Salma Hayek shows off her new blonde hair at the pre-BAFTA party: love it or hate it?

BAFTA Nominees Party

You know what I’ve been thinking about now that the BAFTAs are upon us? How Harvey Weinstein used to host a huge BAFTA party in London, which was one of the hottest tickets during BAFTA weekend. All of the A-listers (British and American) would go to the Weinstein party. London was one of his big hunting grounds too, and Scotland Yard currently has several open investigations into him. Anyway, these are some photos from the other big-ticket party during BAFTA weekend: the pre-BAFTA nominees party held at Kensington Palace. Again, from what I’m seeing, BAFTA president Prince William did not attend the party which was literally just steps away from his front door. He never does. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Salma Hayek did come to the party, and WOW, she’s a blonde now. Does it suit her? I’m not sure if it suits her, but I will say that she looks like a totally different person as a blonde. Part-Kardashian and part… something. Her dress is Gucci. Look at the jeweled bugs on the sleeves!! The dress is terrible but I love the bejeweled bugs.

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Margot Robbie in Chanel Haute Couture. Guys… I think I might like this? It’s a surprisingly good party dress.

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Greta Gerwig’s hair looks fried and I don’t really believe that she knows how to dress for her figure. She’s much skinnier than this dress would have you believe.

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Gemma Arterton looks like a Rockette in this onesie.

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Kate Mara and Jamie Bell are adorable and pocket-sized but I dislike this Valentino dress on her.

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Natalie Dormer in what I’m assuming is one of Stevie Nicks’ old costumes. This is by Sandra Mansour.

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Sh-t, when did Nicholas Hoult become a full-on heartthrob? I would. British Thunder.

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Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Wal says:

    I think Salma’s hair is a wig and she looks better with dark hair. Nicholas Hoult is hot AF!

    • HadleyB says:

      Did she get work done? That is what I always assume when they do something dramatic with their hair… to turn attention away from whatever else towards their hair instead.

    • Esmom says:

      Yes and yes!

      As for the ladies, Margot is knocking it out of the park. I love her look from head to toe. Gerwig’s hair kinda matches her dress and that is not a good thing, lol.

    • Bellagio DuPont says:

      I’m delighted to find that something looks bad on Salma Hayek….ie, she doesn’t look perfect all the freaking time. Hooray! :D

    • Frida says:

      She looks like SNL’s Cecily Strong in a blonde wig.

      • Ankhel says:

        She usually looks less good than she easily could. Her clothes tend to be too fussy, too twee, and often too tight to boot.

        This isn’t bad for her – a bit small and twee, but without the full load of bows, frills and glue on shit she’s drawn to.

    • Kterr says:

      I think it ages her

  2. Caitlin Bruce says:

    Jennifer should have never ended it with Nick. He has the bluest eyes I’ve ever seen 😍

    • SM says:

      I learned my lesson, always scroll till the end of the post. He is so gorgeous. And he generaly seems like a really nice and respectful person. You know, the exact opposite of the douch she dated

    • Still_Sarah says:

      @ Caitlin Bruce : That’s what I thought too – why did Jennifer end it with him to go to douches like Chris “Peter Pan” Martin and Darren “I’m a dark and tormented artist” A?

    • Dawnie says:

      Yes. Love them as a couple. They looked like they were finding young love together.

    • endoplasmic_ridiculum says:

      Yeah he does – too bad he will always be the vegan nut loaf eating tormented kid from ‘About A Boy’ to me….

  3. ThenThereIsThat says:

    I always found Nick hot! He is beautiful and sexy.

  4. Paris says:

    I don’t like her wig.

  5. milla says:

    Nope. She looked great with dark hair.

  6. Alexandria says:

    I think she should try Kim’s colour which tends more to silver. Just want to see it. This one is too blonde. I’m not surprised she is aging slowly. Latinas seem (I use seem because I only see Latinas on tv) to age slower and she has the best beauty treatments. So it will take a while.

    So Nicholas finally showed his hotness. Thank God Margot decided to stop being edgy and start looking put together.

    • minx says:

      I actually like this blond color, just not on a brown eyed brunette like Salma.

