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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Maci on

the smith’s aren’t throwing their kids into the spotlight, i think their inspired by their parents and theres nothing wrong with that!! by the way i love willow’s hair styles and music!!!

Deanne on

seems nine is a bit young, but from what i’ve heard over the years, she may have been champing at the bit for a long time and now with her brother in a movie i guess she got her way. Personally i would feel at least 12 is more age appropriate for being a baby pop star.

Jennyy on

So we have a nine year old wearing more make up than a hooker, hair extensions, artificial nails and facial piercings singing about whipping her hair, “getting my swag on” and “partying till dawn”. Now the schools are going to be dealing with seven to 12 year old girls dressing and acting in the same suggestive manner. Yet people think Willow is cute because she is Will Smith’s daughter. The song has been so over processed to sound like Riahanna that poor little Willow could never do it live. How could her parents let this happen. If they want her to succeed they should promote her as a nine year old and not nine-teen. This is not fair to Willow.

ashlee on

Wow i like Hw she Dress And She is My Age!

holy cow on

So the song is catchy, true but the lyrics do not really make a lot of sense for a 9 year old. I applaud the Smiths for allowing their children to explore their passions. I just wonder how many other 9 year olds are out there that have just as much talent, but not the money behind them? Sad.

MISS. MEMPHIS on

DAM STOP HATING ON WILLOW @ WHAT YALL MAD CAUSE YOU’LL DON’T HAVE TALENT AND IF THOSE PEOPLE WANT THEIR CHILD TO DO WAT MAKES HER HAPPY THEN LET THEM DO IT AND YOU CAN’T JUDGE NOBODY FIRST TAKE A LOOK AT WAT YOU DOING AND WILLOW GIRL DO YOUR THING AND DON’T BE WORRIED ABOUT THESE FAKES THAT’S POSTING STUFF ON THIS BLOG

Ellie on

Polo- Will and Jada didn’t push their kids, their kids are extremely talented musically as well as theatrically. So WHY not let them excel in their God-Given talent? The difference between the Lohan and the Smith’s is Will and Jada don’t PLAY. They are hands ON parents who oversee everything their children do and see. The Smith’s children are very WELL behaved and very well-rounded because of Will and Jada. I would rather have Will and Jada guiding my future than Dina Lohan any day, any time!!!

Jon on

They’re all good, I can’t just pick one, I like The PHOTOS as well! Also, I’m glad Rod Stewart, 65, is getting to know The Daughter he gave up for adoption!

Krissy on

Again people Cool the H E L L Out…..it’s not the end of the world…they didn’t throw her anywhere she’s a bright girl and her parents are guiding her, so has stable and sound direction to go as far as she possible can…so go give ur pity and negativity to someone else

Tasha on

She’s such a cute little girl. I watched her video about 5 or 6 times just because I couldn’t get that song out of my head LOL. It’s a good one and I think Willow is gonna be a big star!! I do get a kick out of how much she looks just like her father.. if Will was a girl that’s what he would of looked like as a child lol. :). Awesome hair stuff it’s really neat.

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