Table of contents:
- From Olympus to the masses
- In the footsteps of the "blond beast"
- Anatomy of the White
- Blondes and technical progress
- "The blonde queen of eroticism" - this is how not only the French spoke of her
- Blondomania: pros and cons
- A triumph of the blond style
At all times, blondes have been the object of adoration, the object of the most daring male fantasies. Only the gods of Olympus and the mighty of this world could possess them.
Paradoxically, it is the strong half of the human race that is most susceptible to all kinds of weaknesses. And to justify themselves in their own eyes, men have found a universal formula: "Cherche la femme." Paradoxically, but true: everything that happens in the life of men happens precisely because of women. But it is no less paradoxical that because of the blondes this happens much more often. And yet, as the title of the old movie says, "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." That is why the slogan "Sherche la Blond" is becoming relevant today.
From Olympus to the masses
At all times, blondes were the subject of adoration, the object of the most daring male fantasies, personifying at the same time happiness and fate, temptation and innocence. At first, only the gods of Olympus and the mighty of this world could possess them. Then mortals also tasted the same joy. And along with joy - and problems. It is enough to remember what Troy has become - and all because of the golden-haired Elena. And the famous Odysseus - no matter how much he wandered around the world, no matter how much he amused himself with queens and soothsayers, everything drew him to his fair-haired Penelope. Even the ancestor of humanity, Eve, was portrayed by the great artists of the Renaissance as a blonde.
The modern Munich psychologist Stefan Lermer, who has been studying the phenomenon of blondes for more than twenty years, called blonde hair "the most important factor in flirting." For most, blond hair is associated with light, sun and gold. And light and gold at all times were considered the most powerful magnet.
The first fashion for blond women arose through the efforts of the great Julius Caesar. The barbarians from the banks of the Rhine were not very popular with the Roman emperor and general. But the tall, slender barbarians, desperately fighting along with the men against the Roman legionaries, disturbed the emperor's imagination extremely. By his order, when capturing enemy cities, they were not killed, but taken prisoner, turning them into concubines. And the golden braids of the captives were considered the most valuable gift that a soldier could bring from the battlefields. And Roman matrons willingly weaved them into their hairstyles.
In the seventeenth century, among secular ladies it became customary to wear snow-white wigs over their own hairstyles. Later they became the subject of etiquette, which even men obeyed. And in the eighteenth century it came to the point that "wearing" your own natural hair was considered indecent at all.
In the footsteps of the "blond beast"
Our domestic literature, with its characteristic humanism, has brought a new, optimistic accent to the attitude towards blondes. In Russian fairy tales, for example, if it was about evil and deceit, then they were certainly personified by a burning brunette. And if on the contrary - tenderness and meekness was required - then call Alyonushka, the blonde. And the beauty and worldly wisdom of our compatriot Roksolana forced even non-Christian peoples to reconsider their views - not only on blondes, but also on the social role of women in general.
In part, the leadership of blondes was due to the maximalism of Christian doctrines that gravitate towards the orthodox division of the world into black and white. Dark-haired women were readily attributed to the habits of witches, on which it was convenient to write off such troubles as crop failure, drought or the death of cattle. Nobody would have suspected the Snow Maiden of such outrages. And although the end of the Bazhov story is far from a happy ending, in the eyes of public opinion, blonde women have finally received the benefit of the doubt. And since this opinion most often turned out to be male, then its origins, according to scientists, should be sought in the depths of male nature.
Anatomy of the White
Anthropologists unanimously argue that the preference for blondes for the stronger sex prompts the instinct of self-preservation. If in a relationship with his own kind a man is forced to strain, then next to women he naturally wants to relax. And the less a woman outwardly reminds him of a rival, the more likely relaxation is. In terms of “safety,” blondes inspire much more confidence: their skin is thinner and more elastic, hair on the face and limbs is practically absent, and on the head it is much softer than that of their dark-haired sisters. Agreeing with anthropologists, we, of course, run the risk: in revenge for such hints, brunettes can easily throw tomatoes. Well, well, you shouldn't take everything so literally.
The fact is that light hair is a recessive trait associated with a more dependent role in reproduction. The rate of adrenaline production - with all the ensuing consequences for men - is much higher for brunettes than for blondes. Therefore, the latter are somehow calmer. Take two contrasting feminine looks for comparison. On the one hand, there is the soft and feminine blonde Claudia Schiffer, who radiates benevolence and almost approachability. On the other hand, there is the brunette Naomi Campbell, who has firmly reinforced the image of a "dark-skinned bitch" in the male mind. And if you still prefer the latter, you can postpone reading on this. But at the same time, keep in mind, you will be in the minority …
Blondes and technical progress
Like any mania, blonde mania naturally involved sacrifice. But these sacrifices were always voluntary. “The men around me … they fly like moths to the light, but if someone scorches their wings, I have nothing to do with it,” the divine Marlene Dietrich sang in the movie “Blue Angel”. Her beauty was alternately sung by Cocteau and Remarque, the most influential men of the twentieth century, including Hitler and Hemingway, were in love with her.
"The blonde queen of eroticism" - this is how not only the French spoke of her
Lyubov Orlova settled for a long time in the dreams of millions of Soviet moviegoers, in whose incomprehensible cocktail eroticism and patriotism were mixed. Well, the male excitement that has arisen around Marilyn Monroe, "blonde No. 1 of the twentieth century," has become simply textbook. The Marilyn myth is still alive today. For more than thirty years, a competition has been held for her blonde counterparts, who wear the same dresses with trepidation, repeat her gestures by heart, copy her poses, try to portray her charming smile and master her amazing gait.
