Yay or Nay: Beyonce’s Darker Do

posted by Sista on January 16th, 2008 at 11:16 am

 bey 1 16 2008001 Yay or Nay: Beyonces Darker Do Much hoopla has been made over the years concerning Beyonce and her chosen hairstyle- an often light gold-ish blond lace front wig. I never got the controversy and often considered it just a personal style choice. Much like Tina Turner’s wild blond wig of the 80′s, I considered Beyonce’s hairstyle “a defining look”, nothing more- nothing less. However, like all great chameleons, Beyonce is now changing her look by moving away from the blond style that has defined her for almost a decade and has decided instead to take on a much darker look. And though I hear this new look praised by many- it gets a big fat thumbs down from me. Contrary to popular opinion not everyone can wear almost jet black hair. It is almost as dramatic a color as platinum blond and one must have the proper undertones in their skin to truly pull it off- and Beyonce does not pull off this color well at all. Not only does it wash her out and make her look tired, it also reduces her to being just another face in the crowd.

I know Des will agree with me- but can I get anyone else to co-sign (LOL)



70 Comments

  1. Maybe she looks old and tired because she doesn’t have make-up on. I admit the color is awful on her but it has nothing to do with how icky her skin looks in that photo.

  2. I actually like her with dark hair :thumbsup: I wouldn’t try jet black if I were her though. I never really liked the blonde-Gold look it was too fake and looked really dry. I also heard that she had to keep her hair that color as long as she endorses Loreal’s products. However, a change was much needed I really grew tired of that wig. So I vote YAY!!!

  3. Beyonce wore another dark color last year that really suited her. It was a very dark brown I believe it was was quite dramatic on her. I agree this dark black color is not for her. It’s too Kim Kradashin- like for me and doesn’t match her complexion.

    Hey Steph did you ever go to beauty school? You mentioning her undertones is something they teach in cosmetology school and reminded me of my days back at Wilfred Beuty Academy :lol:

  4. I just think people are resistant to change period, no matter what you do. She has had blonde hair her entire career, so of course people are going to have issue with anything different. Especially for her. I’m sure there will be 1000 comments on this post. No matter what she does, people are intrigued. People love to love her and love to hate her.
    -
    Ok, I’m done. :-D

  5. I actually welcome the change. She has toned down her makeup a lot too. I have also noticed that she has picked up some weight in her last few photos. The rumor mill is that she and Jay were secretly married a month ago in Paris and that Bey is pregnant. Which could explain her change in appearance and the fact that she has been hanging low over the past few weeks. If that is the case, the Knowles family has pulled another shotgun wedding.

  6. Beyonce doesn’t stand out withthe black hair…even her body language doesn’t exude confidence. She doesn’t look sure of herself these days. Maybe she is preggers

  7. She needs to go back blonde..just no UMMMPHH! Leave Black to Rih RIh Beyonce…you can’t steal everyone’s shine and look (JLO, SHAKIRA)

  8. I love the dark hair on her. It’s a nice change from the blonde…
    She should try a natural hair style! That would be beautiful! :brownsista: :brownsista:

  9. LOVE BEE!!

    BUt I HATE THIS WIG!! NO NO NO

  10. I think it does her coloring better when she wears the darker tones with highlights, but sometimes, you feel dark and want to go the midnight-blue-black route. :lol: I know I have, but it works with me. She looks pretty low-key here…maybe that’s what she’s shooting for now that she’s not on her grind as hard; not to be SO noticed :brownsista:

  11. stephanie, take a look at the pictures of bee and jay at Milan fashion week two days ago. I guarantee that you will agree that bee should never go blonde again.

  12. Yes mandy i agree because it was done plus kelly look good too in those picture. Right here u can tell she have a wig on just threw it on for that day. Yes let ri-ri rock the black hair. But remember she had dark brown hair when she was with destiny child.

