Which is why, when she showed off an angular, asymmetrical cut earlier this year, we admired it while knowing it was not long for this world. And this week, Pinkett Smith proved us right, hopping off a plane at LAX (no dream or cardigan, a la Miley, but she did wear a plaid shirt wrapped around her waist ) with her new do in full view. She had returned to the shaved-sides look shed sported in 2012, but this time shed gone all the way up to the crown of her head and left the mid-section long, sweeping it back and braiding it into a faux-hawk/bun hybrid. RELATED PHOTOS: Love Her Hair! Star hairstyles we cant stop buzzing about. Her new hairstyle definitely complemented the 90s vibe (plaid, denim, buckled boots) Pinkett Smith was rocking in the airport, but we cant tell if its more low-maintenance grunge or high-maintenance complicated cut. And though we know she doesnt give her own hair a ton of thought , we still think her latest look is worth discussing.
Even with decades and miles of space between descendents of Africa, there are still indications of a connection. One way we're connected is by hair which is portrayed in the work of J.D. Okhai Ojeikere. The Nigerian photographer began documenting the hairstyles of women in his country as a member of the crocs shoes Nigeria Art Council in 1968. Decades later his work has resulted in 1000 different hairstyles now exhibited in the "Hairstyles" series at the 55th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezi in Venice; showing until November 24. We found a strong sense of continuity in these photos, because they also can be found in African American homes today.
Pelvic-thrusting performers such as Little Richard and Elvis Presley sported the 'do on stage, while big screen bad boy James Dean wooed the ladies with his slicked-up short hair. Even though the pompadour's roots can be traced back to the mid-1700s to its namesake Madame de Pompadour, the mistress to King Louis XV, modern-day iterations maintain that '50s edge. From the spiky flair of the cut to the classic shape of the quiff , the rock 'n roll essence is still strong. But one thing we're certainly glad to see change is the overuse of hair wax and pomade styling products that often made the pompadour too greasy or too shiny. (Thank the hair gods for touchable extra firm hairspray!) Below are 17 of the most memorable pompadour hairstyles since the 1950s. Would you wear this look?
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