Viola Davis goes natural, wigless at Women In Film event: gorgeous & awesome?


We’re gearing up for the Oscars and there will be plenty of pre and post-parties to get our fashion fix. The cast of The Help was well represented at the Women in Film Pre-Oscar Party last night at Cecconi’s Restaurant in West Hollywood. I would have liked to have seen Emma Stone there, but she must have had other plans. (Sexy ones involving Andrew Garfield.)

First off is the lovely Jessica Chastain in formfitting salmon Elie Saab. I admire this woman and find her unassuming, genuinely grateful for her success, and so pretty. Her fashion has been a mixed bag tending toward “fug” this whole awards season, though. This dress is an exception in that it’s well tailored and flattering. The bustline is bizarre and it’s not a knockout dress, but we’re talking about a cocktail party, not the Oscars. Her hair and makeup are perfection. We’ll have to see if she brings it tomorrow night.

Do you see Jessica’s mess of a Vivienne Westwood gown that she wore to the Hollywood Reporters nominees night on Thursday? My theory is that she lets stylists take over her fashion and isn’t questioning their poorer choices.

Viola Davis went with her natural hair last night (as we also saw in a photo spread for LAT Magazine earlier this month) and opted for a purple faux wrap MaxMara Zenica dress with some killer black wedge pumps. I love those shoes! I have a pair of black wedge booties that are similar. I’m including a side view of Viola with producer Cathy Schulman (Crash, The Illusionist) so you can see the shoes a little better. (There’s a better view of the shoes here.) I like Viola’s look and her accessories apart from the bizarre white flower brooch she’s wearing. It seems like a simpler pin would have better completed the look.

Sidenote by Kaiser: I really, really hope Viola goes “natural” for the Oscars. I think she’s stunning this way.

Octavia Spencer was most likely in Tadashi Shoji, her designer of choice this season. (I don’t have confirmation on that, though.) I love that primrose gathered gown and she really knows what works for her. Some lighter colored and/or less clunky shoes might have worked better, but that’s a minor complaint. Octavia was earning praise from her co-stars at the event. USA Today has quotes from Allison Janney and Jessica Chastain gushing about Octavia. Janney said, in part, “she makes me laugh and she’s so generous of heart and spirit.” That’s nice!

Allison Janney was amazing in a striking cornflower blue one shoulder gathered gown. I would love to own this dress. Her accessories perfectly complimented the look without overwhelming it. I prefer Janney with lighter hair, but a quick image search shows that she has had darker hair for around three years.

This photographer got a few photos of the attendee’s manicures. Show me their shoes! On a side note, I recently discovered pinterest. (I don’t know what took me so long, but I’m still waiting for my invite!) The shoe and nail pr0n there is amazing.

Photo credit: FayesVision/WENN.com

 

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  1. Handlemybusiness says:

    Viola Davis is beautiful. There is no need for the wig.

  2. Cider says:

    I think Viola looks so much younger with her natural hair.

  3. Jackie says:

    viola should go natural all the time! much better.

    i really hope she keeps it for oscar night.

  4. normades says:

    I love her with short hair. She doesn’t need a weave.

  5. blaugaro says:

    I have never seen Viola without wing, but now I can’t believe why she doesn’t go always natural, she looks young, fresh and beautiful

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      I think she’s striking a really good balance here with a look that’s youthful while not being childish. Would that more celebrities pull off that sensibility.

      I remember when Sophie Okanedo was nominated and how adorable she looked when she positioned her hair into an afro puff.

      She always looks nice regardless, but it would be nice if she shook up her look. I thought the black hair was a mix of extension with her own hair since it has always been trim, so I guess she worked her magic on me.

  6. JustBored says:

    I love Allison Janney, she looks great. Viola looks better natural.

  7. Cali says:

    LOVE to see Black women rocking their own hair and leaving the Bey lacefront at home. I do know that this style wouldn’t work for everyone but she looks great with it!

  8. Jennifer says:

    I love the purple dress- so elegant and classy! I even like the flower pin.

