is hair blond or blonde?

I was so excited to see this obscure grammar rule executed correctly not once but twice in the latest issue of InStyle magazine. The words “blonde” and “brunette” are nouns only, meaning a woman with that particular hair color. A man is a “blond” or “brunet.” But if you’re using the word as an adjective to modify hair, you use the masculine form. “Blondes may have more fun, but I feel sophisticated when I’m sporting brunet locks.” (Note that AP prefers the term “brown-haired” to describe a man.)

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