Britney Spears shows off her new burgundy hair in LA: cute or tragic?


Ruh-roh. Britney Spears dyed her hair, you guys. Apparently, Britney went “red” several days ago and she debuted the new color on stage in Las Vegas. These are photos of Britney and her current boyfriend David Lucado out and about in LA this weekend, so I guess she wasn’t in Vegas this weekend. So, Britney was showing off her new “red” locks, but I dispute the idea that this color should be called “red”. Red, to me, is Prince Harry’s hair. Amy Adams has red hair. Christina Hendricks is a redhead. This current shade that Brit’s working is, I believe, more of a budget burgundy. It doesn’t even look professionally done. It looks like something Kool-Aid based.

So, did Britney just dye it for a change? Did she do it just because she can? Did she go darker to let us know that she’s just a few months away from a pink wig? I have no idea. I don’t think the pink wig is about to make a comeback, although I do think this hair color makes Britney look unwell. Plus, it looks like she doesn’t wash her face or take off her makeup at night, right?

Incidentally, during a recent Las Vegas show, a fan took this video of Britney lip-syncing badly. Um… what did you expect? Do you really think Britney is singing live?



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  1. snowflake says:

    she looked good with the brunette color, this color looks horrible! and her eyebrows look funny too

    • Nikkie says:

      It makes her look tired and old. Not your color girl.

      • FLORC says:

        It’s closer to her natural color. She looks tired and old because she’s tired and aged very roughly.
        She should just relax. She makes millions from her perfume line alone.
        Maybe her father is the one who’s cracking the whip.

      • ToodySezHey says:

        My thought exactly, the color makes her look old and worn down.

        Sometimes your natural coloring is best.

      • Samtha says:

        I think it’s the terrible makeup that’s making her look old, actually. I mean, that color does nothing for her skin tone, but it wouldn’t seem so bad if not for the crap around her eyes.

      • gefeylich says:

        Yeah, you have to go with lighter hair as you age, not darker. That said, the has tired “excessive anti-psychotic drugs” eyes, but I suppose that’s better than crazy eyes. Poor Britney. Her family just won’t let her rest, will they?

    • Zigggy says:

      That browny-red colour looks way better on pale skin people, I think.

    • Dommy Dearest says:

      It’s whatever they have her on. Her eyes are making her look high as a kite. Pull the hair down and take her off whatever is making her eyes go into directions and she’ll be fine.

      • SkittleKitten says:

        Right?!! I thought maybe it was just me. Poor thing looks like she is in another world. My sister was on some serious bi polar medications and she had this exact same glazed over look. :-(

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Her hairline starts reallllly far back, and I think the hair color makes that more obvious when she wears her hair pulled back from her face like that. When she lightens her eyebrows too much, there is just too much space between eyes and hairline, IMO.

      She does look very tired, even on stage. I am not a hater, but I don’t understand how people can pay money to see her walk around lethargically. It doesn’t seem like she wants to be there, it is all just kind of sad to me.

  2. Erinn says:

    I actually almost went a bit more of a polished shade of this color. It’s kind of a red-violet which is supposedly really hot at the moment. I chickened out though, and just added a little copper red to my lighter brown hair. I really don’t think it’s that bad on Britt though, and if her makeup around her eyes wasn’t so heavy, it’d look better.

    • Tulip Garden says:

      I had this red-violet done professionally years ago. I loved it for about two days. It got tiresome for me quickly. I’m with you that it isn’t that bad on Brit. Her makeup could use a tone down too like you said.

      • Erinn says:

        I think that’s what would have happened if I’d done it. I’d have looooved it for a little while then gotten super bored. I have to behave with my hair color until after our wedding, but after that I’m just going to dye the underneath a deep red color to get it out of my system.

      • Cecilia says:

        I could never pull off this color & to me this is not a color found naturally in nature. Very few people could carry this color. Also, I think her makeup looks harsh because it is days old. Come on Brit…wash your face & do away with those clunky shoes.

  3. Launicaangelina says:

    Um…no. Time to adjust the meds.

    I know that was totay snarky and rude. Please forgive me, it’s still early.

