Janelle Monáe’s Safety Pin Hat Is Our Newest Hair Obsession

Janelle Monáe
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With her daring fashion choices and hair accessories, Janelle Monáe is always a breath of fresh air on the red carpet. Her appearance at the 61st annual Grammy Awards Sunday (Feb. 10) night was no exception.

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The ‘Dirty Computer’ star stepped out in a fluttery asymmetrical Jean Paul Gaultier dress styled by Mandel Korn with high structured shoulders shaped into a deep V neckline.


But it was her headdress that had us swooning. Teaming with hair guru Nikki Nelms, Janelle turned what is normally a fashion saver into a fashion moment with a headpiece constructed with hundreds of small golden safety pins.

But she didn’t just rely on her haloed hairpiece to slay the carpet. Nikki crafted a messy braided ponytail wrapped with silver wire that served as the perfect accent to her angled cut-out accessory.

Are you feeling her hair slay as much as we are? Sound off below!

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Stephenetta (isis) Harmon

isis is digital media director for Hype Hair and founder/Black beauty director for Sadiaa Black Beauty guide, the top hair and beauty directory for women of color.