Star: Are North West’s parents pulling her hair too tight or is it no big deal?


There are few subjects more sensitive than the discussion over a child’s hair. I get it. People have strong feelings about children’s hair and the role of the parents. There’s always a division between people who believe that kids should be able to decide what they do with their hair versus people who believe that the parents should dictate a child’s haircut/style. I learned all of this while discussing Shiloh Jolie-Pitt’s series of shaggy bobs years ago. And now we’re going to discuss North West’s hair, because her hair is apparently causing a lot of debate among fans.

These photos are of North and her nanny yesterday in Tarzana. North takes a ballet class and Kim Kardashian always says that North is ALL ABOUT ballet and wearing her tutu and she loves it. Usually, she takes the class with her cousin Penelope Disick, but I think North went solo yesterday and I guess Kim was busy, so the nanny took North. When North goes to ballet, she almost always wears her hair in a high, tight bun/puff. In fact, North’s hair is almost always worn up. She’s rarely allowed to let her beautiful, curly hair run wild. Which upsets some fans.

While the 2-year-old is often photographed going to-and-from ballet class, this isn’t the only time North West has been seen wearing that high and tight ballerina bun. North’s hair is pulled back nearly every time we see her, basically because Kim Kardashian hardly lets her wear it down—especially since it got long enough to slick it back into a bun.

But Kim’s choice to tightly pull back on her tot’s delicate strands every single day is causing a stir among KUWTK fans. Not to mention, the slicked-back ‘do is slowly starting to resemble the stress on her strands—and facial expression!

During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the 35-year-old mother referred to her daughter’s hair as a “crazy afro.” This term sparked an internet debate, commenting as to whether or not Kim was reacting negatively to her daughter’s ethnicity. From the looks of it, the fashionable tike may not have a say in how her hair is styled for quite some time if Kim and Kanye West have anything to do with it.

[From Star Magazine]

I do think both Kanye and Kim have a lot to say about what North wears and how her hair is styled, so I think it’s fair to “blame” them for this. I find it hard to believe that North would be telling mommy and daddy “pull it tighter, I want a tighter bun!” I also wonder if North’s tight (too-tight?) hairstyle might be a reflection of what Kim likes in general. Kim loves a center part, however unflattering, and she loves to slick back her hair into some kind of tight and horrible style. For Kim, there’s the “Croydon facelift” aspect of it – some women believe that pulling your hair back into some tight hairstyle is like giving yourself an instant facelift. Of course, if you apply that logic to a little girl, it’s sort of absurd. So… tempest in a teapot or is this really a thing?

Oh, and North was apparently telling the paparazzi “no pictures please!” That’s something she’s probably heard from her mom?



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  1. Lama Bean says:

    I can’t get past the blazer and her cuteness to comment on anything else !

    Also, on this day she told the paps “no pictures please!”

    • jugstorecowboy says:

      The blazer! It’s a grown-up’s idea of what’s cute on a kid. No little girl wants to look like a nutcracker. Forget her hair, when will that kid be able to pick the color of her clothes?

    • DaSH says:

      Me too! She and her facial expressions are the cutest! It’s great that she and Penelope are close in age (or are they the same age?) and so she can play and do toddler kid stuff with her cousin.

      I remember how people went crazy over Suri, Shiloh and Violet when they were toddlers and now it’s North, Blue Ivy and Harper’s turn. Celeb babies garnering more fans than their parents have been a thing for quite some time now so I’m not surprised if North is making headlines.

    • Kitten says:

      I just can’t. She is so cute and the outfit is adorable.

      • Pmnichols says:

        No one knows what goes on with them and their child. Gimme a break. People are alllll over them about every little thing. What’s wrong with her saying she has a crazy Afro?? She does!! She’s her mother. My daughter used to want to dress up all the time too, now she’s over it. I don’t follow this family but geez people relax. She is an adorable, beautiful child. They love her.

      • Anne says:

        She is a cutie but when my girls did ballet even at young age you DID NOT wear your ballet shoes on street or sidewalk pavement. You changed when you got to class. Celebrity privilege?

