Jennifer Lopez shows off her ‘naturally curly’ hair in a new pic: vintage Fly Girl?


I’m totally dating myself with this comment, but I remember when Jennifer Lopez was a Fly Girl on In Living Color. I was a little girl! But I remember it. Back then, she was curvier and her hair was darker and her clothes weren’t that great. But you could tell she was a star. And when she started getting acting gig and people really started to talk about her, every article identified her as a “former Fly Girl” and everybody was like, “Oh, yeah, I totally remember her.”

Anyway, Jennifer posted the header photo on her Instagram (“Next stop LA… #curlyhairdontcare #myNYlook #gonnamissNY #greatvacation #backtowork”) and she’s giving me vintage Fly Girl nostaglia with her “naturally curly” hair. If only she would go darker – she always looked amazing with dark brown hair. I actually don’t believe that Jennifer’s hair is curly like that these days. I bet her hair is a lot like mine – some natural curl/wave, but basically just thick, straight-ish and bouncy. I’m just saying… she put some mousse in her hair or something to get it to curl up like that. God, whatever happened to hair-crimping? Do you remember that? Memories…

Jennifer turned 45 last week and she threw herself a huge, $100,000 party in the Hamptons, where people feasted on a giant cake made to look like J.Lo. Like, you could eat her cake-ass. I don’t understand what cake-Jennifer is doing to that cake-lion. I think that was what Rick Santorum was trying to warn us about this whole time.

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Photos courtesy of Instagram, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Abbott says:

    I guess we should just be thankful it was a lion and not a bear?

  2. Eleonor says:

    Seriously that is a cake???
    I really like the instagram photo, don’t know if it is photoshop or the filter but she looks ten years younger !

    • Jem says:

      I think she takes good care of herself, but mostly it’s just good genes. I think she’s just aging really well. Good for her.

      • Petee says:

        I think she looks good too.She is like Gwen Stefani.They do a little tweaking but it is done in small amounts and looks natural.I am 50 and Remember when she was a Fly Girl.I think the cake represents her Astrological sign which is Leo.

      • HadleyB says:

        Yep shes had work done just not a lot at once — she started tweaking years ago. And she only went over board on the fillers once that I recall — right before she started Idol her cheekbone area was HUGE. They have died down a lot thankfully.

        But I think she does eat healthy and works out – which really shows.

        As for genes her mom and sister don’t look that great so I think it’s her tweaking, lifestyle etc.

      • Petee says:

        HadleyB I remember that too.The thing about fillers is if you stop doing them they go away.I think she just takes care of herself and her skin.She doesn’t look anything like her sister or Mom.But yes she does get work done but good work.

      • Jem says:

        Shows how much I know. I honestly thought that she was all natural. Oh, well. At least she keeps it in check and doens’t go overboard!

      • snowflake says:

        @ petee

        she’s had fillers. when i did it once, my dermatologist did it very sparingly. i only got one syringe i think it was of whatever filler i decided to try. i told no one at work because i know how they love to gossip. all i got was compliments on my skin and now it has almost all gone away and still no one knows. it’s just if they overdo it that you notice the difference. at least when you’re younger and don’t do that much of it, anyway. i was just 37 but i had lost 30 pounds and noticed my face lost its fullness so i decided to try it

  3. PunkyMomma says:

    Love the curly hair look on her.

  4. hutter says:

    Like it. Her hair looks really dry, though.

  5. MrsBPitt says:

    Say what you will about JLo….but that girl looks fab at 45!!! She really takes care of herself!!! Even my 25 year old son thinks she is hot!!!

  6. rentho says:

    i like her hair curly like that, i wish she would go back to dark hair also.

  7. Mrs. Lecter says:

    How much did that cake cost her?? She was ripped off, whatever the amount. How budget looking.

  8. Francis says:

    She’s stunning .
    I’m confused though, is that a current photo? Has she cut her hair or just taken out the extensions?
    She looks beautiful and love the cake.

    Every time I see that green dress anywhere lately , I think of Donatella Versace, being played by Gina Gershon in the movie House of Versace.

