Victoria Secret And ASOS Get Dragged For The Way They Styled This Black Model’s Relaxed Hair

Black Twitter is the mvp online. From poignant hashtags like #BlackLivesMatter to hilarious ones that have us rolling like #blacksalonproblems. But you don’t want black twitter to be mad at you. Really you don’t. Just ask Shea moisture, Kendell Jenner, Vicki Johe, Remy Ma, Pepsi… the list goes on.

Recently black twitter came for Victoria Secret for how they styled the model Zuri Tibby’s relaxed hair. The tweet that started it all was by user @CrowedByChina, the tweet has since been deleted but not before receiving over 5000 retweets:

Black lives matter! Say her name! We gotta help sis out!!! VICTORIA GOT SIS F****D UP! pic.twitter.com/V0JSNOnPgw

— SoulFUL Sunflower. (@CrownedByChina) June 6, 2017

The tweet was probably deleted for using the term “black lives matter” in jest when commonly it’s used for matters of police brutality which is no laughing matter. Yet as always with black twitter, people ran with the theme calling out other brands. ASOS was next:


Here are some of the sentiments echoed in the post:

Still, to be fair some of the hairstyles of the model on Victoria Secret’s site are actually pretty cute.

What do you think, are they wrong for calling out Victoria Secret for the hairstyles?

About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

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Sandra Rivera

This is the reality of black hair . Nothing wrong with it . Only the white washed minds would see a problem with this . Y’all assume if it’s not layed flat , silky long and flowing it’s ugly . Get your head out of your ass . Go swimming with your flat silky hair and tell me you don’t come out looking like this . Smh.

Raina-Ori Omi

This hair style is horrible but she’s a black woman so why should they care right?

Ashley S Meeks

Their stylist clearly did not understand how to work with her hair.

Evelyn Lattimore

My thing is , why did the black model allow them to have her hair like that???!!!! We act like we have no say in how we are represented! Like we are some trained dogs!! The bottom line and the truth if the matter is, she allowed them to treat her that way because of the money…. Period!! She sold her soul, her integity for 30 pieces of silver! She bowed down to our oppressors and gave them what they wanted, abd thats to continue to devalue us as a people and as long as they can throw ys a few crumbs in the form of money, they will always use us for their greater purpose!!! So its not on them!! Its on her!!

Jamie Lewis

10 times out of ten… she would have been told she has an attitude and they can’t work with her…. another black girl that rocks out of work.

Evelyn Lattimore

Then I would have replied , no you are the one with the sinister attitude and I will not surccum to you trying to devalue me for your wicked agenda! So you can take your money and stick it, and dust my feet off and keot it moving!! I trust God to lead me to my wealthy place! Spiritual, physical , and financial! Theres no need ti bow down to others when yoy kbow who you are and whos you are. We are tested by Yah everyday to see who we are really serving! Is it God or is it man!

Charlotte Wise

Shes cute, if it was swimwear she was modeling… that is the beach blown look … everybody realizes its not styled for church… so much negativity over something nobody else is worried about… i dont think they had that mindset…

Anquinette Helem Lewis

The second pic she’s wearing a pretty dress and look how they did her hair.

Anita Gates

Man….

Kimmy Thornton

A mess

Tonya Nesbit

That’s her fault…..sad day

Tsumi Fukitsuna

Im going to be the one to say, I believe this one particular model WANTED to leave her hair this way..

Quennie Dixon

That fake smile

LaToya Wells

This was done on purpose.

Jasiyah Nixon

…Oh no. OH NO, BABY, WHAT IS YOU DOING?! *Nick Voice*

Fadzayi Chambati

I have seen this a lot on Victoria Secret and I found it strange the models hair was such a mess and there were quite a few like that on the site.

Amber Bourne

Im sorry but VS is outta line for this. If it were a caucasian or light skinned black girl they wouldn’t have their hair looking this way. Theres ways to style relaxed hair. This is a subliminal look for black girls.

Sheila Martinez

Absolutely daughter, I agree! That’s an insult! No VS for me

Amber Bourne

Yea they lowkey have her looking like a slave. Thats their way of letting us know we will never be more than that to them ????????????

Unique Bree Angelik

All VS had to do was slick her hair up in a ponytail and wrapped some artificial hair around her hair to make a bun. It only takes a few min. They have all that money they can hire a African American stylist specifically for their African American models. This isn’t the only time I saw VS screw up on their black models hair

Ashley Olds

I don’t see the problem. If she is a white stylist then she didn’t how to style her hair. She was hired for the job and best ad she knew too.

We all know there is a difference in black people and white peoples hair. It’s not amazing or an wow moment. Also, we style of hair different, so it’s just a style the stylist could pull off on black people hair.