      • lizbert says:

        Pretty sure this is a wig, but to everyone hating on Salma as a blonde, here’s the thing. A lot of us natural brunettes start graying rather early, and it’s very noticeable against dark length. Unless you accept your gray early, or are prepared to cut off a lot to avoid the dreaded line of demarcation, sometimes blonde is actually less maintenance. I believe Ms. Hayek is in her late forties/early fifties. I went blonde in my early forties after being on a GD two-week dye schedule to maintain my roots. Does it wash me out? Sure, although the right tone works wonders. Do I miss my dark hair? Every day. But not enough to continue the level of commitment I put in for 20 years. I see a colorist now about 4 times a year for highlights. So I get it, even if it’s not the most flattering on olive-skinned, brown-eyed women like myself.

  7. Anon33 says:

    She looks awful. She has so much to work with, and this is the look they chose? Just awful.

  8. Lucy says:

    I will take Margot’s dress and Nick’s everything, thank you very much. Also, I think Salma’s hair is just a wig.

  9. Spicecake38 says:

    Blonde Selma is almost average,and brunette Sandra is stunning.

  10. minx says:

    Hate Salma’s hair, dislike most of the dresses, but Nicholas is just…..wonderful.

  11. Sullivan says:

    Here for Hoult. He’s positively dreamy.

  12. Other Renee says:

    I don’t hate the blonde, good for her for giving it a try. But wtf is up with the dresses? Salma’s looks like a school uniform run amok. Greta and Kate are too old for babydoll dresses. And no one should be wearing a onesie except an infant.

  13. broodytrudy says:

    I’m getting pregnant vibes from Kate. It’s not the terrible dress. Her posture maybe?

    • DIRTNAP says:

      Thank you, @BroodyTrudy, I was just going to post the same. As much as I dislike the term “bump watch,” I’m on one for Kate.

      Maybe it’s her upper arms? I don’t know, that’s probably not a pregnancy clue, but something does seem different about her.

  14. slowsnow says:

    I watched “Beatriz at Dinner” on the plane and I was so unnerved (in a good way) by the film and impressed with her acting that I was really uncomfortable afterwards and wanted to leave and walk walk walk. Now she can do whatever she wants with her hair and her life, I’ll always have Beatriz.
    Anyone seen the film? Connie Britton and Chloé Sévigny are also awesome in it.

    • Other Renee says:

      I saw it. She was excellent. The film was so so. The ending was absolutely awful.

      • slowsnow says:

        Yes, the ending was, well, surprising (why didn’t the driver run after her?!) but it made me wonder if it had been based on some real story that he then developped into a script.

    • Redgrl says:

      I expected so much from that movie and found it disappointing. characters were a little too rigidly cliched for me. Maybe my hopes were so high nothing could live up to it..

  15. Gutterflower says:

    I dislike the majority of strapless dresses. I find they make breasts look very droopy.

  16. Penfold says:

    I actually said ‘Woah!’ out loud when I got to Nicolas Hoult. He looks gorgeous!

  17. WMGDtoo says:

    Hate the blonde hair color. She is gorgeous with dark hair. Why every women has to go blonde when most look terrible

    Gemma Arterton has great legs.. JEALOUS :)

    Nicolas Hoult looks hot. Which the sides of his hair were longer. other than that I say yes.

    • magnoliarose says:

      If I had beautiful lush dark hair, I would never color it. Natalie Dormer looks terrible blonde, and so does Salma. I rarely like when women color beautiful, healthy hair too light. Greta would look much better as a medium brunette with some added warm lighter tones. Usually, the person goes too light and washes themselves out. One thing I like about Gigi Hadid is her hair color. She is a natural blonde but resists over lightening and frying her hair.

      • slowsnow says:

        Agreed with everything you said. With some extraordinarily successful exceptions blonde hair washes out brunettes and turns them into average beauties.
        It’s probably for a role or to hide plastic surgery or a tweak (that I can see, but some ladies here have an eye for that).

      • Heather says:

        Natalie Dormer may look better as a brunette but I think that is, or pretty close, to her natural hair color.

      • magnoliarose says:

        @Heather
        I didn’t know that. I looked it up after your post and it seems she’s part Norwegian.
        I read somewhere Angelina does the same, darkens it and I have to say I like it on both. It brings out their beautiful eyes.

  18. Heat says:

    Hoult has been smoking hot for years! I saw him up close on a red carpet, and he’s legit one of the best looking people I’ve ever seen. He’s flawless.

  19. Theodora says:

    It works, but I prefer her as a brunette. She’s pretty as a blonde, but stunning as a brunette.

