What Was Vanessa Williams Thinking?

01/16/2007 at 06:00 AM ET

Retro looks are usually glamorous shoe-ins for the red carpet — unless you are channeling Diana Ross in Mahogany. Or maybe Beyonce in the later stages of Dreamgirls? Whatever the inspiration, Vanessa Williams went for a totally hair-raising look at last night’s Golden Globes, complete with wild curls and braids. Vanessa is clearly a beautiful woman, but maybe a few less extensions would have been a better look. Tell us: What do you think of Vanessa’s hair? Is it a retro do or a total hair don’t?

Click here for more of the Best & Worst hair at the Golden Globes, and don’t miss our Best & Worst Dresses gallery, too.

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage

FILED UNDER: Hair , Red Carpet
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I think she looks real. She’s proud to show her curls, unlike others that spend time and $$$ to have it straightened, and end up looking sooo fake (…Beyonce). She looks beautiful, showing her curls. Finally, someone with personality!

KoolKat321 on

I kinda like the hair but i agree i think its a bit to0 wild for me!!!

A Sista on

Sure, it may not be her hair, but it’s far more natural looking than Beyonce’s long, straight mane. Let the girl bring the Afro back. Wouldn’t it be nice for a sista to be able to wash ‘n wear her hair without someone callin’ her ‘Brillo Head’. Weave and extensions are expensive and painful. Come on, folks. Cookie-cutter is boring. Originality should be praised. Kudos to Vanessa! I’m going to start my Afro immediately and who care if you don’t like it. I got it from my momma!

Maria Lee on

I think she got confused. She was dressed like she was going out for FRIGHT NIGHT instead of an awards show. I have never seen anyone look so horrible. Everything from the hair to the dress, and especially that fur. Not only can she not dress herself, but she has shown no compassion, cause she obviously doesnt care about the torturing of animals.

See for yourself how fur jackets are made:

missPeach on

im scared :O

Teo on

Well, I think it’s not THAT bad. Sure, it’s a little wild and a bit too big, but hey, other than that it’s OK ;)

Nesie on

She is very beautiful. But what was she thinking?

annonymous on

i think vanessa’s dress was really really pretty, but her hair was not really sophisticatied as her dress was. maybe if had a little updo or a bun sort of look, then mayber her whole outfite would of looked fantastic!

Kiki on

Her crazy hair matches her disgusting fur jacket. Yuck. And the makeup (brown lipstick and heavy eye makeup) makes her look really old.

Kache on

What is with this stupid no fur thing? Are all you people crying about fur downing hamburgers everynight or wearing leather shoes? Grow up and get over it. Animal products are used everywhere so before you get on others for wearing fur take a look at yourself.
I’m sure everyone would really be crying if the animals killed for use had their fur/skins discarded and were never used at all.

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