      • Marley 31 says:

        She is adorible. My daughter has naturally curly hair long hair and sometimes in the morning I only have time to put one pony tail and she’s 10. When it’s to right I can tell because 1 she’ll tell me 2 u can see little creases in the side of her head and her eyes will look like there pulled back, when it’s pulled back to right and by north pictures I really don’t see any of that. Plus if she can speak I’m sure she’ll let who ever know that does her hair if it hurt. So I don’t know why people focus on children’s hair there is a lot more important things to focus on

      • Lemonsorbet says:

        That’s what I thought too. Ballet shoes shouldn’t be worn outside! It damages the boards in a studio, and the shoes.

      • Willa says:

        She probably puts another pair on when she’s in the studio. I mean they obviously have the money for multiple pairs of shoes. She’s such a cutie!

    • doofus says:

      she really, REALLY is so cute. I also heard the “I said no pictures!” story.

      little boy babies in blue blazers KILL me. I’ve seen a few in recent days and they’re just so ridiculously cute.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      She’s adorable.

  2. herewego says:

    Is this really headline news? LOL
    Youngster wears hair up.

  3. Missy says:

    I’m sure they want to keep it out of her face when she’s out and about, I always put my daughters hair up when she’s out playing

    • antipodean says:

      It is also part of ballet culture that the little ballerinas must wear their hair pulled back in a bun. I used to have to do that when my daughter went to ballet class. I also used to put her hair in a snood, it was adorable, and required by her ballet teacher, Miss Kathy, who was very old school.

      • Sass says:

        Yes, when my daughter took ballet classes they were required to wear black leotards, pink tights and pink shoes. Hair was to be pulled up into a tight ponytail and the ends of the pony secured with pins and a small hairnet. The teacher taught the Royal Ballet syllabus.

  4. Fran says:

    She is seriously such a cutie. Let’s hope Kim doesn’t laser away those cute baby hairs.

    • lucy2 says:

      Honestly I’m surprised she hasn’t already done it, sad as that thought is.

    • sarah says:

      thats exactly what i thought. It made me sad because I love baby hairs, i think they add a youthful look to people of any age, Kim’s hairline has looked ridiculous ever since she lasered hers off. If North has them she’s meant to have them.

      • pinetree13 says:

        I never gave them much thought until Kim got rid of hers. Now I can’t stop noticing how weird and alien it makes her look. Even good wigs have baby hairs for realism. It just gives her a cheap-wig-alien look.

  5. Kdlaf says:

    It seems pretty simple/obvious – kim wants her hair to look straight and “perfect” – shes rarely seen with it out curly waves blowing in the wind. Yeah your daughter is half black – she is going to have a “crazy afro”. I feel for this child – say all you want about beyonce but at least blue gets to run around like a child and not treated like a doll to parade around – at least not nearly as much as north is

    • Farah says:

      North is biracial. Who knows how “black” her hair is. There was a period where I wore my hair in a bun, and my edges were almost ruined. They have to be careful with North.

      • Greenieweenie says:

        I agree, they can damage it. She looks like she can hold twists. Or even just French braids! But they’re doing her no favors and she looks like she has a good (read: growing at a good pace) head of hair

    • JaneFr says:

      My white mother was always respectfully afraid to let my beautiful long end curly half black hair down all-day when I was little. Mostly because untangling it at the end of the day was synonym to 20MN of cries and tears. For the same reason, my still half black sister ties her girls curly hair in buns and puff. Easy to do in the morning, easy to untangle in the evening. No cries. Everyone’s happy.

    • jwoolman says:

      I’ve seen Nori’s hair loose. It didn’t look anything like an Afro to me. Has the meaning changed? She has curly hair, but I always associated Afro with very tight and stiff curly hair that’s long enough to stick out well above the head/to the side (not just in people with African ancestry). Nori’s curls are much looser.