  9. the original bellaluna says:

    Both gorgeous AND awesome! All of these women look great.

  10. Noel says:

    I love to see women showcase their race/ethnicity. It makes me sad to see Asian women have eyelid surgery to look Caucasian or to see Caucasians tan to look darker. I love ethnic and racial diversity. It is beautiful.

    • Franny says:

      To be fair, no one tans to be seen as a different ethnicity. Tanning is also natural and something that your skin can actually do. Eyelids don’t naturally change shape.

      • ZenB!tch says:

        Tanning is just something some of us do. I don’t mean lay in the sun (I did that too but not the point). I’m “white” because that is what people think I am but I’m half hispanic and I burn like hell then tan if I lay out but running around LA year round with our weather my “natural” skin tone is tan from the chest up and white from the boobs down (legs may get to very light tan in the summer). I tan gradually due to my ethicity. It is what it is. It’s my hair I hate (comes from the white part – darned Celts, Israelis or wherever my curls come from).

  11. Hautie says:

    I really like Viola’s natural curls too. And they do make her look like she is 30 instead of 47. She has such joy in her life. And it shows on her face.

    I have not seen anyone talking about this… but the interviews that Oprah did for Viola and Octavia showed off how great these girls are in their daily life.

    If you get the chance, find the Oscar Special, that Oprah has on OWN.

    She actually let the interviewee’s finish their own thoughts on the show. Instead of talking over their answers.

    And she spent at least an hour talking to Viola. Whom is really a great lady. Who has the sweetest little girl and husband.

  12. islandgirl says:

    I love Viola all natural. She looks so much younger and plus she is just so beautiful. Rock on sister

  13. Jill says:

    Davis looks fantastic. She should keep the natural, it knocks ten years off her age. Spencer looks very nice but the shoes don’t work with that dress. And the black nail polish is a big no. I hate black nail polish on anyone. It looks like you slammed your fingers in a drawer.

    • Jaxx says:

      Thank you! Someone else finally admits that black polish is gross and ugly! I have been saying that for years and people tell me I’m too fashion backward to see how cool it is. No, it isn’t. It’s just ugly. I can’t wait for it to pass into fashion history. Give me a hot red anyday. Did you see Adele’s “Louboutin” manacure? I wish my nails were long like that. I would so rock those red undertips. Gorgeous!

    • Tastykakes says:

      It looks like Chanel’s Rouge Noir Nail Colour to me. Almost but not quite black. Been around for years. I love the shade for something different, generally during the cooler months. I think they all look terrific.

  14. layla says:

    Agree! Viola needs to rock that look more often. She is simply stunning in her own beauty!

  15. lisa says:

    I’m letting my perm grow out too. Can’t wait for the Summer.

    I love Octavia’s dress. It is the kind of dress that any body type can wear. She looks great. And those shoes are to die for.. And she has lost so much weight since the start of the Awards season. She was my favorite in The Help. more so than Viola. And so happy for her. I just hope this attention give her more opportunities. Winning awards means shit if you don’t get offered more work.

    she did say she has some upcoming movie roles so I’m glad for her.

    • Mr.Smurf says:

      Ha, I’ve only had one perm and I’m 17. I’ve spent the majority of my life having my hair in braids or cornrows. My mom spent about twenty years of her life with short permed hair. She finally got dreads, and hasn’t looked back. I will admit, my hair is such a pain, because I have to comb it out (and don’t really know how to do anything else to it but put it in two ponytails), before I can leave the house without looking like an orphan. Viola looks gorgeous…I wish I could pull off short hair like this.

  16. Lis says:

    I think Davis looks better with straight hair.

  17. Petunia says:

    Mmmmmmm, I love red hair. Natural red hair. And Viola’s is gorgeous with beautiful highlights.

    Also, Octavia has a gorgeous complexion. She should be on a skin commercial. Man, I wish I had her skin!

  18. Angi says:

    Viola looks like she is in her 20s! Drop the weave girlfriend and rock this look for good.

