I wonder how many celebrities are secretly transitioning or have already transitioned to natural hair? I look forward to a day when celebrities everywhere will stand united with wigs in hand and shout with one voice, “NO MORE!” (You know I’m kidding, right?) Until that day, I will settle for Brandy Norwood’s fabulous natural hair wig! She was stunting on the red carpet this past weekend at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. Brandy gets a lot of criticism for practically anything she does, says or wears. This time I think she got it right. See more pics below.
Brandy wore a Herve Leger by Max Azria Spring 2012 bandage dress pair with rose-gold metallic Christian Louboutin bow-accented ‘Lady Peep’ slingbacks. Her accessories included a gold leopard-print clutch and London Manori statement jewels. The hair was big and voluptuous with a nice angled cut. (Note: Someday, I would love to cut my real natural hair at an angle…) The volume reminds me of Kelly Rowland’s natural hair weave. Surprisingly, Kelly wore her hair super sleek and straight for the awards.
Also receiving an honorable mention is Alicia Keys beautiful braided bun. Her look was pure, simple elegance. Singer, Monica also wore a very pretty braided style. As for Brandy, today we love her curly hair, next week we’ll be analyzing her long, straight hair. It’s okay. Go ahead girl, have fun.
What do you think of Brandy’s new look and the other featured celebs?
I must say that I’ve been a Raven Symone fan since her über cute kid days on the Cosby Show. Today, she’s an all-grown-up media mogul, and she’s doing her thing—natural style. I remember seeing her interview in Chris Rock’s documentary “Good Hair” as she talked about the pressure of having to look a certain way all the time for work. It got me thinking about the pressure that we all go through to look good—to get or keep a job, to get or keep a man. In the end, you just have to be true to yourself and do you. At the same time, you have to pay the bills.
Raven wears weaves for work and when she’s not working she prefers to wear her natural. I applaud her for embracing her natural hair, even if people say she looks like a “poodle”, as she said in her Tyra Show interview.
In whatever you do, you’re going to have ignorant people who just don’t understand. We have to develop a tough skin and not be insecure. Do I fault Raven for not wearing her hair natural 24/7? Heck no! Variety is what makes us unique as black people. Just don’t damage your hair and your self-esteem in the process of beauty.
Images: OceanUP and Zimbio
What do you think of Raven’s Transformation?