While we’re isolating from others to help slow the spread of coronavirus, a lot of us have taken advantage of a little extra time and less of sense of obligation to follow certain beauty “rules” (we’re looking at you, office dress codes) by experimenting with our hair. Shaved heads and pink dye jobs have been especially popular choices among everyday folks and celebrities alike. And the latest member of the Stay Home Hair Makeover Club, Venus Williams, is playing with both a new style and color.
Since she started hanging at home, Williams has been wearing her hair long and dark — her signature look for years. But on Friday, May 15, she surprised her Instagram followers when she posted a weekend workout video with a totally new look — one she hardly acknowledged.
“It’s windy out here, so my hair is getting a beating,” Williams says after greeting her Instagram Live viewers. And that hair looks completely different: a choppy, uneven lob that’s blonde through most of the length and dark at the roots and in the blunt, straight bangs. Those bangs also have more of the blonde shade in the form of chunky streaks.
Fans had mixed feelings about the new look. “Venus who cut this Wig? 🤣 Love You ❤️,” one less-than-impressed commenter wrote. “V this wig!! 😂😭,” another said. Others were fully feeling it. “Love your hair!” one fan commented, while another said, “Bellissima.”
Through the windiness and exercises, Williams’s hair stayed looking chic, so we’re excited to see if she sticks with the look for future socially-distanced workouts.
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