Megan Thee Stallion Entering Her Big Hair Season Is A Win For Normalizing Black Hair In White Spaces
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Megan Thee Stallion Entering Her Big Hair Season Is A Win For Normalizing Black Hair In White Spaces

Gather ‘round all! The one and only Megan THEE Stallion is back, ladies, she’s back! After dealing with a hectic few months, our girl decided to channel the negative energy into a statement new look, just in time for last week’s Vanity Fair’s Oscars Party in Beverly Hills.

The annual event is considered a rite of passage in Hollywood, serving as a key celebration for the who’s who of the industry – actors, directors, casts, crews, managers, agents, artists, and so on, all of which trade one red carpet for another and pull off a wardrobe change before showing out on the dance floor.

This year’s guest list consisted of Donald Glover, Till’s Danielle Deadwyler, Tracee Ellis Ross, Gabrielle Union, Queen Latifah, and so much more.

Draped in a custom Houston couturier Bach Mai gown, Thee Stallion worked the room and cameras, reminding us all that resurfacing happy, healthy, and healed is our favorite outfit for Black women. Additionally, it was confidence that was the period on the sentence for me because not only was she basking in the galaxy of BGM, but she also came with Big Hair Energy.

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It was all in her walk, in her poses, the photos that she posted to IG, and even in the brief red carpet interview where she was asked if she is working on new music, to which she dropped the most Meg response possible.

And listen, Big Hair Energy is never about hair, after all. As Zendaya once said, “It’s never ‘just’ hair.” Black women have an unspoken but known code that comes with wearing our natural hair in predominantly white spaces. Taking this another step by wearing our natural hair as an afro, can be even more of a “Black-girl-glance” moment.


As previously mentioned, Zendaya, who is known for taking risks with her hair, never shies away from her Big Hair Energy. She looked like pure royalty when she stepped straight out of an Afrosheen commercial and headed to the 2017 Instyle Awards with the most perfect hair.

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In a post shared to her Instagram, she credited her 'stunning aunties (who were members of the Black Panther Party) for inspiring her to wear the iconic look, saying, “Last night’s inspo...my stunning aunties and a hint of Angela Davis.” Zendaya has spoken in the past about the importance of representation in pop culture, and she also wore a blown-out style to the 2017 Met Gala.

Viola Davis

In 2012, Viola Davis pulled up to the 84th Academy Awards with her 4B and 4C curl pattern on display, and she has done so frequently on numerous red carpets. Whether in Cannes or Brooklyn, auntie has zero regrets for unapologetically being who she is.

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Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o spared no glances at the 2019 Met Gala, with her 'fro updo with the culture on full display as she wore multiple gold-hued Afro picks. Of the style, her hairstylist, Vernon François, captioned on IG, “Our goal is to continue to demonstrate the power of our hair texture that it is the most moldable and luxurious hair texture there is.” Nyong’o frequently pushes the boundaries of beauty through style and hair, making her a favorite to see before any award show.

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Solange, who may single-handedly be the face of Big Hair Energy, is frequently in her big hair season, enough for her to popularize the phrase, “Don’t touch my hair” and put it on wax. The 2013 Met Gala was no different, where she showed up to do the tireless work of redefining the standards of unconventional beauty. From her ever-changing hairstyles of long braids to natural curls to bold pixies, Knowles proves she is never afraid to play up her tresses.

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Other celebs such as Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, and others have proudly rocked their large tresses on the red carpet, with hopefully more up-and-coming artists falling in line.

Which celeb would you say have Big Hair Energy?

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