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5. Blondes don’t have all the fun

Could you imagine having a safe for hair dye? Lucille Ball did. Irma Kusely, Ball’s hairdresser, dyed the star’s hair from its natural brown hue to what he called Golden Apricot. While Ball entered Hollywood as a blonde, she chose the red that would become her trademark when starring in the film DuBarry was a Lady (1942) and never looked back. The celeb kept her hue which was achieved using regular dye and a henna rinse as balance—a wealthy sheik would send Ball the henna—tucked away in a safe in Kusely’s garage.

Lucille Ball red hair

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