Who’d ever thought a 9-year old could have so much swagger? Willow Smith does it well in her Whip My Hair music video that debuted last week. In the video, Willow had some funky hair designs which is not a simple look to create. Celebrity hairdresser and recent award winning hairstylist from IT&LY HAIRFASHION Marcia Hamilton was the creative genius behind the multiple hair changes for the new tween pop star Willow Smith’s new music video.
The song gave Marcia the artistic edge to have Willow’s hair transform into the main focus of the video. By creating these ultra-long fun easy braids that were then dipped in paint, Willow’s song title instantly came to life, allowing her braiding hair look to become her very own brush to add color and zest.
How To Recreate the Heart Hawk
To create the “Heart Hawk” structure in the beginning of the video, Marcia wrapped the braids around a pre-made wire shaped heart and secured with lots of glue. To finish, she sprayed this funky one of a kind design with IT&LY HAIRFASHION’S Purity Design Pure Definition Hairspray.
For the faux-hawk variation, Marcia hand colored clip in hair extensions with bright colors using IT&LY’s Colorly Xtreme Colors. This is a quick and easy way to add rock star flair to any hairstyle without it being permanent.
How to recreate the “Cotton Candy Dream” look
Willow’s next look was the “Cotton Candy Dream” hand colored lightly with pinks and greens. To hold these poofs in place, Marcia added hues of pastel colors using IT&LY HAIRFASHIONS Colorly Xtreme and Colorly Hair Color to the pieces, then holding the shapes in place with White Sand’s Stuck Up Mega Hold Hairspray.