HAIRITAGE: Diana Ross

Diana Ross

Diana Ross doesn’t look like she turned 70 today. She’s aged beautifully through her 50+ years in show business. Getting her start as an original member of The Supremes in the 1960s, the lead singer was destined to be a star. “My life has often been described as ‘from rags to riches’ but in fact, the Ross’s were never raggedy,” Ross has stated before.

Using her unique style and voice, she turned herself into an iconic household staple, especially once she pursued a lucrative solo career. Along with her No. 1 hits and hall of fame accolades, it’s her hair that always reigned supreme even when she dimmed her own stage lights.

Noted for the-bigger-the-better, voluminous bush of curls she’s made her signature look, Diana’s daughter Tracee Ellis Ross reminisced to Huffington Post about her mother’s hands-on tactics to her beauty regimen.

“My mom does all her own hair and makeup, and always has,” she said. “There are people who have supported her in the process, but for the stage, I have always sat as a little girl and watched my mom do her makeup. Eyelashes, the whole deal – she does it herself.”

From her early days on Motown to her quieter days as a diva and mother of children, we pay homage to our HAIRitage. Happy 70th birthday, Diana Ross!

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