    • Hautie says:

      Jennifer has a massive wig collection. What you see here is her without any type of wig/fall/extensions. She wears all types. Just depending on what looks she is wanting.

      Her natural hair is this curly. And the color of it, I suspect is done to match up to her favorite wigs at this moment. Which are the honey blondes. It makes blending them together much easier.

      I have the same kind of curls. Weird soft curls. That like to fizz. They do not spring up this well without the proper product. (my case Aveda spray on gel) And when wet, my hair it is board straight. The longer my air dries. The crazier it gets.

      But I am annoyed that the media is acting like it is some act of God that a 45 year old female, looks great. There are oodles of girls over 40 – 50 and 60… that look incredible. We do not fall apart unless we are lazy sh*ts.

      Women look incredible as long as they put the effort into their appearance. Age has nothing to do with our faces. We do not turn into a puddle of wrinkles and gray hair at 35. So it needs to stop. Girls not looking great, is strictly on them. It has nothing to do with age.

      Thank you… my rant is over now. :)

      • msw says:

        How fast a person ages has plenty to do with genetics, not just how much they take care of their skin.

        I’m not real keen in being called a lazy shit because I don’t think it is worth my time or money to defy my age. Your comment has a weird tone of condescension. Its cool if you are interested in beauty stuff, but not everyone feels like this is important.

      • Kiddo says:

        You can not deny that the aging process and the appearance thereof varies greatly, and is also tied to genetics. Unless you believe that everyone is obligated to get plastic surgery. I’m not saying people at 45 should look old, and most don’t. But you can’t lay all of the blame or kudos of their appearance at their supposed free will. It’s a lot more complicated than that.

        Just saw your comment msw, agreed.

      • Anthea says:

        Hautie, some women don’t take great care of their skin because they have to work long hours to support their families and they don’t have a vast amount of time for skincare regimes or a budget for products. It’s not always laziness

      • Mrs. Darcy says:

        While I agree that not everyone has great genes or other life factors to age like J.Lo, in Hautie’s defense there is a lot of media/beauty sales propaganda that implies anyone over 35 is past it and needs to start taking drastic measures to look decent. The “lazy sh*ts” implication is ott harsh but I agree that generally a lot more women look good for their age naturally than we are led to believe, that an increasing number of celebs have so destroyed their faces with plastic before 40 that we are forgetting what a real 30 or 40 something face can look like with a little bit of tlc, far younger with a few lines than pumped full of fillers and botox. My Mom has always worked hard and only really started looking after her skin in her forties (though she gave up the sun and smoking by 30), and she looks pretty great imo. She didn’t live a perfect, saintly no sun or smoking existance, but there is a time when you have to give that stuff up or it will catch up with you. Plus genetically of course skin type is huge. I am paler than my Mom and stupidly go in the sun once a yr, so I probably am not going to age as well. I wish I had a hardier skin type but I don’t, but I do wear spf everyday and have never smoked. Working long hours does not mean you can’t slap some $5 Oil of Olay on your face or vaseline on your elbows, of course not everyone has an easy life but choosing to take a couple of minutes and a few pennies a day is not selfish or ignoble somehow to value yourself. Of course no one has to give a crap about it, but the implication that you have to be rich or spend lots of time to look a little better is a false one imo.

      • Jaded says:

        @Hautie, it’s not just the quality of the products you use. Genetics plays a huge part in how fast you age, as much as not tanning excessively, eating right, taking supplements, etc. In Jennifer’s case, she’s a gazillionaire and can afford the best tweaking, botox, fillers, personal trainers, facials and skin treatments in the world. Along with her genetic make-up it’s working for her.

        Just because women look their age doesn’t mean they’re lazy sh*ts. Kinda harsh words for first thing in the morning. Have some more coffee dear, you’ll feel better.

      • LAK says:

        Anthea: it’s not how much money you spend or how long you take doing it. It’s a lifestyle choice and it doesn’t have to be expensive or time consuming.

        Many time wasting, wallet bursting products and lifestyle choices are simply advertising telling you that they are essentials when they are not. A Lot of what they are selling is snake oils.