  6. AlmondJoy says:

    Puffs are easy, convenient and cute for curly and afro hair types.. But it’s definitely important that Kim uses the right type of band to secure the puff and also that she’s not pulling it too tight. At this age and hair length she could really just twist North’s hair into a bun and secure it with a Bobby pin. Better yet, she could let it free.

    Also, using the term “crazy afro” can be problematic. There’s nothing crazy about our hair texture. It’s actually quite beautiful.

    • Tiffany27 says:

      MTE. “Crazy afros” are gorgeous and our hair is gorgeous. In her defense, we don’t see North everyday so hopefully she’s just letting her hair chill more than we think she is. But yeah, Northie’s ponytail is snatched beyond high heaven in some photos.

    • doofus says:

      I’ve seen a few pics of little North with her hair flowing free, and it’s quite curly and REALLY cute. not crazy, just curly.

      and did I mention CUTE?!

    • sarah says:

      Same. I’m REALLY uncomfortable with Kim saying “crazy afro” in the context & tone she said it in. It actually pisses me off because to her the solution is to just “fix” and not embrace her daughters “crazy afro”, UGH it’s like she is incapable of not being a narcissist.

      • ImJustMe says:

        I don’t know… I have 3 children with curly hair that sort of grows in an upwards fashion (rather poofy,that is) and I have often referred to it as “crazy hair.” This isn’t to say I don’t love and embrace my children and their hair, but more that their hair has a mind of its own and is very difficult to style or manage.

      • JenniferJustice says:

        I think her “crazy afro” comment was just a bad descriptor for frizzy. North’s hair is a bit frizzy when loose. It’s adorable. She’s adorable. And I just have to say, she looks nothing like Kim, but everything Kanye! I can’t stand that man, but he made one of the cutest little girls I’ve ever seen.

  7. perplexed says:

    Looks like her hair is up because she’s doing ballet…

    • Ivy says:

      I was thinking the exact same thing . Every ballet dancers put their hairs in tight bun , I don’t see how this is a probleme really .

      • GreenBunny says:

        And I know from my 4 year old’s ballet classes that most of them have a dress code. Part of that dress code is hair must be in a bun. I can’t speak for what her hair is styled like outside of class, but if she’s going to ballet class, the bun is probably a requirement.

      • Ivy says:

        Exactly ! And if she is ” all about ballet” i would not be surprised if she wanted to be in her ballet uniform 24/7 bun included .

      • Sabrine says:

        Well you know people are never happy. If her hair was down, they’d be saying it was “unruly” and they should do something with her hair. People need to mind their own business and find something more meaningful to complain about.

    • Melody says:

      Yep – ballet hair definitely. If they do it on non-ballet days, I still don’t care that much.

  8. Nancy says:

    She’s a doll baby. We really go too far sometimes. How she wears her hair is her parents business.

  9. Hannah says:

    she looks just like Kanye.

  10. Luca76 says:

    This is a black hair issue and it’s loaded. Anyone who knows about black hair can see Kim is trying to keep North’s hair as straight as possible to banish the kink. She’s also put a fair amount of product in her hair.

    • Easypeasy123 says:

      Do you think Kim actually put product in that child’s hair?

      • Luca76 says:

        I do. But there is product and there is product so to speak I’m hoping she’s using something gentle.

      • swack says:

        She did in the past because there are photos of North’s hair slicked down and there were all kinds of comments about it. Also, my granddaughter would not tolerate any type of pony tail at that age. It went in and she had it pulled out within 5 minutes (she has curly hair). It’s not good to put any hair in a tight bun for too long.

  11. Darkladi says:

    None of my business. At all.

  12. Lora says:

    Did someone saw the video where nortj says ‘no pictures please’ i find that really odd

  13. jewbitch says:

    Beautiful kid

  14. GingerCrunch says:

    I’ve been a short hair gal most of my life. However, I vividly remember an unfortunate morning spent at church after mom pulled my long hair back too tight around age 8 and I’m 52. It hurt. Told mom and she wasn’t sympathetic. Too afraid to undo it. All kinds of dynamics. Not saying North ever experiences anything like that.