    • Paige says:

      Yes. But you are right-
      at this point she is a fez monkey being put out there to perform….she does not look well…this Vegas deal is to give her something to do in a ‘controlled’ way. It could prove too much for her.
      Tragic really.

      • We Are All Made of Stars says:

        Thank you. How can someone be deemed legally incapacitated to such an extent that they cannot be in control of their own lives, and yet they are deemed fit to not only work, but to do so in one of the most damaging and pernicious industries that one could be a member of? It just doesn’t make any sense. Where is the state of California intervening on her behalf? Shame on the system that lets her be used by the same people that they themselves put in charge of taking care of her.

    • linnja says:

      She has a big Beautiful house with a nice garden and pool and two sons, and Money Rolling in from perfumes etc. She should just sit back there and relax and take care of her kids, cause it is obvious that she is NOT mentally healthy IMO. Even a quick glance at her facial expression and overall apearance/vibe reveals that to the onlooker.

      • Lauraq says:

        Whenever Britney has had nothing to do, there has been trouble. She was ‘taking a break’ when she went psycho. Work is good for her.

  4. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    For the love of Mike, how much money does she have? She always looks like she rolled out of bed, took a sip of the warm beer left over from the night before, lit a cig and headed out to the dog track.

    • Tracy says:

      Yeah, I don’t get it. She really looks awful most of the time.

    • erindipity says:

      +1, kinda.

      I sport a similarly disheveled look most days (it’s hard being a pregnant stay-at-home mom to a toddler!), so I can’t really shade her for it. She probably sees her money as a warrant to dress and act however she feels most comfortable with no apologies. I’d probably do the same in her shoes, frankly.

      I will say, however, that burgundy hair does her no favors whatsoever.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I think you have every reason to be focusing on your little toddler and your happy news and not on fashion right now. Congratulations! And I’m sure you look adorable.

    • bns says:

      She has always had a lazy and tacky sense of style. Not that that makes it any better, but…

    • ParisPucker says:

      Agreed. With access to the word’s top stylists, nutritionists, dermatologists, personal life coaches, physical trainers, therapists, etc – there is no reason to end up looking like a dragged out alley cat. If she hates all that kind of attention which her money can clearly buy, then LEAVE THE BUSINESS! She looks just terrible. And we all have our ‘off day’s but I think for her, it’s a way of rebelling. And it’s depressing for us, because she seems to do nothing in using the resources accessible to her. The ‘charm’ and fantasy of stardom is annihilated whenever we see her looking like an alley cat. Wish she would retire and find happiness in the ‘burbs. She’s been ‘over it’ for years – and that’s fine! Go enjoy yourself and relax and be with your babies, girl. You’ve earned it.

      • PrettyTarheelFan says:

        I don’t think it’s her. It’s Daddy and her management team. It’s a terrible situation all around. She had a drive to succeed, very early, and they just used that until it broke. Instead of getting her help at the very first sign of trouble, they pushed her until she had a breakdown.
        So you’ve instilled in this person a drive to succeed, and prevented her from developing any other way to succeed, and raised her in such a way that her self-worth is all tied up in performing and adulation. And now, she’s physically and mentally unable to perform to the same level, but she doesn’t know anything else. She has a staff depending on her financially, so…get out there and make some money! They’ll come to see you no matter what!
        Brit and I are the same age. I think about all the joy I get from my life and my job, and I wouldn’t trade my mortgage for her millions any day of the week.

      • Dutch says:

        Same thing happened to Elvis, look how it worked out for him.

    • Petee says:

      I love Britney but this is exactly what you describe.Her hair isn’t even clean.I saw her on her Circus tour after she got well and she looked really great.A little afraid but really healthy.Maybe she just doesn’t care but I don’t think her fan’s like to see her like this.

  5. LadyJane says:

    Why is one eye bigger than the other eye? I thought it might just be in one photo, but no – it’s in all the photos. Just weirdness.

    • ncboudicca says:

      I noticed that, too. Her teeth don’t look right either. New fronts? Hair color changed to distract us from something she’s done to her face?

    • blue marie says:

      It’s probably just a droopy eyelid, I have one and my eyes look like that in photos.

    • Ag-UK says:

      I think she wears contacts and I use to wear them for ages and in photos my eyes use to look wonky

    • Petee says:

      It’s been like that for awhile.I don’t get it because I don’t think medication does that.Honestly Britney has never been the same after she took up with F-Fed and after they broke up.I think she felt really used by him.

