Girlfriends)

lol well done. Don't slip up. I shall have my revenge.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: 2Lacoste on April 26, 2006, 01:10:11 PM
after years of rejection, i have finally accepted Top Model... thank God the Lakers are playing tonight and I have an excuse...

what the hell is up with Kobe changing his number?

What number is he now?  ???

Read that Nash is winning MVP for the second time in a row.  Maybe he was mad so it's his way of rebelling. :D


He's gonna be #24 next season.  You have to give 6 months notice before changing number (without changing teams), thus the current announcement.

Nash winning MVP is BS.  Kobe, LeBron, Dirk, Wade, THEN Nash.

Ahh, I wouldn't call it BS. You could've picked one of those fives names out of a hat and I would've agreed with it. Phoenix would have been total garbage this year without Nash. Although I don't think Phoenix can advance past Dallas nor SA and maybe not even the Clippers without Amare.

how did a black women/blonde hair thread completely turn into a discussion about men's b-ball?

lol, men think they gotta put their 2 cents in everything.  If its not a topic they can comment on, change it one they can  ;D


We've got to put something in everything alright...
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: A. on April 26, 2006, 01:14:27 PM
That sh*t's kinda gay.  Not that there's anything wrong with that...

Top 5 Seinfeld episode.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: ->Soon on April 26, 2006, 01:18:09 PM
after years of rejection, i have finally accepted Top Model... thank God the Lakers are playing tonight and I have an excuse...

what the hell is up with Kobe changing his number?

What number is he now?  ???

Read that Nash is winning MVP for the second time in a row.  Maybe he was mad so it's his way of rebelling. :D


He's gonna be #24 next season.  You have to give 6 months notice before changing number (without changing teams), thus the current announcement.

Nash winning MVP is BS.  Kobe, LeBron, Dirk, Wade, THEN Nash.

Ahh, I wouldn't call it BS. You could've picked one of those fives names out of a hat and I would've agreed with it. Phoenix would have been total garbage this year without Nash. Although I don't think Phoenix can advance past Dallas nor SA and maybe not even the Clippers without Amare.

how did a black women/blonde hair thread completely turn into a discussion about men's b-ball?

dennis rodman?
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: dbgirl on April 26, 2006, 01:20:22 PM
I'd say blonde is not a good look for Dennis.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Slow Blues on April 26, 2006, 01:26:00 PM
That sh*t's kinda gay.  Not that there's anything wrong with that...

Top 5 Seinfeld episode.

Almost as good as Man-Hands
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: ->Soon on April 26, 2006, 01:47:16 PM
man hands would NOT be cool.

ugh 
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Slow Blues on April 26, 2006, 02:03:31 PM
man hands would NOT be cool.

ugh 

The best part was when she broke the lobster tail apart with her bare hands
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: finally on May 04, 2006, 03:27:49 PM
To all black blonde girls: it needs to stop. now. You too Bee'Yonce. Dye that sh!t back.

Agreed!   
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: ->Soon on September 24, 2007, 01:05:14 PM
bump for the newbies.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: cui bono? on September 25, 2007, 12:03:03 PM
bump for the newbies.

LOL, why'd u bump this?
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: ->Soon on September 25, 2007, 12:16:09 PM
bump for the newbies.

LOL, why'd u bump this?

well, i bumped the other one

and it immediately got hijacked

so i figured id bump this one.

plus, i saw a smoking ho black chick at the mall the other day with blond hair

woooooooo hoooooooooooooo   ;D
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: cui bono? on September 25, 2007, 12:19:28 PM
what other one?
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: ->Soon on September 25, 2007, 12:24:26 PM
what other one?

ask a blackgirl.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: cui bono? on September 25, 2007, 12:28:28 PM
what other one?

ask a blackgirl.

LOL, then my bad, I guess i am prt of the hijacking
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: ->Soon on September 25, 2007, 12:33:10 PM
what other one?

ask a blackgirl.

LOL, then my bad, I guess i am prt of the hijacking

 :P  i expected it.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: cui bono? on September 25, 2007, 12:34:19 PM
i dont think this topic will take off tho
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: lalalagirl007 on November 01, 2007, 07:52:16 PM
As a black woman, I think black women should stop wearing blonde hair...it looks ridiculous!
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: cui bono? on November 02, 2007, 05:17:10 AM
agreed
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: ->Soon on November 02, 2007, 05:25:26 AM
agreed

 :P  it can be hot  (http://www.theage.com.au/ffximage/2006/08/17/beyonce_narrowweb__300x510,0.jpg)

slobber slobber, unbelievably hot!!!!
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: A. on November 02, 2007, 05:27:32 AM
agreed

lol you're so nice to the n00bs.  I was content to ignore it, but if I had said something, it woulda been like, "N00b, why did you bump this old thread to state the obvious?" :P
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: A. on November 02, 2007, 05:28:18 AM
agreed

 :P  it can be hot  (http://www.theage.com.au/ffximage/2006/08/17/beyonce_narrowweb__300x510,0.jpg)

slobber slobber, unbelievably hot!!!!