  13. The hair color looks nice on her … people read too much into issh damn !!!

  14. cassandre aka alicia

    nay she needs to be blond to be hot i was one of the first to scream for a change in her hair color now that i got it im disgust she looks so random that you know now why people are insisting on teh fact that she is not gorgeous but plain ol cute
    bee back to blond NOW

  15. The hair is a drastic change, but I welcome it. I think brown hair compliments her skin tone the best. I don’t think she looks washed out. I just think she’s wearing less make-up these days. She looks fine to me.

  16. cassandre aka alicia

    ps: she is not pregnant she will not make that mistake until she is overrated and officially flopping why because if its not because of her body she wouldnt be beyonce she cant be pregs :noway:

  17. daaaaaaaang
    what a dag on hater!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! u would chose a not so flattering picture of her looking stunned and annoyed of the photographers coming out of a dinner. why not chose a recent picture of her at the fashion shows she attended looking calm and collected, and very beautiful i might add. beyonce does have the undertones for dark hair, wow, this was actually the color she was born with. check the baby pictures girl. this is such a sad sad post. i have never seen anyone else have a post dedicated to them that is particularly for criticizing the way a celebrity looks. but leave it up to beyonce to stir up the contoversy and the haters. she has had dark hair before. look at the upgrade you video when she is in the water., her hair was dark and she looked like a latin princess.NOT SAYING THAT SHE ISSSS LATIN, BUT THAT A COLOR CHANGE LIKE THAT BRINGS OUT HOW OBVIOUSLY SHE CAN CHANGE HER LOOK AND LOOK LIKE A LATINA. beyonce looks good with every hair color she has rocked. just like madonna, she can rock ANYTHING

  18. Yes, Dark Brown with DC…not black. Let Ri do the black and keep doing what has worked for you. Ri’s skintone is more suited, Bey has a honey undertone and needs browns, blondes to bring it out. She DOES look pregnant..its okay, she has achieved so much she shouldn’t feel ‘scared’ to put time into her personal development, that is where the greatest and longer term reward will come from anyway, everyone knows how fickle the bizz is…why sacrifice for it when it will spit her out like yesterday’s trash like it does to everyone.

  19. OH…and Kim K….leave it to them.

  20. [quote comment="19277"]daaaaaang
    what a dag on hater!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! u would chose a not so flattering picture of her looking stunned and annoyed of the photographers coming out of a dinner. why not chose a recent picture of her at the fashion shows she attended looking calm and collected, and very beautiful i might add. beyonce does have the undertones for dark hair, wow, this was actually the color she was born with. check the baby pictures girl. this is such a sad sad post. i have never seen anyone else have a post dedicated to them that is particularly for criticizing the way a celebrity looks. but leave it up to beyonce to stir up the contoversy and the haters. she has had dark hair before. look at the upgrade you video when she is in the water., her hair was dark and she looked like a latin princess.NOT SAYING THAT SHE ISSSS LATIN, BUT THAT A COLOR CHANGE LIKE THAT BRINGS OUT HOW OBVIOUSLY SHE CAN CHANGE HER LOOK AND LOOK LIKE A LATINA. beyonce looks good with every hair color she has rocked. just like madonna, she can rock ANYTHING[/quote]Take it down a thousand and don’t get so emotional over a stranger. As for using a bad pic, I used this one because it was just taken today and the pics of her at the Milan fashion shows are no better- the color is not suited to her skintone. Grow up. Can we not have a rational conversation about something as simple as hair color without using such childish words as “hater”? And you have been here long enough to know damn well I am no hater of Beyonce or any other Black woman. Again- GROW UP.

  21. Forget the hair, lets talk about how pregnant she is . I dont care what people say, I have never seen B look so different like she has……B wore this outfit at the fashion show and she keeps wearing the same leather jacket, this is unlike B.

  22. :stop: It is the pic you chose. There are alot of great pics of bee with dark hair. I like both hair colors. Please get another pic, she has sooooooooooo many great ones with dark hair.
    why did u choose this pic?

  23. I dont remember B being God.
    People really take this personally, once B starts helping out on my bills I will say whatever I want..