  19. Alexis says:

    VIola looks way younger with short, natural hair.

    I think Octavia Spencer is so pretty, and I love the dresses she’s been wearing. She’s one fuller-figured Hollywood woman who knows how to dress her body. The accessories and nail polish were a bit off, but with her face and great dress, she still looks fab.

  20. some bitch says:

    Viola looks great without the wig. Gorgeous lady.

  21. blonde on the dock says:

    Jessica Chastain is so beautiful to me. It doesn’t even matter what she wears she is gorgeous.
    I really like Viola with her natural hair. Looks great!

  22. Maritza says:

    Everyone looks fabulous, especially Octavia, nice…

  23. Wilma says:

    I love the way these four women look. The cast of The Help seems like a wonderful bunch of people, it must have been a blast on that set. Love Viola Davis with natural hair, always wanted to have hair like that (my childhood friend always had), but I think she needs to have stronger eyebrows now that more attention is drawn to her face. Not too strong, but a bit more noticeable. Also love Octavia Spencer her hair and all these women have really good make up artists (or are really good at doing their own make up).

  24. brin says:

    Jessica, Voila and Octavia look especially good here.

  25. lulu says:

    PINTEREST!
    What you do when it’s a slow gossip week!!!!

  26. Jennifer12 says:

    Viola looks awesome! Please stop with the wigs.

  27. taylor says:

    They all look really nice/appropriate. And ITA that Viola Davis should go with sans wig to the Oscars. She looks amazing with her own hair!

  28. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    They all look really lovely, so congratulations to them.

  29. wenderwoman says:

    Viola looks GORGEOUS! I love her hair!

  30. hoganbcmj says:

    Viola is not her hair, and she looks great.

  31. Nanea says:

    Those four! I like all dresses, but neither Octavia’s nor Violas shoes. Viola is looking great though, minus the brooch.

    I’m so looking forward to the dress-spotting tomorrow.

  32. missy says:

    Viola looks great with her natural curly hair! My hair is damaged. I should probably just cut it short and start over, but I admit, I’ve been reluctant to.

  33. Mel says:

    Why doesn’t any one tell Kim kardashian to wear her natural hair? That is to her ears with out the weave. Or Jesscia Simpson or Megan Fox? Not all black women have to wear a wigs. I know black women with naturally long hair. I find it interesting that people say black women should go natural but white women wear 4lbs of make up and weaves just the same in Hollywood and no one says to them “hey you should go natural”

    • Heine says:

      Mel- Well, the reason is that Viola is showing off her natural hair in these pictures and it looks great so people are talking about it. I like her natural hair as well. I think she looks much prettier and younger and frankly happier.

      And people do talk about white actresses and their bad weaves and extensions-especially Kim Kardashian who looks like a drag version of herself.

    • Alexis says:

      I get what you’re saying. But people of different are only recently becoming aware of weaves, esp. on non-black women. Even knowing about weaves on black women is a pretty recent development, I think most people are aware of it now, but I’m pretty sure when Destiny’s Child came out, a lot of non-black people thought they were rocking real hair. Also a lot of people assumed (myself included) that Rihanna is currently rocking her own hair bleached blonde, so it’s not like people think every black woman with medium-to-long hair is wearing a weave.

      And on this site in particular, we do a good amount of talking about white women’s weaves. We’ve talked about Kate Middleton’s weave (is she or isn’t she?), Lindsey’s busted weave (we called her out today, actually), Jennifer Aniston’s weave, Britney’s weaves (which were super questionable, but she seems to either be natural now or have gotten them in check), and Christina Aguleria’s sloppy Barbie weave. The list goes on. Again, I get what you’re saying — there’s a tendency to focus on black women, when in fact, everybody in Hollywood wears weaves — but….yeah.

  34. lucy2 says:

    Agree with all the comments about Viola, she really does look fantastic, and younger. I like her dress too, great color and shape on her. She and Octavia have made some fantastic fashion choices thus far.