  15. Callais5 says:

    Those shorter pieces look so contrived.

  16. Anastasia says:

    Why do they let her wear her ballet shoes outside on the street? You’re not supposed to do that.

    I have no opinion whatsoever on the hair.

  17. Em' says:

    At what age do they start ballet class?
    The kid is not even 3 yet and she’s been going for month. I mean I get it’s not real ballet, but I find it crazy that they start so young.

    • tealily says:

      I started when I was 5. At that age you’re just sort of bopping around anyway. I don’t see the harm.

    • Rachel says:

      I started ballet when I was four – by choice. My best friend at the time was in ballet class, so I wanted to do it. Like tealily said, at that age you’re just doing simple moves and “bopping around.” It’s actually really good for children to do movement exercises like that. It helps with the body/brain connection and development.

    • lucy2 says:

      I started in kindergarten, so 4/5. That was actually learning and performing a dance, and I still remember my costume from that one!
      Any younger than that and I bet it’s just playing around.

    • doofus says:

      eh, some people learn to ski as soon as they can walk (<1year sometimes) so I don't find it too strange…

      plus, as Rachel said, it's physical activity and it helps with coordination. with the obesity rates like they are in the US, it's good to get kids interested in physical activity when they're young so that it becomes the norm, not the exception.

    • Chinoiserie says:

      I started when I was 3 and half. And it was demanded that the hair was pulled tight and you wore a hairnet (I used to hate the pins so much). I do not really know how she wears her her when not coming from ballet but there is nothing wrong with this.

    • Leah says:

      You know kanye wants to produce geniuses. He’s probably the ultimate stage mum. Thats probably why he gets on so well with PMK.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      I started that young. She’s learning poise, posture and a few simple moves.

      • Em' says:

        Then it’s probably a French thing. Kids can start what we call “éveil” to a sport at 4, maybe 3 sometimes. But never at 2.
        Then the real practice of the sport starts around 5 or 6

    • Ellie says:

      I started Ballet when I was 3 and was in a class with other 3-5 year olds.
      I wanted to be a ballerina. I think it was a perfectly normal, little girl kind of thing at the time, because most of my school friends had started doing something similar – that or learning and instrument/taking up a sport.

  18. Kate says:

    Like Kim actually does her hair… Or dresses her for that matter.

  19. Mimz says:

    It’s stupid really, complain about other things. I don’t think her hair is too tight, I’ve done similar ponytails to children that age with that hair texture, it’s just neat, doesn’t mean it’s painful. if it was, she would have taken it off. And it is possible a kid wants to have a bun like the other kids at school because thats how the other girls dress like.
    Yes Kim and Kanye overdress the poor child, and rarely let her hair loose, but, biracial kids hair is so different, it really goes from child to child. Some are beautiful and easy to manage, others not so much. My cousin (also biracial) has her hair 89% of the time in a tight bun because if it’s loose for too long it’s unmanageable… has been that way since she was a kid. her sister though, always had easy, beautiful curls that she could wear loose all the time.

    And also, i saw earlier today how disturbing that outing with North was, she kept telling the paps “no more pictures, no more questions” and she seemed really upset and it made me sad for the girl…

    • JenniferJustice says:

      They make it sound like she’s making that face because her hair hurts. No, she’s making that face because some weirdo pap is in her space snapping pictures. *sigh*

      • Trashaddict says:

        Maybe she’s making that face because it looks like the nanny is rushing her along. She looks like she’s having to run to keep up. I don’t know if it’s because the nanny is ready for a break while she’s in class or if the nanny is trying to get her away from the paps-

      • Sass says:

        I found it refreshing to see that the kid was walking along with the nanny. I am so sick of stars carrying children who are well able to walk on their own. I know it may be because they are protecting the child in a crowd, but it always seems contrived for a photo op.

  20. FingerBinger says:

    It’s their child it’s their issue.

  21. Jayna says:

    Many kids rebel in their teens with partying, tattoos, whatever.

