Monday, February 27, 2012
Natural Matters: The Case of Viola Davis
For the first time for such a major event, she rocked a natural. Whereas she usually wears wigs, she decided to take what amounted to a bolder step by presenting her hair free from the typical mask.
A few weeks ago, observers took notice of Davis in an article for the LA Times. It was one of the first major, big-time photoshoots where she was featured with her natural.
On Oscar night, all eyes were on the red carpet, and when she showed up with no wig, well, the buzz followed. For sisters interested in rocking naturals, Davis's choice of representation was an important public moment, if not a breakthrough.