  35. Leticia says:

    I strongly prefer Viola’s hair natural.

  36. Jess says:

    Love Viola’s natural hair! I think she looks younger and more sophisticated with her natural hair. I also really like her dress, but I’m not a fan of her shoes. And this is the best Jessica C has looked in a while. Octavia’s and Allison’s dresses are both very pretty.

  37. ZenB!tch says:

    Who knew Viola was a ginger? I think she looks adorable and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that dress but as a curly haired white woman, I totally get the weave, relaxer think. I only like curls on OTHER WOMEN.

    Octavia rocks as a woman who is on the border of misses and plus size I love seeing what she will wear next.

    While I realize Melissa McCarthy is a lot larger than me or Octavia (I’m guessing she and I are close); Melissa makes me cringe in her tents. I DREAD what she will wear tomorrow. Gabourey Sidibe is bigger but she wore much more flattering dresses to the Oscar.

    Unless, I am pleasantly surprised, I expect to be Melissa bashing tomorrow.

  38. Moreaces says:

    She looks beautiful, I love natural.

  39. ZenB!tch says:

    PS: I love the bright colors on all of them. I’m getting more excited for tomorrow.

  40. Lindy says:

    Viola Davis = killer body, gorgeous dress, hip and well–styled hair, beautiful smile. That is a gorgeous woman!

  41. shontay says:

    I don’t care for natural hair, but Viola wears it well. I think she could look just as good with a wig, if it was the right one. The wigs she’s worn before aged her. All of the ladies in this post look great.

    Some remarks here are coming off as if you don’t have natural hair you’re hiding your blackness or whatever. I wear wigs and perm my hair and I don’t feel any less black. I’m tired of hearing that crap, but that’s another matter for another day.

    • Mel says:

      @shontay says:
      I agree!I know to many white women getting ext. sitting in a chair getting fusion hair. I know too many that have boob jobs. They never say go natural to them. Black women are still women. Like I said before I know plenty black women with long hair naturally. I am one of them and yes I relax my hair twice a year.

      • tabbyfoof says:

        I reckon people say lots about women of other ethnicities and bemoan their hair/makeup choices, or praise them when they look especially good. I think Viola has been singled out here because it’s a big departure from her usual look, and not a choice that a lot of other black, female entertainers make.

        That said, I think Shontay’s right on that implying people are trying to hide their ethnicities by changing their appearance is a load of crap. I live in Korea and there’s a LOT of plastic surgery and hair-dyeing and perming here and of the people I know who do it, none of them talks about wishing they weren’t Korean, they just like the way it looks.

      • ZenB!tch says:

        I’m not black but I’m old enough to (barely) remember Angela Davis and the Black is Beautiful movement. There was a time in the early to mid 70s where hair was political for black people in general. Not just the women. I read a biography of Malcolm X in college. When he was a very young man in the 40s, he was quite the dandy. He would use this weird painful stinky paste to get his hair just so. Part of the transformation from Malcolm Little to Malcolm X was stopping that.

        Because it’s about making black hair look more caucasian (I think) I guess it may still be political or maybe we as a society don’t like curly hair.

        Malcolm and a lot of blacks quit this silliness but us non blacks are taking over.

        My current Facebook status is about the miracle of at home Keratin treatments. I CAN HAVE BANGS NOW! My hair swings. I can have a bob!

        When Oprah talks hair, I sit there, nod my head and cry with her. I too burned it off with no lye relaxer as a teen. But my hair is not political because half my relatives have straight hair. We’re all fighting it. When was the last time you saw Julia’s or Charlize’s curls? Taylor Swift’s are curling iron curls. She may really have them but they stylists tweak them.

    • OMSS says:

      ‘I don’t care for natural hair…’

      Really? Hmmm….

    • rose80 says:

      Shontay,

      How can I say this…. You commented that you do not care for natural hair, may I ask why? That seems to be a very telling remark that you made and one can misinterpret it many ways. Why do you not care for what comes naturally from your scalp?

