Shades of blonde

Marilyn Monroe and Tommy Noonan in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” (1953) (© IMDb/Flickr)

Blonde is the chosen colour of princesses and prime ministers. It’s the sexy look of Marilyn and the woman in power makeover of Hilary. It’s been the colour of choice of harlots through the ages, of divas and movie stars. Today, it keeps hairdressers in business. So what is it about blonde hair? 

Producer: Dheera Sujan

Broadcast: January  2, 2004