  24. I don’t think its the color as much as its the style….that “bone straight” style isn’t working for her…she looked just fine with the big wavy curls that she has a couple of weeks ago when she was at a basketball game w/ Jay-Z and Kanye West. She just needs to add some kind of bounce or volume to her hair when she wears the dark or black hair or like you said “she fades out and becomes another face”…

  25. And how does she look pregnant to you people???? Did anyone notice Denzel Washington in the background lol….just noticed it…

  26. I agree with Miss B. She looks really pretty always but all she needs to do it just add some volume in it and so on as with her other hairstyles. She always pulls stuff off really well, even when she had the platinum blonde hair during destiny’s child’s last album. Maybe it goes with her new album that Timbaland is producing. Im sure it’s gonna all be greater than life in the end.

  27. It looks like she is wearing a wig. Either way, I like the change. I like it even better because she has on very little makeup. But, brown hair suits her complexion better. I am just glad she toned down that blonde lace front weave. It was just getting out of control. Only Diana Ross can get away with wearing those out of control weaves.

  28. steph, it’s mandy again. You’re sure you saw the right pictures? I was talking about the ones taken from the Giorgio armani show, not the ones from the versace show. Those didn’t turn out so good. Her makeup game was off.

  29. That leather Jacket looks a little too small :confused:

  30. [quote comment="19290"]steph, it’s mandy again. You’re sure you saw the right pictures? I was talking about the ones taken from the Giorgio armani show, not the ones from the versace show. Those didn’t turn out so good. Her makeup game was off.[/quote]
    Yes, I have those pics uploaded to Bey’s gallery-> here

    However, I still don’t think the color suits her. The styling was flawless but for me the color is just too overpowering on her.

    In this pic below however she sports are very dark brown color that is far more suitable to her skin tone.

    http://brownsista.com/wp-content/beyonce/0-beyoncebadu004.jpg

    :thumbsup:

  31. whatever
    i say yay to bey’s hair color. she looks gorgeous with the dark hair. it makes her look even more like a goddess

  32. The color looks good on her. Plus its close to her natural hair color anyway. I don’t think it’s that black but her natural color is dark. But as long as she likes it!!

  33. YES I HAVE ALSO HEARD BEY IS PREGNANT, WHICH COULD EXPLAIN THE DARK, INCOGNITO LOOK SHE HAS GOING ON RIGHT NOW. I THINK SHE SHOULD OPT FOR A LIGHTER BROWN THOUGH, CUS THAT’S MY GIRL, BUT THAT BLACK IS A LIL TOO DARK 2 HER, SHE HAS REALLY PALE WHITE UNDERTONES ON HER SKIN AND IT JUST MAKES HER LOOK TOO WASHED OUT

  34. Her hair looks great…

  35. What exactly does a goddess look like? :lol:

  36. What exactly does a goddess look like? :lol: stanning is in full effect. Lol.

  37. blonde is fine…black is alright..but she would look alot better with brown just a pretty medium brown with light brown..she has had it before and she looks gorgeous…dark hair is a no go for her..

  38. Beautiful sista, but I prefer brown on her. I agree, the Black is too harsh for her skintone :iagree:

  39. For starters that style of wig is not cute, aleast not for her face shape. And nay for the hair color, because it is too hard for her tone, it really just does not bring her out. However I don’t like it when its too blonde cause it looks too unnaturral. And yes, it does look like she picked up alil weight, but that doesn’t mean she’s preggers, ya’ll have to remember bey haves alot of her moms genes and she’s a thick big-boned woman, so its innate in bey, to be thick, she get it from her mama :booty:

  40. yeah she’s been looking more like a real chic these days but I for one like it. Makes me feel better cause for a while there she woke up super duper fly. Now these pics make more since. She’s not promoting anything. SHe looks like an average chic. Yo That’s B right there. Not Beyonce

  41. Then again she’s taking a break from the game and really don’t see the need to be fly all the time .So i have to agree she just want to be a “REALCHIC”

