Lady Gaga – A True Style Icon
Lady Gaga, real name Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (yes really!), is an American singer-songwriter who has risen to fame in the last three years as one of the most stylish and controversial stars out there.
She’s sold over 64 million records worldwide, including several number ones, and she’s worked with artists such as Beyoncé and Akon. With a phenomenal sense of personal style and her tireless charity work, notably with the LGBT community and for HIV and AIDs charities, it’s no wonder that Lady Gaga has won a place in our hearts.
May I Introduce You To Lady Gaga…
Lady Gaga has always had a keen interest in music and was enrolled at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts from 2003 until she was signed with Streamline Records, an imprint of Interscope Records, where she worked as a songwriter. During this time, she caught the attention of Akon, a fellow recording artist, who signed her to his own label, Kon Live Distribution.
She released The Fame in 2008 and two more albums have followed, The Fame Monster in 2009 and Born This Way in 2011. She’s received numerous awards and accolades for her contributions to the music industry, including twelve Grammy award nominations, five Grammy awards, and two Guinness world records (most singles in the charts for the longest period of time and most searched for woman on the internet). Gaga was named the Top Artist of the Year in 2010 by Billboard.
The Style Icon Is Unleashed On The World!
When Lady Gaga arrived on the scene in 2008 her look was relatively restrained (at least compared to the Gaga we know and love nowadays) with long blonde hair and simple yet edgy styling, but since the release of her first single ‘Just Dance’ Gaga has experimented with a whole host of hair colors and styles along with a range of different music genres.
Female celebrities often fit themselves into one of three categories, cute blonde, sophisticated brunette, or fiery red-head – Lady Gaga ignores that trend entirely and instead we see her rocking all sorts of unusual colors, from lilac to bright yellow to turquoise. She’s actually had more hair colors than we at Hair Color Code can remember, so let’s have a look back through some of her most memorable hair moments.
Although Lady Gaga first came to our attention as a blonde, she is actually a natural brown-haired beauty, would you believe she dyed her hair lighter to stop constant comparisons with Amy Winehouse!
In 2008, Gaga had long blonde hair with a blunt fringe and this was when we first saw her distinctive hair bows.
In the summer of 2009 Lady Gaga decided to tantalise the crowds with a peek of lilac and pink underneath her blonde hair.
The blonde remained in place whilst she was promoting The Fame Monster although it was teased into a number of avant-garde hairstyles, including a bizarre creation that looked like an Elizabethan collar and a candyfloss masterpiece covered with a black lace veil.
Between 2009 and the launch of her third album in 2011, Lady Gaga has sported a raibow’s worth of hair colors, including dip-dyed egg yolk yellow ends, platinum gray hair with bright turquoise dip-dyed ends, a blue rinse, dip-dyed green, gray, lilac and white hair, baby pink hair, darker turquoise hair…and then back to the color we all know and love on her, platinum blonde.
Every look was original and edgy, and you can almost guarantee that you won’t see Gaga’s hair color on anyone else. Her hair color often changes to match whatever couture creation she is rocking at the time – for example, the green hair co-ordinated perfectly with an odd outfit that was little more than a see-through bodysuit with nipple covers and panties.