Queen of the DayHelen Mirren: Cotton Candy Sweet as Gold!Parry Ernsberger

There are a few little old ladies in my boyfriend’s neighborhood who’ve gone Crayola. Pinks, purples, blues and even one with an orange-tint that resembles Cheetos-dust. They teeter around with canes, countless bags hanging from their little old limbs. Big hats with even bigger hair that no doubt hold volumes of gossip and secrets. And I’ve always thought to myself, “When I get to be that age, I am going to Pantone color-wheel the hell out of my hair.”

1. Because things did not turn out quite as planned when I tried to dip-dye my hair hot pink at the height of the coloring popularity last year, I’m pretty sure that pastels would take much better to grey or white as opposed to almost-so-brown-its-black brown.

2. Because I plan on taking on the MOST fashion risks the older I get, due to the decreasing amount of effs I will give.

3. HELEN MIRREN. She done done it again, y’all. I just can’t handle it. And I know we’ve hyped her up here before but I’ll be damned if her cotton candy-colored do isn’t just the greatest thing since the possibility of Sriracha-flavored Lays.

Also, get this: She pretty much admitted to getting the idea from Saint Smize-a-Lot herself, Tyra Banks (America’s Next Top Model creator, host, model maker-overer):

“I just thought it would be fun to dye my hair pink. I mean, honestly, I was watching America’s Next Top Model and the season where there were the British girls. Well, the British girl who won, she had pink hair, and I thought: ‘That looks really pretty.’ So I’m copying her, basically.”

Ain’t no shame in your game, lady. What do you guys think? Would you do the do?!

Featured image via USA Today


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  1. Annnd this is why I love Helen Mirren.

  2. I love it! When I was four years old I met a little old lady with pink hair. I decided then, when I get old I will have pink hair too. Like you I have dark hair now so pink is not an easy color to get. Not to mention that I’m in my 40′s and it would look like I was having a mid-life crisis or something! As soon as my hair goes completely grey I’m coloring it pink even if it is not in style anymore!!!

  3. She is one classy dame. Pun intended.

  4. This is awesome! I hope I can pull that off with that level of elegance some day.

  5. As if this woman needed to be hotter…

  6. Absolutely love it!

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