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    Skaters changing hair color - when it worked or didn't?

    So as someone that is frequently coloring her hair, I was thinking recently about skaters that have changed their hair color. Did it help or hurt their "look"? I think Ashley Wagner's going for more blonde in her hair actually improved her look (not that she was ugly before, though). On the other side, I think when Oksana Baiul went the platinum blonde route, it looked horrible and didn't suit her at all. Of course, this is all subjective and probably is very petty to criticize over looks, but what else do we have to do, really? Any other examples that stick out for people? Maybe we should find pictures too.

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    Few, if any, skaters of either sex have had as complicated a relationship with hair color as Jeffrey Buttle. All that time training indoors in the winter mysteriously made blond streaks start to appear. As the season went on, usually got blonder and blonder until the uninitiated thought he was a natural blond.

    His natural hair color
    Lightening it just a bit
    Hair as streaky as his skating
    Having more fun
    "Yes, I'm a natural blond. Why do you ask?"

    I hope he tipped his colorist generously. Whoever it was, the person is a pro.

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    I think blond looked great on Jeff.

    I loved Tessa Virtue as a ginger. Black hair doesn't suit her as well IMO.

    Meryl and Charlie's died hair is the only way their hair should be! I mean, Meryl as a blonde and Charlie with dark hair? Hell no!

    I was terrified when Elena Glebova died her hair blonde. Looked like a poor imitation of Kiira. Same goes for Elene G (even a more extreme case). She was scary

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    Alexander Smirnov - didn't work. AT. ALL.
    http://en.ria.ru/sports/20121007/176469565.html -- before
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPQwtLLAbr0 -- after (So bad the ISU had to make a video of it! Lol!)

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    Oksana Domnina's fried blond hair in 2010, and her shoe polish black hair in 2009 did her no favors. Her natural hair is much better.

    Tanith's zebra striped highlights should have been left in the 90's

    I loved Tessa Virtue as a ginger. Black hair doesn't suit her as well IMO.
    I actually thinks she looks lovely with dark hair.

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    I'm probably in the minority, but I always preferred Volosozhar with dark hair: https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/i...XMVlu78NDFaxpA (it was hard even finding a pic!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cherub721 View Post
    I'm probably in the minority, but I always preferred Volosozhar with dark hair: https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/i...XMVlu78NDFaxpA (it was hard even finding a pic!).
    I didn't know she ever had dark hair!! I think I like the blonde better though!

    I didn't like Tessa's red hair! I think it looks much better dark!

    Nathalie Pechalat loves to change her hair color. It's been dark, blonde, and reddish. I prefer dark on her too! (Just Google image her, it's easier than individual links!)

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    Nathalie looks great in blonde and brown

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    Elena Berezhnaya colored her brown hair (97 worlds) to blond (98) then light blond(99), dark brown (2000), and back to blond (2000 summer through now). They all looked good on her. For someone that beautiful, hair color does not matter. JMO.

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    Amelie Lacoste & Elene Gedevanishvilli are two who did NOT look good as blondes.

    Fortunately, Elene came to her senses....Amelie, though

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    I thought Tanith looked gorgeous as a brunette at 2007 Worlds. I think Marina told her to do it to up the of the performance. Either way, part of me was disappointed to see her blonde again in the fall.

    Count me in as another who preferred Tessa with red hair! I thought it was lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lmarie086 View Post
    Count me in as another who preferred Tessa with red hair! I thought it was lovely.
    I know, right! She's so fortunate to look good in red hair, I would love to dye my hair like that but I don't think I would look good.
    She looked special, unique. Now she just looks average.
    In general she was so lovely/cute as a teen. Then came the nose job and the dark hair and IDK she has lost some of her natural charm. She's still a pretty girl, but not so unique anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lmarie086 View Post
    Count me in as another who preferred Tessa with red hair! I thought it was lovely.
    I agree. She is gorgeous as a red head.

    Quote Originally Posted by mia joy View Post
    Then came the nose job and the dark hair and IDK she has lost some of her natural charm. She's still a pretty girl, but not so unique anymore.
    Has she had a nose job? Photos please.

    ETA - I have to say this is my favourite kind of vacuous thread.
    Last edited by Aussie Willy; 11-08-2013 at 02:42 AM.
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    Irina Lobacheva's ever changing hair colors from 1999-2003.

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    Irina Lobacheva's ever changing hair colors from 1999-2003
    Who can forget her neon pink highlights to match her neon pink dress in 2001?

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    Quote Originally Posted by casken View Post
    Irina Lobacheva's ever changing hair colors from 1999-2003.
    You forgot to say if it worked or it didn't.

    I actually dug it, and I love Bestandigova too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissJD View Post
    Alexander Smirnov - didn't work. AT. ALL.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPQwtLLAbr0 -- after (So bad the ISU had to make a video of it! Lol!)
    Not sure if the actual blonde color (bad is it might have been) was the main culprit here. More like the electrocuted sheep perm job.

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    Add me to the list of people who would like to see Tessa go back to ginger. That was a great look. Although she still looks very pretty.

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