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Which Hair Color Suits Maggie Q Better?

Live Free or Die Hard star Maggie Q is one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen, but I can't decide how I feel about the lighter hair she sported at the movie's recent New York premiere. She looks summery with the caramel highlights, but she looks so dramatic when her hair is darker with just a few highlights. Which hair color do you think flatters Maggie more?

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almostloli almostloli 9 years
she's pretty in both but i think the highlights one looks better in actual than in pics (personal experience haha)
lindaeatworld lindaeatworld 10 years
i think she's pretty in both! and dont think because someone thats asian dyes their hair means they want to look more "white". please. theres so many gorgeous people in the world and they all have different hair color.
lollipopgirl lollipopgirl 10 years
The darker shade is MUCH more unique, and i agree with all the people that said she looks too much like your average beverley-hills-i-have-a-heck-of-a-lot-of-money-type-celebrity. However the lighting in that picture is a little strange- she looks like she has those japanese geisha makeup on (pure white powder type thing)
peachiepink peachiepink 10 years
definitely darker. it brings out her pretty eyes and plays up her pale skin.
pumachick100 pumachick100 10 years
She looks much prettier with caramel highlights.
amandad32 amandad32 10 years
Wow, Freshman Psych rears it's ugly head!! (yep, I quoted Clueless) Maybe she just likes her hair this color and wanted a tan.... shocker!! Like someone said before, all races like to change it up every now and then, that does not mean they are trying to be white. I suppose shopping at thrift stores, cutting your hair short, getting piercings and tattoos and being anti-establishment is the only way women can "truly" express themselves huh? As if that look isn't cookie cutter somehow? Really, it's just a look she chose, I don't think it has some deep, spiritual meaning.
bookgirl bookgirl 10 years
I think both look great. The first one is a better summer look and the second (which I'm leaning towards as a preference) is great for fall/winter.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 10 years
I think that if she switched her skin colors in these pictures she'd look great with both hair. The caramel highlights would look better on paler skin(too matchy-matchy) with a tan. The dark color would look great with a tan (it washes her out right now)
yumemiru yumemiru 10 years
krampalicious, i totally agree with you about that. I think the whole bronze yourself thing is ridicules, not to say the whole whitening skin thing is any better. I think the occasion highlight like that second picture is okay but the first one is commanding to popular society, which in another word is peer pressure. it is not to say i wouldn't perm my hair or put makeup on, but there is a limit to how much one does and what is their comfortable limit, not which is the popular culture's limit/image of the perfect woman.
crazygirl93 crazygirl93 10 years
The caramel highlights I think she looks generally better in that pic...
Aziajs Aziajs 10 years
i hate the whitewashing of women of color that occurs in this damn country. why can't asian women--GASP!--look asian? why must black women have smooth, straight hair? it's just ridiculous and it makes me so angry that the grotesquely thin, uber-plastic, and totally white (but with a tan!) standard is still the bar of beauty by which all women--regardless of ethnicity, size, shape, or age. she looks utterly gorgeous in the second pic, and just like everyone else in the first. is there even a question here? I have to agree with your "whitewashing" comment. I think it's pretty dead on. I have to say, though, as a black woman relaxing my hair so that it is "smooth and straight" is necessary. It's the only way to get the shine and managability that I like. I love relaxers, whitewashing or not.
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 10 years
She looks great either way. She has a totally different look to each hair color.
Cherryluv Cherryluv 10 years
I think she looks great either way, but I voted for her Caramel highlights. It makes her look like she's glowing, very pretty!
nimue nimue 10 years
she's gorgerous!! i think both work for her, the first one is more suitable to now since it's summer.. but the dark one is really classic
mlen mlen 10 years
i think she looks like too different people- but great in both pics. maybe she just likes to play around with her looks like everyone else!
MrsSchmitt MrsSchmitt 10 years
I like the dark on her, but she looks really good either way!
krampalicious krampalicious 10 years
ignorance comes in all forms, poisonivy. it's not just hair that is lightened in that first picture, her overall look is more of the stereotypical "hollywood bronzed goddess." even her eyes look lighter.

the function of social standards of beauty is to impose them without your knowledge, so that when someone is outside the norm, the automatic response is to see them as too different or ugly without realizing exactly why you think that. think about it--why is it that in every social group besides caucasian are the biggest-selling beauty products designed to lighten the skin and straighten and smooth the hair.

standards of beauty are deeper than just the latest products recommended by our intrepid beauty editors--it all goes back to colonialization and the overall system designed to infantilize women by keeping focused on the trivial and the superficial, absorbed within themselves so they have no room focus on the bigger picture.

i love beauty products just as much if not more than anyone, but as we turn our critical eyes upon both ourselves and the celebrities we worship, it's important that we also examine why we feel such a strong desire to conform to standards that may never apply to us personally but are expected of women universally.

Rach3408 Rach3408 10 years
I think she looks beautiful in different ways with each
slahs_bebep slahs_bebep 10 years
I think she looks absolutley beautiful with the darker hair, and I totally agree with krampalicious. Her features are highlighted and much more natural. No comparisson.
poisonivy poisonivy 10 years
I don't think dying hair another shade besides black is whitewashing. Just like white women dye their hair different shades, other ethnicities do so as well. Sometimes you just get sick of the same old damn hair color and want a change. It doesn't mean that an asian or black chick want to look more white. I think its ignorant to assume that the only reason for minority women to change their hair color or texture is to be white.
lovelymiss6 lovelymiss6 10 years
She's gorgeous in both of them....but I like the highlights more.
mollipop mollipop 10 years
Not sure if it's the lighting, outfits, or something else altogether but she looks less lively in the pic on the right. So I voted for the lighter hair. It just does more for her complexion.
infraredflower infraredflower 10 years
She looks beautiful in both pics!
tragicbeautyx tragicbeautyx 10 years
Dark hair
msshellokitty msshellokitty 10 years
I like her with the lighter hair.She seems too washed out with the dark hair.
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