      My two cents…I’m natural…went natural over three yrs ago. My own personal experience is that I was tired of the I don’t want to”sweat my perm out” which is the common answer from black women as to why they can’t enjoy certain activities. My own personal opinion, is that I think more black women should embrace their kinks and coils and not let European standards of beauty dictate what they should do with their natural hair. I definitely think amongst black women, to weave or not to weave comes from a debate of whether self hatred is involved. Now I’m not saying that is you, but I really would like to know Why you do not care for what comes from the scalp naturally. As for me, I do not care for weaves, wigs, perms, etc…because if I wasn’t born with it, than its not me.

      • OMSS says:

        @Rose80,

        I agree- I wanted to go in on the comment but I was in the middle of an assignment.

        I no longer relax my hair (I relaxed it for 3 years and stopped 3 years ago) and have no intention of going back to it.I have kinky/coily hair and I LOVE it! But, I am quite happy to throw on a weave, wig, or install some braids (I mostly braid my hair) from time to time. The most important thing is that I am not ashamed to show my hair the way it was meant to be (of course, with a few products to keep it healthy!), some of comments I hear fall out of ours mouths on a regular basis about hair such as mine perplexes me. And our hairstyle choices (high numbers of us relaxing/straightening our hair or wearing straighter weaves, which is seen as more ‘natural’ than the true nature of kinky/curly hair)doesn’t mean anything?

        Viola Davis looks great either way! As long as you are confident enough to accept and proudly rock what you were dealt just as well as the fakery/’enhancements’/'I just wanna switch it up!’ (not sure if the colour is really her own, but it is possible) with confidence, then power to you! And that goes out to everyone, not just black women.

    • rose80 says:

      Shontay,

      You commented that you do not care for natural hair, may I ask why? That seems to be a very telling remark that you made and one can misinterpret it many ways. Why do you not care for what comes naturally from your scalp?

      My two cents…I’m natural…went natural over three yrs ago. My own personal experience is that I was tired of the I don’t want to”sweat my perm out” attitude which is the common answer from black women as to why they can’t enjoy certain activities while their hair is relaxed. My own personal opinion, is that I think more black women should embrace their kinks and coils and not let European standards of beauty dictate what they should do with their natural hair. I definitely think amongst black women, to weave or not to weave comes from a debate of whether self hatred is involved. Now I’m not saying that is you, but I really would like to know Why you do not care for what comes from the scalp naturally. As for me, I do not care for weaves, wigs, perms, etc…because if I wasn’t born with it, than its not me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to come off as someone with a hair superiority complex, but even when white, Asian, Latina, women get extensions etc…they tend to go with their natural texture…NOT ALL, but most. However black women get weaves, extensions, etc…that match other ethnicities textures. I get the argument that white women do it to, but its very telling that I rarely see an American black woman with a wig or weave that is on the afro, coily, kinky side. I think its sad that even when weaves, etc…are worn, its still not representative of what your actual hair would like without the weave or perm whereas other cultures of women are putting in what closely matches the texture of what they already have…and I know they straighten their hair out to and put it in, but the texture tends to be close to what their natural hair is whereas even if a black woman straightened her hair with no relaxer and added weave etc…the texture of the weave they chose it is still not representative of their actual hair but one that matches European, Asian, etc…hair.

  42. crtb says:

    I would like it more if her hair was darker. I’m not crazy about the red.

  43. TheOriginalVictoria says:

    I think we recognise that in Hollywood there is pressure to look a certain way as a woman. It’s not always easy to make the choice to go natural if you’re black, no matter what your reason are for weaving/relaxing in the first place.

    I’ve worn my natural hair to my waist almost my entire life and did blow outs. I cut it all off last year and people treated me like a leper. And now that I am rocking a fro it’s a big deal. So I commend Viola for doing it. She looks great.

    • OMSS says:

      ITA!!!