Unique Bree Angelik

And on another note the model probably felt uncomfortable buy some ppl don’t like speaking up on situations like this. Or she probably felt like shiy I’m getting paid do whatever u want to my head

Futurama Miller

I mean that woman should have looked in the mirror an saw her hair looked terrible there’s no reason why a white model gets pampered an glammed up to look there best an magizine​ cover ready an she looks like she doesn’t even belong on a run way

Keshia Knopf

The white model should’ve been portrayed the same way, if they’re going for a “bedhead look”. The model should’ve spoke up, I look a mess but she doesn’t?

Jan Honey

Maybe she figured this was an opportunity to be the model she wants to be and didn’t feel that making a big deal about it was worth not landing the job.

Tracey Hyatt

LIKED AND shared

I'kesha Ellis

Maybe, just maybe this was intentional… Even on the model’s part. We, as a people are so obsessed with our hair… Even to the point MANY of is won’t workout or go swimming!?! & if we do, is this not the reality of our hair?!? Some of y’all DRAGGED Gabby as if her hair was supposed to be “laid” during a gymnastics routine… Baby girl was concentrating on bring home the gold, not what edge control works best. Same thing with Blue Ivy… It’s SAD. STOP putting your OPINION of “beauty” on others… & worry about yourself​ & what you’re accomplishing!!!

Serena Wilson

The one on the right … nahhhhh.

Cee Miriam

Maybe that’s how she makes her living , and she didn’t care how her hair looked because she was getting paid $$$$$ regardless of what people thought

Tiara S Evans

I just wanna know if theyre hiring hairstylist bc clearly… I wouldnt be mad at a victoria or an asos check. ‍♀️

Savanna Millsap

When she seen they wasn’t going do her hair she should’ve instantly made two braids to the back and ask for hot water,grease, a brush and some bomb holding spray.That’s better then them letting her look like that

Jameelah Hunter

Smh. Model need her own stylist. Quit lettin ppl who don’t know what they doin touch ya hair.

Annette Trimble

At some point we all gotta say no money is worth allowung them to make you look like a fool zillion dollars on cheap shoes an purses male romper chaky makup am finally wont fix relaxed hair oh Hell No

Sugabeeflorida Williams

She should have spoken up

Gracia Alta

Don’t really see a difference between these models and a messy bun or messy braid with other models. Just different type of texture hair. Stop seeing problems where there are non.

Christy Bwale Sakala

They didn’t even try.

Juca Thankful Higgs

This is marketing at its best. They wanted to get black females attention and they surely did.

Christina Kelly

Got our African American sister looking a hot mess. They could of did her better than that. At least a wig.. SMH

Stacia Weatherford

For those saying this looks like hair just getting out of bed should know better! Y’all know black women wear scarves and bonnets to bed!!! Sometimes you have to bring your edge control

Christian E Jones

She still look better than all the others #melanin

Tara Chase Stephens

If she were WHITE the MESSY bun would be sexy. EVERY BLACK WOMAN DOESN’T keep their hair FRIED, DIED AND LAID TO THE SIDE.

Catrina Marks

Because a black girl with permed hair is only beautiful if her edges are laid. Uggh, I swear most of these comments are more embarrassing than anything. Not everyone lives in the world of slick edges and fake baby hair, gtfoh!

Arlene Delice

Loooool but let’s me honest, the models didn’t see the mirror ❓

Affouet Marie Price

This is why I did not succeed being a model and beauty pageant…no one could miss represent me. Stand up for yourself.

Eva Rosa Sanchez

WTH

Jeannette Smith

Victoria Secret hire a hairstylist that know how to style African American Women hairstyles

Miller Dana

WTF!!!!….all the money VS has and they couldn’t hire a black hair stylist or a stylist that can do black hair.

Raylan Smith

Why drag anyone. Hell the fact is fokes where their hair that way anyway without styling. Now my questions is what was the intent…1. To shame? or 2. Real world relation!

Destiny Teria

But the fact that she let them do that to her

Pati Ramirez

savages

Tricia Sinkler

My people please…….SOME OF THOSE NATURAL HAIR FOLKS NEED TO BE DRAGGED FOR COMING OUT IN PUBLIC WITH THEIR HAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lynn Perkins

If you don’t know what what you’re doing with African American hair don’t touch it get somebody to does know what they’re doing

Lisa Wickliffe

Fashion models don’t have a choice have u ever seen project runway or America’s next top Model? They always have to wear the hair and clothes they way they are told and ethnic models have it the worst. The fashion industry is very racist.

Darlene Ransome

This was purposely done.Woke yet.

Destiny Teria

I don’t care nothing bout no job when you got me looking so fool up

Donna Coles

These pictures are utterly ridiculous.
Her head look like she just got outta a fight.