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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casey on

she is going to be a tramp

casey on

you r going to be a tramp willow

skylar on

i want my hsir likeee her’s

quanshea on

willow u are my gril an u keep up the good work because i always wanted to be famous an u are so keep the good work up

Kyra on

omg that is a cute hairstyle…willow you are fantastic…some people can be jealous so,dont pay attention to bad commenting

alexandra granola nelson on

willow is a 9 year old who needs to go to school like other people in th world,she isnt cute.

HHO generator on

Would it be possible to PM me and tell me few more thinks about this. I am really a fan of your blog.

nykira on

love your song whip my hair and 21st centrury girl

nykira on

like 21st centrury

diarra on

i love willow smith haters stop hatin on her on that ellen degrease show she was beautiful i whip my hair back and forth

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