  42. what does a goddess lok like….hmmm….beyonce…halle…alicia…etc
    look at beyonce’s legs. she is still little. ya up in here fat and greesy, prolly eating some chicken wings while u typing. just because she has on a coat that hides her shape doesnt mean she has picked up weight. its like 30 degrees in ny. ya tripping. ya know beyonce is rocking a six pack underneath that coat so stop trying to make ya selves feel better.
    o and, dont trip beyonce is still fabulous. this is one unflattering photo of her, but there is many other taken in this same week where she looks flawless. shes taken not so cute pics b4, so its nothin new to c her caught off guard. if a photographer was waiting on u after u jus got done eating outside, AND decided to take the picture from a looking upward position, u wouldnt look like urself either. beyonce is beautiful, so a bad pic or 2 of her doesnt change that. but it does allow u mediocure looking chicks to feel better about urselves. so sad what some girls need just to get a self esteem boost :(

  43. I like the black hair better it looks more natural, than the blonde. I think it does look better curly versus straight.

  44. Bey looks good in this picture, however her expression is saying, ” if you don’t take that **** camera out of my face it’s gonna be on, can’t really blame her, it can be pretty irritating at times……….alas the price of fame, but hey look at all the other perks!!!

  45. I don’t like it at all. Like you said, she looks very dry and boring.

  46. :brownsista: Love the dark hair! Beyonce looks fab! When did she have time to get this new doo, she was just in Italy, than Iceland with Jay on Sunday!

  47. Dang on right, I agree with you Stephanie :hifive:

    I love to see Beyonce in action. She is stunning and mysterious, but I just don’t like this black hair color :sad:

    I’m telling ya, the blonde/light brown accentuates her beauty and makes her stand out from the rest :thumbsup:

  48. I think the wig looks cheap thats the real problem……….I don’t like it and thats my personal opinion she has been look really really weird lately I mean I don’t really care for her style at all, but thats her obviously she likes it………….she looks really old to me….she is a talented girl and I’m not saying she is not, but the rumors of her being knocked up are maybe true because she looks hell of different……alot more like her mama…..well it is what it is….. now watch the Bee fanatics attack………but who care thats my opinion and I’m sticking to it

  49. I agree everyone has bad photos, but people make it seem like she is a goddess and its just so impossible for her to be not liked I’m quite sure she doesn’t care that much about you people she is rich and she is BEYONCE opinions don’t matter so don’t get so emotional when it comes to her !

  50. Did I just read a comment from voice? I hope it is someone else impersonating her. Did she not vow NEVER to comment on beyonce posts again.

  51. On a more favorable topic, beyonce was on Mr. Black’s best dressed list along with Nicole Kidman and Kate Middleton. Mr. Black should have included Rihanna. She really stepped up her game this year. She was again missing from Robert Verdi’s Fabulist. Mary J and B made the list though. Congrats to them, but rihanna was done wrong

  52. Yay and Nay. I like the Darker Hair, but perhaps not Pitch Black. I liked it in the other photo, though. On another note, she should totally drop both Blonde and Dark hair. No, neither of them! She should rock firey red with black tips and blond highlights in the front. Originality trumps all. Or, maybe even short hair. Come on Beyonce, Get Gutsy! Do it! Show them that you are not afraid!

  53. Hate it! :thumbsdown: And she’s not wearing less make up, she’s just wearing lighter than normal make up, of which neither are working or her.

  54. I second that notion, i like her hair better blond, that black does nothing for her at all.

  55. Dang Beauty! You are taking this way too personal. Talking about people eating fried chicken and stuff. Why do u attack people like that? I know how it is to be a fan, b/c I don’t like to hear people talk about Janet or Micheal Jackson but sheesh, I don’t rip them to shreds! I’m not a Bey fan but I still managed to say she looks nice w/dark hair. Dang!

  56. That sure is one beautiful face in the crowd!

  57. I think Bey looks fab in this pic. She always seem to keep herself together no matter what she’s rockin. I truly admire her style and grace. She’s had a few misses in the past, but she pulls it together quick.

