It was so humid tonight there was a nice perma-soft focus inside Tony’s. Ball sweat and angry ping-pong players. #dtla #tonys #brainbabies #redheads #blondes #angryasians #fatphilosophers
Quit embarrassing yourselves, blondes! Also, expect a post on this on my new blog. Thanks, Christian. #blogrequests #goodidea #stupidchicks #blondes
Boring scale: 9 out of 10
Can we look at the STYLE on this woman?! Jesus FUCK! I’d blindfold a puppy for that cognac leather jacket/skirt set.
Even though electro is SOOOoooOOOOO over *tosses hair*, Steed Lord remains one of my favorite bands-because they’re bad ass! Icelandic weirdos who, in my
opinion, do the hard beats/bright clothes aesthetic best. Doesn’t hurt their lead singer is gorgeous.
You can read my post on YEAR OF THE FOX for more.
Hair color is the pigmentation of hair follicles due to two types of melanin, eumelanin and pheomelanin. Generally, if more melanin is present, the color of the hair is darker; if less melanin is present, the hair is lighter. Levels of melanin can vary over time causing a person’s hair color to change, and it is possible to have hair follicles of more than one color.
Particular hair colors are associated with ethnic groups.
Genetics and biochemistry of hair colorSee also: Human genetic variation, Race and genetics, and Human genetic clustering
Two types of pigment give hair its color: eumelanin and pheomelanin. Pheomelanin colors hair red. Eumelanin, which has two subtypes of black or brown, determines the darkness of the hair color. A low concentration of brown eumelanin results in blond hair, whereas a higher concentration of brown eumelanin will color the hair brown. High amounts of black eumelanin result in black hair, while low concentrations give gray hair. All humans have some pheomelanin in their hair.
Pheomelanin is more chemically stable than black eumelanin, but less chemically stable than brown eumelanin, so it breaks down more slowly when oxidized. This is why bleach gives darker hair a reddish tinge during the artificial coloring process. As the pheomelanin continues to break down, the hair will gradually become orange, then yellow, and finally white.
The genetics of hair colors are not yet firmly established. According to one theory, at least two gene pairs control human hair color.
One phenotype (brown/blond) has a dominant brown allele and a recessive blond allele. A person with a brown allele will have brown hair; a person with no brown alleles will be blond. This explains why two brown-haired parents can produce a blond-haired child.
The other gene pair is a non-red/red pair, where the not-red allele (which suppresses production of pheomelanin) is dominant and the allele for red hair is recessive. A person with two copies of the red-haired allele will have red hair, but it will be either auburn or bright reddish orange depending on whether the first gene pair gives brown or blond hair, respectively.
The two-gene model does not account for all possible shades of brown, blond, or red (for example, platinum blond versus dark blonde/light brown), nor does it explain why hair color sometimes darkens as a person ages. Several gene pairs control the light versus dark hair color in a cumulative effect. A person’s genotype for a multifactorial trait can interact with environment to produce varying phenotypes (see quantitative trait locus).
Natural hair colors
Natural hair color can be black, brown, blond, or red, depending on a person’s ethnic origins. Hair color is typically genetically associated with certain skin tones and eye colors.
Brown hairMain article: Brown hair
Brown hair is the most common in Europe. It is characterized by higher levels of eumelanin and lower levels of pheomelanin. Of the two types of eumelanin (black and brown), brown-haired people have brown eumelanin; they also usually have medium-thick strands of hair. Brown-haired people are often known as brunettes/brunets.
Black hair is the darkest hair color and is the most common. It has large amounts of eumelanin and is less dense than other hair colors. It can range from soft black to blue-black or jet-black hair.
Blond hair ranges from nearly white (platinum blond, tow-haired) to a dark golden blond. Strawberry blond, a mixture of blond and red hair is a much rarer type containing the most amounts of pheomelanin.
Blond hair can have almost any proportion of pheomelanin and eumelanin, but both only in small amounts. More pheomelanin creates a more golden blond color, and more eumelanin creates an ash blond. Many children born with blond hair develop darker hair as they age, with the majority of natural blonds developing their hair color into a very dark, almost brown, color by the time they reach middle age. Blond hair is most commonly found in Northern and Eastern Europeans and their descendants, but can be found spread around most of Europe. Blond hair is exceptionally rare among those without European heritage, however the Melanesians of New Guinea are one of the few non-white races and the only black race known to have a high blonde hair rate. This is because the Papuans/Melanesians have the highest rate of the newly-evolved ASPM haplogroup D, at 59.4% occurrence of the approximately 6,000-year-old allele. Ironically, sub-saharan African has the lowest while the caucasian race has the second highest of 50% which may also account for their wide range of hair colours.
Auburn hairMain article: Auburn hair
Auburn hair ranges from light to reddish brown. The chemicals which cause auburn hair are eumelanin (brown) and pheomelanin. It is most commonly found in individuals of Northern and Western Europe decent.
Chestnut hairMain article: Chestnut hair
Chestnut hair is like auburn hair, but chestnut hair has a darker reddish shade of brown hair than auburn. It is most commonly found in individuals of Eastern European descent.
Red hairMain article: Red hair
Red hair ranges from vivid strawberry shades to deep auburn and burgundy. It is caused by a variation in the Mc1r gene and believed to be recessive. Red hair has the highest amounts of pheomelanin and usually low levels of eumelanin, and is the least common hair color in the world while the most prominent is found in Scotland and Ireland, along with Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and The Netherlands.
Grey and white hair“White hair” redirects here. For the Native American leader, see White Hair. For the fictional character, see Whitehair.
Grey or white hair is not actually a true grey or white pigment. In fact, it is clear due to lack of pigmentation and melanin. The clear hairs are seen as Grey or White because of the way light hits it. Grey hair color typically occurs naturally as people age (see “Effects of aging on hair color”, below). For some people this can happen at a very young age (for example, at the age of 10). The same is true for white hair. In some cases, grey hair may be caused by thyroid deficiencies or a deficiency of B12.
The Journal of Investigative Dermatology published a study in 2005 that claimed white people will begin to grey in their mid-30s and Asian people begin greying in their late thirties, but most black people can retain their original hair color until their mid-forties. People with albinism may have white hair due to low amounts of melanin.
Say what you want, but this bitch’s look was BALLER.