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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loasporter on

Is it not amazing what you can do with horse hair? Nothing more pathetic than a rich little girl garnering what attention she can get.

iowalee on

nice voice, but she is really autotuned. and, nothing personal on willow, but i HATE that song. my 10 year old asked me what the heck she was singing about during the verses and then said, during the chorus, why does she keep saying she whips her hair around?

wlc on

She is a lucky girl to have the love and support of her family. She is obviously talented and has the backing of a strong family….what is sooo wrong about that. Kids need to be active, keeps them happy they stay out of trouble. K these people have money…but…can anyone who truly loves their child…not.. encourage their passions , talents, and things that make them smile? Kudos to two parents who care. I have children, I know…..they need to express themselves in positive ways. cheers

Doodlebug on

I think it is SICK. No 9 year old needs to be in a MTV video. I wouldn’t even let my 9 year old watch MTV let alone appear in one. How sad that this little girl doesn’t get to be a little old girl!!!!!!!

wlc on

I forgot to add in my last post….smiles, this child is haveing FUN.

purejuice on

jon-benet, she lives!

wlc on

I feel sorry for your children….because you have no sense of adventure and no peter pan in you at all. If you cannot express who you are, then you can never become that lil bit of piece, you call……individualism. I am me.. and hear me roar…but in a good way. Important in my eyes

wlc on

Smiles. Glad I live in Canada.

Felicia Middleton on

How rude. They are two well-grounded parents. She will not be another Brittney Spears, or Lindsay Lohan. Their parents are very much involved in their lives and unlike the abovementoned parents, don’t have to live off of their children. This little girl is having fun so let her. WOW! So many haters. Its a cute video and she can sing

concerned mom on

I am so disappointed in the Smith’s for pushing their children at such young ages into a really harsh and competitive entertanment industry. Even worse, both children appear very snotty and enitled on talk shows so obviously they have been affected by having talented, doting parents and will need years of therapy to undo the damage from being raised in a unreal childhood and the realization that the they aren’t that talented, cute and not evryone loves them. Reality always bite.

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