      I went natural in 2009 (cut it down to a TWA and I got nothing but negativity and concern from family, friends and strangers of my own racial background. It speaks volumes…

      • Mel says:

        I don’t see any thing wrong with natural. I’m just saying that its nothing wrong with a black woman doing different things. Like I said before my hair is long and I relax it twice a year. I take very good care of my hair. Its about going to the right person.

        If people are going to say Megan Fox (many plastic surgeries and wears fake hair) or all the Kardashian’s are beautiful, than you have to also give it to Meagan Good and they never show her b/c she is too beautiful of a black woman and makes Megan and Kim look plastic. Meagan Good hasn’t done things to her face.
        The media only shows black women from Viola or Beyonce when Its a lot more looks to black women than that.

        My main thing is if you want black women to go natural than tell Kim Kardashian that has made at least 65 million dollars to get rid of the fake butt, breast, flat iron, hair color, weave, 11 lbs of make up to go natural and all the white women that plays with their looks to go natural.

        The media likes to dehumanize black women. Make us feel like we shouldn’t play with our looks but white women can do all the fake stuff they want and tell me its natural. Give me a break.

      • rose80 says:

        Mel, I think the issue is black women tend to buy weaves, etc…that are not representative of their natural texture. Kim, Megan, Jessica, etc…all wear extensions that match their texture whereas black women tend to wear hair that is no where near their natural texture. I’m talking about what the hair feels like when straightened. Even straightened hair on black women nine times out of ten does not match the hawaiin, Indian, Polynesian, whatever human hair they purchase. I would love if black women who wore weaves for whatever personal reason, would wear ones that actually match their texture of their hair when straightened or not straightened. Point is…Kim and co even with their hair is flat ironed are buying hair that matches their texture wheareas most black women are buying hair that is not representative of what their actual hair would like flat ironed or even relaxed. I would love to see black women wearing weaves, etc…that showcase our wide range of textures, sadly most buy hair that is not representative of our textures…they lean to more Euro textures

      • rose80 says:

        Mel, I think the issue is black women tend to buy weaves, etc…that are not representative of their natural texture. Kim, Megan, Jessica, etc…all wear extensions that match their otexture whereas black women tend to wear hair that is no where near their natural texture. I’m talking about what the hair feels like when straightened. Even straightened hair on black women nine times out of ten does not match the hawaiin, Indian, Polynesian, whatever human hair they purchase. I would love if black women who wore weaves for whatever personal reason, would wear ones that actually match their texture of their hair when straightened or not straightened. Point is…Kim and co even with their hair is flat ironed are buying hair that matches their texture wheareas most black women are buying hair that is not representative of what their actual hair would like flat ironed or even relaxed. I would love to see black women wearing weaves, etc…that showcase our wide range of textures, sadly most buy hair that is not representative of our textures…they lean to more Euro textures

    • crtb says:

      I have worn braids, locks, a fade, a small fro, wigs, perms, a hugh fro, twist, a weave… you name it I have worn it. Next will be sister locks. That is the great thing about black hair: You can do so many things with it. I never kept any hairstyle for too long, because I get tired of looking the same way for too long.

      • OMSS says:

        @crtb, I’m the same!

        I wore a u-part wig for 2 weeks (suppose to give my hair a break for a month or two) but I missed my hair and had to switch it up! Senegalese twist extensions next week!!! But for now I’m wearing my own hair in twists!

        I’m not afraid to show my real hair (the stuff that grows out of my head) as is or change my style. I get the impression Viola is just the same! I adore her for that!

  44. Blue says:

    Everyone looked great! That link for the shoes, OMG! I was hyperventilating, those shoes are to die for.

  45. Deloise says:

    Love Viola, she is one of the best actresses around. I hope she gets some recognition this time – and hopefully good roles in future movies. The Help was awful though, how that picture got a best film nom is beyond me!

  46. Reece says:

    They all look gorgeous! I like all of it on all of them.

  47. marie says:

    Stunning and vibrant! No weave needed.

