September 18, 2021

Harper And Millicent From The New “iCarly” Reboot Are Proof That Having Black Hairstylists On Set Is Super Important

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We Need To Talk About The Amazing Black Hairstyles On “iCarly”Just look at the Black excellence✨!

Earlier this month, the first three episodes of the highly anticipated iCarly reboot aired on Paramount+, and it’s been the talk of the internet ever since.

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While everyone is talking about where Sam is or Carly’s newfound use of ~spicy words~, I wanna talk about something that hasn’t been as widely discussed: Harper and Millicent’s beautiful hairstyles!

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Harper is Carly’s new roommate, and Millicent is Freddie’s adopted stepdaughter, for those who haven’t watched yet.  

I mean, come on! Each and every look was absolutely incredible and deserves a round of applause!

And we can thank Cora Diggins for all of the fantastic hairstyles on this season of the show!

Kat Graham, who played Bonnie on The Vampire Diaries, recently spoke about how wearing wigs and lace fronts damaged her hair for years. If she didn’t wear a wig, she was forced to straighten her hair.

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“The glue, the wig clips, and the braids were hard on my hair,” she said. “After that, I said, ‘I’m done.’ I just want to have a master fro.”

Monique Coleman, best known for playing Taylor Mckessie in the High School Musical franchise, said that Hollywood has grown in the way it supports the needs of Black actresses, but she also shared some past frustrations. She didn’t only wear headbands on HSM for style, but also because her hair wasn’t being done properly.

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“But the truth is, is that they had done my hair and they had done it very poorly in the front. And we had to start filming before I had a chance to fix it. I was very lucky because the wardrobe department was very open to our feedback,” she said in her interview with Insider. 

So, as a Black woman, it’s super pleasing to see more Black hairstylists on sets and more Black actors having their hair properly done and taken care of. I can’t wait to see more of Harper and Millicent’s STUNNING looks on this season of iCarly!

You can watch iCarly on Paramount+ on Thursdays.

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