Selena Gomez Goes Platinum Blonde
Laura Lee - May 31, 2021

The True Meaning Of Life

By Pat A. FlemingPublished: July 2017

The Years have passed by,
In the blink of an eye,
Moments of sadness,
And joy have flown by.

People I loved,
Have come and have gone,
But the world never stopped,
And we all carried on.

Life wasn't easy,
And the struggles were there,
Filled with times that it mattered,
Times I just didn't care.

I stood on my own,
And I still found my way,
Through some nights filled with tears,
And the dawn of new days.

And now with old age,
It's become very clear,
Things I once found important,
Were not why I was here.

And how many things,
That I managed to buy,
Were never what made me,
Feel better inside.

And the worries and fears,
That plagued me each day,
In the end of it all,
Would just fade away.

But how much I reached out,
To others when needed,
Would be the true measure,
Of how I succeeded.

And how much I shared,
Of my soul and my heart,
Would ultimately be,
What set me apart.

And what's really important,
Is my opinion of me,
And whether or not,
I'm the best I can be.

And how much more kindness,
And love I can show,
Before the Lord tells me,
It's my time to go.

Selena Gomez has debuted her most dramatic transformation yet. We all know and love the singer, actress, and Rare Beauty founder’s style, especially her signature brunette. It’s not often she strays from her signature look, but when she does, it’s proof there’s nothing she can’t pull off. Her latest dramatic shade: platinum blonde. And just in time for summer! Gomez’s new bright bleached hair made its debut on her Instagram account with the caption, “Back to work.”


She also used the moment to show off Rare Beauty’s makeup bag overhaul. “New look,” she wrote in the caption of her Instagram reveal on the Rare Beauty page, which found her icy lengths styled into a tumble of rumpled waves worn with a frosty pink lip and a pastel manicure. “Need to pick new Rare Beauty lip and blush shades now.”



“Being in different facets of the industry, it’s been really fun to play with [beauty] because it makes a character when you’re on set, it creates something magical,” says the triple-threat performer and mental health advocate who, today, launches Rare Beauty, her new, long-awaited makeup line. “I was heavily involved in the entire process because I also care so much about mental health and I believe it’s a part of your self esteem, it’s a part of the way you see yourself,” says Gomez of crystalizing self-love and self-expression as brand codes.


It’s not the first time Gomez has gone blonde, but it’s a new expertly tweaked platinum shade; one with a fresh and ultra-flattering marriage of bright silver and golden tones. “She typically keeps it pretty natural, but this time she went for a big change,” explain Nine Zero One salon co-founders Riawna Capri and Nikki Lee, who’ve been tending to the triple-threat performer’s hair for over a decade. “This blonde is unique to her as we had to make sure there was an equal balance of cool and warm for her skin tone. It’s an edgier look and perfect for summer.” Blondlena, as her fans affectionately refer to her whenever she takes the peroxide plunge, is back and better than ever.