Hair we go again
The new look Madonna has sported last night in Tokyo hasn’t come unnoticed, and of course the UK press has started building amazing stories about who, what, when, why (and how much…).
Anybody know what the word “wig” means, gentlemen?
• From the Daily Record:
She’s no stranger to dramatic image changes, but pop icon Madonna still turned heads in Tokyo yesterday.
The 48-year-old singer appears to have copied Victoria Beckham’s new look with a platinum blonde bob.
And she looked fantastic as she showed off the new hairstyle for the cameras.
Madonna was spotted as she left the Japanese capital’s Louis Vuitton store.
She is in the Far East for the latest dates on her Confessions world tour which visited Britain last month.
But the evergreen star also took time out to film her new video in the city for her next single, Jump.
• From the Daily Mail:
From strawberry blonde and permed, to Gothic black and straight, there are not many hairstyles that Madonna hasn’t tried.
Now, with a dramatic new platinum blonde bob, the 48-year-old singer has undergone yet another reinvention.
While the shade is reminiscent of her 1990s Material Girl heyday, the blunt-edge cut is different to anything she has ever previously had,
Costing a cool ?750, it is, however, a little more pricey than the average cut n’ blow-dry.
“Madonna wanted to do something spectacular to mark turning 48 last month,” said a source close to the star. “There is no way she is going to grow old gracefully.
“The cut had been planned for quite a while and was by no means a spontaneous decision. Madonna knows she is in as good a shape as ever and facially barely looks a day older than she did when she first started out.
“As a result she wasn’t in the least daunted by the prospect of returning to a hair colour that she first had nearly 15 years ago.
“It’s not the most forgiving of shades, but Madonna looks great – and she is delighted with the end result.”
The performer, who is on the final leg of her Confessions world tour, showed off her new look at the X-Static Process photography exhibition at the Louis Vuitton store in Tokyo yesterday.
Celebrity hairdresser Andy Le Compte is thought to be the man behind the edgy style.
The Beverly Hills-based crimper has been accompanying Madonna throughout her gruelling world tour, washing and styling her hair before each and every stage performance.
Wearing a black satin zip-up jacket and scarlett red lipstick, the mother-of-two teamed her platinum locks with a heavy lashing of dark eye make-up.
While it is not known just who, or what, the inspiration behind Madonna’s latest haircut is, intriguingly it is remarkably similar to the bob recently revealed by Victoria Beckham.
Of course, ardent Madonna fans have grown accustomed to their idol’s many changes of hairstyle. Naturally auburn, she sported a zebra-like blonde and dark crop in 1984 when she released her first single Like A Virgin. Five years later she returned to her roots once again for her controversial Like A Prayer video, in which she staged a mock crucifixion.
After that she was a bottle blonde for nearly ten years, with hues ranging from ice-white to bohemian-inspired strawberry tones.
For her Ray Of Light album, she dyed her tresses a vivid jet black colour, as she first began dabbling with the Kabbalah faith.
But in 2000, with the release of the album Music, she returned to long blonde curls.
Her most recent hairstyle has been a 1970’s, Farrah Fawcett-esque feathered number.
• From The Mirror:
Hair we go again as Madonna showed off a brand new bob – the latest in a long line of makeovers.
The pop queen, married to film producer Guy Ritchie, 38, unveiled her stunning new look at a photo exhibition in Tokyo.
This time Madge, 48 – in the middle of her Confessions world tour – seems to have taken a style tip from Victoria Beckham, who had the trendy chop several weeks ago.
But wherever she got her inspiration, the sweeping fringe and shorter cut went down a storm with fans. One said: “It takes years off her. She looks so glam and sophisticated.
“It’s a fresher, funkier style – a bit reminiscent of an early Debbie Harry.”
Madonna also seemed pleased with her new image, smiling broadly as she was cheered by crowds in Japan.
• From the Daily Express:
She has sold records by the million – and now Madonna has really “gone platinum,” as those showbiz people like to put it.
But it’s the hair we are talking about now. The pop superstar with the constantly-changing image has a new cutting-edge look.
And she has been hitting the bottle to achieve it. The bombshell’s latest incarnation, with a little chemical help, is as a platinum blonde.
Madonna, 48, chose Japan to unveil her new self as she opened an art exhibition displaying the splendours of her 36 years as a music and style icon.
Sporting a casual black bomber jacket, the singer was all smiles as she posed for photographers outside the Tokyo branch of luxury store Louis Vuitton.
One onlooker said: “She looked great, but it wasn’t just the hair that was different. She has gone for a new make-up style too with really glamorous thick eyeliner – she looked like Olivia Newton-John in Grease.
“Hard though it is to believe, she looked younger and better than ever.”
The singer is famous for constantly reinventing her look and the sleek new bob is a far cry from her last haircut – a 1970s flicky style inspired by Farah Fawcett.
The queen of pop chose it last November to complement her album of disco hits, Confessions on a Dancefloor. Time will tell if her new hair style is a clue to the mood of her next album.