Needless to say, what a powerful magnifying glass for blondes the modern modeling business has become. Karen Mülder, Nadia Auerman, Linda Evangelista, Daniela Pestova - these names have become today a symbol of a special style of "blond". Remembering domestic top models, our reader will immediately name Christina Krasovskaya, Anya Shevtsova, Oksana Volkova, Anya Lukashenko and many other Ukrainian beauties. Speaking of beauties: in the national contest "Miss Ukraine" in recent years, only blondes have won.
Those who often watch TV have probably noticed that most of the hosts of various programs are all the same blondes. It is no coincidence that in Europe and the United States, out of 14 women reading news from the screen, 12 are blonde. Psychologists say that even bad news is more easily perceived if it is read by a blonde. In general, having concluded a "pact of friendship and mutual assistance" with the media, blondes became the flagship of public taste and finally took possession of the minds of our time.
Blondomania: pros and cons
Like any social phenomenon, blond mania has acquired not only fierce supporters, but also determined opponents - but at the same time leaving no one indifferent. Recognized master of the nightmare, Alfred Hitchcock, did not hide his unusual obsession with blondes - he saw them as "the best victims." "Their advantage is," the director argued, "that blood stains are surprising to them."
Today, blondes are considered unambiguously unattractive only where, in spite of civilization and progress, the blonde's leg has not yet set foot. And where there are no blondes, there is no cinema, television, newspapers, and Marilyn Monroe is considered the Minister of Agriculture of the South African Republic. The hero of the ecological film "The Gods Probably Got Mad", a naive bushman, made the original impressions of the meeting with the blonde. “And then,” he says, “I met the ugliest woman in the world. She was so white, as if she had been lying under a rotten snag all her life. " There are not so many supporters of such an "ecological" point of view in the general mass.
Although, other opponents of the "bright suit" build their prejudices on even more shaky arguments. Some argue that blondes are cold and unromantic. Others insist that they are stupid and sickly obedient. Whatever it is! For example, Nastassya Kinski or Sharon Stone can hardly be called frigid, which is at least confirmed by the large number of their husbands and lovers. There were legends about Marina Vlady's passionate love for Vladimir Vysotsky. And the famous French actor Jean Gabin, who fell madly in love with Marlene Dietrich in 1940, confessed in his memoirs that he was ready to give up his house, family, work for this woman, go with her to the ends of the world and be there until she leaves him, of which he was quite sure. In turn, for a minute meeting with Gabin, Marlene once put on a military uniform and went into the army. Upon learning that the unit where her lover served was at the Belgian border, she got hold of a jeep and rushed to him. Gaben remembered this all his life.
With the appearance on the movie screens of Brigitte Bardot, an erotic boom began throughout the male world. Sometimes it got to the point of absurdity. For example, the Soviet customs received a directive from the Politburo - to confiscate photographs of a sultry blonde from everyone entering the country. And in the US, the Dallas authorities have banned the screening of films with the participation of Brigitte Bardot in black neighborhoods in order to protect their inhabitants from overexcitement. The actress herself has experienced a record number of marriages. “When a man has many mistresses, they say about him that he is Don Juan. When a woman has many lovers, she is called a whore … Where is the justice? " - complained Bridget.
A triumph of the blond style
Women who have lightened their hair at least once simply cannot refuse it, because they have already experienced what power over men is. In the film with a very symbolic title "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" the main character is not accidentally played by Marilyn Monroe - "blonde from head to toe." Actually, Marilyn's real career began exactly when she turned into a blonde. Year after year, the dark-haired debutante made her way in Hollywood, but apart from unremarkable roles, she was offered nothing. Until one day her agent threw in a "hack" - to appear in an advertisement for another "magic remedy" for lightening hair. The result exceeded all expectations - her famous platinum curls were born. And a caustic joke: "Nothing beautifies a woman like hydrogen peroxide."
The habit of using light-colored hair dyes can only be compared to cocaine addiction. Sharon Stone and Kim Bassinger argue that this is not possible at all. Although the latter had to once bring a serious sacrifice to the altar of blonde mania. At last year's Oscar ceremony, the actress had to appear with her hair cut as a schoolboy. But Kim did not refuse the joys of perhydrol.
But the legendary Madonna changed her platinum curls to straight black hair. And all with one voice immediately began to say that this was no longer Madonna at all, but simply Louise Ciccone - most of the singer's fans liked her former appearance more.
For men who are unable to resist the "white charm", we advise you to be especially vigilant - is it really white, in the sense of real? The fact that 72% of gentlemen prefer blondes is well aware of the "workers of the night" - the inhabitants of nightlife. The unnaturally white tone of their hair - "like Monroe" - is not an element of style, but a characteristic feature of their profession. However, connoisseurs of the "blond" style can easily distinguish several shades of this richest color. And according to some signs - even the temperament and type of "his" blonde. Some researchers of the phenomenon of blondes subdivide them into several types.
Solar: Marina Vladi, Claudia Schiffer, Princess Diana;
Posh: Marlene Dietrich, Ivana Trump;
Dangerous: Sharon Stone, Kim Bassinger;
and finally Sex Bombs: Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot.
And let brunettes and their fans console themselves, claiming that dark curls are a symbol of fatal passion. Passion, sadly, tends to fade over time. And a blonde is always a mystery, which sometimes has to be solved all my life. Regardless of the type and shade - this is definitely a godsend! So, gentlemen, "shabby la blond" - look for a blonde, each his own. And when you find her, be sure - you will not regret it!