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

10/21/2010 at 12:30 PM ET

Courtesy Roc Nation

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

Courtesy Roc Nation


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Carrie on

It is a catchy song..i just don’t understand why a nine year old is starting so soon! I understand you are will smith daughter but she dosen’t need to start so early..I watched the video..and she has such a huge voice for a nine year old!

traild on

gosh a lot of people be hating on the smiths. this was willows choice. and her parents work hard to support their kids in what they want todo. and how someone goes from whip your hair to baby beyonce is just plain… retarded. i wonder when the olsen twins was making albums did they get this much hate, or raven-symone.. and they were younger than willow. with the way most people are scream and crying about her age… it must be safe to say that they hate every child entertainer… trolls… i swear!!!

J.M. on

i need a hairstyle like tht!!!love it

zeana on

i think the video was fabulous

Deja Davis on

OMG… first off id like to u are supa coo for makin this song. theres alot of people hatin off u aond they just dont understand but i do . Ur sayin be ur self it dont matter if u have to shave off all ur hair to show it…jk but u shud come up wit another hit. And to let u know i support u…good job kidd

stefanie miles on

OMG!!!!!!!!! the song whip my hair is alrady good dont get me started about the hair now!!!!!!!!

bribri on

well i like willow smith an its great!!! that her parents put her in the spotlight cause will an jada smith kids have talent!!!…. so you can love her or hate but if yall never be above her…

shanel on

she be rokin it

deandria on

hi”what are you doing

Keke on

I thnk Willow is a great dancer and singer.. So whoever thought her family did that for more money get yo facts straight because it doesnt take long to recognize a young diva, like herself, when you see one… So dnt hate cause you cant have what Willow has…Just know shes better…

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