      • Kiddo says:

        @Mrs. Darcy, the beauty industry has you a little smoked. It’s good to be moisturized, mostly from the inside out. But all that skin creams do, regardless of the price, is temporarily plump up the cells on the outer surface, or in the case of light acids or vitamin A, remove the most outer layer. They will not make a tremendous difference in appearance. Some difference, but nothing that remotely ventures toward retaining youth. They may feel good, smell good, and make the skin feel fresh and a little more supple, but you are kidding yourself if you think youth can be found in a jar.

        If someone wants to use those products, they should. If they don’t, they aren’t necessarily lazy, they might be prioritizing differently. I use moisturizers in the shower, the end. But it’s silly to judge someone based on their use or non-use of propagandized products pushed on women by the profitable beauty industry.

      • Lady Macbeth (Hiddles F) says:


        Totally agree with you! :) and I want to add that I never used creams or moisturisers much, but plenty of thirty year olds look older than me. Given that I am also a lazybum, I think genes play an incredible role in how your skin gets through the aging process given that my mum and my grandma always looked twenty years younger than they were at any age.

    • Petee says:

      I think the being lazy is a little harsh.I do agree with people thinking that turning 40 is a death sentence to how you appear.Genetics play a part of it but if you do take care of your skin,stay out of the sun and don’t smoke you will grow old gracefully.You don’t need tons of fillers and Botox.I am going on 51 and everyone thinks I am in my thirties.Trust me I have abused my self in the past.Big time.The sun and smoking are the worst.Look at Lindsay Lohan.

      • Mrs. Darcy says:

        @Kiddo: I guess you didn’t really read what I wrote but I’d like to think I’m not fooled by most beauty industry propaganda and take it all with a large grain of salt. Sunscreen (which is the only thing I actually mentioned/implied with the Olay if that was misconstrued) is pretty well documented for skin care benefits. Vaseline is an old cheap cure for dry skin. I was only trying to point out that it’s not a massive or expensive undertaking to have a little basic grooming/skincare as some were implying – I just found the dialogue sort of weirdly defensive, like having any kind of routine is some sort of luxury reserved for the wealthy. No one is too poor or busy for basic grooming, and they do make a big difference imo. I have oily skin and can get away without moisturizing no problem, I just find this whole line of “Too poor/busy” disingenuous.

      • Kiddo says:

        Well I apologize if I misunderstood, but I still don’t understand why anyone would need to explain the choice of using or not using skin cream, regardless of the reason. I think there is implied judgement automatically when people are called ‘lazy’ if they don’t adhere to some ritual, as it should be expected, as was opined by the OP. Maybe I combined the two thoughts, yours and hers, in my head.

        At any rate, Oil of Olay products are the worst things that I have ever encountered, because they have ‘burned’ my skin. I don’t know what is in there that created such a reaction, but a lot of times I can be much better off not putting anything on my face unless it is incredibly basic with limited ingredients.

      • Petee says:

        Do not think 40 is a death sentence.Jeez it was early and I didn’t have my glasses on.I think we get better after 40.

      • Mrs. Darcy says:

        No one needs to explain their choice, people are free to do what they want with their faces :) And I never used the word lazy other than to quote an earlier post as harsh. I was trying to point out that skincare can be cheap and require minimal effort to those who seemed to be implying it was some sort of luxury. I used Olay as an example as it’s cheap and most people I know don’t have any reaction to it, even those with sensitive skin.

      • msw says:

        I’m not implying I am too busy or too poor at all. I’m definitely not feeling defensiveabout that. I’m saying I don’t care enough to spend any time or money on something I don’t wish to spend it on, and shouldn’t be judged as “lazy” if those things aren’t important to me. I have a right to feel defensive about that and think it is valid to point out that not everybody cares that Mich about maintaining a youthful appearance.

  9. mal23 says:

    J Lo just doesn’t age. Her skin looks amazing!

  10. LILOU says:

    OMG…. She has the best skin ever!!! Seriously… Everyone asks Jennifer Aniston about her skin routine, but I wish I could know the beauty routine Jennifer Lopez uses… I guess she has some filters injections once in a while, but still… Her skin is absolutly perfect!!!!

