What really happened when PEOPLE Music Editor Janine Rubenstein tried on Oprah's real hairstyles courtesy of the superstar's hair pro, Nicole Mangrum. Business. Participate in product testing surveys discussions etc. Let's face it. I always had to cocktail products to get the look I wanted. But when you're doing a shoot on location, weather poses challenges. Then, the coverage of natural hair steps in, noting that over the past five years, the sale of relaxers has plummeted by 40 percent. © 2020 Cable News Network. Create New Topic. '", Related: Power hairstyles through the ages. Forms a loose “S” very easily straightened, Forms a definite “S” shaped like a corkscrew, Very tight curl when stretched creates an “S”, Hair intentionally matted to form "ropes", Guides and resources for easy product selection, Learn how to read your hair product labels, Easy-to-make recipes for all your haircare needs, Community member favorites make up this coveted list, Chat with curl friends about your favorite curly topics. Copyright Â© 1999 - 2013 BlackHairMedia.com, All Rights Reserved. Given that Oprah has worn myriad styles through the decades, it's a given that at least one or two wouldn't have worked for her. There was a time I cut her hair into a bob. “When I was developing the product, I tested everything on her,” adding, “I keep her fully supplied.”, Nowadays he’s focused on his new haircare product line (available at Target stores) and stepping back from being her day-to-day mane man. I don't know but the last one looks like there is a weave track. 60 percent of women will deal with hair loss at some point in their lives. Register now. For this cover (which was shot in black and white), her hair is swept dramatically over her shoulder. ), RELATED: Tiffany Haddish Freaks Out After Meeting Oprah Winfrey. “At night she pulls her hair up into a pony on the top of her head,” he says. NaturallyCurly had the chance to talk with Walker about his his philosophy about texture, his haircare line and what its like to be Oprah's stylist. "There are certain clothes that you wear to a meeting, a formal dinner, a casual lunch or a fun night out for a concert and dancing. I’d always thought they’d be itchy or heavy or just wouldn’t look right (or real) on me, but boy did Nicole Mangrum prove me wrong. What really happened when PEOPLE Music Editor Janine Rubenstein tried on We were both babies. For the over-the-top Diana Ross-inspired look, Mangrum curled pieces at the front of my hair that would be exposed and left the rest wrapped and pinned. There is so much available to us. It shows little to no discrimination or stereotypes towards any one way of wearing your hair, and the personal stories from women who have gone natural, kept it straight, buzzed it off, dyed it blonde and let it go gray are as relatable as they are inspirational, and they remind the reader that hair really is a crutch, for better or worse. Win-win! Ease is the most important thing to her now. “We started working together in 1985. I’m now in the market for my first wig and I feel so much closer to Oprah. It was not, and Winfrey deigned to invite the comedian to feel her hair as proof. I really tried to tease it and make it as big as it could possibly be. First, many simply don't believe it's Oprah's real, non-styled hair. Which should Oprah never try again? Sure, sitting for a cover shoot isn’t as effortless as it looks, and when you’re trying to beam like Oprah, your cheeks will definitely start to ache. There was no way either of us could have predicted back then what our lives would be like today.”, Oprah invited Walker on her show to talk about their latest adventures — and his brand new haircare line — and before the show airs, we chatted with him about all things Oprah hair. He knew she planned to go natural years before she grew out her relaxer. Hair care and hair culture coverage extends from natural hair to processed, dying to going gray, getting extensions to saying "Screw you" to society and chopping it all off "a la Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus and Amanda Bynes." She likes to do stuff that's simple. “It’s a trick that I taught her because if you sleep with your hair down it becomes all messy the next morning, but pulling it up saves the style.” (She does that with natural or straight hair.) Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors. Find Members Posts. 90 percent of celebrities on the celebrities on the red carpet are wearing someone else's hair. Wearing Oprah’s wigs made me feel beautiful and powerful and they couldn’t have been easier to pop on and off. But it was all so worth it. RELATED PHOTOS: 25 Years of Oprah’s Hair! Having options is really the most important thing. Walker met her more than three decades ago when she was hosting "AM Chicago" - before she was a household name who went by one name. I remember trying to shoot a straight style in a rain forest and thinking, this is not going to work. Like your accessories, your hair should vary depending on the occasion, says Walker. "Once we both agree on a look it's like styling anyone," he admits. Opting out of the fashion foretelling that marks the center of many women's lifestyle magazines, though this issue does point out military garb, velvet fabrics and windowpane prints as this fall's best trends to watch, O Magazine set out to deal with the world of hair care and hair concerns. Tina Knowles just posted a picture of Beyoncé, settling the debate about whether her hair is real or not. Powered by EpperSoft.com. It's been an amazing partnership. Post Reply : Page 1 2 3 5 > Author: Message Topic Search Topic Options. 3. Much like you can't type and talk, stylists generally can't cut and conversate, so keep your salon gossip to a minimum during the actual cut. Be sure to tune in to OWN TV on Saturday, October 10th at 10/9pm to see Walker on Oprah: Where Are They Now and catch a sneak peek in the clip above!