Ok, so here’s what’s got us going pink in the face about Janelle Monae’s empowering anthem, PYNK. An unapologetic celebration of who we are through a pink tinted window, is what we say! Launching her 3rd song from the new album “Dirty Computer”, Janelle makes a clear and queer, not-so-subtle statement. So impressed, it’s got us humming the tune all day. And while everyone’s talking about vagina pants and femme power, we can’t hold ourselves back on the radical experimentation that’s gone about with the hairstyles featured in the video. Everything from a sleek hairdo to space buns, embellished accessories to extravagant high buns to complement the oh-so outrageous but gorgeous outfits. So, whenever you’re done blushing, try your hand at your favourite from the lot.
1. The Starry Braided Updo
While Janelle may sing about wanting to fall from the stars, ironically so, they’re already flashing in her hair! First, in the line up, this braided updo sure had us starry-eyed. What makes this look so perfect is the imperfect finish of it.; flyaways, loose strands and the star, of course, are the star clip-on accessories. Go get your own!
2. Cotton Candy Bouffant
We can clearly tap onto Janelle’s current obsession with putting her hair up through most of the video. In contrast to her first messy updo, this one’s a slightly higher wrap bouffant that’s super sharp and sleek. Downright statement-making in itself, but Janelle’s gone a step ahead and thrown in some small pink cotton balls with pearls just in case!
3.The Pineapple Hairdo
Nothing here but a regular pineapple bun. This is the easiest of the hairstyles that you can crack in less than a minute. Just put your kinks up, secure it with an elastic band and you’re good to go!
4. Spiked Space Buns
We don’t mean no substance abuse here, just spike accessorising on ‘em buns. Catching the trend from the 90s, space buns are a tried and tested fun hairdo. These ones, just with a fresh twist.
5. The Effortless Mane
Not forgetting to mention the video’s surprise cameo in Tessa Thompson for wearing her mane as is – simple, yet so sexy! We’re crushing over the middle-parted, tousled and untamed look of her locks to match the backdrop of the wilderness. And how can we not point out the accessory-like illusion of the crimp detailing? Absolute LOVE!!