Tamron Hall Reveals Her Natural Hair In The Motherland

Tamron Hall Reveals Her Natural Hair In Africa

Source: MSNBC & Curly NIkki

News anchor Tamron Hall revealed her natural hair texture in the Motherland this week with blogger Curly Nikki. She joins a long list of celebrities recently showing off their natural hair on social media; but this time with a slightly different flare.

I have watched Tamron on TV for quite a while as a correspondent for NBC News and NBC’s Today show so I am used to seeing her with her short coif, usually straightened and slightly bumped.

I never for one second considered if Tamron was relaxed or even natural for that matter, I took her hair for granted as most of do when we are mostly interested in what the journalist actually has to say.

I read Curly Nikki’s piece on the reveal and was intrigued by Tamron’s statement about being a little envious of her white co-workers who can just wake up in the morning and come right to work. Essentially they could chose to wear their hair naturally and it is seen as entirely appropriate or professional.

Many of us know exactly what she meant having been through similar situations; after all natural hair is not as “accepted” as straight hair is in a professional environment despite the strides we have made in the natural hair community.

However when it comes to hair, even her white colleagues can’t just wake up and jump in front of the camera, they have a little work to do as well. They have magic people in those trailers and prep rooms with their silicone sprays, heat tools and makeup brushes who make them camera ready. Still they have it easier than the average naturalista.

The thing is standards of beauty are changing especially in the area of the arts versus on Wall Street where acceptance is a little slower. We think Tamron could definitely pull off the natural look on the air if she wanted to, she looked absolutely flawless in Africa and her viewing audience would appreciate that.


What is really different about Tamron’s reveal is that she chose a very special place to do it. We can’t tell you how many African women we hear from daily dealing with accepting their natural hair.

We read stories about babies getting permed before they are two years old, and women wearing weaves and braids until their hair is literally falling out, all simply because they don’t know how to care for their own hair.

We are super excited about the type of work she may have done in Africa which I’m sure we will find out in due course. That reveal is probably just the beginning; let’s wait for some amazing journalism, with natural hair smack dab at the center. Tick Tock…

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

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Patti Grayson

She’s so pretty

Tisha Narcissticsinn Smith

Where is she from her hair is nice and curly

Yvonne
Yvonne

Tisha, you ask where is she from her hair is nice and curly! I may be wrong and if I am excuse my tone but you sound as if you really are asking is “IS SHE MIXED?”. The where in you statement makes it come off as if she must be mixed to have the hair texture that she shows in it’s natural state. She is from the U.S. but that is neither here nor there when it comes down to it. Why is that people feel the need to say something ignorant right off the bat!

talesia98

Wow, dial it back. Working in higher education I would like to say there is no such thing as an ignorant question if the person sincerely wants to know the answer and I think Tisha innocently just wanted to know Tamron’s ethnicity. You read a lot into a one line question. We are all “mixed” (your word, not mine) so I don’t understand when I see natural sisters get upset when the question is asked (and in this case Tisha never asked if she was ‘mixed’ btw, you threw that on to her question). Tamron does resemble women found in some of the Southern and Anglophone Caribbean areas (i.e. Guyana), so I can understand someone asking where is she from.

Chauntel Cooke

She’s a today show correspondant

Andrea Angie Tater

Gorgeous!!!! 🙂

Liliana Lopes

So beautiful

Kelly Dawn

She is beautiful with her natural!!! I like it better natural!!!

Rosie Patterson

True beauty. #Texasnative

DanYella Bella

she should rock this more on tv. however, when it’s laid out, she has the cutest short hair style.

Cozette Lovely Marie Foley

Cute

Jamillah Davis

Really cute and versatile…she can rock it curly or straight.

Tisha Narcissticsinn Smith

I want to go short I’m already natural I don’t put chemicals in my hair

Carrie Laura-Lee Howe

Very beautiful!

Rasheda Turner

I Love her, her hair is ALWAYS on point!

Prince Maxwell Ansong

btful pic

Barbara Hall

Cute!

T.c. Fuller

so pretty. she does look better with her natural hair.

Yolanda Jones

Nice!

Donna Matthews Smith

Pretty hair & smile

Patricia Jansen-Balrak

Nice hair

Elaine Beamer Rounds

Rock that natural beautiful

Valerie James

Beautiful…shows from the inside out….

Gregory Alexandro Bergonje

Mooie uitstraling.

Monica Thornton

#GORG

Keysia Bailey

Really pretty

Dianne Hickman

Very nice

Pamela Smith

OMG!!!!

Gwen K Chappelle

Her hair is always “on point”

Lisa Roberts

Her hair is pretty

Tinisha DowntoEarth Bell

Gorgeous!

Joyce Bookhart Burgess

Natural looks great on you! love it! Beautiful!

Amena Hamilton Agnew

Cute dress

Wendy Stewart

Simply lovely!

Tina Marie

Love her!

Lia Smith

she is so pretty …no matter how she wears it

Emily Bowden

I love the short cut!

Davon Lawrence

Imma Fan!

Phyllis Watchmydust Shepherd

Tamron Hall’s hair is ALWAYS fly! She has great texture and her styles are always nice!

lynette
lynette

Her hair style is great!
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