No, she's hot, not the hair.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: cui bono? on November 02, 2007, 05:34:57 AM
agreed

lol you're so nice to the n00bs.  I was content to ignore it, but if I had said something, it woulda been like, "N00b, why did you bump this old thread to state the obvious?" :P

LOL.  :D gotta be nice to the n00bs.  ;) i was up on another board similar to LSD and they blasted folks for "being mean".  I guess BLSD and LSD as a whole is seen as cliquey. 


agreed

 :P  it can be hot  (http://www.theage.com.au/ffximage/2006/08/17/beyonce_narrowweb__300x510,0.jpg)

slobber slobber, unbelievably hot!!!!

No, she's hot, not the hair.

she's alright.  Def not the hair.  I guess because she's too overextended.  In more ways than one  ;) ;D 
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: ->Soon on November 02, 2007, 05:49:14 AM
agreed

lol you're so nice to the n00bs.  I was content to ignore it, but if I had said something, it woulda been like, "N00b, why did you bump this old thread to state the obvious?" :P

LOL.  :D gotta be nice to the n00bs.  ;) i was up on another board similar to LSD and they blasted folks for "being mean".  I guess BLSD and LSD as a whole is seen as cliquey. 


agreed

 :P  it can be hot  (http://www.theage.com.au/ffximage/2006/08/17/beyonce_narrowweb__300x510,0.jpg)

slobber slobber, unbelievably hot!!!!

No, she's hot, not the hair.

she's alright.  Def not the hair.  I guess because she's too overextended.  In more ways than one  ;) ;D 

 :P

quiet

shes gorgeous

i love her

and shes the future Ms Yoda!                                      she just doesnt know it yet...
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: cui bono? on November 02, 2007, 06:52:30 AM
she's pretty but we see her on every other commercial, movie, music video...too much of a good thing becomes not such a good thing. 
 :P :P

And I'm curious what her natural hair looks like.  I think she'd be prettier w/o the weave and the dye.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: naturallybeyoutiful on November 03, 2007, 06:59:30 PM
And I'm curious what her natural hair looks like.  I think she'd be prettier w/o the weave and the dye.

Agreed.  I've never seen her real hair, but she was still pretty with dark hair.  Remember the "No, No, No, No" video from eons ago?
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on November 03, 2007, 09:30:43 PM
she's pretty but we see her on every other commercial, movie, music video...too much of a good thing becomes not such a good thing. 
 :P :P

And I'm curious what her natural hair looks like.  I think she'd be prettier w/o the weave and the dye.

i've seen her with her natural hair...it goes a lil pass her chin.  she looks the same.

then again, i don't care if i see black women with blonde hair...whateva floats your boat.  if you can pull it off, go for it.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: cui bono? on November 04, 2007, 07:08:58 AM
She still had the color with it?
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Smokey on November 04, 2007, 01:04:19 PM
(http://www.vh1.com/sitewide/flipbooks/img/shows/driven/beyonce_knowles/5254.jpg)
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Smokey on November 04, 2007, 01:06:48 PM
(http://www.vh1.com/sitewide/flipbooks/img/shows/driven/beyonce_knowles/5248.jpg)
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on November 04, 2007, 01:40:11 PM
yea i wasn't talking about those pics...the one i saw was from a few months ago.  like i said, about shoulder length hair, etc.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: GoldenAfro on November 04, 2007, 02:15:59 PM
Are you talking about the photo on Media Take Out?  Cause I saw that one too, and I thought she looked the same as well.


ETA: I think her natural hair is dyed though. I see different colored roots.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: GoldenAfro on November 04, 2007, 02:19:18 PM
Ah, I found them. Good ol' google.


http://www.mediatakeout.com/Exclusives/Beyonce_Weave.html
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: ->Soon on November 04, 2007, 02:50:59 PM
Ah, I found them. Good ol' google.


(http://www.mediatakeout.com/Photos/Beyonce_Weave1.jpg)
(http://www.mediatakeout.com/Photos/Beyonce_Weave2.jpg)


http://www.mediatakeout.com/Exclusives/Beyonce_Weave.html

still smoking hot...   ;D
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: cui bono? on November 05, 2007, 05:34:29 AM
I was right...she looks better w/o all that hair.  Would look better w/o all the color 
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Statistic on November 05, 2007, 02:30:41 PM
she's cute... not anything I'd say "damn" over though.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: SKW on November 05, 2007, 04:08:46 PM
Ah, I found them. Good ol' google.


http://www.mediatakeout.com/Exclusives/Beyonce_Weave.html

Uhhh...Where is the rest of her hair?! Seriously...it's so thin.
Maybe I'm accustomed to seeing her with all the weave but w/out it she looks practically bald to me.