    Not North. North will rebel by wearing color, color, color in her clothes, all hues of pink, bright pink, and cause Kanye and Kim to have a nervous breakdown declaring what did they do to deserve this. LOL

  22. JB says:

    My four year old has always (at least since she has been able to talk and express her preference) insisted on wearing her hair long but up and tight. I mean, TIGHT. She doesn’t have a sensitive scalp at all so when she has come up to us and demanded that we re-twist her bun or that her ponytail is “slipping” people are always surprised. It looks like we’re hurting her but she says it doesn’t hurt at all, it’s more annoying to have her hair hang loose. She goes to school in a tiny tight bun almost every day and honestly some other parents probably look at me and think, “Oh, that mother doesn’t allow her daughter to let her hair down!” but it’s all her. So I’m willing to give K+K a pass on this one because I know for a fact that there are kids out there who do sincerely prefer that secure feeling of a tight hairdo. They’re controlling about a lot of things but who knows what the story is on this one.

  23. Jayna says:

    Aw. How sad. I can’t imagine as a child having all those cameras in my face.

  24. Sochan says:

    I hate to say it, but that child has a world of problems coming her way from having those parents and being part of that family. The hair is only the beginning.

  25. tealily says:

    What are the internet commenters doing? Nobody in this thread has said anything negative about North!

  26. jesb says:

    Black hair is a serious thing and black women have a tendency to go bald in spots where their hair has been pulled back too tight for too long. I feel sorry for her if kim doesn’t do her research soon. She’s raising a half black child and she has to understand black hair.

  27. Heat says:

    The hair, to me, is not an issue. She’s going to ballet, and most ballet schools demand that hair be in a bun as part of the dress code. No biggie.
    I will say, however, that this will be the last North West article that I click on. If a child, at that age, is already asking photographers to stop taking pictures of her, then I want no part in the ‘demand’ for said pictures.

    • Kitten says:

      I know exactly what you mean. We were at the Lincoln Park Zoo this past weekend….I hadn’t been to a zoo in AGES because I have such mixed feelings about them but I really wanted to see the baby red pandas who just made their debut last week. Anyway, I felt so guilty staring at all these seemingly despondent animals. Likewise, I always feel kind of gross looking at celeb kids, like I’m part of the problem—the demand that’s creating the supply. What freaks me out more is when people devise these fake narratives for celeb kids, like they do with the with the J-P’s little ones.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      Thank you. She’s not just mimicing her mother. She doesn’t like it. It’s invasive and creepy. The paps should respect her wishes. She may be a child, but she knows what she likes and doesn’t. Respect it! Get out of her face. She is a person regardless of age.

  28. Jh says:

    Please. If her hair was too tight or hurt at all, she would be the first to fuss and cry and freak out. She is still a kid, after all. She’s not going to be ok with being uncomfortable.

  29. Alana says:

    I don’t think we can say much about the hair just from pics when she is out etc
    I can say that that Kim has her dressed like herself. Ugh. I may sound really mean but I feel like Kim sees her kid as a way to hold on to Kanye. She just seems so self involved and she is always traveling without the kid or gives her to nannies. Every now and then she takes “proof” that she is with her. Its almost like she had kids because she is expected to not because she really wanted them

  30. me says:

    “No pictures please” is something her mother has NEVER said lol. She didn’t learn that from her…maybe from the nanny. Also, you don’t show up for ballet class with a designer blazer like that without SOMEONE expecting paps to get some pics. It’s all so planned.

  31. Mew says:

    I hope she’s not dancing in those shoes she’s wearing to walk around outside!!!!

  32. ashley says:

    there is nothing more obnoxious in my mind than a bunch of people chiming in on how someone should parent their child. including hairstyles.

  33. Kitten says:

    Her hair looks fine to me but what do I know?

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      My mother put my hair in a ponytail every day when I was a toddler. I don’t see the problem.

