Willow Smith's Over-the-Top Hairstyles from 'Whip My Hair' Explained!

10/21/2010 at 12:30 PM ET

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Willow Smith is attracting as much attention for her over-the-top style as for her catchy pop hook for “Whip My Hair” — but are either as buzz-worthy as her amazing hairstyles in the video? We went straight to the source, hairstylist Marcia Hamilton, who called creating the looks for the video “an absolute blast. These looks were a collaborative effort between Willow, Jada, Fawn Boardley and myself.” One of the video’s show-stoppers is Willow’s heart-shaped fauxhawk, which was challenging to create as one might think! “Creating the ‘Heart Hawk’ was a bit of a challenge, but after tons of individual braids and many sticks of glue, I did it,” Marcia explains. And as for the pink-topped style for one of the video’s killer dance sequences, Marcia tells PEOPLE, “‘Cotton Candy Dream’ was fantastic. These were done also with pieces that I hand colored. We loved the idea of a soft frothy pallet for this structured silhouette. I graduated the tones from rich and intense at the roots to soft pastels at the ends.” So was all the hard work worth it? Absolutely, according to Marcia, who gushes, “I really enjoyed every step of the creative process and was thrilled to see it all come to life on Willow!” Tell us: What’s your favorite look from “Whip My Hair”? –Melissa Liebling-Goldberg

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tiyshara on

i like your songs and video

Polo on

I don’t understand why two rich celebs like the smiths would feel the need to toss their kids into the spotlight. They are desperate to be an entertainment family like the jacksons. We all see happened with that situation

Dawn on

Cute kid…I’m excited for her. Great family!

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FromChicago on

I think she’s cute as a button. Go Willow!

Maria on

They didnt throw her into the spotlight, Willow herself wanted to get into singing.
If you watched the oprah episode they were in you’d known that.

Nik on

Generic KidzBop material; Nothin’ new, nothin’ special. Sorry, kid.

Paige on

Polo: obviously a family like the Smiths that keep themselves OUT of the spotlight other than when it is appropriate such as when they are at an event, just finished a movie, ir are on a talk show wouldnt push their daughter- or any of their children into the spotlight because they arent even trying to put themselves in it. Willow wanted to do this- it is her way of showing her indivduality to the world and expressing herself- just because you dont approve doesnt mean you have to go bashing the entire family with information that is clearly incorrect. As for Willow I am thrilled she is able to express her unique personality in the way she sees fit.
– Paige

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DKB on

Ladies & Gentleman – The next “Baby Beyonce!” (and FYI that’s not a GOOD THING)
She will be another Miley Cyrus/Brittney Spears say she’s a “CHRISTIAN” yet dancing in her “underwear” calling it a “stage costume” in no time…
Shame.
All we can do is PRAY WITHOUT CEASING that it won’t happen…again.

She is only 9 for crying out loud!!!

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