  58. but it does allow u mediocure looking chicks to feel better about urselves. so sad what some girls need just to get a self esteem boost :( “Beyonce is a goddess” *rolls eyes*

    I agree! And as I read this statement, I’m thinking of you, dearie. :lol: Peace and love to everyone else on the board. :brownsista:

  59. @ Majesa, and well everyone else here. What color has Beyonce “not” rocked? Has she gone red before? What do you think she would look like with red hair?

  60. :thumbsdown:

    No, I do not like the “dark hair” look on Beyonce. It looks a little depressing to me…

  61. MAN CAN DIS GIRL LIVE! I COULDA SWORN IT WAS HER DAMN HEAD! :hmph: SHE AINT GOT TO CONSULT NONE OF YALL TO COLOR HER HAIR! GET SOME LIVES! ME MYSELF I LIKE THE COLOR, SHE COULD TRY A NEW STYLE LIKE SOME LAYERS OR SOMETHING SHE BEEN LONG PRINCESSIN’ IT FO EVA! BUT SHE STILL BEYONCE! SHE COULD BE WEARIN A HAT MADE FROM SHIT AND YALL WOULD STILL LUV HER! : :lol2:

  62. about that rihanna should be on a best list comment
    let me tell u. rihanna is just a toy. she is nothing but a walking publicity stunt. that whole look she came out with was planned from head to toe. i understand her trying to be a “bad girl” in her videos, since that was the look and sound she was going for. but dressing in all black in her candids when she is just out in an about, you can tell that it is a plan. i bet u that girl aint never owned that many black items in her closet b4 this stunt shes pulling. As far as her fashion goes. she dresses very predictable. she goes for all the fads. its like she is a walking fad. She doesnt try anyhting that is trend setting she only pulls from what everyone in the media is saying is hot. i see girls all the time that have a similar stlye as rihanna. it effortless because there isnt anything special about it. many girls like it because they can relate to regularity of her style. Nothing that rihanna has wore is her own style, all the way up to her damn hair cut. victoria becham established and put a stamp on the edgy cut, rihanna just died hers black. Shes a fad and she will soon die out. Beyonce is a trendsetter. Every since beyonce came out the hair stores have been selling out of those brown blond ahir colors. everybody, and i mean everybody wanted to look like beyonce. when i used to go to the hair salon, people used to bring in pictures of the girl and say they want to look exactly like the picture. If you go to any clothing store, i bet u some could point out a “beyonce dress” among the rest of the dresses. Short flirty and divalicious. Anyone can tell when a peice of clothing is Beyonce inspired. Just think about that ring alarm trech coat, not saying that the trench coat didnt exist b4 she wore it, BUT IT WASNT UNTIL SHE WORE

  63. it that you began seeing it in every damn store u entered. gadzooks had an entire rack dedicated to the “beyonce trench coat”. lol
    I could go on and on about beyonce and her trendsetting self but u all know it already. no matter what beyonce will do, almost every girl and woman, white black or brown, will try and copy. why in the hell do u think we had so many beyonce lookalikes coming to the scence after her. and trust rihanna isnt an exception to the rule. she came out with the duty to be the best beyonce impersonator yet. just got o youtube and watch her first few videos, rolling around on the beach and ish. go look at some of her old pictures before she died her hair black. her WHOLE DAMN LOOK WAS BEYONCE. you aint seen rihanna try and bronze her skin yet since she’s been off that island. she’s determined to stay light so she can look like beyonce. and you wanna talk about a nose job?????? beyonce aint never touched her damn nose and ya know it. but i wish, o how i wish, if stephanie didnt have her posting rules, i would so post to pictures of rihanna b4 and after. but go and look for urself on one of her fan sites. her nose was as big as a rhino when she first came out. point of this story is, beyonce is the best at what she does…the BEST. so ya can sit here an critique a picture of her “caught off gurad” and call what u want. i cant wait for her cd, yaaaah, go bey!!!!

