Lady Gaga’s hair has pretty much always been a source of fascination (and inspiration) for us non-famous folk. She started a major trend with her iconic “hair bow” in 2008. A few years later, she helped to popularize the “granny hair” trend when she dyed her long hair a striking shade of silver. But her latest look, which the “Million Reasons” singer debuted this week, might just be her best — and most special — yet.
As Refinery29 reports, on Wednesday, Gaga returned to Instagram after a two-week long hiatus rocking a beautiful new smoked peach ‘do (which we are officially declaring the hair color of summer 2017). In the post, Gaga thanked her fans for their support during her brief absence, which she took to grieve the loss of a close friend, Sonja Durham, who recently passed away of cancer. Captioning the beautiful no-makeup selfie, Gaga wrote:
“Just wanted to say a loving thank you to monsters and fans of @sonjad7777 all over the world. I’ve been resting since I wrapped filming, and have begun to further process all that has taken place….It is not how many followers you have, how skinny or beautiful by other peoples standards that matters. Truly it’s the best parts of you on the inside that you choose generously to share with your sister or brother that makes you beautiful. That’s what counts. That is your legacy. That is how you leave your mark. Transferring your positive energy to those around you, and watching it multiply.”
Though Gaga understandably didn’t address her new ombré hairstyle in the post, sex therapist Dr. Laura Berman told Essence that it’s not uncommon for people to change their appearance as a means of coping when going through a major life change (sort of like chopping off your hair after a particularly brutal breakup). And Gaga herself once wrote an entire song about using hair as a means of self-expression. After all, new ‘do, new you, right?
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Whatever the case, it appears as though Gaga is doing her best to cope — and we wish her all the best. Take a peek at her stunning new style below, and read up more on our favorite hair trends for summer 2017 here.
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