  34. Daria Morgendorffer says:

    I don’t have kids, but my cousin’s kids are like nieces and nephews to me. Her daughters always wear their hair up. I don’t always agree that it’s necessary and I believe that people’s scalps need to breathe occasionally. I totally think that North’s hair looks way too tight too often, and I think that the reason for the tight, high ponytail is that Kim has no idea how to do hair like North’s. This puzzles me a bit, because 1) Kim has friends who are black who can give her some tips, and 2) she has all the money and resources in the world to learn how to do her daughters hair in a way that’s a lot less harsh and likely more comfortable for North.

    • AtlLady says:

      Why blame Kim and/or Kanye for North’s hair appearing to be too tight? Kim doesn’t do her own hair, why would she be bothered to do North’s? Kanye buzz cuts his hair. The nannies need to hook up with other nannies who deal with North’s type of curly hair. Who knows? Maybe North will eventually bring back those big, beautiful Afros from the late 60’s through the disco years. Look up some old videos of The Jackson 5. That was some gorgeous hair.

    • Jayna says:

      You think Kim is doing North’s hair every day? LOL

  35. lucy says:

    I loathe any severe hairstyle.

    A bun is classic and appropriate for ballet. But hair being pulled straight up and pasted down like this is not the least bit flattering — on anyone. It can train the hair follicles to grow that direction, which can become painful when wearing the hair in any other direction.

    Her baby hairs are beautiful, but they look awkward and stranded by the rest of the hairstyle, and weird combed straight and slicked down like that.

    I think the placement of this “poof” (which is not a bun) sitting on top of this child’s head very unfortunately looks like a pile of poop worn as a crown.

  36. Samtha says:

    I’m not a fan of the Kardashians, but this is ridiculous. People need to stop nitpicking other parents’ choices.

  37. bns says:

    “Crazy” afro? Coming from her own mama too? Smh.

  38. Ohreallynow says:

    Not to defend a Kardashian, but I don’t think Kim has done anything wrong with her hair like this. I have twin bi-racial daughters and when they were little I would do their hair like this and it was never tight. Their hair was so curly that if you left it just down it would tangle pretty bad and hurt them to comb after their bath even with a lot of detanglers/conditioners so I a lot of times left their hair in pony tails or little puffs. Sometimes I would do braids or leave it down some, but for dance or gymnastics we always kept it up. I didn’t always do the slicked look, but sometimes I would, it just depended, but when I did, it wasn’t really as tight on them as it looked. In fact it really wasn’t at all and when they were older like in 4th grade they went through another phase of slicking their hair into a low ponytail and then letting their curls out. It didn’t do any damage to their hair at all. They have beautiful curls now. I didn’t slick it to make them white like someone commented and if I had people taking our pics whenever we left the house I might try to make it look nicer but of course I didn’t. If she left it down for ballet she would be criticized for that or for never fixing her hair. Wasn’t Beyoncé accused of not doing enough w/Blue’s hair? I also love my girls and their hair but sometimes I said they had little puffy afros and it wasn’t to be racist. I loved their hair when they were little and it was their little curls all poofy. People are being way too sensitive on everything.

  39. Onyx XV says:

    She is so freaking cute!

  40. Jag says:

    Yes, it’s way too tight. Pulling the hair tight like that can cause the follicles to die and for a person to go bald. It’s real for adults and it’s real for children. I wish they’d let her have natural hair all the time, so she could grow to be what she’s supposed to be.

    It’s not being bad to tell parents that they are potentially causing their child to go bald. Look it up and see how many women end up regretting all of those tight weaves and tight hairstyles after the fact.

    • jwoolman says:

      I’m surprised they don’t just cut her hair shorter and let it loose at a length that wouldn’t get in her way. Her curls don’t seem very tight, although my brother got the curls in my family so I don’t have any personal experience with the challenges of curly hair.

  41. Barbara says:

    It is Kim’s doing. Kanye usually has her hair free. I have noticed Kim really slicks it down with goop too. North will be losing hair soon with that constant pulling.

  42. Eden75 says:

    She looks adorable. Just want to say that first.

