Sweden’s Princess Sofia is having a particularly bad hair month

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia attend Sweden-America Foundation 100 years jubilee

I’ve believed for some time now that Sweden’s Princess Sofia – formerly Sofia Hellqvist – probably has naturally light hair. My guess is that she’s a dirty blonde or she just has light brown hair, and at some point, she just committed to a darker and richer brunette shade. I love the darker hair on her – it suits her, it makes her eyes pop, and it makes her look sort of a like a throwback ‘70s model, especially with the gap in her teeth. I’ve always wondered why we don’t talk about Sofia’s hair more often actually, especially given all the ink that’s spilled over Duchess Kate’s curls and wiglets. I guess it’s because Swedish royals in general are more low-key. Anyway, Sofia got some gross-looking bronde highlights and I hate them.

Princess Sofia of Sweden is switching things up! After rocking dark brunette locks, the royal mom of two has recently stepped out with a much lighter hair color. Sofia, 34, is experimenting with blonder-than-ever highlights, adding a springtime glow to her look.

The new ‘do was on full display when Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip headed to the 100th anniversary celebration for the Sweden-America Foundation in Stockholm last week. Paired with a black dress with white polka dots, Sofia’s color change was accentuated by a wavy style with pieces pulled back and twisted together.

[From People]

I feel like these kinds of chunky highlights are a throwback too – those highlights were everywhere circa 1998-2004. It’s very proto-Real Housewife. If I was in charge of Sofia’s hair, I would make her go back to a richer brunette with no highlights, regardless of the season or what’s trendy.

Also: I feel like the problem is the highlights PLUS the weird ombre look PLUS the feathered/fringe cut around her face. She was aiming for ‘70s but this is just a disaster. Grow it out, and dye it a darker brown. If she has to do highlights, she should go for more on a red/auburn look and definitely not so chunky.

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia attend Sweden-America Foundation 100 years jubilee

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. Dee says:

    My hair was blonde through my childhood and teens and then went mousey. Like her, I’ve decided to dye my hair darker rather than lighten it. But I understand her desire to add a few highlights — in my mind I’ll always be blonde.

    • Cee says:

      Same happened to me. I am now a light brown brunette and I hate it. I am trying to go darker but then I just hate the sharp contrast between the dark hair and pale skin.

      • ktae says:

        I have mousy brown hair, and was blonde as a child. I just went a deep maroon red and absolutely love it.

  2. Chica71 says:

    Her hair prior to this seems damaged in some pics and greasy and clumpy in others. The feathered looks shows up her split ends or thin ends..Need a better dye job, maybe highlights that get lighter over time. She’s in Queen Maxima’s territory of bad royal hair.

  3. Kittycat says:

    Sorry I cant see anything but her hot husband…..

  4. Tiffany says:

    If you would have told me that was Meg Ryan in the thumb pic, I would have believed you.

  5. Eliza says:

    The hair is fried on top. She needs a conditioning mask after a brown glaze to tone down those 1999 highlights

    • SKF says:

      Didn’t she have a baby recently? My sister got the frizzy regrowth a while after her kids. She calls it her halo. She has always had thick, glossy, healthy hair but after each kid she would get this dry, frizzy hair growing in that she hates. My understanding is that when you are pregnant your hair doesn’t really fall out and when you have the baby it does, and when that hair regrows it often grows back differently. Perhaps that is her problem?

  6. PhD gossip says:

    I see a wiglet. For sure.

  7. Andrea says:

    I think she should have more highlights. The solid brown ages her. Her hair cut is in right now. Be prepared to see shaggy layered hair everywhere. I don’t mind it.

  8. teehee says:

    Thats the issue with brunette. You’re pretty much stuck with it. Yeah you can do some sands and what not but it ages you– darker actually looks better but it gets so boring…

    • Aydee says:

      Sofia is actually a natural blonde. As can be seen in her *ahem* youth pictures … Her sisters are blonde girls. She dyed her hair jet black for years.

  9. wildflower says:

    I think maybe it was supposed to be ombre highlights but it went wrong.

  10. BCity says:

    She is my favorite royal (excellent at job, seems like a hot ticket), janky highlights and all 😂