Style & Beauty

Oprah Winfrey Has Taken A Pretty Amazing Hair Journey Through The Years

She's come a mighty long way since those '80s hairdos.

When you're the host of an iconic television talk show, people tune in to hear what you have to say and see what you're wearing. Oprah Winfrey knows this all too well, as the brains and beauty behind her namesake show.

Winfrey is known not only for her revealing sit-down interviews with politicians, musicians and actors, but also for rocking some extraordinary hairstyles. As she laid the groundwork in the '80s and '90s to becoming a media titan, Winfrey styled her tresses in super-layered haircuts. Entering the aughts, the Mississippi-born star transitioned toward sleeker blowouts and soft ringlets. Now, Winfrey has fully embraced her natural curls thanks to her longtime stylist Andre Walker. This transition left a particular celeb in disbelief that Winfrey's hair was indeed real, as Walker recalls.

"One great memorable moment I have, is when Chris Rock was on 'The Oprah [Winfrey] Show' promoting his movie 'Good Hair' and was surprised to find out that Oprah wasn't wearing extensions," he explains. "It showed that all of the care that I had given her hair over the years to keep it healthy, worked!"

So in celebration of Winfrey's 62nd birthday today, we reminisce over her shocking hair evolution from super straight to thick and curly. Which look do you like best?

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