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Old 12-17-2003, 06:55 AM   #1
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Because I can't NOT share this...

Yeah, you know Bono's new hair color? Not color at all -- that, my friends, is his natural shade. I mean, there is nothing in his hair right now but pure Bononess.

(And yes, I'm 100% sure of this.)
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Old 12-17-2003, 06:58 AM   #2
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huh..... tell us more
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If by that you mean how I know...I could say that it came from someone who knows him. But then you wouldn't believe me would you? lol. So I did not volunteer that information...But eh, who cares if you believe me or not.

A better argument, though -- Is that he is of the Celtic race...Red hair and freckles (observe his left-cheek constellation heheh) usually go together, no? Also, Ali is dark Irish...which is not really pure celt, but actually an Italian/Greek mix. So Eli's curly red locks had to have come from Bono's side. Mind you...even though that one picture of Bono as a toddler is in black-and-white, you can pretty much tell that his hair was red.
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i believe u!!! don't worry!!
u said:" it came from someone who knows him" geez, i wanna know everything!!! if, of course, u can talk about that...

so, if this is not a colour, the dark hair would have been a colour so??
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I completely disagree for two good reasons:

1. Bono is 43 years old, and has had grey hairs for many years. If his hair were "100% pure Bono" right now, I'm afraid it would be mostly grey regardless of his 'natural' color.

2. The pictures of Bono as a teenager, such as the stills from Legends, clearly show that his hair was a light brownish color. The early videos show this as well. In U2@TEOTW, near the end of the book, Flanagan states that "Bono's hair has grown out in its natural light brown color, after years of beind dyed black."
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One more thing, Eli's curly red locks? I don't want to post a pic, considering Bono has expressed his dislike for having his childrens' pics online, but the last pics I saw of him, over the summer, his hair was straight and dark, like Ali's. Not quite as dark, but still dark brown with no red. Remember the ones Mr. LeMon posted of his friend's trip to France? John's hair is curly and blond, but I think the 'curly' is a baby trait that is grown out of. Eli's hair is already mostly straight, and Eve and Jordan have straight BROWN hair as well.
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I completely disagree for two good reasons:

1. Bono is 43 years old, and has had grey hairs for many years. If his hair were "100% pure Bono" right now, I'm afraid it would be mostly grey regardless of his 'natural' color.


Oh, I thought of that too...this was all discussed in the conversation lol...The way this whole thing actually came up was in a discussion on Irish history. Anyway, apparently the thing is -- with redheads, grey hair doesn't really show up as grey so much as it just changes the tone of the color.

He is going grey but he is not "mostly" grey just yet.



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2. The pictures of Bono as a teenager, such as the stills from Legends, clearly show that his hair was a light brownish color. The early videos show this as well. In U2@TEOTW, near the end of the book, Flanagan states that "Bono's hair has grown out in its natural light brown color, after years of beind dyed black."

One's hair color often changes over time. This particularly happens a lot with the Anglo-Saxon races.

Bono's hair is not full on RED-red, so it could very easily pass for brown. I'd call it brownish-red.

You could be right of course...but again, I know this to be fact, so...yeah.


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One more thing, Eli's curly red locks? I don't want to post a pic, considering Bono has expressed his dislike for having his childrens' pics online, but the last pics I saw of him, over the summer, his hair was straight and dark, like Ali's. (SNIP)
Eli's hair was full on red, and curly, a year ago. The pictures I saw were from Bob Hewson's funeral. Again -- one's hair color can change from color to color over time.
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i believe u!!! don't worry!!
u said:" it came from someone who knows him" geez, i wanna know everything!!! if, of course, u can talk about that...

so, if this is not a colour, the dark hair would have been a colour so??

Yes...But only in recent years.

I want to point out that I am guessing that his hair is really just brown with a red tone to it. Meaning, when the sunlight hits it, it turns red. Because if you look at the rest of his body, he is one hairy brown-haired man! And it is a rather dark tone of red. Not that bright carrot-topped red that you normally imagine when you think of red heads.
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Young Bono before he ever dyed his hair:



As an AVID admirer of Bono's hair for 20 years now, I have to lean on the side of this recent color being dye. Nothing wrong with that, hey, who wants to look old before their time and have gray hair? Sorry, but I have seen several pics of Bono with many gray hairs mixed into his hair, it didn't 'blend in' or 'change colors with age'. When I was a kid, my hair was almost blonde, and got lighter in the summer, but as I got older it turned a lot darker and now it's almost dark brown. That happens. Eli's hair was blonde (yes blonde, not red) when he was younger (if you want to see the sad funeral pic, go to PLEBANS and click on the 'can anyone remove the text' thread by Hanover. That hair is clearly blonde, not red.) I have never seen anyone with brown hair suddenly become a redhead without the help of dye. Bono's brother, who is 7 or 8 years older than him, has had snow white hair for years. So I do believe this new color to be dye, but I don't care! He's always doing something to his hair, this is just his most recent 'new look!'
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Eli's hair was blonde (yes blonde, not red) when he was younger (if you want to see the sad funeral pic, go to PLEBANS and click on the 'can anyone remove the text' thread by Hanover. That hair is clearly blonde, not red.)
Ah! It IS blonder than I recall...However, it still has that reddish tone to it...