  64. WOW..THIS THREAD IS SOMETHING FUNNY… :lol2: I KNOW NOW AFTER READING THESE RESPONSES I REALLY NEED TO GET A LIFE…

  65. BEAUTY FIRST OF ALL RIHANNI STYLE IS HER STYLE SHE DO NOT LOOK LIKE NOBODY ELSE BUT HERSELF. BEYONCE HAVE HER OWN STYLE AND STYLIST HER MOTHER BUT LOOK WHO WENT TO BLACK BECAUSE IF RI-RI GONE BLACK COME ON. BEYONCE IS 27 AND RI-RI IS 19 OR 20 GET OVER IT. RIHANNI CAN TELL HER STYLE IF SHE DO NOT LIKE IT OR NOT SHE HAVE A MIND OF HER OWN AND SHE DOING WELL. AS FAR A BEE BEING A TRENDSETTER PLEASE SHE NOT. I DO NOT SEE NOBODY SAYING I WANT TO WEAR WHAT SHE WEAR. ALOT OF PEOPLE SAY THAT SOME OF THE STUFF SHE WEAR IS HOT BUT I DO NOT SEE NOBODY THAT DRESS LIKE BEYONCE. REMEMBER HER MOTHER MAKE HER CLOTHES AND THEY BE LOOKING CHEAP HALF OF THE TIME GET OVER IT. RI-RI GOT IT AND SHE STILL YOUNG. BEYONCE STILL GOT IT TOO BUT AS FAR AS HER STYLE RIRI KNOCK BEYONCE STYLE OUT THE BOX PERIOD. I FEEL LIKE THIS THEY BOTH BEAUTIFUL WOMEN THAT IS DOING IT IN THE INDUSTRY. STOP COMPARING THE TWO WAY DIFFERENT.

  66. beauty, I didn’t mean to attack you or any beyonce fan out there. But I do have to disagree with you in the case of rihanna. She does have a good sense of style as demonstrated by her red carpet and off-the-red-carpet outfits she wore throughout last year

  67. Thank u mandy.

  68. :stop: :hater: I guess its easy to compare bey and rhi because they’re both light skin, but they still are too different ppl. Beauty, u really need to stop being so bias and thinking bey is the baddest and that noone can compare. I know u may be a fan, but dear to just dis on my girl rhi, that most definitely makes u look like the hater that u claiming everyone else is of bey! Rhi has her own style, vic.beckham, her bob was a symetrical bob meaning uneven with no bangs, while rhi’s was even all around w/bangs!Rhi collaberated r&b, rock,pop,caribbean,and hip hop all together, while I don’t see bey collaberating all that type of music, oh but I did hear that she may FINALLY now become versatile cause she may be mixing with alil country. If rhi copied bey, didn’t hear a mention for bey coping her by going dark. Please like your idol, but don’t knock other fierce ppl down to make urs seem more superior, and just because some may not like who u adore doesn’t mean they a hater or have low self esteem, they simply just have an opinion that don’t agree with yours! :noway:

  69. Bey STANS are really delusional, easily bamboozled folks.

    Check Bey when she first came out..remember the curtain stage outfits and cornrolls….

    She totally JACKED JLO’s style (and made it her own) but PUHLEASE, Beyonce is a country, copying, unoriginal, uneducated great singer.

    She has no real identity…cough TINA TURNER, cough JLO, cough SHAKIRA, now RIHANNA, what’s with the bright polish……COPYCAT but yes she has a great voice and that’s about it. She has been too CAREFUL to the point where she is not SPONTANEOUS at all…. and it shows! Whereas RI still has hers…she couldn’t have gone outside looking the way she has looked without being spontaneous…its obvious her looks at times are not carefully constructed 5 people projects, but herself.

    And yes when Rihanna came out they were CLONING her, but she has said enough is enough and is doing HER and its SOOOOOOO REFRESHING!

    Beyonce fans…make room…Rihanna is here, Leona is coming soon. Beyonce I hope you are pregnant as you need a break from the biz…it is zapping you…if there was a you to begin with.