Dear Britney, Please Fire Whoever Gave You This Awful Dye Job


For reasons defying understanding, Britney Spears unveiled a new look this weekend at her comeback residency in Las Vegas–an ombre dye job. Well, sort of. It’s more like she dip dyed her hair into some bleach and then shook things around, hoping it would blend nicely. Who did this to Britney? This seems like a fireable offense, or possibly something that should result in jail time.

As you can see from these videos of Britney performing, her hair is a chocolate brown on top that fades into brassy blonde at the tips, with some sort of yellow-y streak continuing up the back left side (or something). The fade isn’t as gradual as we’re used to seeing in most ombre looks, so the whole thing is pretty jarring. It makes her hair look wildly unhealthy, and like those blond tips are going to snap off at any moment. She’s one of the most famous women in the world, and yet her hair consistently looks cheap and tacky. Who’s running things these days?

On the upside, this whole hair debacle has given me ample opportunity to watch videos of Britney’s Vegas residency, and she looks great. I am way more invested in Spears’ comeback than any adult woman who recently filed her taxes should be, but hey, we all have our weird proclivities.

We’ve seen a lot of drastic dye jobs on celebrities in the past few months–Emma Stone‘s gorgeous red ombre, Katy Perry‘s Tumblr-inspired slime green, Vanessa Hudgenspastel rainbow, and Ireland Baldwin‘s stunning blue come to mind. Perhaps it’s something to do with spring and people wanting to come out of their dark winter caves, but the new hair colors we’ve been seeing have by and large looked amazing. Unfortunately, that characterization does not pertain to Spears’ new look, which I am sad to say is one of her worst hair decisions yet. Here’s to hoping for a better dye job tomorrow.

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

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    • Valerie

      It looks like butterbatch….you know, the color that character in The Help dyed her hair? In 1962 in the South? Not a good look, Brit.

    • auntie

      that girl cannot dance. at all.

      • Chris

        I’d call that dancing still. Not like she used to, but it’s still dancing.

      • not-so-small-mercies

        Watching those clips left me thinking ‘I could do that’, and not in a good way

    • Kaitlin Reilly

      I think Britney should take a cue from Lauren Conrad — she’d look great with any of her hair choices since they have about the same length and similar face shapes.

    • Katie

      Wow fail article. She’s wearing blonde extensions underneath her brown hair. She didn’t dye it

    • charee

      Can’t help but think that all of you that criticize every little thing Britney does can look in the mirror everyday and think”I am perfect in every way & therefore I have the right to judge everyone else.” Those funhouse mirrors don’t work ladies…..

    • Ralph M.

      They’re just blonde clip-ins and dark brown extensions died blonde at the end. Her real hair color is still that awful drug store brown.

    • Bill Anderson

      just leave her alone let her do what she wants shes old enough thousands of weman dye their hair every day do they all have problems . id say no stay the hell out of her business.