*Onika, Onika let down your hair! Nicki Minaj reveals her natural hair.
Known for her bold, wacky, pink, and rainbow wigs the self-titled Barbie is flaunting her real hair, in a sleek high ponytail on her Instagram page.
None other than the hair lovin’ K. Michelle.
The singer, known for coloring her mane and trying different styles, unveiled a new short look earlier this week on VH1′s “Big Morning Buzz.”
“It’s just hair. You can put on a wig,” she said. “I’ve been waiting to do it. I just said it’s time for a change and I did it.”
The “Love & Hip Hop: New York” star was also asked about being left off the Grammy nominations list this year.
“People are entitled to their opinion. This is my first album. I’m a new artist…there’s a lot of time for it. I was a little hurt, but I truly feel like with my gift and my ability to write songs that touch people, there’s always next year. That’s what we’ll aim for. We’ll just work even harder,” she said.
Watch more from K. Michelle below.
*Oh my nappy hair is the name of a popular L.A. hair salon and a phrase (in some form or another) we women of color say at one point as we attempt to tackle the beautiful frizz, kinks and various textures of our God-given cranial mops. Hair is our crown, our identifying jewel of perfection and beauty. It is our glue, our badge of honor, our photo savior, our wing-woman. Seriously, it’s our best friend.
Over the years, our hair culture has transformed significantly: hair rags, conks, Afros, box braids, perms, weaves, wigs, and back to natural all over again. What remains the same, however, is the need to have healthy, and for some of us, lengthy hair. But with all the damage many of us have done, we have very little to salvage.
As some of us return to our natural state of being, divorce the chemicals and some of us the hot comb, restoration, growth, and overall health are high on the priority list.
Several products offer miracle results, but hardly deliver. Actress and philanthropist, Keshia Knight Pulliam, known for her darling role as “Rudy Huxtable” on “The Cosby Show,” recently became the brand ambassador for Hairfinity, a product she whole-heartedly supports.
Founded on the idea that healthy hair comes from the inside out, Hairfinity is a dietary supplement containing vitamins essential for hair health, according to the company’s website.
The supplements “contain the basic nutrients for overall health. A healthy body is the ideal environment for healthy hair to thrive,” the site reads.
Listed vitamins include Biotin, frequently used to help strengthen nails and hair, C, D, and Silica, a mineral used to help hair elasticity.
Keshia says the product has worked for her.
“Becoming brand ambassador happened very organically,” she says. “Since I was a child my hair has taken on a personality of its own and I’ve been approached by several companies. But I guard my brand. I did my own homework and tried the product. I definitely saw the difference after two months.”
Since beginning her journey with Hairfinity, Keshia says she’s sold. As a woman who embraces holistic well being, she says this product is something worth getting behind and sharing with friends, family and fans.
“Beauty, health and wellness is about from the inside out. With my girls at my non-profit, I tell them that your body is your temple. I am a firm believer in that. You can buy gels and shampoos and moisturizers, but ultimately it starts from the inside out. It starts with a healthy lifestyle.”
Keshia admits that now after taking the supplement for at least four months, her hairdresser has to cut her bangs every two weeks. Not only is she seeing faster hair growth, but she also notices stronger strands and a more vibrant shine.
Overall health is also very important to the actress, who mentors young girls through Kamp Kizzy, her Georgia-based non-profit. Along with adding Hairfinity to her daily regimen, she also exercises, enjoys a healthy diet and juices regularly. Looking as good as she does isn’t exactly a piece of cake (pun intended).
While she’s gearing up to hit the road for her brand ambassador adventure, Keshia is also busy working on ways to better serve her community and building her production company, Kizzy Productions.
Learn more about Hairfinity here.
*If you’ve seen the trailer for “American Hustle,” the David O. Russell film based on the FBI’s ABSCAM sting operation during the late 1970s and early 1980s, then you’ve seen Bradley Cooper with his hair rolled up in some plastic perm rods — the very ones stored in every mobile bin at every hair salon, or sported by at least one of the homies in 1985.
In the film, Cooper plays FBI agent Richie DiMaso, a colorful character who recruits a con man (Christian Bale) and his lover/partner (Amy Adams) for the ABSCAM operation.
Cooper says DiMaso’s (that-ain’t-nothin’-but-an-ultra) perm was a joint project along with director Russell, crafted to add another dimension to the character.
“The exterior, the crustacean around the sort of spirit that David was creating, it all was informed around the idea that DiMaso is a child really, a young boy,” Cooper said during a press conference for the film Sunday in New York. “And also we wanted him to look different, that maybe I’d be a bit unrecognizable. We thought maybe curly hair.”
That’s an understatement.
Below, Cooper goes into more detail about his curl.
“American Hustle” opens in limited release on Dec. 13.
Watch the trailer below.
*Jennifer Hudson debuted her new short ‘do at the BET Black Girls Rock event at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Oct. 26.
“Black girls rock!” Hudson posted on her Instagram account, along with a photo of her new ‘do. “Yep , catch it! You’ve been jenniferized…catch it!!”
Hudson, 32, walked the pink carpet at the event in a body-hugging black dress and later changed into black leather pants and a zip-up sweatshirt for the performance part of the show.
*Michelle Obama has tossed her bangs to the side – literally.
While speaking at a screening of PBS’ “The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights” in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Aug. 27, the First Lady, 49, had the perfect lighting to show off her new blonde and red highlights, which she showcased with face-framing curls and side-swept bangs.
Her floral dress, by Duro Olowu, was accented by orange and purple heels.
Michelle made headlines in January this year after deciding to get bangs — and then quickly admitting they were mistake.
“This is my mid-life crisis, the bangs,” she joked to Rachael Ray in February. “I couldn’t get a sports car, they won’t let me bungee jump — so instead, I cut my bangs.”
By April, Michelle told Entertainment Tonight, “The bangs are a day-by-day proposition. They’re starting to grow out. [They're] getting a little irritating. But it’s okay.”