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Parental Advisory: Willow Smith’s ‘Whip My Hair’ Video To Influence Your Tween Daughter’s Hairstyles

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Parents of preteen daughters are forewarned. Ponytails and pigtails are now out of style. Willow Smith, the 9-year-old fashionista and daughterof superstars Will Smith and Jada Pinket Smith, has spoken by way of her debutmusic video, "Whip My Hair."


The 3-minute video ode to new millennium coiffures finds theadorable media-friendly child star adopting a series of colorful, funkycreations sure to spark a youth hair revolution.

The infectious song with a hip-hop, pop dance sound is comparableto Rihanna's music without the adult themes. "Whip My Hair" isn't sappy Disneypop that only appeals to tweens. It has already reached Number 17 on"Billboard"'s R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

Photos: Willow Smith's wild style

Amid throngs of dancing kids in the video, Willow shines as the clear breakout star. Theclip is a smash and she pulls it off without need for cameo appearances fromher famous parents.

In the video, Willowwhips her hair back and forth so vigorously and frequently that even viewersfeel neck cramps after watching. Her label, Jay-Z's Roc Nation inpartnership with Columbia,might want to distribute neck braces as a promotional item.

Video: 'Sesame Street' muppet praises her hair

Here's a recap of some of her outrageous looks. Which isyour favorite?

Queen Of Hearts -Some people wear their hearts on their sleeves, but that's so 2000. Little MissWillow sports a custom heart-shaped tiara weaved out of hair extensions.

Paint Brush Braids -Wouldn't it be cool if every girl could paint her room by dipping her braids inpastel colored paint and whipping her hair "so hard"? Of course it would. Butthis only happens in a fictitious music video girls. Don't get excited or trythis at home.

Peacock Mohawk - Theonly thing that could make a Mohawk cooler is streaks of color. Done. Willow highlights hermane with patches of green and burgundy.

Cotton Doodle Doo-The junior Smith's most playful style looks edible and inspired by '70s funkmaster George Clinton.

Baby Of Rage AfroPuffs - Rough and tough 1990s female rapper The Lady Of Rage must be proudto see Ms. Smith also championing the natural hairstyle that inspired her 1994smash "Afro Puffs."

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