  20. Alix says:

    No, no, a thousand times no.

  21. SJhere says:

    I hate it and hope it is a wig.
    Actually I hate all the crayon yellow hair and the ash grey/violet grey hair that is current.
    Most blonde dye jobs look harsh or damaged. Lots and lots of upkeep to have a dye hair look in good condition.
    And, most of these outfits look bad.
    Nick Hoult is looking tall, dark and fabulous and I’m old enough to be his Granny.

  22. Giulia says:

    I’m not sure it suits Salma, but I’m surprised how much I like it on her. (her hair not the dress which does the job I guess)

  23. HeyThere! says:

    Good lord. Who knew Jennifer peaked in the dating world with Nick?!

  24. bella says:

    I love Margot Robbie, and Nick Hoult. I think Salma’s hair is a wig and she looks hot blond, but no to the dress and especially the shoes!

  25. aquarius64 says:

    William is president of BAFTA yet he doesn’t show up at its event. Take that patronage away from him.

    • magnoliarose says:

      This kind of stuff he pulls that make me unable to take him sometimes. Rude but has no problem living it up on the taxpayer’s money. He barely wants to work and has disdain for the public.

  26. trollontheloose says:

    full on wig to hide cosmetic surgery

  27. notasugarhere says:

    “Again, from what I’m seeing, BAFTA president Prince William did not attend the party which was literally just steps away from his front door. He never does. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯”

    Kaiser, you cannot expect Keen William to attend two BAFTA events in a row, even if it is steps from his door. it took years to shame him in to finally attending the awards last year. #whateverfulltimeroyalmeans

    • notasugarhere says:

      KM wearing green at the BAFTAs tonight, very similar to another green dress she’s worn during other pregnancies. She’s broken protocol plenty of other times and worn all-black, but not for Time’s Up.

      • Other Renee says:

        It’s a very muted grey green with black belt. I’m sure this will be a topic tomorrow morning here.

  28. Argonaut says:

    Hate it on her. Same with Kim Kardashian as a blonde. I know we all want what we don’t have, but as a pale blonde I would love to have Salma and Kim’s olive skin tone and naturally dark hair and eyes!

  29. Lightpurple says:

    Salma is back to long, dark hair so the blonde is a wig

  30. Scarlett says:

    I think Margot looks great.

  31. A Fan says:

    Answer: I hate it. Actually, I HATE IT. Brown-eyed brunettes do not look good in blonde hair. So stop it. :)

    [*However, Margot Robbie looks fabulous.*]

  32. Pandy says:

    I like her hair blonde. With that face, she can probably pull off most colours.

  33. Holly hobby says:

    Oh salma no! Nicholas Hoult. Wow wow. I remember him as the chunky boy in About a Boy. He sure turned out right!

  34. Ce2495 says:

    Nicholas looks amazing!

  35. anon says:

    when was hoult not good looking?? he’s got charisma and amazing blue eyes..

  36. HollyGo says:

    Sales presented tonight and I swear she had dark hair. So perhaps a wig?

    I sense palpable relief and happiness at these BAFTAs now that the cloud of Weinstein is gone. All the different casts and crews coming together and enjoying each other more.

  37. Redgrl says:

    Salma looks like she’s single-white-female-ing Madonna. Not a good look. I also like Jamie Bell – he was awesome in Turn.

  38. Dawnie says:

    Please tell me Nicholas Hoult came to hold a boom box over his head, blast a love song and get Jennifer Lawrence back. Am I the only one that wants them back together?

  39. Just a reader says:

    Long time reader, never commented before as I just enjoy the entertainment while I take breaks from work. But I think its extremely rude to call short people “pocket-sized”. Maybe you think it sounds cute, but short people are actually really tired of cutesy nicknames that are almost always thinly veiled insults.

  40. Layla Love says:

    Please be a very bad wig and photoshop face job!

  41. Lyla says:

    Looks like a wig.

    And hello Nicholas! 😻

  42. Eve V says:

    Salma looks better with that shade of blonde than I thought she would. However, I really think the dramatic change is to distract from some facial adjustments. Her face looks like it’s pulled so tight towards her scalp that she can’t even close her mouth all the way, in the first picture.
    I like Margot’s dress and think she looks great in it, but as usual, her styling sucks, so the overall look is just ok.
    I wish Nick would’ve dressed to impressed. He would look a million times better than he does here.