Also, have a look at Bono's eyebrows and his scruff, and his skin tone...It feels like everything matches so exactly now when I look at it.
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Correction...I asked someone ELSE who knows him, and she has known him for a long time, and she reckons it's been pretty red for as long as she's known him. By that she mean brown with red tones -- auburn, she says. She thinks that in cases where the red has not shown up, it's just bad film.

But, she says even in the 80's it could have been just red highlights, lol. All she's saying is, she's been seeing the red for as long as she's known him...which is pretty much since they first came to America.


Edited to add: Um...in case you're wondering, I only know 2 people who know bono lol. Not like, a million. No, I've never met him but I hear he is a nice fella.
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i believe u!!! don't worry!!
u said:" it came from someone who knows him" geez, i wanna know everything!!! if, of course, u can talk about that...

so, if this is not a colour, the dark hair would have been a colour so??

Well...basically I'm saying that he's been dying it for a long time and has recently stopped, or so I'm told.

And as far as knowing everything about Bono...Well, of course, I won't share personal stories, but really, in my opinion -- you already pretty much know him. What you see is what you get. That's just my opinion.
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This is probably the reddist it was, highlights brought out in the spotlights:



His lovely JT hair shone chestnut in the sun



I do think he has had some red highlights that were brought out with light, but his hair is naturally more brown as all the early pics prove.



Of course, there is even no way to prove or disprove any of these may have had dye too. Only his hairdresser knows for sure It's his business, and we can only enjoy the scenery. But brown, black, or red, I love his hair. I do love it darker though. But, as far as I'm concerned as long as HAS hair, I'm not going to complain about the color

I do believe though that if he had stopped dyeing it completely, it would have more gray in it than we see. But he is looking GREAT and I am enjoying the pics. So it doesn't matter!

*edit that pic I referred to of Eli does look redder than other pics I have seen of him as a baby, but all the others I saw were solid blonde. I heard people who saw him in person call his hair 'golden.' It's dark brown now though. Anyway, like his father, he is beautiful
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Ah, see, look at this. (Heh, this picture is so cheesy, lol.) His eyebrows are brown here, so I do think that was his natural color THEN...but look at them now. They're totally redd...er...ish. I don't think he's dying his eyebrows either, in case anyone wants to argue that angle, lol. The reason I don't think he's doing that is because his scruff has the red in it too.


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But brown, black, or red, I love his hair. I do love it darker though. But, as far as I'm concerned as long as HAS hair, I'm not going to complain about the color
LOL! Amen, sistah.


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Heh, mee too. I dunno why but I luuuurrrve this color. Oh yes, I do.

And you're right, it doesn't matter. I'm just a geek with nothing better to do, lol.
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If you're a geek with nothing better to do, I'm worse Look at all my research I really do feel that way right now, even before you posted that!

But there is no question his scruff is dyed, as was the beard he had earlier this year. I have just seen way too many pics of him with gray or white stubble to believe it isn't dyed. When he had the white stubble, some of the guys on EYKIW would go 'oh no Bono has a white beard noooo!' I mean it was WHITE. So it couldn't have changed colors on its own. He is a rich man and can afford to have himself done up the way he wants. But again ,he is beautiful, and I am a dork with nothing better to do!
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This is probably the reddist it was, highlights brought out in the spotlights:

OK...This, I'm told, is his true hair color. But she says the eye color is off. LOL! I don't know how she can tell... ::squints::

But anyway, she says if you compare this one to the one on the bed...



...it's the same color...except the one on the bed has his true eye color lol.

But...anyway, there ya go. Take it or leave it.

*edited to include the luuuurvely bed pic.
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If it's his natural color now, he's one lucky man to have grown highlighting streaks. ;-) I think it's probably his own color, highlighted. (P.S. I way prefer this over the dark!)
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If it's his natural color now, he's one lucky man to have grown highlighting streaks. ;-) I think it's probably his own color, highlighted. (P.S. I way prefer this over the dark!)

I think I'm gonna agree with you on both accounts.
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Hey, PaleBlueDot -- I'm in Indiana, too!
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He probably is using some sort of dye, but I really don't care. I think he looks *great*.
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