Whether you're a fan or not, you have to admit Lady Gaga knows how to work the hair, make-up and costume angles to promote her albums, performances and love for her Little Monster fans.
Her latest headline grabbing hair trick? Lady Gaga shows raven black hair.
Although many fans are used to her dizzying array of blonde and multi-hued wigs, raven black hair is very close to the singer's natural born hair color. While Gaga has worn an array of brunette hues at various times in her career, she usually opts for more opulent colors.
Even more shocking than appearing in raven black hair, Gaga appears in a new self portrait photo without a hint of makeup on. The eclectic singer looks almost unrecognizable without her trademark blonde wigs and flamboyant make-up.
Raven Black Hair And Make-up Free
Not only does Lady Gaga bare her raven black hair and make-up free face, she is shown in a plain white shirt without the dramatic costumes she is famous for.
The latest Gaga photo accompanied a post the Internationally adored performer wrote on her LittleMonsters website, which describes what inspired her new album "ARTPOP":
"'ARTPOP' as they pry the single from my bleeding fingers. It's a scary thing to revisit those things underneath, the pain in your past. But all I found was raw passion. I thought I was destroyed inside. I'm just ready to fight. Start the music."
Lady Gaga Shocked, Amused, Entertained World With Array of Hair Changes
Since she first burst onto the scene in 2008 with her debut studio album, The Fame, Lady Gaga has shocked, amused and entertained the world with her ever changing array of hair colors, wigs, hats, spectacular make-up, fashions and shoes.
At the time of The Fame release, Lady Gaga's platinum blonde hair extensions, big wigs, fashion forward hats and attire grabbed headlines around the world as did her number-one tracks "Just Dance" and "Poker Face."
As her hair, make-up, fashions and shoes escalated to include even more outrageous combinations, her second album Born This way (2011) topped album charts in most major markets and generated chart-topping songs including "Born This Way", "Judas", and "The Edge of Glory".
Now that the Mother of all Little Monster fans is planning the release of her third album, Artpop, for 2013, the performer needs to step up her game and grab new headlines.
Of course her ever changing hair color, styles and challenges will also be news. Maybe that's why her current self-photo of raven black hair has already make it to the top of some of the major media outlets.
Lady Gaga Constantly Reinvents Herself
Lady Gaga is heavily influenced by Britney Spears, David Bowie, Michael Jackson and Madonna. All of this artists constantly reinvented themselves with new hair colors, styles and looks before the release of new albums as well as during the lifetime of their careers.
The constantly changing hair, make-up and fashions obviously have helped Lady Gaga. As of October of 2011 she had sold an estimated 23 million albums and 64 million singles worldwide with her singled being some of the best-selling worldwide.
She's has five Grammy Awards and 13 MTV Video Music Awards.
Lady Gaga Strips Down
Lady Gaga has worn gigantic hair bows, Marilyn Monroe and Marie Antoniette wigs and raw meat hair accessories.
While it's unlikely she could run out of new hair, make-up and fashion looks, stripping down to plain raven black hair pulled to one side, no make-up and a white t-shirt is definitely a new twist. Even her pouty lips showcased in the photo are lipstick free.
Summary - Lady Gaga Shows Raven Black Hair
Whether it's just Lady Gaga's way of telegraphing her recent long recuperation from hip surgery or whispered romantic woes, the "Highest Earning Celebrity Under 30" can certainly afford any wig, human hair fusion extensions or hair accessories she desires.
The fact she has strips down for her most recent self portrait suggests infinite possibilities.
The 27-year-old singer recently made news by posing nude for a cover shoot of V magazine. She's also been featured in the media for her weight fluctuations and her wiliness to flaunt her body regardless of how much weight she's gained or lost.Gaga's latest album is set for a November 11 release. Her new single debuts on August 19.
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