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Old 01-31-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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I think when people with dark complexions and dark hair decide to bleach their hair blond, that it looks unnatural. I guess they may like it and that's perfectly fine...their hair...but they aren't fooling anybody into thinking it's natural.

I know a woman who is Italian, has olive skin and always had long dark curly nice hair. She used to be very beautiful. Now she has bleach-blond hair, and it just looks, well, odd. It's not the fact that she has brown eyes that makes it odd; it's the blond hair and the dark overall coloring.

I knew a girl in high school who had very, very light natural blond hair and dark brown eyes, but fair skin. I thought she was really beautiful, and I knew the hair was natural, since I knew her all through grade school.

I am blond-and-green. Since I'm really pale, I sometimes feel I look washed-out, and wonder if dark eye color would stand out more.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:16 PM
 
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She changed from dark to blonde? Now that is extremely unusual, never heard of that happening before.
Yes, her hair was dark brown as a baby and now she has light blond hair (Barbie doll color) as a 10 y.o. The poster Sheena seems to think this is quite common.

I am a natural honey/dark blond with gold/brown eyes. I have only dyed my hair one time - from blond to a chestnut brown. My hair had gotten very light from the sun (too light I thought) and I thought brown hair would bring out my eyes more. Well, no one liked it - not my hubby, friends, family. They thought it was too dark and the blond looked more "natural" with my golden skin tone and gold/brown eyes. Go figure.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:24 PM
 
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How about blondes with grey or green eyes?
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Old 01-31-2012, 02:13 PM
 
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That would be me (green) so you'd better not have a problem!
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:49 PM
 
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Your eyes look quite dark in your profile photo Tracy, but of course photos often lie.

It's not like I'd turn down someone who was blonde with brown eyes if they were attractive, I'm just saying it's become faddish and it's not my favourite.
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:03 PM
 
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The bottom pic looks nearly identical to my friends' child. Really amazing - I'm going to show her this pic. Her 5 y.o. has light blond hair and very dark eyes. The mom is a dark Brazilian and the dad is a reddish/blond, blue eyed Irish.

The funny thing is that, when the mom is out in public, people often assume she is a "nanny" watching someone else's child! She gets very mad about this - people assuming she is "the help" when she is pushing her own child on a swing. She has people ask her what agency she works for - stuff like that.
I've had ppl ask me if my youngest daughter "was mine." I have olive skin, dark brown hair and brown eyes. I'm half Filipino and half Irish. My youngest daughter has lt brown to strawberry blonde hair and gray-blue eyes. She just took after my Irish side of the family, that's all.
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:38 PM
 
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I've had ppl ask me if my youngest daughter "was mine." I have olive skin, dark brown hair and brown eyes. I'm half Filipino and half Irish. My youngest daughter has lt brown to strawberry blonde hair and gray-blue eyes. She just took after my Irish side of the family, that's all.
It seems to me whether a mixed person with some European ancestry can have light eyes depends on whether both parents have some European ancestry or the recessive gene for light eyes. A full Caucasoid with a full black or Asian will produce a child with brown eyes. But even if you have two mostly African parents with the genes for blue eyes, it's possible to have a black person with blue eyes.

I knew someone who was mostly white but part Korean (could actually see the Korean look in him) with very bright blue eyes. His last name was 'Kim' from his Korean grandfather.
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:49 AM
 
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Your eyes look quite dark in your profile photo Tracy, but of course photos often lie.
I know first-hand that green/hazel eyes often appear darker in photographs. E.g. In cheap school photos, my daughter's green eyes sometimes look brown, which is weird because I don't see any brown in her eye color (just a little gold). A photographer friend told me it is common for green/hazel eyes to photograph darker. There are special camera products (e.g. color filters) designed to better capture the nuances of this particular eye color. I now specifically ask for this feature when I am shopping for photographers.
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:53 AM
 
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I know first-hand that green/hazel eyes often appear darker in photographs. E.g. In cheap school photos, my daughter's green eyes sometimes look brown, which is weird because I don't see any brown in her eye color (just a little gold). A photographer friend told me it is common for green/hazel eyes to photograph darker. There are special camera products (e.g. color filters) designed to better capture the nuances of this particular eye color. I now specifically ask for this feature when I am shopping for photographers.
Yes because of the shading/lighting eyes do tend to appear darker in photographs.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:17 AM
 
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My daughter is exactly like that.... Born with wispy brown hair which fell out at about 6 months and now she has thick, light blond hair. She also had very gray eyes as a baby which turned to green/hazel. I did not know this was so common!

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It seems to me whether a mixed person with some European ancestry can have light eyes depends on whether both parents have some European ancestry or the recessive gene for light eyes. A full Caucasoid with a full black or Asian will produce a child with brown eyes. But even if you have two mostly African parents with the genes for blue eyes, it's possible to have a black person with blue eyes.
My son was born with blond hair, blue eyes and tan skin. His eyes are now hazel/light brown and his hair is sandy brown.

My wife and I are both of African and European (both)/Native (her)/Asian (me) heritage. African predominates (about 60-70% probably) on both sides, but we're pretty doggone mixed up after that. He is lighter than both of us; his older brother is darker than both of us.

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