The September issue of O hits stands soon and Oprah is, of course, the cover girl. The photograph taken by Ruven Afanador is one you don’t see everyday- Oprah is rocking her natural hairstyle. This is the first time the 58-year-old didn’t have straight hair and that’s over 12 years of covers and 144 issues!!!
According to her website:
For the first time ever, Oprah’s appearing on the cover of O without blow-drying or straightening her hair. She says that wearing her hair naturally — as she often does on weekends and on vacation — makes her feel unencumbered. But there was a time when she wanted to just cut it all off. “I wanted to wear it close-cropped a la Camille Cosby but her husband Bill convinced me otherwise. ‘Don’t do it,’ he said. ‘You’ve got the wrong head shape and you’ll disappoint yourself.’ I took his advice,” she says. Although, never one to shy away from a style update, Winfrey is a firm believer that changing your hairstyle can change what we see and feel is possible. “I even notice a change in my dogs when they get their summer cuts: they’re friskier and livelier, feeling more themselves once the weight of the hair is released.”
The issue hits stands August 7th.