  6. IceQueen says:

    It does not suit her. It makes her look very pale.

  7. Tapioca says:

    Get me a brow pencil STAT! You can’t have dark hair and eyes without a strong brow.

    She looks healthy and isn’t carrying a venti Frap. This is good news.

  8. len says:

    It’s the eyebrows. They are too thin or too light.

  9. FirstTimer says:

    I like her blonde hair more.

  10. cr says:

    The hair doesn’t bother me. It is the shoes/sandals that bother me.

    • NYC_girl says:

      The entire outfit is terrible. Each piece could be OK on its own, but the shorts, those shoes, the frumpy sweater…. at least her legs look good.

    • MrsBPitt says:

      It looks like that whole outfit was found on the clearance aisle at the local K-mart…

  11. Lilacflowers says:

    Britney is starting to remind me of Tonya Harding.

  12. smee says:

    Rutroh – when she starts changing her hair drastically, a breakdown is coming.

  13. Charlotte says:

    Forget the hair, what happened to her teeth???

  14. Willa says:

    I know she’s comfy but Gawd she looks a mess!

  15. Jennifer says:

    You can take the girl out of the trailer park but….

  16. Penny says:

    It always amazes me how bad she looks, because she still has a great body and she had to work hard for that even when she was a teenager. She must still be exercising loads, but she doesn’t wash her face or brush her hair or own a decent bra. Usually exercise is the first thing to go if you stop looking after yourself, but with Britney it seems like that’s the only self care she does.

  17. Pumpkin Pie says:

    This will probably sound extreme-ish, but I just can’t stand it when celebs with tons of money dress the way she does. What is she wearing? Nothing in that outfit goes together. She has no dress sense, at all. I can’t remember seeing a picture of her looking good.

    • MrsBPitt says:

      I’m with you…its very easy to put on a clean pair of jeans and a nice shirt and shoes…they don’t have to be dressed to the nines, but I don’t have millions of dollars and I would never go out of the house looking like I hadnt washed my face and wearing hideous clothes…

  18. bns says:

    I hate it. I hope she dyes it back to blonde by the time I see her in Vegas. The smudged eyeliner ages her, too.

  19. Kaye says:

    The bottom left thumbnail, the one that’s more of a closeup – I swear to God if someone told me that was Britney Spears, I’d call him a liar.

    Why does she look so different?

  20. PinkyTuscadero says:

    her thick legs look like mine — nothing wrong with them, and they look awesome from the front– but she serves as a good reminder to me of what not to wear. also, hair color change is to distract from botox eye

  21. Dawn says:

    The good thing about Brit is she actually has talent. She is not on the stroll looking for paps to take her pictures, she is out doing something before she goes to work! I don’t think this hair color is doing her a favor but it could be so much worse. As far as her clothes go, better to see a celeb underdressed in every way than over dressed in the middle of day looking like a hooker who just is getting home after a long night. And yes everyone knows who that is! Give Brit a break, she works hard at actually entertaining an audience unlike the Kardashians who get press for doing absolutely nothing but walking.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I wouldn’t say she has talent. She had talent, but talent needs to be worked at in order to survive. Her dance moves have been subpar for around 10 years now, her voice has never been great. Honestly, she looks like she is phoning it in when you see videos of her show in Vegas. I do like Brit a lot more than the Kardashians, but for years she was absolutely one who would call the paparazzi to come and take her picture (she was named in lawsuits re: photo ops at Kitson on Robertson, etc.) . She pioneered that tactic for the K.Klan.

  22. Maria says:

    The color is too dark for her skin tone plus the eyebrows. …

    She looks happy tho so there’s that.

  23. Christin says:

    Either she’s trend following or has taken her Hokie fandom to a new level. That color reminds me of VA Tech’s maroon color.

  24. rep says:

    Cant even describe this. She appears to be forcing that grin. Lets show the people Im happy by smiling way over the top.

  25. dizzylucy says:

    I think she would look good as a brunette, but professionally done with the right color, and with better eyebrows and makeup.
    I don’t think she really cares too much though.