ETA: Still pretty tho, so my avatar pic stays up  :D
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: A. on November 05, 2007, 04:52:10 PM
Yeah it looks damaged to me.  I'd stick with the weave too.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: cui bono? on November 05, 2007, 06:51:10 PM
prolly thin b/c of the weave
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Statistic on November 05, 2007, 07:26:51 PM
prolly thin b/c of the weave

how does weave thin out your hair? prolly has perm damage
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on November 05, 2007, 07:28:15 PM
prolly thin b/c of the weave

nah...many people get weaves to let their hair rest/grow.  i know people who have weaves 24/7...and the few times they let their natural hair out, it's thick and long.

prolly thin b/c of the weave

how does weave thin out your hair? prolly has perm damage

eh...maybe.  if it is, it's combo of that and the coloring.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: pikey on November 05, 2007, 07:34:50 PM
prolly thin b/c of the weave

nah...many people get weaves to let their hair rest/grow.  i know people who have weaves 24/7...and the few times they let their natural hair out, it's thick and long.

prolly thin b/c of the weave

how does weave thin out your hair? prolly has perm damage

eh...maybe.  if it is, it's combo of that and the coloring.

It can still be damaging because of the braids and/or glue.  It's definitely less damaging than blow-drying/hot curling your own hair everyday, but B is probably a lot harder on her hair than the average person, even with the weave.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: cui bono? on November 06, 2007, 10:18:19 AM
prolly thin b/c of the weave

how does weave thin out your hair? prolly has perm damage

well this isn't the case w/ Beyonce because she's rich BUT if you leave weave in too long, the tracks actually weigh down your hair. It's like each strand of hair with a ball and chain attached to it.  So while MCB is right most ppl do use it to let their hair rest sometimes it turns right around and does the opposite.  That's if it's sewn in.  Certainly the glue in the glued-in weaves is really bad for hair and some hairdressers absolutely refuse to glue in weaves.  Also, some ppl's hair is so damaged to begin with, you can't do ANYTHING with it so it's best to leave it alone. 

Not sure what happened to B tho, her mom's a hairdresser right?  Well maybe too many quick styling (blowers, color, glued in weaves)   
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: naturallybeyoutiful on December 12, 2007, 04:57:42 PM
I have never seen pics of her without the weave!  She's still, without a doubt, a pretty girl; that said, she doesn't look any better in these photos than the average black woman you see all dolled up, imo.  Sad to say it, but her career would probably suffer without all those tracks!
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: A. on December 12, 2007, 05:31:12 PM
I have never seen pics of her without the weave!  She's still, without a doubt, a pretty girl; that said, she doesn't look any better in these photos than the average black woman you see all dolled up, imo.  Sad to say it, but her career would probably suffer without all those tracks!

More of her without the weave:

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,88037.msg2496231.html#msg2496231
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Julie Fern on May 15, 2009, 07:39:46 AM
julie smell flame. (smoke frome flame, actually.)
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: cs0620 on May 15, 2009, 10:26:41 AM
I don't know if I'd recognize her as easily with dark hair.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: AgreeToDisagree on May 15, 2009, 12:56:58 PM
I don't date women with weaves. I only do natural in that dept.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Julie Fern on May 15, 2009, 01:29:04 PM
what abut your other departments?
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: AgreeToDisagree on May 15, 2009, 03:14:41 PM
Other depts.:

- pretty toes, pedicure; small to medium size foot.

- nice legs & thighs, a lil' thickness; curvy derriere (I need to feel like I'm with a woman).

- preferably a relatively flat stomach, but a lil' belly is not a problem.

- medium-medium to medium-large cup size (I need to feel like I'm with a woman).

- natural medium to long length hair.

- full lips.

- light to medium to swarthy complextion.

- not suffering from ABS.

- not in need of vaginal reconstructive surgery; able to constrict vaginal muscles.

I'm a happy man (as far as the physical/cosmetic attributes are concerned).
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Julie Fern on May 15, 2009, 07:17:39 PM
oh my.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: cui bono? on May 16, 2009, 12:48:30 PM
lmao who resurrected this thread?!




- not in need of vaginal reconstructive surgery; able to constrict vaginal muscles.




WOW.  u went there!  lmao!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   :o
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: AgreeToDisagree on May 17, 2009, 12:38:36 AM
lmao who resurrected this thread?!




- not in need of vaginal reconstructive surgery; able to constrict vaginal muscles.




WOW.  u went there!  lmao!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   :o


After the above experience, I've become spoiled...

Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: cs0620 on May 17, 2009, 10:09:29 AM
Hahaha.  Good thing you didn't read about the 75 year old virgin who wanted a new designer vag then.  There is a reason here that I think we went into law over medicine.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: cui bono? on May 17, 2009, 01:24:26 PM
ew and ew   :-X
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Julie Fern on May 18, 2009, 09:02:39 AM
anyone going raise carpet v. drapes issue?
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: cui bono? on May 18, 2009, 12:25:18 PM
lmao.  Ew and ew again!
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: Julie Fern on May 18, 2009, 12:52:46 PM
that lot ewing.
Title: Re: black women/blond hair
Post by: cui bono? on May 18, 2009, 02:25:11 PM
Lol the " ewing" is justified!