Amanda Laura Bynes (born April 3, 1986) is an American actress, fashion designer and voice actor.
Amanda has appeared in several successful television series, such as All That and The Amanda Show, on Nickelodeon in the mid to late 1990s and early 2000s. In 2002, she starred in the TV series, What I Like About You.
After her success on the small screen she transitioned to a film career, starring in several films aimed at teenage audiences, including She's the Man (2006) and Hairspray (2007).
Amanda was named one of Teen People's "25 Hottest Stars Under 25" in 2006.
In 2007, Forbes listed her as the fifth highest paid celebrity under 21, with earnings of $2.5 million.
Transitioning From Teen Star Status
Amanda is now approaching her mid-20s and is focused on transitioning her acting career and image from that of a child/teen star to a more sophisticated image.
Although the vivacious star shocked fans and the media by announcing her retirement from acting in 2010, she quickly reversed her stance, completely changing her stance.
Goody-Goody Girl In Easy A
The actress has recently been making waves in the hit film 'Easy A' starring Emma Stone as Olive, a high school nobody who is thrown into the center of the popularity ring when a false rumor goes around school she lost her virginity.
Amanda plays Christian goody-goody Marianne, who is one part Rachel McAdams in “Mean Girls” and another part Mandy Moore in “Saved!” Marianne spreads the rumor after hearing Olive tell her best friend Rhiannon (Aly Michalka) in the girl’s bathroom. Craziness ensues for Olive once Marianne sets the rumormill on fire.
Sexy Hair Makeover From Brunette To Blonde
As part of her image makeover Amanda has transitioned from her former medium length brunette tresses to much lighter, brighter blonde hues.
The vivacious star has also adopted much longer hair extensions which definitely gives her a sultrier mage.
Many actresses and celebrities know an instant way to change your image is to go blonde. Not only has Amanda gone blonde and much longer, she has showcase an array of blonde from buttery to platinum.
Amanda has been in Hollywood long enough to have amassed a collection of top celebrity hair colorists who weave perfect blonde hues which compliment her stunning eyes and skin tone.
Amanda knows how to keep her blonde in tip top shape. She's learned a secret tip lots of famous blonde know. When blonde hair is cleansed less frequently the natural scalp oils keep it looking shinier and prevent unnecessary dryness.
Amanda Byne's Blonde Hair Secrets
The beautiful actress knows some great hair tricks. She subscribes to letting her hair age in-between cleansing. She told InStyle Magazine "I got my hair blown out yesterday, but I added a little bit of dry shampoo at the roots. I like second-day hair."
She also avoids wrapping her wet hair inappropriately She said "don't put your wet hair up in a towel. I learned from a hairstylist who said that if you twist your hair up into a towel when it's wet, it breaks the hair."
Blonde hair which is chemically enhanced requires a lot more TLC and daily care than any other colored hair. Of course it also requires more maintenance than natural hair color.
The reason? Blonde hair, is not maintained properly can become extremely dry, brassy and over-porous. Of course there is also the issue of root maintenance.
All you have to do is take one look at her Red Carpet buttery blonde tresses to know Amanda understands the importance of maintaining shimmery blonde hair.
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- Revised Publication Date: 10/26/10
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