Blonde or Blond?

Just two percent of the world’s population is naturally blonde.

It is not just a “British English” thing like centre and center.

Blonde or Blond is the only exception in English  where there is a difference in adjectives to indicate gender.

– When referring to a woman with yellow hair, you should use the feminine spelling “blonde”.

– When referring to a male with yellow hair, you should use the spelling “blond”.

Facts on blonds

  • Blond hair is a mutation believed to have originated 11,000 years ago during the last ice age
  • Blond hair and blue eyes are recessive as are red hair and greeneyes.
  • Blond hair can range from practically white (platinum blonde) to a dark golden blonde. Strawberry blonde, the mixture of blonde and red hair, is the rarest type of blonde hair.
  • Finland is thought to have the highest proportion of natural blondes
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