  11. ClaireB says:

    Always liked her. A few really catchy songs, some great movies, a diva but with a really good sense of humor..

    She does look beautiful !

  12. Ivy says:

    I love the curly hair (but that’s some seriously damaged hair O.o )
    The cake’s disgusting, it looks like those horrible cakes from that stupid TLC’s show “cake boss”. I would never pay for it, and I would NEVER eat it.

  13. eliza says:

    Why bother with cake if it is going to be covered in the Devil’s fondant???? BLECH!

    She really loves herself. That cake is all sorts of wrong.

  14. Charlotte says:

    That cake presents more questions than answers.

  15. Sarah says:

    That is the prettiest she has looked in a long time. Looks shorter too – like her extensions are out too.

  16. Nicolina says:

    Well of course she put mousse or some sort of styling product in her hair. You’ve just got to with curly hair. I’ve got naturally curly hair myself, and wear it curly the majority of the time. I wouldn’t dream of just jumping out of the shower and letting it dry without at least SOMETHING in my hair. Otherwise, as any curly haired chick will tell you, you’ll end up with a mass of frizz with no definition.

    What’s up with the celebs who she’ll out big bucks on their parties, skimping in the cake department? She could have had an amazing cake, but chose to go with a budget looking one. No part of that cake isn’t creepy looking.

  17. LAK says:

    That cake!!!!!!

    Fly girls…..those were the days. sigh.

  18. Mrs. Darcy says:

    Her natural curl pattern is a lot tighter than that, in old pics it’s tight corkscrew curls (maybe it was a perm though I hate when preople presume curls are perms, just saying it was the 80′s in the Bronx so a possibility). I think it’s more likely she has permanent straightening as we never see her with a hint of a curl generally and for natural curls that is a lot of work. Thye probably styled it curly here, it is sort of crunchy looking though maybe that was the only way they could get a curl to hold. I had Keratin straightening done last yr and my hair went bone straight and would not hold a curl to save its life.

    That cake is amazingly awful, why would you do that? It doesn’t even look like her. I bet it didn’t taste great either, those elaborate cakes always seem to be made of gunk when they make them on the cake shows. Give me a nice sheet cake any day. Mmmm cake…

    • Christy says:

      I have naturally curly hair that was corkscrew when I used to wear it curly every day. Now that I have been straightening (not chemically) for years, when I try to wear it curly, the curls are not the same (possibly my hair is in shock!)

      • Mrs. Darcy says:

        Mine has naturally loosened somewhat since my teens (also when I was on the pill it was much looser). Your hair would probably bounce back after a few weeks of not straightening if you wanted to try it. The Curly Girl method is popular with a lot of reformed straighteners for bringing curls back to life if you are interested there is more info on :-)

  19. sundaygal says:

    The turtleneck, though

  20. may234 says:

    That cake is hilarious!

    Jen looks amazing. She is one of those women who keep looking better and better with age.

  21. Mrs McCubbins says:

    She’s a really beautiful woman but she looks her age. She’s obviously taken good care of herself. I think the best thing someone can do for themselves to look good is work out regularly and keep your skin care simple……respect the sun.

  22. kri says:

    Why the f*ck is Kim K on her cake? I just had an image of KK crashing that party and eating that cake ass first. I would not put that thing out in fron of my guests. It is horridly ugly. She is gorgeous though. But seriously, they should have pitched that cakemare and just ran out to Baskin Robbins.

  23. Lady says:

    J.Lo is forever beautiful. Say what you want about the woman but she is absolutely beautiful.

  24. mar says:

    If it were not for fake hair, J-lo would NEVER be as big a persona as she is today. The fake hair makes her. She should thank the lord for extensions.

  25. Whatwhatnot says:


    Her hair looks fried from all the processes she has done to it, so I can see her hair not being able to curl the way it used to. . I know from experience. I’m doing the curly girl method and I’m actually seeing a huge difference now.

  26. Lydia Says says:

    JLO looks beautiful. That cake looks nothing like her.

  27. Naddie says:

    All I can think about is how bad her music and her acting is. So, she’s basically a good dancer, right? And yes, her face is awesome, but she looks 45 (nothing wrong with that, though).