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Do These Hollywood Hunks Prove That Blonds Have More Fun?

Sep 1 2014 - 2:00pm

In anticipation of his upcoming album X, Chris Brown [1] revealed a return to bleached-blond locks on Instagram. He's certainly not the only celeb who's thrown out a hair-color change-up with fresh platinum strands. Take a look back at other hot Tinseltown guys who've gone blond over the years. The only question is this: which shades do you prefer on these dreamy dudes?

Source: Instagram user chrisbrown [2]

Does Chris look better as a blond or brunet?

It's not the first time Chris has dyed his hair blond, but we think the brighter locks pair well with his bad-boy persona. What do you think?

Source: Instagram user chrisbrown [3]

Does Pete look better as a blond or a brunet?

Pete posted this bleached-blond style to Instagram with the caption "prepared for new art on the horizon." Hear that sound? It's our inner middle schooler's heart breaking.

Source: Instagram user petewentz [4]

Does James look better as a brunet or blond?

Though it's not the first time James Franco [5] has gone for lighter locks, he cited "that late '90s bleached look" as his inspiration for this hue on Instagram.

Source: Instagram user jamesfrancotv [6]

Does Adam look better as a brunet or blond?

The Internet let out a collective gasp when the naturally raven-haired Renaissance man tweeted [7] a pic of himself with a coif so light it bordered on white!

Source: Getty [8]

Does Ryan look better as a dirty blond or bleached babe?

Although Ryan Gosling [9] is naturally gifted with sandy strands, he went full-on platinum in 2011 while filming A Place Beyond the Pines.

Source: Getty [10]

Does Brad look better as a dirty blond or bleached babe?

Perhaps the most famous (and gorgeous) guy to go blond is Brad. Though his natural color is a toasted shade, he notably went for a flaxen hue in 2005 during the premieres of Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

Source: Getty [11]

Does David look better as a dirty blond or bleached babe?

David Beckham [12] has never been shy about changing up his hair, but in 2007 he traded in his natural ash blond locks for a paled-out look.

Source: Getty [13]

Does Jared look better with blond, brunet, or ombré tresses?

While we wouldn't dream of changing Jared Leto [14]'s current perfectly ombré'd mane (can we switch hairstyles, please?), he once donned shorter 'dos back in the day. Jared gave us Eric Northman realness in 2010 with his slick champagne-hued style, while he reverted to his natural chestnut color in 2011.

Source: Getty [15]

Does James look better as a blond or brunet?

James Franco [16] dabbled with a more golden shade in place of his original espresso color in 2013.

Source: Getty [17]

Does Johnny look better as a blond or brunet?

Johnny Depp [18] exchanged his signature chocolate locks for sunnier lengths earlier this year in January.

Source: Getty [19]

Does Ryan look better as a blond or brunet?

Ryan Reynolds [20] dyed his whole head a creamy color for his role in 2009's Paper Man. Had he kept it, he would be matchy-matchy with his wife, Blake Lively [21].

Source: Getty [22], FilmColony [23]

Does Bradley look better as a blond or brunet?

Look! It's a baby Bradley! The actor first appeared on the scene with a mop of honey-hued hair in 2001.

Source: Getty [24]

Does Justin look better as a dirty blond or bleached babe?

And of course . . . who could forget Justin Timberlake [25] in his *NSYNC days? No matter how much you might love or loathe it today, we'll always cherish Justin's original frosted tips — no matter how much more dapper he may look with his naturally darker coif today.

Source: Getty [26]


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