The practice of smoothing and/or gelling down soft, wispy hairs at the forehead, ears and nape is a common practice in black beauty culture, but alternative R&B singer and dancer FKA Twigs takes it to another level by creating intricate and beautiful designs that many celebrities are now copying. In an interview last year, the songstress referenced Josephine Baker as her inspiration while expressing some discomfort with how mainstream the style is going;
I’ve been doing S‑curls for years; I just use gel and a tooth comb. But the baby hairs are gone now; I’m done. I’m sure they’ll make an appearance, but I used to really enjoy doing them every single day, even if I was half an hour late I’d manage to squeeze in seven minutes to do it. But since I did the i‑D cover, it’s something that’s really taken off in fashion and in music. My reference for it comes from Josephine Baker, the first-ever famous black performer, but I think the way it’s been taken now, I don’t know if I’m down with it. It’s just like piercings and tattoos: On the right person they can be really beautiful, but on the wrong person they can be really bad.
Luckily for us she is still rocking the baby hair. Here are 10 times she brought the style to the next level;The time she used baby hairs to spell ‘Love’ on her forehead way back in 2012.
The time she paired baby hairs with a pink lip.
Baby hair + cornrows = win
Gorgeous with these braid buns.
This piece of art right here.
With the ponytails…
Rocking baby hairs while wearing Alexander McQueen.
Eyebrows and baby hair on fleek
Baby hairs and twist extensions
Baby hairs with a crown for her Two Weeks video, which is a reference to Aaliyah in Queen of the Damned.
Ladies, do you ever style your baby hair?