Our favourite celebrity hair quotes

The A-Listers wax lyrical about their crowning glory

Hair & Beauty

Many of us have a complicated relationship with our hair – the way we choose to style it and colour it can make a bold statement about who we are and what we’re about. With celebrities it’s no different – and with that in mind, we’ve collected a few of our favourite quotes on the matter. Enjoy!


“For me, hair is an accouterments. Hair is jewellery. It’s an accessory.” Jill Scott

“I love my hair because it’s a reflection of my soul. It’s dense, it’s kinky, it’s soft, it’s textured, it’s difficult, it’s easy and it’s fun. That’s why I love my hair.” Tracee Ellis Ross


“When I cut my hair, the whole sound changed, my style changed.” Rihanna

“I’m a big woman. I need big hair.” Aretha Franklin

“The question why I would let Willow cut her hair. First the ‘let’ must be challenged. This is a world where women, girls are constantly reminded that they don’t belong to themselves; that their bodies are not their own, nor their power or self determination. I made a promise to endow my little girl with the power to always know that her body, spirit and her mind are her domain.” “Willow cut her hair because her beauty, her value, her worth is not measured by the length of her hair.” Jada Pinkett Smith

“The funny thing is, people only know me for having straight hair for work, but I live in Atlanta where it’s hot and humid in the summertime. So when I’m home, I wear my hair natural. My hair is naturally curly; I don’t have a relaxer.” Keshia Knight Pulliam


“Relaxing your hair is like being in prison. You’re caged in. Your hair rules you. You didn’t go running with Curt today because you don’t want to sweat out this straightness. You’re always battling to make your hair do what it wasn’t meant to do.” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“It was very painful combing my hair. My grand-uncle was a Pentecostal bishop, and he was very strict: our hair couldn’t be permed or straightened. So I just cut it all off.” Grace Jones


“I think many people, especially from other cultures, just don’t understand the role hair plays in black women’s lives. I can now transform the energy surrounding my hair into something more productive.” Solange Knowles

“I took my wig off because I no longer wanted to apologise for who I am.” Viola Davis


“I always get bored with my hair. That’s why I would always change it throughout my career.” Janet Jackson

“I’ve always been intrigued by color and by interesting hair. I was one of those weird little girls doing my own hair at the age of 9. I was, like, getting weird gels and new brushes and cornrow holders. I would tweak and perm at the age of 13.” Nicki Minaj

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