The topic is hair in the latest issue of “O, The Oprah Magazine” and our favorite female media mogul is sporting a mane said to weigh in at approximately 3.5 pounds on the cover.
Naming the mane “Wind Thang,” Oprah Winfrey couldn’t wait to let us know about the issue, which debuts today, August 6, and took to social media to share her excitement.
“I wish I could say it was all mine,” Oprah told Us Weekly; and went on to say, “My own hair is shorter, not quite so spherical, and a lot lighter. But that doesn’t mean it never gives me grief. When it comes to hair, I’m in the same boat as most every other woman. The way we feel about our hair is universal — we love it when it looks great, we can’t stand it when it looks not so great, and we all want it to tell the world something about us.”
Of course best galpal Gayle King, who was on the set for the photo shoot, was cracking jokes about the whole thing.
“Can someone put on the soundtrack to The Lion King?” she asked.
Adam Glassman, O magazine’s creative director, chimed in wsith, “Your hair looks like Chaka Khan and Diana Ross combined.”
In a Q&A for the issue Andre Walker, Oprah’s longtime hairstylist, spoke about how the enormous headpiece ended up in his possession.
“It wasn’t easy! I finally decided I’d have to make one myself. Two days later I was on the set of “The Voice” talking to the stylist there, Kim Kimble [she’s also Beyonce’s mane woman]. When I told her about my predicament, she said she had created a wig I could borrow. Saved me a good bit of time!”
The piece was delivered to the shoot in Bubble Wrap and a custom-made, bright pink travel box complete with a built-in stand.
What say ye about Oprah’s cover style?