Earlier today I posted one man's perspective (Bow Wow) on Solange's stark, blunt natural haircut. Now here's another man's perspective from loyal reader Rodney Jenkins.
Short hair works for young women if she's a banger or has distinctive facial features. It ain't working for her. She has a completely different look. As a man, when I now look at her. I just think less. She looks less attractive, less sexy, less fun, less interesting...... I am stunned that hair can do that much for a woman. Hair (and makeup) can really make some average looking women into stars. I see why the Muslims require their women to cover their hair. She is very lucky that Beyonce is her sister. Maybe it will grow on us. If she likes it, I love it.
I totally agree with Rodney. Solange has every right to express herself any way she pleases. But she has to remember that she's a C-list celebrity in an image-driven business -- and her fans have spoken. It doesn't take much for her fans to relegate her to D-list or even F-list status. Being Beyonce's sister can only take her so far. Solo should at least shape the edges up a little bit.