  26. kimbers says:

    I like it! Cant wait to see how it looks down! :)

  27. Becki says:

    I really like purple/red hair, I had some streaks put in my hair this fall & I loved it! I’m too chicken to go all out though. The thing with Britney is, I don’t think she changed her makeup for the darker hair & as some people mentioned her eyebrows are too light. Did anyone else think her new boyfriend looks like vintage K-fed? It’s the eyes I think.

  28. Feebee says:

    Poor Britney she really can’t catch a break. She looks fine. She might even be wearing a bra. Does she really need to be put-together to run out to a store? Doesn’t look like she took off last nights make up but no biggie. Besides this is her style, I don’t think it’s lazy, it’s just casual and ordinary.

    • Petee says:

      She thought enough about it to put those shoe’s on.I think her medication and her bi-polar come into play here.

  29. Jen says:

    The best she ever looked is when she had caramel-colored hair. She needs to go back to that ASAP.–large-msg-12000926907.jpg

  30. CariBean says:

    She looks vacant in the eyes and has for a while.

  31. Ellie66 says:

    She looks like she is high, again almost every picture her eyes look sad and dead. :( I feel sorry for her she just a money making puppet.

  32. Nicolette says:

    She just looks old to me.

  33. wtf says:

    I feel so sorry for her, but not because of her hair color. Does anyone else think that she’s being exploited by her ‘family’?

  34. Whitney says:

    I just hope she’s doing alright.

  35. Dimebox says:

    I feel very sorry for her. How horrible to have a family that looks at her as their ATM, and trots her out whether it’s in her best interests or not. Her Vegas show is all lip-synched because her voice was ruined years ago. For those who haven’t heard it, this is a link to the You Tube video with an sound engineer’s isolated mike feed of what her voice really sounds like.

    • Ming says:

      Wow. She sounds horrible. But sadly, exactly what I imagined her to sound like without auto tune .. No wonder she lip syncs.

  36. Peanut says:

    I actually don’t mind the hair color. But what is happening with her eye make-up and DEAR GOD THAT OUTFIT. The whole outfit is just so wrong on so many levels.

  37. mar says:

    she looks terrible

  38. GIRLFACE says:

    No matter who wears this color it always looks like 15 dollar Loreal ‘Velvet Chesnut’ or something to me.

  39. Miffy says:

    I’ve seen photos on other websites and the hair actually looks lovely down, these are just really bad photos of her. Mind you in the “good hair” pics it’s very obvious that she’s biting her nails away to nothing (I’ll post a link if I can find it again).

  40. Grail Seeker says:

    She’s been through so much, you can tell just by looking into her eyes and seeing all the pain there. She’s endured some nightmares. I feel so badly for Britney :(

    • Annie says:

      True, and that is what is making her look “haggard” not any hair color. I actually like the burgundy on her a lot, since usually whenever she goes dark she picks an unflattering drab shade, this is a nice change for her.

    • Mingy says:

      I agree, sadness in those eyes.

  41. Camille (The Original) says:

    So much awfulness *shudder*.

  42. murphy says:

    She’s doing it on purpose to act out.

  43. Maritza says:

    A lighter brown would look much better and lighter eye shadow too.

  44. Sarah says:

    I’m a hundred percent convinced that this poor woman is forced to perform and market herself any which way her handlers see fit. I don’t think she has much say at all and is most likely incredibly depressed…as a result I feel awful commenting on her appearance in any way. I think she does what she is told, has to, and then has to be paraded in front of us for our harsh feedback. I really hope that there is a way to get people out of these situations, seems incredibly abusive.

  45. Lisa says:

    She looks like a Duggar.

  46. mercy says:

    Not her colour at all. She should’ve gone for a lighter and warmer shade.

  47. Amber says:

    Whoa! Why wouldn’t she go see a professional colorist? This color clashes with her skin so badly. It looks like a cheap box dye color. Poor Brit, so clueless.

  48. Melanie says:

    Horrid! Seriously, she looks like a dude in the first pic. That color is awful on her and her eyeliner is all wrong. She’s one of those girls that needs blonde hair. It works for her, she should stick to it.

  49. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    It’s nice to see there are still some Waltons around. Britney’s bf must be John boy’s great great grandson.