    Ballet classes have standards and dress codes. If you dance, no matter your age, your hair MUST be up in a bun and out of the way. I started dancing when I was 3 and had waist length hair that had to be pulled up. My hair is curly (not in the way hers is but still extreme for a white girl) and when I put it in a bun it looks like it is pulled extremely tight even if it is not. My hair is just past my butt so there is a lot of hair to pull up and it is heavy. Even a not tight bun looks like my follicles are screaming. There are a lot of people with long and/or curly hair who wear their hair up a lot without discomfort. There was a comment earlier that said if she was uncomfortable she would let everyone know as she is just little. So very true. My daughter hated her hair up and was very vocal about it.

    It’s very possible that North likes her hair up and out of the way. Maybe she has gotten something sticky in it and has learned from that or it was pulled by a cousin and she has decided that once was enough. Who knows?

  43. Leah says:

    On a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live the 34-year-old reality star discussed waking North up to see a baboon spotted in her neighborhood. She said;

    “I woke her up this morning, early, and in the morning she’s got this crazy afro. I just took her outside in her pajamas and her crazy hair, and she was half asleep, to see the baboon.”

  44. Meadowlarky says:

    She’s so cute! As a biracial child just like north, I have memories of my mom and sister lulling my hair TIGHT in buns/ponytails/pigtails. It always gave me a headache and I hated it, but I never said anything because I wanted to look just like my sisters!

  45. lizzie says:

    my SIL pulls her girls hair into the tightest little pigtails, since they were both only months old and i always wonder if it hurts their tiny little baby heads. they were both cranky babies and i got the evil eye when i suggested to loosen their ponytails b/c maybe they had headaches. OOPS! that was not the right thing to suggest. but now they are older and have little bald spots around their temples….

  46. PB&J says:


    Having your parents pull your hair into a bun so tight that you can barely blink is a standard right of passage for us black girls. Tempest in a teapot for sure.

  47. mel2 says:

    I just wish the pappos would stop hounding this child and let her be a kid. As far as her hair, it’s fine. I don’t think she always has a bun because I’ve seen photos of her without one. I think North wears this style because its a fast and easy do.

  48. rianic says:

    My nine year old has has been in dance since she was eighteen months, and her five year old twin siesters are following in her footsteps. The teachers usually request hair be pulled back to keep it from getting in the dancers’ eyes as they do their movements.

  49. iheartgossip says:

    They’ve done her eyebrows. This poor child. You see her now; and yet you know in 15 years she’ll be Kylie.

  50. Juluho says:

    Serious ballet studios have strict rules about hair, she’s following those rules. I don’t see the big deal.
    Anyone who has a toddler knows that if her hair was hurting her she would be very vocal about it. There is so much to criticize about this crew, I can’t believe this is one of them.

  51. AuroraBorealis says:

    Ack! Why is she wearing her ballet slippers on the pavement, she should change into them when she arrives at the studio since they’ll get damaged fast. =(

    • E.M.Maxx says:

      Pretty sure her parents can afford new ones when those are shot. I mean come on , her aunt just covered a vehicle in velvet . Lots of cash to throw around

  52. LAK says:

    Whether or not she’s repeating her mum’s words, she’s old enough to recognise context of the words and what she would like to happen in said context. I think we should respect that before it turns into a Suri situation. I hope Kim listens to her too.

  53. TopCat says:

    It is typical when you attend ballet class to wear hair up, buns preferred so her style is fitting. It is possible that Kim does not really know how to style North’s hair. After all, Kim has Armenian/Irish (I think) hair so her’s is probably naturally straight/wavy and very thick. North’s hair is a mix of Kim’s and Kanye’s heritage so it may be more difficult for her to understand how to style it. I know a few white/Asian mother’s with biracial children who are not used to styling black hair and who don’t know where to start! Kanye could probably help here. Anyway it does not look pulled too tight to me.

  54. Laura says:

    I remember when my little sister was a toddler, she used to DEMAND her hair be pulled as tight as possible, and with absolutely no strands out of place. So funny. North West is such a cutie.