  48. anytime says:

    she looks beautiful either way. and black nail polish is making a comeback which makes me inexplicably happy inside

  49. Barbie says:

    I also love Viola’s natural hair, and she looks so much younger and prettier sans the wigs.

  50. marisamariac. says:

    She looks great. Love this hairstyle on her.

  51. Lila says:

    She looks so beautiful with her natural hair. Really puts the focus on how pretty her features are.

  52. geekychic says:

    vow, she is stunning. this is really her best edition (at least of what I’ve seen so far).

  53. samira677 says:

    Octavia Spencer needs to give Melissa McCartney some style tips. She always looks great while Melissa always wears shapeless sacks.

  54. bea says:

    Viola looks fantastic – she needs to ditch wigs for now – they make her look way older than she is! And bright colors look great on her.

    Octavia need to learn that round necks and short sleeves don’t look good on a woman with a large chest. She picks good colors (altho, I don’t love that shade of yellow), but she needs to find her “cut”. Embrace the V Neck for starters!!

    Love seeing these two women getting so much attention for the right reasons – talent.

  55. Ravensdaughter says:

    She does look fabulous-glowing! I think the purple is very flattering-more of the same tonight, I hope.

  56. Princess Lizabeth says:

    Viola looks just beautiful!

  57. Julia Domna says:

    What exactly do you mean when you say ‘natural’? Because there appears to be some product in Viola’s hair… Is it natural just because it’s not straightened?

    I wish people would GTFO of black womens’ hair. Just say that her hair looks nice if you think it looks nice, and stop with the ‘natural’ shiz.

  58. Mel says:

    @rose80
    Until white women stop using make up, buying lip injections, botox, breast implants, butt implants and injections, self tanners, suntanning. Than and only than can they tell black women what to do. Until than. My hair is long and I relax twice a year. Some times I roll it some times not. Either way, its my real hair and people hate black women that take care of themselves. They want us to look like maids and feel under.

    • OMSS says:

      @Mel, O_O… Natural hair, natural beauty equals looking like a maid? Didn’t Viola’s maid character don a straight hair/wig?

      I don’t relax my hair, but I most definitely take care of myself and appearance…

      • OMSS says:

        LOL, me brainwahed?!?! Okay I’m done because Rose80 above has schooled you already. You are clearly blind if you think “Yes it does look like she didn’t try to get ready.” I’m laughing now because you are one of the people I am speaking of- read through my comments, you’ll know which people I am talking about.You tried to be pretend you are fair and equal but you just showed your true colours.
        She looks great with her own non-relaxed hair and she looks great with her wigs. Why so for me? Because she is confident enough to wear her kinky and coily as the day she was born!
        From what I gathered you have totally ignored the history behind the typical black person from the USA, Caribbeans, or Latin America and the scars it may have left behind. Many of us don’t realise it (yes, I am aware not all of us have the same experiences and attitudes). Why do so few black women in the spotlight wear kinky/coily hairstyles? Kim K and Megan Fox may wear weaves, but at least it resembles their natural texture…

  59. Lisa B. says:

    Wait, I didn’t even know she wore wigs!

    But why? I think she looks fine the way she is.

  60. Jayna says:

    Viola is a very striking woman, so any hairstyle seems to work. I haven’t seen her look bad all awards season.

  61. OMSS says:

    LOL, sorry had to comeback! No I wouldn’t have minded if she had worn an afro wig. What? LMAO! Please go through my comments!

    OMG, I can’t. Your kidding right? What do their butts or lips have anything to do with black women and kinky/curly hair? They stem from two different problems. Yes, they are two examples of the pressures women face to look ‘beautiful’. But in terms of historical context, you are comparing apples and oranges.

    Oh, and by the way, this website and others like this have taken the time to discuss celebrity women who have had plastic surgery or wear weaves- Kim K, Megan, Kate Middleton are just a few. The majority of them are ‘white’… Now try tell me and all those who take part in such discussions (particularly those who are against such procedures or hairstyles) are brainwashed and trying to keep the white woman down???

    I think I just killed your argument. Have a good day now!