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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i am plesantly surprised. not nearly as annoying as miley or selena.

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And to the one that knocked Dina Lohan. The thing is that Lindsey was a successful young pop star. Her ending up the way she did is not her mother’s fault. It is society’s fault. She grew up and the society wouldn’t let her so she reacted and rebelled. Of course, she ended up going off the deep end. But this type of stuff always happens to those young successful stars. Drew Barrymore, 12 years old getting high; Michael Jackson, never could get right bless his soul; Paris Hilton, young, dumb, and Blonde; Chris Haim, overdosed…I mean the list just goes on and on and that is NOT because of the parents. When your children are out in Hollywood making millions and it’s not that easy being a young star’s parent. I hope that The Smith’s do have a firm hold on their kids because Willow could be headed down that path if they are not careful. She is already well known just because of her parents and now she has made a huge hit and she is a cute girl. Hollywood is going to take her like a lion to a lamb and her parents are going to have to be on top of things. Will and Jada have their work cut out for them…

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Moreover, there is nothing wrong with kids expressing themselves, but as parents it is our job to make certain that our children don’t express themselves in ways that might appear inappropriate. Some parts of the video are acceptable but there is a grown woman whipping her hair in the classroom while doing splits in front of the children… You have to agree that some of it is a bit provocative for a nine year old video. Willow is a cute girl but the make up and hair cut suggests something else entirely. Just because she is a pop star doesn’t mean that anything goes. If we saw a 7-9 year old walking down the street with a haircut like Rhianna, fake nails, and all that make up, we wouldn’t dare say “how cute”. I am not being a “hater” at all but I am being a realist and Willow needs to tone it down a bit. I hope she does well in the industry and her life and I pray that Will and Jada play an intricate role in their kids lives. The world itself is subliminal just as the people that live in it. Good luck Kid!

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1. I don’t think Willow’s parents pushed her into anything. Will and Jaida are rich enough that they don’t need their kids to make money. I think Willow just really wanted to do this for herself. It’s not that different from a little girl dressing up, preforming, and then putting the video on youtube. If it were anyother’s daughter it would not be garnering this much attention.
2. I also don’t think the video was provacative at all. The song was about letting loose and being yourself. You don’t need to be uptight all the time. There is a time and a place for everythin and that includes having fun. The dancing was age appropriate and the costume was cute. We all know there is no way Willow’s parents would let her out of the house with that on, but that’s why it’s a costume.
3. I admit the song was mediocre at best, but sometimes the words are not that important. It’s the beat that you dance to. Kind of like party or house music where there are no words.

All in all I think Willow has a good start. When she’s a little older, maybe 13 or 14, I think her career will really kick off, if that’s what her and her parents choose.

breanna on

i love her hair styles i had my hair stlye like hers before she even got famous but the only thing i havent did was cute/shave my hair to long for that p.s im not mesican

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