[Close-Up] Oprah Winfrey Rocks Pink & Purple ‘Power Pony’ For New O Cover

Oprah Winfrey

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Oprah Winfrey has often give us ponytail envy with her crush-worthy tresses. But, the media mogul just pushed through with the ultimate power hair moves for the cover of her namesake magazine.

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Taking cues from the likes of Beyoncé and, Oprah poses it up in a gorgeously multicolored curly ponytail the cover of the February issue of O, The Oprah Magazine. Created by stylist Nicole Mangrum, the “power pony” is a delectable rainbow ombre of colors ranging from deep magenta and pinks to a popping purple.

“I never thought I was the kind of woman who would do pink hair, but I’m kind of liking it,” Oprah said in a behind-the-scenes video posted in Instagram. “The fact that I am now turning to pink hair means the world is changing — it’s changing big!”

Nicole shared that she created look used custom colored extension wefts wrapped around a base ponytail. But, she shared that you can easily recreate the look with a faux pony and an “ombré combo of temporary colors.”  We suggest trying Dark & Lovely’s Go InTense! Color Spray ($8) which delivers vibrant color on darker hair colors and washes out when you’re ready.

If you’re starting with sleek or blown out hair, you can still get those luscious curls by wrapping small sections around a 1/2” curling iron. Once the curls are cool, pull and separate to create added volume and texture.

If you thought the slay ended there, Oprah came through with two more looks for the issue, including a highlighted shaggy bob and Diana Ross-inspired crown of curls. 

Slay on Lady O!


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Stephenetta (isis) Harmon

Stephenetta (isis) Harmon serves as digital media director for Hype Hair and founder/Black beauty directory for Sadiaa Black Beauty guide, the premier directory Black-owned beauty brands.