After more than 12 years of monthly publication, “O, The Oprah Magazine” is finally featuring Oprah Winfrey, with her hair au naturel — no blow dryer, no flat iron, just a mop of tight curls framing her smiling face.
Inside the September 2012 issue , the TV legend says sporting her natural texture makes her feel “unencumbered”
For many ‘O’ fans, her new low maintenance hairdo seems to take years off the 58-year-old celebrity’s face and gives her that Beyoncé-in-the-summertime look.
It wasn’t always the hairstyle Oprah wanted, though, as she explains:
“I wanted to wear it close-cropped, à la Camille Cosby, but her husband Bill convinced me otherwise. ‘Don’t do it,’ he said,” she recalls. “‘You’ve got the wrong head shape and you’ll disappoint yourself.’ I took his advice.”
It’s a seemingly authentic and honest interview, but not everyone has had a positive reaction. On People Style Watch, someone posted:
“I don’t blame non-black people for loving it and believing Oprah when she says this is her ‘natural’ hair but this B.S. is what makes actual kinky-haired women feel inferior because THIS is a LIE. This is NOT what most black women have on their heads unless they are mixed at some level and, no, you don’t have to be light to have mixed hair. “
Others, commenting on urban fashion site Fashion Bomb Daily, seized the opportunity to express their wishes that First Lady Michelle Obama likewise embrace her natural hair in order to help young girls across the country with similarly-textured locks feel good about it.
We feel this eye-catching magazine cover — starring a curly-tressed version of one of the country’s most celebrated African-American women — is certainly a step in the right direction. By Hilary George-Parkin, Styleite
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