Happy Birthday, Courtney Love! A Look Back at Our Favorite Platinum Blondes of All Time
The season when blondes have the most fun is officially right around the corner. And with temperatures taking baby steps toward hot, beauty novices and risk takers alike may be tempted to take the full peroxide plunge. But before your next color appointment, or a trip to your nearest drugstore, take a look back and get inspired by history’s most iconic bleached babes, from Courtney Love with her exposed rocker roots to the timeless single processes of Etta James and Marilyn Monroe.
If the radical icy transformations of past and present have taught us anything, it’s that a bottle blonde dye-job, whether temporary or permanent, can prove life-changing. After all, few beauty moves can instantly catapult a look from everyday to extraordinary—see Kristen Stewart’s arctic buzzcut or Beyoncé’s white platinum waves. In celebration of the cool-girl hair color of the moment, here are some of history’s best platinum moments.