Please keep in mind that AP style calls for blond when referring to hair color, regardless of whether it adorns the head of a male or female. Blonde only comes into play when referring to a woman who has blond hair. See Mr. Rewrite's recent post on blond/blonde for more.
It may seem a fine point in the case above, but to Mr. Rewrite the headline is referring to hair color. Maybe he's just having a blond moment.